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by shawn
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road

I would like to show you a sample of what our advocacy and actions have achieved. The text below is copied from a page we used to plan our community event, written by one of the people who helped plan the event. I have heard the same sentiment from others in the area since we began working on this p...
by shawn
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road

You have hit the nail on the head, Martin. The speed reader signs are located at the most dangerous locations, where they measure speed of vehicles at their slowest speeds. It's also important to realize that the data from these readers represents the 85th percentile. So the (possibly most dangerous...
by shawn
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road

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Thank you TSC!
by shawn
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road

Brilliant photos! Thank you, John.
by shawn
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road

YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST. Thanks so very, very much to John, Rolf, Andrew, Geoff, Dave, and Martin (I may have missed some, I was busy) for coming out today to ride with me and my neighbours. Mike Richards and Rui Bautista were also there. A few others rode by as we were gathering but had places to go ...
by shawn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Wednesday Cross
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Wednesday Cross

Thanks, guys! I'll be walking with my neighbours but your support will sure be appreciated. We have been assured that Saanich Police will be present on the road that morning to assist with safety - 500 cars per hour is no joke and we want everyone to stay safe, above all.
by shawn
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Sunday C Ride
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Sunday C Ride

This Sunday, Nov. 3, I am planning to do a road ride that ends at Western Speedway so I can heckle all my friends out on the 'cross course. :) The plan is to begin at Uptown Starbucks at 8am and finish at the Speedway about 60km later. A civil, steady pace. I'll try to post a route later. The more t...
by shawn
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road

Just a few stats: Neighbours have counted cars on Prospect Lk. Rd during rush hours. They count 400-500 cars per hour on Prospect during the morning and afternoon commute. The legal speed limit is 50kph. The "suggested" safe speed is 30kph.... When I drive at 40kmh I'm aggressively tail-gaited. The ...
by shawn
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Community Event: Prospect Lake Road
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Community Event: Prospect Lake Road

Just letting you know about an up-coming community event on Prospect Lk Rd Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 7:30am. Due to huge traffic volumes (I have counted up to 500 cars per hour) during the now-established "rush hours" on Prospect Lk Rd many local cyclists have stopped using the road during peak hours. ...
by shawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Cumberland and Union
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Cumberland and Union

There is a meeting of Saanich's Planning, Transportation, and Economic Development Advisory Committee at Municipal Hall at 5:30 this Thursday night that is open to members of the public, in case anyone is interested in attending. As I understand it, road safety and vulnerable road users will be part...
by shawn
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: Interested in Racing Cross?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Interested in Racing Cross?

I'm glad you enjoyed the first session, Martin! You flatter me by labeling my enthusiastic cheering as "coaching" :) Session 2 is tonight and for those who don't know, it's being held at my home, 4017 Prospect Lk. Rd., just between Munn and Burnside. Anyone needing to arrive by car is welcome to par...
by shawn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Provincial Track Champs at Westshore Velodrome Fri. Sat. Sun.
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Provincial Track Champs at Westshore Velodrome Fri. Sat. Sun.

I'm going out to the track early to help set up and to help with registration but it'll be great to see a few friendly TSC faces in the crowd :)
by shawn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Provincial Track Champs at Westshore Velodrome Fri. Sat. Sun.
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Provincial Track Champs at Westshore Velodrome Fri. Sat. Sun.

The GVVA is hosting the Provincial Track Cycling Championships this weekend. How about an after-work spin out to the track to watch team sprints, team pursuits and the amazing Madison events on Friday night? All the details about registration, schedule, etc. can be found here: https://www.facebook.c...
by shawn
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Victoria Women's 100 - Sunday, July 28th
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Victoria Women's 100 - Sunday, July 28th

It was great to see you, Rolf!

We also had generous support/donations from Vessel Liquor (post-ride prosecco for everyone!), Fort St. Cycles, and 11-Speed Coffee.
by shawn
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Victoria Women's 100 - Sunday, July 28th
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Victoria Women's 100 - Sunday, July 28th

We had a fantastic event! More than 60 women from all around the city (and Nanaimo) came together to ride. We had a strong contingent of support from Tripleshot members, both on an off bikes. Watch for this event again next year...when we will try to avoid putting it on the same day as the Big Loop :)
by shawn
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Sorry!
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Sorry!

Yes, exactly what Andrew said! There may have been a note of desperation in a few of our voices as we were hanging onto wheels but you moved swiftly aside and there was no problem at all. Thanks for listening for us!

Shawn
by shawn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Victoria Women's 100 - Sunday, July 28th
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Victoria Women's 100 - Sunday, July 28th

Hey, there women of Tripleshot. Do you remember that great ride we had last summer where 65 women showed up at a moment's notice to ride together? It's back! This year's Victoria Women's 100 (with a 50km option for those looking for a shorter spin) is happening on Sunday. This annual ride is intende...
by shawn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: TTT at UVic, June 20, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: TTT at UVic, June 20, 2019

Love it, Lister. Really great suggestions. I have also been thinking that the track "stick" call would be useful at ttt workouts. It basically means " Please stick to your line and keep doing what you're doing and don't change anything because we are passing you momentarily and it would be risky." B...
by shawn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Livable Roads for Rural Saanich
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Livable Roads for Rural Saanich

Hey there. We all love to ride the beautiful, rolling roads of rural Saanich but many of us have noticed that traffic volumes (and perhaps aggressive driving) have increased. Livable Roads for Rural Saanich is a group that advocates for safety and livability of Saanich's lovely rural roads such as O...