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by schouten
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: VI Spine Trail to Port Alberni
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: VI Spine Trail to Port Alberni

Greg, thanks fo sharing Ted's experience. Good to know it is doable. I am a little less enthusiastic now that I know the logging road is the only option to get to Port Alberni. If the Tuck Trail and Runners Trail were cyclable it would make an amazing route. JT - that sounds like my kinda camping! T...
by schouten
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: VI Spine Trail to Port Alberni
Replies: 3
Views: 190

VI Spine Trail to Port Alberni

I've been spending evenings pouring over maps again (always dangerous) and it looks like the VI Spine Trail is rideable between Cowichan Lake and Port Alberni!! Maps can be found here: https://vi-trail.ca/map/ This could be tackled as multi-day bikepacking adventure (2 nights, 3 days) as follows: 1)...
by schouten
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Friday, July 19 - Destination negotiable
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Friday, July 19 - Destination negotiable

Any crossers dressing tomorrow?
by schouten
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Thursday, July 18: Destinations unknown
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Thursday, July 18: Destinations unknown

I'd love to join you JT but Thursdays I have no kitchen pass. Hopefully you are still interested in riding CX Friday morning...
by schouten
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: How to CX down a hill
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: How to CX down a hill

Ill suited? It's called underbiking. Kinda like if you could drive to work in a gas-powered go-cart with the pin removed.

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by schouten
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: How to CX down a hill
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: How to CX down a hill

Hot damn, that looked fun!! I'l salivating for a future shock now.

When's the road trip to California?

P.S. This gives you a taste of the Olympic Adventure Trail :)
by schouten
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Sunday, July 14th - Hatley Castle Exploration UPDATED
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Sunday, July 14th - Hatley Castle Exploration UPDATED

Okay, sounds like this should be on the to-do list...
by schouten
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Sunday, July 14th - Hatley Castle Exploration UPDATED
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Sunday, July 14th - Hatley Castle Exploration UPDATED

I'm really curious about Mill Hill as this could make a nice connector into Hatley Castle. How verboten is it?
by schouten
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Sunday, July 14th - Hatley Castle Exploration UPDATED
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Sunday, July 14th - Hatley Castle Exploration UPDATED

I feel like going on a good CX ride to make up for my lazy explorations of Tofino. All riders, with no exclusivity, are cordially invited. :D I don't expect much in the way of hike-a-bike (famous last words I know) but I'm always up for nonsense: https://media.giphy.com/media/oWwh3BkVbumeA/giphy.gif...
by schouten
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Friday July 12th
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Friday July 12th

Sir Alan, I would have given you a resounding yes (My knees look entirely plain and boring) had I been in town. Alas, I was commuting back from Tofino at the time. I will be riding Sunday if you are so inclined. I feel a need to deep dive explore Royal Roads.
by schouten
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Tzouhalem: Ride Report
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Tzouhalem: Ride Report

Yes, and he was on his downhill mountain bike so his cross bike is just fine 🚲👍

We were quite the eclectic mix of cyclists: Downhill MTB, Hardtale MTB, and CXer (in Lycra). We turned a few heads on the trails. Mwahahahaha!
by schouten
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Tzouhalem: Ride Report
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Tzouhalem: Ride Report

Whoops, sorry JT. Since we are not connected on Strava: https://media.giphy.com/media/f7LUNRkeJC3zCxaMKR/giphy.gif You missed the details about who had the crash. It was our crash-prone banana supplier that took a spill. https://media.giphy.com/media/3kC75QIgf1mfu/giphy.gif I didn't take any pics of...
by schouten
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Tzouhalem: Ride Report
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Tzouhalem: Ride Report

UPDATE Tzouhalem is quite rideable for CX. Some good climbs and blue/purple trails that are accessible. I didn't get to see enough of the area to be certain (ride cut short due to injury), but it seemed to have enough trails to make a good CX destination. And since it does not require an early ferry...
by schouten
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Friday, July 5: MRGA
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Friday, July 5: MRGA

Ain't mashby in town? He likes hills and I have it on good authority he is still allowed to ride with us.
by schouten
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Friday, July 5: MRGA
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Friday, July 5: MRGA

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by schouten
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Thursday, July 4: PV to PV
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Thursday, July 4: PV to PV

Please tell me there is some trail on this. And maybe only a single Mt Doug ascent...?
by schouten
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Thursday, July 4: PV to PV
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Thursday, July 4: PV to PV

JT - Ride Report please. Did you beat the roadies and give yourself a pat on the back or did the elephants have more fun?
by schouten
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Thursday, July 4: PV to PV
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Thursday, July 4: PV to PV

Egad! I think I'll stop procrastinating on my colonoscopy instead.

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I'll be riding Friday AM though.
by schouten
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Olympic Adventure Trail: Ride Report
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: Olympic Adventure Trail: Ride Report

Paul Chris wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:10 pm
You are all ruff and tumble redish neck hard core outdoors men???
Paul, there is no stereotype of a CXer. I'm quite a fancy lad, for example, and enjoy a spot of tea whenever I can.

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