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by mfarnham
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Tour of Flanders--Online Edition
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Tour of Flanders--Online Edition

There will be a virtual Tour of Flanders this year, quite truncated and including just 13 riders. But might signal the start of something for pro-racing in this new world...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/evenep ... on-sunday/

Martin
by mfarnham
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Friday Apr 3, Zwift and Coffee (all invited!)
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Friday Apr 3, Zwift and Coffee (all invited!)

Everyone invited to the coffee part (no Zwift required for coffee)! I've set up a Meetup on Zwift for Friday morning. Zwifters, follow me on Zwift to get an invitation. Sign up for the Meetup when you get the invitation. Then join the meetup *before* 6:05am (Zwift does not allow latecomers to join m...
by mfarnham
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

I've set up a Wednesday Hills Ride and sent invites. Meetups do not allow you to join late, so rollout is at 6:05am sharp (make sure you enter the meetup before 6:05), not a second later. I recommend getting there at 6, because there can be kinks to sort out, or you might forget to turn on your fan ...
by mfarnham
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

Zwift follow accepted.

There's the new discord link: https://discord.gg/wTakY8

I'm not sure I can handle hills in the morning. But if you propose a hills route in Watopia, I can create the meetup and send invites.

Martin
by mfarnham
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Your Daily Tripleshot Photo
Replies: 19
Views: 351

Re: Your Daily Tripleshot Photo

STAND FURTHER APART PEOPLE!!!

:wink:

Martin
by mfarnham
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

Do people want an online Sunday social? I'll set one up if people want it. Otherwise I'm taking a day of rest, before self-administering an FTP test on Monday (I'm enjoying this new life with a power meter. Not the whole new life...just the part with the power meter.).

Martin
by mfarnham
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

Next ride, Friday 6:05am, Volcano Flat (Watopia). Follow me on Zwift to receive an invite to the meetup.

Martin
by mfarnham
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

This morning was a bit of a gong show, but I rode with 2-3 (?) other Tripleshotters for up to 45 minutes, and rode for an hour overall. We didn't manage to chat, though I think Nic might have been able to hear me struggling along on my trainer given that my mic was apparently live on Discord. I'm se...
by mfarnham
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

Ok, I'm not a gamer, so I didn't know about Discord. Fortunately, one of my retired colleagues (who, incidentally, has ridden with Tripleshot) is way hipper than me. It's a free app that lets online gamers (and yes, Zwift is basically a game) chat by voice during their sessions. There's no way I cou...
by mfarnham
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

Thanks Stéphane! I've created a meetup for a Tuesday morning 6:05am ride. In order for people to be invited to the meetup they need to follow me on Zwift. The route is in Watopia and it's called the "Watopia Flat Route". It's scheduled for 60 minutes, and set as a "no drop" ride meaning (I think) th...
by mfarnham
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

Hey Stéphane, So people who did the Wheelers ride this morning just turned up in Watopia at 9am? And waited by the side of the road? And then someone clipped in and rode, and that's how people knew the ride was starting? You mentioned that you were planning to ride the "Big Loop". How does one speci...
by mfarnham
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

Ultimately timing is negotiable. If people don't need the "early bus" anymore, we can do it later. I'm guessing, though, that people might have their hands full with kids even more than usual these days.

Martin
by mfarnham
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: (morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?
Replies: 14
Views: 369

(morning Tripleshot) Zwift Group Rides?

Is anyone interested in doing an online group ride Tuesday morning? Regular time (6am?). If I get at least 3 yesses here by noon Monday, I'll try to set one up. I think you need to follow me on Zwift in order for me to invite you to the meetup. Might be nice to claw back a bit of our old routine. In...
by mfarnham
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Zwift group rides
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Zwift group rides

Thanks Nick. It was fun trying to keep you in view for awhile. Yeah...lots to learn! I think I figured out my problem. Standard failure to follow directions. I think I failed to sign up for the Strava club that Stéphane posted a link to above. As a teacher, Stéphane will be familiar with the problem...
by mfarnham
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Zwift group rides
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Zwift group rides

They need to work on their signal to noise ratio. Way too much useless info flying at you. I saw a tiny "Nick Losier" name flicker up for a second, but had no way to find him even though he was probably just a few meters away. I can find dozens of rides but nothing with Wheelers or Covid.

Martin
by mfarnham
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Zwift group rides
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Zwift group rides

Hi Stéphane,

How do I find this ride? I'm brand new to Zwift and finding it less than intuitive. When I look at the schedule for tomorrow I don't see this ride at 9am. I also can't find your name when I search for Zwifters. So, not sure how to connect.

Any advice? Thanks!

Martin
by mfarnham
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Alan Cassels' promotion (demotion?)
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Alan Cassels' promotion (demotion?)

Did everyone hear that UVic's new president is Alan Cassels? I read it in the Times Colonist today. https://www.timescolonist.com/covid-19/covid-19-exposure-warnings-for-commonwealth-place-uvic-as-student-tests-positive-1.24102166 We'll see whether the copy editors catch it before you check the link...
by mfarnham
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: when is a ride a "group ride"?
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: when is a ride a "group ride"?

Hey Rolf, On the insurance question, rides that weren't on the official list of Tripleshot Rides, were not covered by Cycling BC insurance anyway. Now, that list was fairly long and permissive and included things like "Saturday Cross Ride". But my understanding is that now that we've suspended group...
by mfarnham
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: when is a ride a "group ride"?
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: when is a ride a "group ride"?

These are my thoughts as a member. Nothing coming down from the Exec (though these discussions are happening). I'm not strongly disagreeing with what Mark has posted, but I'm suggesting some stuff to consider. I don't think we should be planning rides together on the forum, as it undermines the club...
by mfarnham
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: covid-19 and group rides
Replies: 15
Views: 1242

Re: covid-19 and group rides

Rides suspended indefinitely. See here: viewtopic.php?f=1&p=42450#p42450

Martin