Just a heads up but, this is going to be a very poor "report" with some uninspiring photos.
I have family that's lived on Vancouver Island all my life so, every so often I go over and figured this time around I'd get some proper riding in. Second time visiting on a bike (second year riding, third "season"), first time visiting on the CBR.
I had never been to Tofino before and as I often hear people speak of it in this small town I figured I'd finally see what the fuss was all about.
I started off in Duncan and made my way West, stopping every so often for a smoke, some photos and a rest to try and reduce long term fatigue. It was roughly 300km one way trip, although once I went back and forth my total trip was listed as 546km..a long ride for me.
Needless to say, I was not impressed in the slightest..would also help if I wasn't a goof and, actually went to the right beach entry point instead of just briefly riding through the atypical harbour town that it is..so no beach photos! Tofino was not as I had envisioned it in my mind as, I thought it might be a bit more like White Rock in terms of being on the beach, instead of what it actually was..just some harbour on an incline.
Lots of great scenery from Duncan to Tofino though, pretty decent highways and roads. The highlight and downfall of the trip was, this stretch of roadway just after Port Alberni that has no services for 85km. Really scenic, some seriously nice twisties rated at 30-40kph that swoop up and down, and also two stretches of road that were about 4km each which were littered with thick sand. That was the worst part of it for me considering I have a fear of sand and gravel on the road after going down last year at a low speed. The sand was in the middle of the road and, worked into the plethora of tar snakes..sand snakes would be a good term and, damn were some cagers ripping through them.
On a different note, I will say there are some really nice backroads in the Comox/Cowichan Valley area, as I road the day after just to explore.
Prewarned boring photo time. Like I said, lots of great scenery but, I chose to enjoy the road as opposed to stop and snap photos.
Sproat Lake, just after some great tight twisties. Recommended speed of 40kph, and I'm sure a more seasoned rider could seriously get their knee down on these.
Ha and apparently that's it..or at least that's all that's "worth" sharing.