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Old 06-22-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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B.C. Daytripping

I recently moved to the Central Vancouver Island area and so far am really enjoying the new location ... I made some contacts Saturday to do a loop ride on Sunday and had a couple takers.. Frank and Chris were due to come up from Courtenay in the a.m. but plans changed for Chris when his clutch bit the dust...

Frank is on his maiden voyage on a new to him 640 A so I figured on doing a bit of gnarly stuff so he could put it to the test...

Perfect weather right off the get go..

We started with a bit of a climb to a mountain lake...

And some great scenic roads



Then did some very steep choppy roads up to this waterfall



These steep roads are subject to debris flows after winter snow melts and rain saturate the soils...

A view of Buttle lake













The road is very steep and choppy but looks flat in the pictures..



Even this very steep section does not look bad in the picture



Gold River for Lunch

And then a loop back through White Gold on the TCAT



Twaddle Lake







Memekay River

Last rest stop on the way home... This loop took about 9 hrs and covered around 350 km of mixed riding ...


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Old 06-22-2014, 09:49 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:51 PM   #3
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Yikes! That is so awesome, guys. BC has been on my list for so long, but till now I've really had no insights into what to expect.

Thanks so much for sharing this. Hope you'll show me 'round one day ...
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
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nice report, awesome pictures. thanks
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:54 AM   #5
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Fantastic photos David! That's beautiful country on your doorstep and I look forward to coming over to the island and riding with you on Friday.
Chat soon, Lane
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:37 PM   #6
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Yikes! That is so awesome, guys. BC has been on my list for so long, but till now I've really had no insights into what to expect.

Thanks so much for sharing this. Hope you'll show me 'round one day ...
Let me know when your coming and I would be glad to play tour guide if my slate is free...
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:42 PM   #7
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Right on Gunner, welcome to the neighbourhood all your pics are places I've ridden. Hope to see you out there.. Endless great riding on the Island


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Old 06-25-2014, 10:29 PM   #8
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Let me know when your coming and I would be glad to play tour guide if my slate is free...

I'm in on that too. Lots of gainfully unemployed folk up here just begging to show tourists around.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:43 PM   #9
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Let us know when you're doing another day trip.....I'm in Nanaimo and would love to do a trip. Also have a buddy that would love to join with his KLX
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:55 PM   #10
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Let us know when you're doing another day trip.....I'm in Nanaimo and would love to do a trip. Also have a buddy that would love to join with his KLX

I still have to do a Recce mission for the NI Ride 2014, maybe you guys would like to tag along...
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:48 PM   #11
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I still have to do a Recce mission for the NI Ride 2014, maybe you guys would like to tag along...
Got some dates in mind for the Recce?
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:54 PM   #12
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Got some dates in mind for the Recce?
probably 2 weekends down the road
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:49 PM   #13
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:37 PM   #14
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Great ride report and photos.....lived on the island for 25 years and loved it..... nowdays I wear most of my tires out on the duffey lake road...
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:08 PM   #15
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I live in Port Alberni and am just getting into dirt riding.
May look you up when planning a ride up your end of the Island.
Looks like some nice areas.
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