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Summer riding - Northward !

offworlder

Moderator
Barking dog and myself are gonna saunter in the SRV (Squamish River Valley) tomorrow.
Nothing to gnarly, just cracking thr throttle along the FSR and offshoots, all are welcome :)

Lemma know if you'd like to join the dust cloud...
 

joeclimber

Member
Anyone interested in some big bike dirt riding this weekend in Squamish/Whistler? I have a new to me F800GS that I want to try out off pavement. I have done Hurley and Highline on my Vstrom and have ridden trails at Vedder and Tamahi on smaller bikes. So no stranger to the dirt but don't want to go it alone.

Joe
 
joe' , I'm planning on heading over the hurley and taking a run up to mud lakes on Saturday . will then be heading back to overnight with some buddies at gun lake .


if you wanna join me for the run to mud . . .



I've got a couple of " must get done " projects on Friday , but will post here Friday night if it's a go from my side .
 

joeclimber

Member
Sound like fun and I would definately make it an overnighter for sure. I know several good spots to hang my hammock around carpenter. Need to clear it with the spouse first though as I was originally planning a day ride to get used to the bike.
What time would you want to hit the road?
 
'worlder . . . don't know about trails at gun , but there must be some . this'll be my first exploratory run into that area .

joe' , I'd like to be leaving whistler early afternoon , but like I said , I've got some shit that needs to get done before I can leave so I'm a little unsure as to exact time of departure . there is an offchance I can't even go if I don't get my shit done . . . I'm leaving town for three months this Wednesday and I gotta get my house ready for winter now before I leave .

a workmate has invited a bunch of other patrollers to his place at gun lake so I was going to crash at his place Saturday night , then get in a bit more riding sunday morning before heading back down carpenter lake , over mission hill and out the seton highline .
 

joeclimber

Member
Can't do the overnight so I will poke around Squamish and Whistler getting some dirt on my bike instead.

So if anyone wants a day ride Saturday let me know.
Joe
 
copy that joe' . . . maybe next year we can get up there and figure things out .

if you are riding in whis check out up cougar mtn ( first left north end green lake ) over the pass ( left at giant cedar pkg lot ) and then down into the soo valley .
 

kenf

New member
copy that joe' . . . maybe next year we can get up there and figure things out .

if you are riding in whis check out up cougar mtn ( first left north end green lake ) over the pass ( left at giant cedar pkg lot ) and then down into the soo valley .

Forgot to ping you last time we were in Whistler a few weeks back, we couldn't decide which way to go exploring. Cougar was on my list of options but I wasn't sure if it connected with much, so we went the other way instead and tried everything off Brew Main, then found our way a long ways up near the treeline off Chance Creek. Some spectacular views and a bit of fun B+ climbing here and there. Will be back up that way the weekend after the Loose Screw, would love to hook up with you for a local tour and/or beer. You down for some night riding?

Cheers
KF
 
ken , thanks for the invite and sure would like to take you up on it , but I'm leaving whistler for three months this upcoming Wednesday . I'm going to Santa Rosa , California to attend a school for dog trainers .

my insurance actually ran out on the 18 , but if I get all my firewood put away and some other " must do " shit done tomorrow , I'm going to put on some temp insurance so I can go join my patrol buddies for a beer swilling at antons' place at gun lake on Saturday night .

never been there before , and never been to mud lakes so I'm going to try and get there sunday . that'll be the end of my riding season .


there are some off shoots on cougar which I haven't explored , and then when you get down into the Soo , the side of the valley you are on dead ends pretty quick going upstream , so it is best to head downstream ( turn right when you get down to the main ) and then turn left at the dam and go up the river left side of the valley . it goes way back there . . . I haven't even gotten to the end of the road yet .

next year I'm hoping to participate in some of these organized dual sport events : spring noob , loose screw . . . what else should I look at ?
 

kenf

New member
Bummer we won't get to ride together this season, but there's always next year for sure! Yeah, DSBC "noob" rides, Loose Screw both highly recommended. Been to some fun organized rides at Bear Creek (Kelowna) and Chipmunk Creek (Chilliwack) too. Once you figure you have offroad riding mastered, it's always entertaining checking one of the Mcnutt organized rides (Route of all Evil), where you will get bitch-slapped so hard you will never want to get back on your bike again, no matter how good you think you are. That place is always humbling, but very fun if you are into self-abuse.

Have fun down south! If you get a chance, one of the funnest early DS rides I ever did was a guided ride out of Las Vegas across the Mojave into California. The tour included DRZ400's with the option to upgrade to a KTM EXC, and even though the riding was easy by my standards now, it was wildly different terrain from anything I'd ridden at that time and really challenging. Some amazing scenery and awesome memories. I think there are a bunch of companies that offer such tours, PM me if you want me to chase down details on the one we went with. It was about 5 years ago, but I think they are still around.
 
thanks for the trip tip ken , but it's gonna be a ramen noodles and KD budget for me . . . the Canadian $ has shit the bed adding 25% to the cost of the course .

I am taking a couple of bicycles , and there is a week off in the middle where I might go over the hills to the ocean .

having said that , I am gonna tuck my helmet , gloves , and a jacket into a corner of the van , 'cause ya just never know what might come along right ?
 

offworlder

Moderator
We're heading Northward again, this Thurs (Aug 20th). The plan is to blast over the Hurley - gas up in Goldbrige, and poke about Gun Lake. We'll likely either come back over the Hurley, or zip past Tyax, down the NoAxe FSR to the Marshall FSR, up/over the pass through Seton Portage, and then the Highline back to Pemby.

All are welcome, and any knowledge of the Gun Lake area would be appreciated.
 

offworlder

Moderator
We're heading Northward again, this Thurs (Aug 20th). The plan is to blast over the Hurley - gas up in Goldbrige, and poke about Gun Lake. We'll likely either come back over the Hurley, or zip past Tyax, down the NoAxe FSR to the Marshall FSR, up/over the pass through Seton Portage, and then the Highline back to Pemby.

Instead of Gun Lake, we explored the South side of Carpenter lake, which eventually took us up the Truaxe FSR. Here's a few pics to wet yer whistles:






 

offworlder

Moderator
OK, who's up for some big bike sillyness tomorrow, Aug 6th ? I'm up for anything from goofin around behind the chief, to poking about in the SRV (Squamish River Valley), or climbin up to the chateau @ Cat Lake. Who's comin ?
 

offworlder

Moderator
Anyone care to join J2B and myself for some BBL (<- big bike lunacy) up to the chateau (and beyond) @ Cat Lake tomorrow ?
 

joeclimber

Member
I would be in for a ride Sunday. Need to be back in N Van close to 4 so epic ride day is out. Haven't been up to the chalet with the big bike yet. Might even be able to make it.
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