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Bike rides

Posted: 21 Jul 2005 19:47
by bertvorgon
At the beginning of the 510 club, there was a core group that also hiked together, for many a fun trip into the wilderness. We called this a 510 club EVENT!
Now, I have a few members who are mountain biking with us. I thought I would just throw this up, and out, as an invitation to anyone else from the club who would like to ride.
The vibe is pretty low key, with a good mix of rider skills. No big egos, but, a sense of humour is important...we like to have fun! Trails are moderate cross-country, with some technical stuff thrown in. We usually ride the Watershed in Delta, Stokes Pit south of Langley, and, the South Surrey Bike Park, on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM. Weekend locations vary, depending on. I will post location here, before each wednesday, or weekend potential ride.

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 21 Jul 2005 20:28
by supersportsedan
Yes, always a good time, and good company! I've got the wagon running now so I'll be coming out as much as I can, pending any predispositions... which hardly EVER happens, right Keith?

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 21 Jul 2005 20:50
by bertvorgon
I cruised around the beach looking for you, figured a barbecue before the ride would be OK!!! Next time, let me know EXACTLY, where you will be. I like chicken, Sleemans, and chocolate cake. We should eat at 5:00, that gives us time to get ready for the 7:00 ride.

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 21 Jul 2005 22:12
by 5teN
Yup I've been out a number of times (in a row!) now and it's been nothing but a whole lot of fun! And thats even with a few hitting of tree incidents! Thanks to Keith for inviting us all out, I know I've had tons of fun!

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 22 Jul 2005 02:30
by rnorrish
As well, I have started hiking the local mountains around this end of the valley if anyone is interested. I do this as I don't own a bike.

The days and times vary a bit, but usually are around the 2-4 hour variety and are no worse than Grouse Grind. Should be up somewhere high this weekend if anyone's interested.

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 22 Jul 2005 06:57
by bertvorgon
Morning Richard,
There is an old gold mine that I took the original 510 gang up to, in your area. It is usually an all day thing. Matt and I have been planning to go up there while we still have the long days. You would be welcome to come when we go, or anybody else for that matter. It's a bit of a grind, but, definately worth the effort, and you get to see an old mine.

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 22 Jul 2005 13:30
by rnorrish
Good Afternoon,
What hike/mine is it? where abouts does it start? I'm curious as to which hike it is.

On Monday I did a 5 hour one that was quite a hoof up Mount Cheam, but I did get to see the ocean!

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 22 Jul 2005 17:51
by bertvorgon
It is very hard to describe where it is. You really have to know the trail, and a hidden trail to get to the second level of the mine. What is everybody doing on the August long weekend? Want to do a killer hike? Start at the crack of dawn, spend the whole day at 6,000 Ft? Glaciers all around, explore tunnels? Adventure time folks! Sign up now! I'm game.

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 25 Jul 2005 19:20
by bertvorgon
Wow, no adventurers in this crowd!

Wednesday night ride is at the Watershed, same time, same place. Going to be hot, so make sure your well hydrated ALL day.

RE: Bike rides

Posted: 25 Jul 2005 20:08
by 5teN
Paul I hope you make it out! No more spoke busted excuses alright!

Posted: 25 Jul 2005 21:27
by Turn7
BV wrote "Wow, no adventurers in this crowd! "

Hey..I just got back from vacation.

I'm in for the Gold Mine

Also, I'm in for the Watershed this Wednesday.

I'm also in for any future Coquitlam/Burnaby/IOCO rides that we can make happen.

Re: RE: Bike rides

Posted: 25 Jul 2005 22:35
by rnorrish
bertvorgon wrote:It is very hard to describe where it is. You really have to know the trail, and a hidden trail to get to the second level of the mine. What is everybody doing on the August long weekend? Want to do a killer hike? Start at the crack of dawn, spend the whole day at 6,000 Ft? Glaciers all around, explore tunnels? Adventure time folks! Sign up now! I'm game.


That's this weekend, right? I'll be in Portland. Any other weekend and I'd be there.

RE: Re: RE: Bike rides

Posted: 25 Jul 2005 23:01
by Mike
Hey Richard. How's it going?

Karen and I are thinking of doing the Mt Cheam hike soon. How was your experience doing it?


Also what are peoples times for doing the Grouse Grind?
I did it a couple of weeks back and did 49 minutes.
Thanks
Mike

RE: Re: RE: Bike rides

Posted: 26 Jul 2005 19:33
by bertvorgon
Fast time on Grind is 29 minutes. Matt has done it in 45, and that was before he is in the shape he is in now. Your in the zone Mike.
Ok, so some people are busy this weekend, your off the hook. Now, how many are serious about going to the mine? We can plan this down the road, or....
Re: bike ride this weekend, who would like to go do some cross country in Whistler this weekend, likely Sunday? Or, would a mine hike be good. I see Brent would be in. It would be nice to have a couple of people more. This is NOT Stanley Park, and it is nice to have a bit of a group to go on this one...just in case.

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Posted: 26 Jul 2005 22:31
by 5teN
I might be into a bike ride in whistler Keith. How does it compare to Watershed? Will my "old skool" brakes be up to snuff?