Spring Newbie / Social Ride March 25, 2012


Cheryl is sleeping in and I am heading out to the annual Spring ride sponsored by many local businesses and of course Dual Sport BC.  Here is what I can expect for the bigger ADV bikes and I will probably be the only grrl riding an ADV bike.  If there are any other grrls there they will most likely be on a dirt bike.  That is at least what I have seen in the past on these rides.  Too bad more grrls do not get out.  Hopefully if I don’t crash I can get some decent pics and video.  Wish me luck! ;-)

The EZ C Loop

What you can expect from the C or Easy Loop

Forest Service Roads some active some not
Pavement
Soft Gravel Sections
Lots of Potholes and Puddles
Small Cross Ditches
One slippery mud hole around a gate (don’t follow the guy in front of you too close)
Studs will be required if it is snowing

The route is fine for all types of Plated Dual Sport Bikes

Watch out for other traffic Cars Trucks, Quads, Other Bikes, but worst will be the B riders as they will be entering and exiting the main route for the 1st 12 kms then turning around

Yes you need a plate and insurance as you will be riding the road
Yes you need a BCORMA Trail Pass, this is what helps keep this area open (ICBC and the BC government give us no money.)

There will be a Breakfast and a Lunch both have a small charge and the money goes to charity

Finally be prepared to get dirty and have a good time

The video is not the route I will be taking….but for those who have light bikes this is part of the B route…crazy eh?

2 thoughts on “Spring Newbie / Social Ride March 25, 2012

  1. Sharon March 25, 2012 / 7:33 AM

    Yes, No way I would try that steep single track on the F650GS–too heavy. I can envision getting stuck on that hill and having to be pushed out. Would need to remember to try to fall uphill. :-).

    • advgrrls March 25, 2012 / 6:54 PM

      Even the C track was challenging but good….dumped the bike in snow…yep snow…video to come with pics!

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