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by JohnT
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TTT_Thurs
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: TTT_Thurs

Hi JohnT_v2, The Thursday affair motivated my post, but as you wrote, experience from previous TTTs conditioned your killer instinct. My post was not a complaint about that particular incident. In case others are wondering, John's team was drafting 'my' team so closely that when I rolled to the back...
by JohnT
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TTT_Thurs
Replies: 2
Views: 194

TTT_Thurs

I think a discussion about last lap behaviour is worthwhile... For many in TripleShot (I include myself here) friendly competition is key. Even the 'competition' to get up at 5:30 AM matters (or at least used to matter) to me. Our competitiveness sometimes causes problems and our strength as a club ...
by JohnT
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: In your face, Steve Lund
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: In your face, Steve Lund

It's good, but I have to side with Steve in this latest Alan-Steve bout - Steve has topped this many times.

JT
by JohnT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Wednesday morning munns
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Wednesday morning munns

No problem Steve. Alles klar!
by JohnT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Wednesday morning munns
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Wednesday morning munns

That explains it,

JT
by JohnT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: US road champion Justin Williams: ‘Being in a sport that is primarily white it was hard not to feel alone, it broke me R
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: US road champion Justin Williams: ‘Being in a sport that is primarily white it was hard not to feel alone, it broke

There was a local article (Oak Bay News and affiliates - Saanich News etc.) a few years ago that had a similar (not identical) theme... cycling, a sport for white guys. I wrote a reply making the point that there's more to diversity than skin colour. Diversity in cycling (and in just about everythin...
by JohnT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: Masters_TTT_Results
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Masters_TTT_Results

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Alan's post and image, copied here, reminded me. I bought the new kit ($150) from Dan (posted on the TS classified ads) just for this event. Then one of us (Doh!) shows up with the old old kit.
by JohnT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: 40K Individual Time Trial or TTT - June 2nd.
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: 40K Individual Time Trial or TTT - June 2nd.

See 'Race Reports' section.
by JohnT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: Masters_TTT_Results
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Masters_TTT_Results

Gold medal for Tripleshot Cycling at the Master's TTT in Duncan! I'd like to leave it at that - the headline is accurate. But, there is a little more to the story. Joe, Tod, Allan C. and I practised last Thursday and on the basis of that success, entered the Sidney Velo Masters TTT (Team Time Trial)...
by JohnT
Thu May 30, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Gear Order
Topic: Never worn Tripleshot kit for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Never worn Tripleshot kit for sale

Still available? I need kit for the TTT this weekend.

Thanks,

JohnT
by JohnT
Wed May 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: 40K Individual Time Trial or TTT - June 2nd.
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: 40K Individual Time Trial or TTT - June 2nd.

Are we riding with TT bars tomorrow Alan?
by JohnT
Tue May 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: 40K Individual Time Trial or TTT - June 2nd.
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: 40K Individual Time Trial or TTT - June 2nd.

I will join for the practice Thursday - I think I will be able to confirm participation by then.

JT
by JohnT
Thu May 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: Speedway5
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Speedway5

Several items were left behind yesterday. An Oak Bay Bikes T-shirt, some riding gloves (small), and a very fancy water bottle.

JT
by JohnT
Wed May 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: Speedway5
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Speedway5

The 5th and last Speedway race was good fun for all, except the A's, who agreed that it was best not to race on a freshly-wetted surface. The B's started on a dry track and had an exciting race, but reported that by the last few laps wheels were starting to slip dangerously. Before continuing with f...
by JohnT
Thu May 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: Speedway #3
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Speedway #3

I confess, I am not sure how many VCL races there have been, but I do know we're at Speedway race #3. Clear and sunny last night, warm and then very cold within the 2 hr timespan we were all there. Thanks very much to Martin and Mark for the help. Lots of participants, perhaps the largest C group ev...
by JohnT
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: VCL#2_Report
Replies: 1
Views: 400

VCL#2_Report

Despite the poor forecast, we had a dry track last night. Thirteen signed up for the C race, 25 in B and 14 in A. I don't have the results, so if I make a mistake or two below, I'll correct it soon. The average age of the C race was 32 years, but there was no one in that race in their thirties. It w...
by JohnT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: VCL_2019
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: VCL_2019

Second race takes place Wednesday, with the C's underway at 6 pm. B's 6:30 pm and A's at 7:15 pm. $15 for adults. Eighteen and under fee is $10. Note that everyone also needs a license, race number and timing chip. All are available at the track. $8 for number and timing chip (good for the whole sea...
by JohnT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: VCL#1_Report
Replies: 1
Views: 508

VCL#1_Report

It was clear today that great racing doesn't require good weather nor a large field. The C race started at 2 pm on a dry track with just four entries. They dealt with a brief downpour and Richele Frank, who recently moved from Vancouver (I am told), eventually gapped James Holtz to claim the win wit...
by JohnT
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: VCL_2019
Replies: 3
Views: 588

VCL_2019

First race is this Saturday at Western Speedway. PLEASE NOTE: Racing starts at 2 pm (schedule below). Island Youth Road and Track Series runs from noon until 2 pm. 2:00 pm C Race 20 min + 5 laps 2:30 pm B Race 25 min + 5 laps 3:15 pm* A Race 30 min + 5 laps * Cars start practice at 4 pm. Post-race d...
by JohnT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: VCL_starts_Sat:_Calling_all_Doctors_Nurses_Paramedics
Replies: 0
Views: 257

VCL_starts_Sat:_Calling_all_Doctors_Nurses_Paramedics

Hi everyone, The VCL starts up THIS Saturday. I hope to post a race schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). It will include some details on a new youth program. It is always very reassuring to have someone there with some medical training. Accidents are very rare. In fact, we've had as many people arrive with ...