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by FairweatherMike
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: New ride proposal: the Dawn Patrol
Replies: 1
Views: 13

New ride proposal: the Dawn Patrol

The fact that I've been a Tripleshot member since 2008 doesn't mean I've gotten used to the surreal experience of riding in the dark when Fall arrives. It's an interesting novelty on a beautiful starry morning, but... no. So, with so many folks working from home during this season of COVID - and per...
by FairweatherMike
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Gear Order
Topic: Tripleshot socks, anyone? And Fall 2020 kit update
Replies: 42
Views: 955

Re: Tripleshot socks, anyone? And Fall 2020 kit update

Mike Skinner
Men’s L x2
by FairweatherMike
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Know any good wheelbuilders?
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Know any good wheelbuilders?

I ordered new carbon hoops for my old but fine hubs after discovering multiple stress fractures around the spoke holes on my aluminum rims. Now I need someone to expertly mate the new with the old. (With YouTube assistance I could give it a shot but I want these wheels to be rideable...) Any suggest...
by FairweatherMike
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Just in case
Replies: 20
Views: 3133

Re: Just in case

And bike parts/services too @ MikesBikes.
by FairweatherMike
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Just in case
Replies: 20
Views: 3133

Re: Just in case

If you aren’t working or things are just tight and you run out of food, please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message, text, call. I will be more than happy to share what food I have. We will never speak about it again. I will drop and go...
by FairweatherMike
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: 7th Annual Hurricane Ridge Club Ride
Replies: 23
Views: 7010

Re: 7th Annual Hurricane Ridge Club Ride

Reply was somehow posted to the wrong thread - kind of a Twlight Zone thing. I blame the software (always a convenient scapegoat)
by FairweatherMike
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: 7th Annual Hurricane Ridge Club Ride
Replies: 23
Views: 7010

Re: 7th Annual Hurricane Ridge Club Ride

I second the request to move the cutoff time - not least because I have, uh, missed the previously announced cutoff time. By just a few hours. I intend to go and would appreciate being part of the crowd that gets their park fees paid!
Cheers,
Mike Skinner
by FairweatherMike
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Big Loop - June 25
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

Re: Big Loop - June 25

I'm out of town From the 8th to the 15th. From the mention of Saturday rides I'm guessing that some folks are still working Monday to Friday...
I'm interested in the 20th. Could be fun with a gang of four or so.

Mike Skinner
by FairweatherMike
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: Wanted: Garmin Edge 500 parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Wanted: Garmin Edge 500 parts

My wife's Garmin needs a new screen, as the flex connector at the bottom of the screen unit has developed a fault - resulting in blank screen. Anyone have a dead 500 that may have still have a good screen? Or a a working 500 that you're ready to sell?
Mike 250-514-9515
by FairweatherMike
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: The Big Loop - The Right Way?
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

The Big Loop - The Right Way?

(This post, originally entered on Strava [https://www.strava.com/activities/1757487380] appears as a matter of record - and to encourage discussion toward a counterclockwise Big Loop group ride someday. Previous proposals - see below - along the same line were greeted with the sound of one hand clap...
by FairweatherMike
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Munn Road (gently!) Wednesday morning
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Munn Road (gently!) Wednesday morning

OK, previous invites to do Munn Road have elicited responses only from HILLBEASTS. It's a great way to stay humble, but some company would be nice too, so let me be velocity-specific as to the meaning of gentle: avg. 10-12 kmh on the longer climbs, and probably 8 kmh on the last kick to the little r...
by FairweatherMike
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Munn Road Wednesday morning?
Replies: 6
Views: 2718

Munn Road Wednesday morning?

The most beautiful ride on the South Island...who’s in? (Remember your lights)

Mike Skinner
by FairweatherMike
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: Wanted SRAM GXP crank - 165mm 50/34
Replies: 0
Views: 997

Wanted SRAM GXP crank - 165mm 50/34

Apparently this is going to transform my riding (so says BBPhysio). Would like to give it a go without going all out with a new Red crank from eBay or Comp Cyclist...

Mike Skinner
by FairweatherMike
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: 165 mm 50/34 SRAM GXP crank wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 971

165 mm 50/34 SRAM GXP crank wanted

After an engagingly high-tech 3-hour bike fit session with Barb of BBPhysio, one idea coming out of it was that I might benefit from shorter crank arms. I currently run the apparent industry default length of 172.5. I'm a SRAM-ophile and have GXP bottom brackets on my rigs. Would love to find Force ...
by FairweatherMike
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Expert sew-er for kit repair?
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Expert sew-er for kit repair?

"Sew-er": my attempt at a gender neutral term for one skilled in sewing, spelled in a manner to avoid confusion with waste transmission pipes. OK, with that out out of the way, can anyone refer me to such a skilled individual, able to sew a fresh chamois on much-loved, rare and valuable club kit? Ch...
by FairweatherMike
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Race Games Idea
Replies: 35
Views: 9949

Re: Race Games Idea

So, uh, has this happened yet? Sounds great - I vote for its inclusion in Friday rides - and with the numbers of B riders who are showing up (especially when the weather is fair) I agree with Martin's assessment that there's more than enough bodies for everyone to do their favourite type of pedaling.
by FairweatherMike
Thu May 31, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1
Replies: 18
Views: 6090

Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Hi Fozzy -

I'm available June 1 from 2:45 pm for about 4 hours. Are the marshals and organizers meeting on Dallas near Clover Point?

Cheers

Mike Skinner
250-514-9515
by FairweatherMike
Tue May 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Tuesday morning Munn Road expedition
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Re: Tuesday morning Munn Road expedition

Hi Ann - Spectacular ride - not record breaking, but fun and incredibly beautiful. Did Munn, then Durrance Rd to Willis then turned around and did it in the opposite direction. A bit sketchy with morning commuters on a one-lane roller coaster road in a forest, but it just required some alert caution...
by FairweatherMike
Mon May 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Tuesday morning Munn Road expedition
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Tuesday morning Munn Road expedition

At a recreational pace, so Master's contenders need not apply - or you can just zoom by and I'll watch you defy gravity. Switch bridge at 6:30.

Cheers,

Mike, of the Fairweather clan
by FairweatherMike
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Saturday sufferfest - the glorious resurrection
Replies: 57
Views: 32774

Re: Saturday sufferfest - the glorious resurrection

Hmmm... sounds like a "Big Loop Lite". Speaking of which, we saw you on the Big Loop 3 weeks ago (avec famille?) clearly itching for some pedal action but reduced to enjoying it vicariously from an internal combustion machine. Classic signs of endorphin addiction... If I did Jordan River I would pro...