4X4 Offroad

homer
#1
Does anyone know any good places to go offroading around the Oakville, ON area?
 
peapod
#2
Welcome homer, no I don't know any roads for 4X4 in oakville. But I now tons of them here on Vancouver island.
 
Reverend Blair
#3
They have roads in Oakville?
 
homer
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

They have roads in Oakville?

LOL....yep they have roads here....some of them are even paved.....I heard they are going to putting in street signs pretty soon to.....
 
homer
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Welcome homer, no I don't know any roads for 4X4 in oakville. But I now tons of them here on Vancouver island.

Hello peapod,
I spent 10 months in Victoria in 1988 and 1989. Very beautiful place. There probably have been a lot of changes since I was there last. Is the Johnson Street Bridge still painted blue?
 
peapod
#6
Yes homer the bridge is still painted blue, and people still still sleep under it. Of course you were in Victoria, your bio says you are in the navy. My x husband was in the navy for 23 years. You probally know him, but I won't tell you his name, than you would know peapods name Were you on a ship or at the base?
 
homer
#7
I forgot the people sleeping under it part. I crashed a motorcycle on the Esquimalt side of the bridge when I was there. The bike got banged up pretty good but there were no injuries to people thankfully.

To answer your question, I was on the base when I first arrived there. I was on course. When the course was over I had to stay a few extra months because of a mixup so they put me on HMCS Terra Nova for a bit. When the mixup was finially straightened out they sent me to Halifax where I spent the last 16 years, on different ships and shore postings, up until last year when I got posted to Toronto. Thats why I was asking about the offroad trails because I am fairly new to the area.
 
peapod
#8
Homer, I don't think you would recognize the area around the Johnston street bridge now. Its all built up, condos, hotels, that sort of thing. There is a four lane highway all the way up to campbell river now. Locals still take the old island highway...what a dream it is now, hardly any traffic.

My X was in edmonton for 4 years, halifax for three, holberg 4 years, the rest was in Victoria, Royal roads, and he was on the huron and the calgary for awhile. His last posting was moose jaw, and he did not want to go to moose jaw so he took his pension and now plays golf 24/7 One nice thing about being in the miltrary, you can get yourself a nice little pension after 20 years.

He also was in the golan heights from 85 to 86 on peace keeping, I did know him than, but I have seen every single bare *** that was with him over there He had a rather large photo album of his time over there, and many pictures of the boys lining up mooning the camera while they were drinking their beer. My favorite pictues were the ones when they would have there strange parties. Dog of the Port, or pig of the port, some dumb *** thing like that. they would dress up like women...I will also that some of those men were dam fine looking women. Funniest thing was years later at a function, I saw the owner of one of those bare asses. I kept looking at him and grinning. I think he was racking his brain wondering if he had met me in some port one drunken night on no what am I saying, none of that ever went on.
 
bevvyd
#9
Pea, I've got pix if you ever want to see them. See my hubby was in the military when I first married him. He only stayed in for 5 years as his next contract would have taken him to retirement. And his trade went component (weapons tech) and that took all the fun out of it. They tried their darnest to get him to re-sign but no go. Then, us bad people, started taking out other weapons techs from the military as the elevator industry needed them, and they got paid alot more and they didn't have to float around looking for storms and such.

But yes the guys mimmick was is going on at home. I've got pix of the Miss America contest they held, pretty scary looking let me tell ya.

Oh and.... oh never mind it would kill people's perception of what military life is all about.
 
peapod
#10
girl I know it! all
 
bevvyd
#11
Pea,

A while back when the first Air National Guard (I think) was sentenced for bombing the Canadian guys in Afghanistan, someone asked what kind of punishment does the military dole out anyways. So I let them know of a first instances that I personally know of.

They were just as disgusted as the sentence handed out.

