Annual DSBC Spring Newbie Ride April 30, 2017 DETAILS.

kenf

New member
Ah, gotcha, you meant "more difficult" in terms of having the square blue BCORMA trail markers, as opposed to the trails at Mcnutt that are the "more difficult" ones in the area. Nothing on the newbie B is going to compare to the hard stuff at mcnutt.
 

Cyclic

Member
Ah, gotcha, you meant "more difficult" in terms of having the square blue BCORMA trail markers, as opposed to the trails at Mcnutt that are the "more difficult" ones in the area. Nothing on the newbie B is going to compare to the hard stuff at mcnutt.
Correct blue marked ones :) , they say "more difficult" I haven't tried the most difficult marked ones yet. I have a video on some of the Blue section runs, really cool in there
 
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offworlder

Moderator
While the trails on the B loop @ Tamahi may not be as technical (as McNutt), the issue is traction, as the trails there (@ Tamahi) tend to be more greasy (in the Spring).
Even a straight section can be enough to send you sliding into the forest, so keep those tire pressures low, and the knobbies high :p
 

Unga

New member
Stick to the B loop and make sure you jump in with a couple of other people if you're not with a group. Strongly recommend that you get some knobbies on your DRZ if they aren't there already and either get rim locks on there so you can run 11psi, or keep it to 15psi if no rim locks. Will make your day go much easier..... Great time to spread your wings a bit though! Lots of folks who will be glad to help you through.
Thanks! I have some 50/50 tires on - Kenda 270's. No rim locks though. I'll have to figure that one out at some point.
 

Unga

New member
Thanks everyone for the comments. I've been putting in time at "my" practice area - along Dyke Rd. in Richmond. Mud, sand, potholes, whoops, some small berms and hills and an unbelievable amount of garbage. I've also done some riding around Stave Lake (west side) on the roads - so some loose rocks and gravel. It sounds like the B trail will be my ride.
 

KTM-500

New member
Unga, don't forget to add to your riding skills dodging bullets from all the red necks at Stave Lake.
 

mroddis

Member
I'm in. First timer on a KTM 950 Adventure doing the C route. Looking forward to meeting you all.

Just got some winter maintenance to finish first...

Matthew.
 

Rustic

DSBC President / BCORMA Treasurer
Staff member
B Route at Newbie

B Route at Newbie

Thanks! I have some 50/50 tires on - Kenda 270's. No rim locks though. I'll have to figure that one out at some point.

You WILL need dirt specific knobbie not 50/50 tires. Mitas E09 Rear and C17 -C21 range front are good choices(talk to Colin @ MX1 Canada in Delta/online) and a bash plate.

Rim locks for rear at least an asset. I was running 50/50 on tje rear tire and the Mitas E09 are far far far better. Even if you spoon tires off and on for different rides. We are here to help if tou need it.
 

Shuswap

Member
Thanks! I have some 50/50 tires on - Kenda 270's. No rim locks though. I'll have to figure that one out at some point.

OK 50/50 tires, but soft terrain or worse, mud, will show their weaknesses. OK on hard surfaces, not so great on marbles over hard surfaces. I would suspect a B ride would need something more aggressive that the 270 tire.
 

sylvain

"2018 Forest Fairies"
Best way to figure out if you have what youu need to do the Newbies ride,
Come on the pre-ride work parties

We never left helpful hand behind
 

jonbee

New member
I'm so much of a newbie that this is my first post, how can a complete newbie help with the pre-ride work parties?
 

04klr

Well-known member
welcome to the site.
There is another thread going for work parties. Quick answer would be, just show up. With an 1190 unless your name is Radik, i would pass on the more difficult routes. Watch for other threads then postup to say hello, I'm in!
 

acormier7

New member
Hi,
Art here from Edmonton. Myself and up to 3 more Alberta Dual Sport riders are planning to make the trip down for the ride. I will likely do the B ride on my KTM 450 EXC.
 

JavaJude

Super Moderator
Will this be a roll chart event?

Hope to have my "new to me" bike ready in time. Love this event.

Thx,

The A/B route will be arrowed so no roll charts. Follow the arrows and ride with a buddy.

The EZ Adventure (C route) will have GPS tracks and a roll chart. NO ARROWS (except for a short section). You must have a GPS or a roll chart holder to do the route. GPS tracks and the roll chart will be available for download after next weekend.
 

sylvain

"2018 Forest Fairies"
Hey Judy,
Can you ask the GV for the pounche they use for the arrowing?
Ypou might be able to do even better.

They are pretty convenient to put the arrow!
 
The A/B route will be arrowed so no roll charts. Follow the arrows and ride with a buddy.

The EZ Adventure (C route) will have GPS tracks and a roll chart. NO ARROWS (except for a short section). You must have a GPS or a roll chart holder to do the route. GPS tracks and the roll chart will be available for download after next weekend.

Great. Thx!
 

JavaJude

Super Moderator
Hey Judy,
Can you ask the GV for the pounche they use for the arrowing?
Ypou might be able to do even better.

They are pretty convenient to put the arrow!

Hi Sylvain
I talked to Neil about the pouches and I'm working on it. Hope to have something soon.
JJ
 
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