Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

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Stéphane Tran
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Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Stéphane Tran » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:02 pm

Hi everyone,

It's time for a Goldstream Heights ride! The plan is to ride up the Malahat via Leigh Rd., around Shawnigan Lake and then up Goldstream Heights. The Mill Bay ferry or the Malahat are the options to return to Victoria. Everyone is welcome, but depending on the size and composition of the group we may divide up into "A" and "B" and maybe even "C" groups to accommodate everyone. 7:30am rollout on Sunday at the south side of the Selkirk Trestle (not the Switch Bridge).
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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by AJ Neale » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:06 pm

Hmmmm ...... in

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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Ddallin » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:46 pm

Not having done this ride ever, proposed return time?
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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by toddhatfield » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:00 pm

I believe the Great Trail Ride is the day before, which may affect the length of your participant list.

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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Fozzy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:33 pm

In

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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Rolf » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:38 pm

toddhatfield wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:00 pm
I believe the Great Trail Ride is the day before, which may affect the length of your participant list.
Different crowds, Todd. Some people like to climb the Malahat to the murderous whine of highway tires, dodging rumble-strips and bits of glass/shell casings, just inches from jacked-up F-150 wing mirrors passing at 110 km/h. Others prefer to ascend amidst the crackling of crisp gravel and fizzing of velvety dirt, the colourful and amusing banter of a friend at one's side, and the wittering of tiny songbirds filling the lush, green, encircling forest. :wink:

(Actually, Goldstream Heights is an awesome, challenging road ride and I wish I could do both. :P )

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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Stéphane Tran » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:02 pm

Ddallin wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Not having done this ride ever, proposed return time?
Hi Dave, I anticipate being back between 11:00am and noon. Hope you can join us!

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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by rduncan » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:33 pm

What is the Selkirk trestle?
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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Stéphane Tran » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:00 pm

rduncan wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:33 pm
What is the Selkirk trestle?
The Selkirk Trestle is the large wooden bridge over the Gorge Waterway on the Galloping Goose. It is about 1km north of Caffe Fantastico/Fol Épi, or 5 minutes from the Switch Bridge heading towards downtown.

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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Ddallin » Wed May 01, 2019 9:59 am

Yup, I'm in! (for both lol)
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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Fozzy » Fri May 03, 2019 7:58 pm

Not going to be able to make this ride. Sorry.

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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Greg Miller » Sat May 04, 2019 7:59 pm

I'm in.

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Re: Goldstream Heights Sunday May 5

Post by Stéphane Tran » Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 pm

A great ride with some great company! For next time, I would recommend taking the south entrance to Shawnigan Lake, doing Goldstream Heights first before going to the Mill Bay ferry via Shawnigan Lake Rd. The descent into Mill Bay is way too sketchy.

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