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Old 18th July 2014
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Arrow Don't be in a hurry...

IDK where "jr" is, but I've ridden that loop from Sooke to Port Renfrew-Lake Cowichan, and back over The Hump numerous times. Folks tell me it's been improved, but watch out in those twisties; trucks and trailers use the unpaved shoulders and spread gravel and other nasties all over the apex, exactly where you least want it. There are a few decreasing radius curves, and those old one-lane bridges can be tricky.
How tiny is your tank? You ought to be able to easily make it from Renfrew to at least Mesachie or Lake Cow.
Oh, and it can get really damp and foggy near Renfrew, even on a nice sunny day.
And watch out for speeding logging trucks!
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Jr=jordan river the town before port renfrew and from walking my bike to the gas station and to the top is 15 bux
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Just after you leave "JR" and begin to climb, that first sharp left can be a killer.
Actually...it has been! I've seen several wipeouts there when there's gravel on it. It comes up suddenly. If you go in too hot, you can try going straight ahead, but it's doubtful you could do the limbo under that pipe gate.
I've been urging riders to not try any hot-dogging on this route--it's just not made for it.
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OK I'll bite in to an old thread just joined XLF and live on VI. Soon to be taking delivery of my new to me 67 XLH. Already have a geezer glide but thought I would try to relive my misspent youth. What could possibly go wrong?
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Welcome sleighcrane. I just returned to VI from 2 years in China. My sporty is in pieces buried in the deep end of a storage locker. I hope to be getting back to it but first need a job, place to live, etc.
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Welcome back from "Djina", Bill.
I sold Black Mariah to one of my good friends last year, but I retained visitation rights, and can take her for a spin anytime. I had her for ten wonderful years...
This is the first time I've been without a 'moto' in ~40 years. I took most of the money and turned it into...guns

I'm still riding the Island, but now I'm doing it in a turbocharged KIA.
Smooth, quiet, and DRY; I have not needed my raingear once!

I'm often on the "Parkway" between Parksville and Campbell River. On days when traffic is light I've seen an indicated 235kph (while listening to Handel).
The best I could do on Mariah was ~180. Different experience altogether.
The car is a lot more 'refined', but without the "raw power" and the wind noise.

That XLH is a classic! I hope you revive her and get her back on the road.
BtW--- I doubt anyone's riding the VI during this 'cold snap'. It's minus 5 this morning (and sunny!). The coldest I've ever seen here was minus 8 in 1989.
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Cold and sunny kicks the pants off wet for riding. Just have to watch out for the gravel and that slippery snot those dumbasses spray on the road.

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I'm often on the "Parkway" between Parksville and Campbell River. On days when traffic is light I've seen an indicated 235kph (while listening to Handel).
The best I could do on Mariah was ~180. Different experience altogether.
The car is a lot more 'refined', but without the "raw power" and the wind noise.
not doubting you a bit but wondering how accurate you're indicated is?

.....half expect the computer to stop a KIA long before 150mph (or something else does).


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I know. "Indicated" is seldom accurate, but even even if it's 'only' 200, it still feels dam fast.
I do have an on-board GPS I could consult for comparison, but I'm not about to take my eyes off the road to study it.

Regardless of the speed I'm travelling on a motorcycle, it always gives me that visceral feeling I don't get driving a car. It heightens my situational awareness and sharpens my reflexes. Not much else compares to it.
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