Maybe one day at Starbucks we can bring up all the fun/crap it was like living within the military. And I don't mean fun/crap in that order either. The military hated me for reasons they brought onto themself.
 
peapod
#12
Whoa! sounds like you gotta story there. Myself I was never involved in the miltrary life, did not even live on a base. I found it torture actually to have attend any of their functions. For I am peapod the adventurer I prefer the wide open spaces. A bunch of guys dancing with each is nothing compared to hooking a fisty coho
 
bevvyd
#13
Yeah got a few especially between me and my girlfriend. All pay writers were explicitly told to hide if they ever saw hubby with a woman on board ship. I wish I could have ripped their stupid pea brains out. Gotta hate it when all that mattered was braun and NO brain for the job. I do know that has changed but geesh no company should ever let idiots who cannot count and have no clue as to what a source deduction is be put into payroll.
 
peapod
#14
"pea brain" whats that suppose to mean
 
bevvyd
#15
Sorry about that Peapod, I meant no offense to you. Now them on the other hand....oh wait I said I wouldn't carry on.
 
peapod
#16
Bevvy, were you yourself in the miltrary?
 
homer
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

He also was in the golan heights from 85 to 86 on peace keeping, I did know him than, but I have seen every single bare *** that was with him over there He had a rather large photo album of his time over there, and many pictures of the boys lining up mooning the camera while they were drinking their beer. My favorite pictues were the ones when they would have there strange parties. Dog of the Port, or pig of the port, some dumb *** thing like that. they would dress up like women...I will also that some of those men were dam fine looking women. Funniest thing was years later at a function, I saw the owner of one of those bare asses. I kept looking at him and grinning. I think he was racking his brain wondering if he had met me in some port one drunken night on no what am I saying, none of that ever went on.

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I have never been to any of those types of parties so I would not know what you are talking about. (insert sarcasm here)

Although I might have a few "interesting" pics around here somewhere from years gone by.
 
peapod
#18
Of course you have never been to any of those parties (insert sarcasm here) How good are you at dancing with another guy. "interesting" pics ...yes I know what you mean. I have seen some cool ones tho.....My X had a picture of a f16 in the air and over to one side is a russian in a mig holding up a can of coke...very surreal it was

He also brought home a video once from a trip that took him to the south china sea...where they encountered boat people. To see a video like that, not sliced and diced, not scripted, not packaged was eye opening. The south china sea was raging, what a sea!!! the boat people were heart breaking and it was unfathomable how these people were in this sea on what I would not consider a boat...it was really distrubing. It was comforting tho to see the men and even the captain getting very upset and not mincing words about sitting there in the raging china sea, with a boat load of women and childern screaming and crying for water and help, sitting waiting for ottawa to give the ok. Must have been the cocktail hour there We don't know how lucky we are.

But it is the "interesting" pics that provide the best laughs
 
homer
#19
You are absolutly right. We have it pretty good here in Canada. Once you see something like that it puts everything in perspective. The last trip I was on was to the Persian Gulf a year and half ago. We came across a similar situation. We found a bunch of people that had been left at sea (by local a government) in a open aluminum boat with no motor. As you probably know the temperatures in the area can easily reach 40C. They had no food or water. Although we did not bring them onboard our ship we sent medical personel and supplies to them and towed them to the nearest port (after receiving permission from the appropriate authorities).

Yes when you see something like that Canada is a great be to live and I am proud to say that I am from Canada no matter where I go.
 
peapod
#20
And so you should be proud to be a canadian homer....in the video the huron did not pickup the boat people, the medical ship escorting did. But after cocktail hour was over in ottawa, most of all homer.... it was the humanness and outrage that crew and the captain showed in the video finding these people. There was lots of it to, and no hollywood touches. Honest to god real people, with real emotion.... facing mans inhumanity to man. I still get to hear some great stories, I get invited down to the fleet club every now and than, for one of "those parties" I can honestly say that no one can really experience the true meaning of party until they have been at a bash with a room full of americans, australian, british and canadian, miltrary personal. I think you know the party I speak of....it is a legend in its own time :P I still can do knots better than most of you guys, having always had a tattered copy of the ashley book of knots around. The "strangle knot will hold a coil well.....it is first tied loosely and then worked snug" the ashley book of knots
 
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