New Years Day ride-DSGV

Metylhoundz

New member
For those of you who want to get out of the house for a couple of hours on a ride in the Valley with a short dualsport trail option on New Years Day.
We start at the GVMC clubhouse at 10 am first bike out at 11 and will include a Hot cider rest stop at the half way point. There will be short trail section for those lucky enough to have some knobby tires and then on to some classic valley back roads.
At the end you will be met by a fabulous gourmet meal, provided by Ray Keller, and some fun activities for prize money.
For more details visit our Sign up at www.gvmc.ca :cool:
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
Another ride that I have to start with a hang-over:(

Looks like the weather will be normal this year so rain gear will probably be required, I find its better to ride in the rain and get wet than ride in the snow and fall down:eek: Ray is known for is skills in the kitchen.

This is a great way to get the cob webs cleared and start thinking about the upcoming riding year

Check out the GV website www.gvmc.ca and go the the ride events page and you can sign up right there, I have already done so. its quick and painless, it also helps the cooks prepare the right amount of food. Even if you dont ride show up for the food and cheap motorcycle talk.:cool:


Tom
 

Dizo

New member
It'd be worth mentioning that there is a 20$ admission to the ride which covers the food costs, some organisation costs, and gives the club a bit of cash for other events. Does anyone know what the difficulty level of the offroad section will be? My Knobs are really running low, and i'll not be raring to push myself on new years day, if you know what I mean.

What do you mean 'get the cobwebs cleared' Tom? After riding home from work today, taken just for you:
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Haven't missed a day yet even living up here in Squamish.

I think i'll try and make it down to this one, even though it'll mean an early morning 'the morning after' with a two hour ride down. I wouldn't expect to be there much before 11, and i'll probably want to bugger off early so I don't end up riding home in the snow as well.

Anyone else going down? I'd hope to see some of you older fellows out there, 10 isn't that early for Vancouverites!
 

Metylhoundz

New member
New years day Update!

New years day Update!

Hope your Christmas was fantastic!

We are all ready for you at the New Years Day ride. 10 AM sign up and 11 am first bike out. We have about 2 hours of road riding with two dual sport options. $20 bucks for ride, food and prizes. Its all good and it will be fun!

Our harder Dualsport option will have you run through Dave and Lois's property and a couple of other adjoining acreages for a quick and dirty loop. I said dirty and I meant dirty! Chris Carey and I added a bridge crossing today that will be loads of fun. Prepare for some hills, swampy terrain and easy mud! Not big bike friendly over 900 cc's. You should be OK with worn knobbies, but be easy on the terrain. Its a short course.

The road portion will have you stop at Dave and Lois' as well and with a short walk one can take in the excitment looking down the hill to the bridge while sipping the beverage Lois has kindly agreed to serve us. The other dual option will be for the larger DS's with about 3-4 K's of gravel road later on.

Winding up at the clubhouse around 2 pm you will be greeted by a savory dinner of foul prepared and served by Ray Keller and co. You will be entertained with a casino type poker run inside the clubhouse with cash money for top prizes.

We are looking forward to seeing you on a bike or in a car! :clap::clap::clap:
 

Metylhoundz

New member
It'd be worth mentioning that there is a 20$ admission to the ride which covers the food costs, some organisation costs, and gives the club a bit of cash for other events. Does anyone know what the difficulty level of the offroad section will be? My Knobs are really running low, and i'll not be raring to push myself on new years day, if you know what I mean.

What do you mean 'get the cobwebs cleared' Tom? After riding home from work today, taken just for you:
IMG_6072.jpg

Haven't missed a day yet even living up here in Squamish.

I think i'll try and make it down to this one, even though it'll mean an early morning 'the morning after' with a two hour ride down. I wouldn't expect to be there much before 11, and i'll probably want to bugger off early so I don't end up riding home in the snow as well.

Anyone else going down? I'd hope to see some of you older fellows out there, 10 isn't that early for Vancouverites!


I am jealous. I hope to have my DRZ rear bearings and brakes done this week. Nothing insured these days.
 

Dizo

New member
Does anyone have any pictures from the ride? I havent seen any uploaded on the GVMC website yet and there were a few good shots being taken of us trying to get up that hill with all the roots, and on the second time around a video of us (trying to) get onto the bridge across that creek, and then a good one from behind of all of us blasting up that last loose hill. I think I even saw a camera pointed in my direction at the top of that hill, which would have made for an incredible shot for any of us. After I took it the fun way, with plenty of throttle, I think we all would have had some nice front wheel in the air shots over the top hump.

I'd also like to know if anyone managed to tape the fellow on the KDX (?) going up the first rooty hill for the second time while we struggle to lift our, errr... my, pig up. Using the KTM as extra traction was good for laughs then, so I can imagine it would be great now!

I'd thought I heard my chain skip over a tooth on my sprocket when I did that apparently-too-aggressive wheelie going out of Dave's driveway, and sure enough when I stopped for gas I checked and a tooth on both my front and rear sprocket had broken off. I took it easy on the ride home, knowing that I have been putting off replacing the chain and sprocket until my new 16T CS sprocket arrives, but sure enough going through north Van on the big highway I heard another come off. Then, as I slowed down to pull over, the change in engine braking as I down-shifted set the chain into a bouncing and skipping game which managed to chip the rest of the sprockets teeth as I coasted to a stop, clutch in, grimacing madly. Couldn't really get the bike to move uphill with any sort of glammer, even after tightening the chain up really well, so I tossed in the towel and called for a ride before the temperatures dipped too far bellow zero. I've been without the bike for a few days now as I wait for a new CS sprocket, but I should be set for this weekend, and at least it gave me some time to replace bearings back there. They'll be all set for the spring newbie ride!

Good ride everyone!
Cheers,
 

skidmark43

Administrator / BFF in the blue jacket
Glad you made it home ok despite you're mechanical... It's amazing how quick the sprocket goes once one tooth chips.

Tom was quite the entertainer; assisting Peter from sliding further backwards by riding over his front wheel.

The GVMC site is undergoing maintenance, I'll ask about pictures next week.

Mark
 
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