Currently being built is Wayne’s single speed 29′er. Includes many lengthy morning coffee discussions (in bed -as that’s where most of our, Andrea and Sam, morning meetings take place) about how to make the paint look like arbutus.
Heading all the way to Australia is Don’s Light Adventure. Made with a custom mix of steel, tig welded and kitted out for a flat bar ride with fenders and rear rack. An all-around kind-of-ride.
On Saturday May 4th the following was pronounced by Sam and a handful of riders from the Campbell River area:
“The thousand year feud between Campbell (giver) River and Port All-ass-berni is about to be silenced for ever. We will arrive from the northern Nirvana of Scrambled Liver via ancient logging routes upon wheeled horses of iron and steel. General Dan Clements (as well as other from CR) and his hired band of Quadra thugs including myself and Chief Jeroen Dikkentman will embark on our perilous journey at first light. Upon arrival, we will lay waste to the small hamlet of Port Alberni and complete the 250km journey in time for tea if all goes well. Tremble Peons of Port!”
On Sunday May 5th, the ride began and finished on one of the HOTTEST DAYS ON RECORD for Vancouver Island (and this time of year). All at varying stages. All off road. Through and around cut blocks. All pain. Rule #5 definitely applied.
“Hardest day on the bike ever yesterday. Campbell River to Port Alberni and back via logging roads. 285 km of nasty, loose, dusty gravel road, 14 hours of saddle time 16 hours total. HUGE logging grade hills. Temperature high of 38C. Multiple creak dunkings. Big mountain pass (twice). Oh yeah………. one gear. We are all feeling a little slow today”.
A really wonderful article written by Bryce of North Shore Mountain Bike after a few of the NSMB boys made a trip to Quadra Island, riding the trails, hanging with locals and stopping in at Naked Bicycles. We had a great ride with them. Sounds like they had a good time too. It’s nice to hear that other riders appreciate the trails we’ve all spent years building and the the uniqueness that is Quadra Island. Quadra sometimes gets forgotten in everyone’s mad rush to get to Cortes. Thing is, it is BIG, beautiful and pretty special (we think so anyway). http://www.nsmb.com/quadraphelia/
A couple of coupled bikes for a great couple. These Grand Adventure bikes are headed on the road, travelling here, there and everywhere. Both are real steel with custom Naked steel forks for disc. Rack and fender ready if needed. Coupled to come apart and fit into a airline standard size suitcase. Makes travel with your bike a little more affordable.
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Heriot Bay, BC Canada
1039 Gowlland Harbour Rd.
Quadra Island, BC, Canada