2010 ORCA trail clearing and pre rides

cheeky24

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Buck wrote:
Edit.... I'm getting messages that Sunday is preferable for the C ride. Note the ride day has been changed from Saturday to Sunday.

C route pre ride Sunday April 25

Planning a C route pre ride this coming Sunday. Kiwi and I have been busy plotting, riding and flagging a new route using the best sections of the 08 and 09 events. Thanks to a persistent effort by Riskman, we have permission and the gate key to a large swath of private logging land, so the threat of locked gates that affected last years route is no more. (Yes, there was a large fee involved). Kiwi completed the C route sheets today, (where does she find the time?)... it will be shorter, about 220 kms versus the previous 300. The lunch stop will be in Lake Cowichan instead of Port Renfrew. That means many more restaurants and pubs to choose from. Bring your GPS to track the new route and a map window or roll chart holder for the route sheet as you will be leading the way!

Meeting 945 am at Sunny Daze. On the road at 1000.
:mad3:Now I really wish I had my bike again! Even though I am not riding these days I do still appreciate all the hard work you guys put into this even year after year! KEEP UP THE HARD WORK!!!
 

Loz

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BUMP!


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A/B routes

Next Saturday 24th is my last chance to finish route marking as I have to work away for 2 weeks after that, So my plan is to place arrows for A & B routes near to Mill Bay.

It would be great to have two teams of 2 (min). One to ride the A and one for the B. I'll take care of one and I could use some help with the other. The routes are the same as last year so anyone who fancies it can follow the roll charts and or GPS track for the other route if you don't remember the way. I can provide navigational info and arrows and staple gun. My preference would be for someone who is fairly familiar with the route so there are no screw ups.

Meet at Serious Coffee, Mill Bay for 9 - 10 am ish TBC
 

Loz

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If you're planning to join me tomorrow for the trail marking please post up so I know who is coming. At the moment I'm worried that I won't have enough HELP!
 

Kiwi

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:shock: If no one is going to help flag the trails then.....
The riders will just have to pay extra attention to their roll charts!
 

Mad Max

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I'm in for tomorrow.I P.M.d Loz, I guess I shoulda posted.

Sorry bout that

M.M.
 

Aflica

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Just looking at the weather radar forecast , you guys should be in the dry by about 10 to 10:30 today , have fun and good luck with the route marking , BUT remember if you dont like the weather , wait 5 mins and it will change , gotta love the West Coast

Steve
 

Loz

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OK it's 0930 at Serious Coffee.

Loz wrote:
A/B routes

Next Saturday 24th is my last chance to finish route marking as I have to work away for 2 weeks after that, So my plan is to place arrows for A & B routes near to Mill Bay.

It would be great to have two teams of 2 (min). One to ride the A and one for the B. I'll take care of one and I could use some help with the other. The routes are the same as last year so anyone who fancies it can follow the roll charts and or GPS track for the other route if you don't remember the way. I can provide navigational info and arrows and staple gun. My preference would be for someone who is fairly familiar with the route so there are no screw ups.

Meet at Serious Coffee, Mill Bay for 9 - 10 am ish TBC
 
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GRIZZ

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Sorry, Al and Grizz areout for the ride today.
 

Buck

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Finally the heavy rain has stopped! Hope the a/b flagging goes well.

We'll be out flagging first half of the C loop today, then tomorrow a complete C pre ride.
 

Buck

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Bump..

Bring your off road map book as well.

If you don't have a GPS, mapbook or roll chart holder, no big deal... come anyway!

A large ziplock freezer bag taped to your handlebars is an easy way to carry and read the route sheets. We will provide route sheets for this pre ride. If you are planning to come, post up so I know how many copies to print.

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C route pre ride Sunday April 25

Planning a C route pre ride this coming Sunday. >> << Bring your GPS to track the new route and a map window or roll chart holder for the route sheet as you will be leading the way!

Meeting 945 am at Sunny Daze. On the road at 1000.
 

Buck

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Kiwi and I had a good day flagging parts of the C loop. Weather was nuts, changing every five minutes as storm systems blew through. Sunny breaks and the high elevation clear views were awesome! The roads are wet and muddy, big puddles and standing water. On Hill 60 a nesting grouse chased us off, so we'll watch out for her tomorrow, don't want to run her over!


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Buck

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Great C route pre ride ride today. Ten riders!!
Thanks for coming out. Heard positive comments on the route.

Good lunch at the Cow Cafe. It is our recommended lunch stop for the Orca C route May 8.

Cow Cafe and Cookhouse, 51 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan village.

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C pre ride - Caycuse Cross over. Kiwi and Bones

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Bones

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Great ride, thanks everyone.






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Mount Prevost



Bottom of Hill 60



Youbou



Caycuse hill



Lunch in Cowichan Lake


Almost back to Campground

 

phammer

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Great ride today!

On the road from 6 am to 9:29 pm. Cousin not in at 6 pm so decided quickly to take the 7 pm ferry home. Tired on the ferry but downed some orange juice 15 min. before left ferry and alert enough going home.

Looking forward to The Ride in 2 weeks.

Thank-you Mike and Allison for such a good day.

Phyllis

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Buck

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Hi Phyllis, very glad you came over from the mainland! A long day for sure.
You had a great day of riding, we could tell by the perma grin!
See you again on the Orca weekend.
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shevthump914

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:woohoo::dr:I so am looking forward to the c route on The BIG OL KLR....going to be a BLAST:bliss::hb:paul.S
 
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