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Sini
04-19-2009, 08:44 PM
Was a great day out with a few of the guys from the island! I was running late, so had to speed and then I think I took a wrong turn somewhere, because I saw the guys drive right past me, and had to turn around & catch up.

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They helped me air down, and see what the ride feels like... BIG difference!
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Certainly looks innocent enough ...these hills are steep! (Yes there's hills there)
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Approach
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UP
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And over!!
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This sorta clearance is silly... kinda makes me jealous!
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The hills above were actually so steep that I slipped & fell while on foot taking these pics
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Nice flex!
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The pics from this side, are deceptive...
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/Sinistress/032.jpg
A bit more perspective, but still not the whole picture
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This river/stream is gorgeous!
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Airing back up
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After we all left, I headed up to Horne Lake where my friend Trev's parents have a cabin
Saw a few deer
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Saw some great logged scenery
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Relaxed in the cabin & had dinner
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Awesome day out! [36]

gavman
04-19-2009, 08:56 PM
Great pics, and not too wordy either:D

MikeWild
04-19-2009, 09:19 PM
Nice little trip report there. Not much snow left on the island eh?

RIFF RAFF
04-19-2009, 09:31 PM
i like the cabin....for some reason food always taste better in a cabin:dontknow:

SHITTY
04-19-2009, 09:39 PM
nice pics. [36]

RCCruiser
04-19-2009, 09:41 PM
Nice little trip report there. Not much snow left on the island eh?
Actually, I think we have more on the south island than there is on the lower mainland area. About 5-10 mins off pavement, and there's 2 feet!

That looked like Skutz river and Red Ballz.
Skutz is a sweet river to tube on in the summer!

Sini
04-19-2009, 11:03 PM
The cabin is great, a fantastic summer hang out place for sure, and the fact that there's good wheeling around there just made it that much better for this year!! :)

RC that was Red Ballz, yes. We were initially going to go up Shawnigan area, but the place we were headed, had a gate which was locked, that isn't usually locked.

TWOZEROFOUR
04-19-2009, 11:49 PM
[36] right on day

Tunabomber
04-19-2009, 11:54 PM
good pics thanks for posting [cheers]

was that a jeepclub run ???

Sini
04-20-2009, 12:02 AM
was that a jeepclub run ???

Yeppers it sure was... tons of fun!

Metal Mulisha
04-20-2009, 12:19 AM
Looks like you were wheelin on MTN Bike dirt jumps :dontknow:

Sini
04-20-2009, 12:38 AM
Pretty sure Mountain bikes wouldn't have made it up to where that was... don't know if a dirt bike would have either.

Didn't get many pics of the route up, had to steer and all that. :D

jkgirl
04-20-2009, 07:46 AM
no shit steering sux eh

bakelite
04-20-2009, 09:44 AM
Nice pictures and story, thanks for sharing. [cheers] That looks like an awesome day. [36]

spillidge
04-20-2009, 09:58 AM
Looks very cool! Love that river

'Balmer
04-20-2009, 12:07 PM
Groovy, nice pics!

Happypants
04-20-2009, 12:35 PM
nice pics tami, always do love wheeling on the island,

dirka dave
04-20-2009, 12:36 PM
I know where that is !!


Nice pictures !!


I miss wheeling there..

dari
04-20-2009, 12:41 PM
nice pics thanks

steeper
04-20-2009, 12:44 PM
dirt bikes will alwayse make it further than trucks, mud is about the only thing they dont excell in, and they can usually get around it!

Sini
04-20-2009, 01:26 PM
Thanks was a blast, and the guys over here are great! We should totally plan more island runs. :)

Happypants
04-20-2009, 01:28 PM
yea, should, its just paying for the ferry to have to park with the semi`s cause of the trailer that gets me

Sini
04-20-2009, 01:30 PM
Oh yeah that would suck.

m j
04-20-2009, 06:20 PM
dirt bikes will alwayse make it further than trucks, mud is about the only thing they dont excell in, and they can usually get around it!

rocks.
unless you are a crazy trials rider you aint going to dirtbike through a rock garden

RCCruiser
04-20-2009, 06:50 PM
and the guys over here are great! We should totally plan more island runs. :)
Yes, it is true. We ARE great. [39]

Sini
04-20-2009, 10:38 PM
rocks.
unless you are a crazy trials rider you aint going to dirtbike through a rock garden

I dont' know too much about dirtbikes but yeah, leading up to where I took those pics, there is a lot of rocks. :)

RCCruiser I plan on coming over to the island a fair bit over the summer, will have to try to plan another run. The guys were really great, seriously, the first time over the two steep hills, I got high centered because my wheel base was too long, and the guys spotting me pushed the ZJ off; by the time we went back, I was able to go over it on my own. (Yay!)

Big Mitch
04-20-2009, 11:02 PM
sweet pics

Metal Mulisha
04-21-2009, 12:40 AM
yea, should, its just paying for the ferry to have to park with the semi`s cause of the trailer that gets me

Lets get a longer trailer....haul 2 trucks & split the cost:dontknow:

D-Ass
04-21-2009, 01:20 AM
nice pix tami looks like a great time[cheers]

vajayjay
04-21-2009, 06:28 AM
looks like a good day out for you tami

Happypants
04-21-2009, 12:17 PM
Lets get a longer trailer....haul 2 trucks & split the cost:dontknow:

sounds good to me, just gotta upgrade to a 5th wheel connection instead and its all good :D

RCCruiser
04-21-2009, 08:45 PM
RCCruiser I plan on coming over to the island a fair bit over the summer, will have to try to plan another run. The guys were really great,
Yep. I know a couple of those guys. Johno in the red TJ is one.

I need a bit of notice for any wheeling trips, as my Zuk is a work in progress, and it needs to be towed. It's not really street legal. ;)

trencher
04-21-2009, 09:47 PM
Great pics. Would like to get out wheeling on the island sometime

Sini
04-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Yep. I know a couple of those guys. Johno in the red TJ is one.

I need a bit of notice for any wheeling trips, as my Zuk is a work in progress, and it needs to be towed. It's not really street legal. ;)

Oh no! I don't suppose notice for tomorrow, qualifies as enough notice? :D

Yup looks like I'm going out tomorrow too!

whazhappenin69
04-21-2009, 10:51 PM
great pics, looks like a fun trail.

dirka dave
04-22-2009, 03:21 AM
Yes, it is true. We ARE great. [39]


Except you....

RCCruiser
04-22-2009, 08:06 PM
Except you....
Ohhh...good one!:D

RCCruiser
04-22-2009, 08:09 PM
Oh no! I don't suppose notice for tomorrow, qualifies as enough notice? :D

Yup looks like I'm going out tomorrow too!
Nope. Not enough notice.:(
Just swapped in a new radiator to replace the twisted hunk that was in there. Now I'm in the process of wiring a kill switch and a new Optima yellow top.

I suppose it is wheelable, but I need to get this stuff done so I can do some wheeling on the mainland next month.:party0010:

Sini
04-22-2009, 10:53 PM
Nice, you should bring Johno over with ya, I had a blast with him today, pics soon to come!