Archive for May, 2015

Still Riding!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Last year we rode the Gaff on My 4th and was a great day but getting there was difficult.  Friends rode the Gaff last Sunday leaving from Badger Lake area and said it was awesome going and never touched a bit a dirt!  Much better than last year.  I saw pictures on FB of people off loading at the Buchan’s Plataea too.  Other friends rode the Gaff from the Deer Lake side and also reported awesome riding conditions.  On the West coast, where I rode this weekend, conditions are phenomenal!  We were all over the Lewis Hills on Monday, which I had never done before, but the weather was so beautiful we decided to do a touring/playday.  Usually when I ride Lewis I usually travel as little as possible and play more.  You know what they say, “more smiles, fewer miles!”   I will be posting some pics and a short video of that trip on my personal FB page over the next couple days if you would like to check that out.  Tom Caines has also been posting pics of that trip. 

Hodges Bad–Gaff Good!

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Its been a long time since I posted but it has not stopped raining in over a week…not much anyways.  I went in to check out Hodges yesterday.  I didn’t go all the way because the snow was just too soft.  I was on quad actually because Cornfield Road is very soupy in places.  I suspect there is still a fair bit of snow judging by what’s on the road but unless it gets cold again I wouldn’t be bothered.  Now I had friends riding today on the Gaff from Dawes to Howley and said it was really good going and tons of snow.  I may head in tomorrow now that I know but not sure.  I also know Lewis Hills is really good and you can still leave from Corner Brook.  I plan to ride there early this week so looking forward to that.  Last weekend I rode to Harbor Deep for the weekend.  Always fun to be on sled but rain and fog with heavy rain on Saturday was what was dealt to us.  About half of us never went out the door on Saturday.  Conditions were rapidly falling apart there and unless it cooled after I suspect a lot of damage.  However there was lots of snow for the most part so maybe that area might be still good.  I am starting to shift to bike / boat mode now!