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by owen
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: Injury forced sale... TT+Road Bike, Race wheels, PM + more.
Replies: 0
Views: 4416

Injury forced sale... TT+Road Bike, Race wheels, PM + more.

I messed up my back in 2014 and was able to keep riding until earlier this year but have gotten to the point where I can go day to day pain free with yoga/pt/massage, but a 30 minute bike ride puts in me in pain for the next week. Keeping my CX bike in hopes of one day... slice.png 2012 58cm Cannond...
by owen
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Bike depreciation - is there such a thing?
Replies: 3
Views: 3838

Re: Bike depreciation - is there such a thing?

The dollar has a lot to do with it. A 2016 R3 is significantly more expensive than a 2013 R3 while being essentially the same bike.
by owen
Thu May 12, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: disc brakes no longer welcome in pro peleton
Replies: 43
Views: 30056

Re: disc brakes no longer welcome in pro peleton

My guess is the lawyers did some due-diligence and said "You're still liable until June" and CBC/VCL went "no grace period".

Maybe they can re-insure VCL races as tarmac only cross races?
by owen
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: May 1 Big Gravel
Replies: 20
Views: 11736

Re: May 1 Big Gravel

>The CRD just officially closed access to the Leech Watershed and your route goes smack through it... Martin - make sure you wear either your Wheelers kit or your Club Zed kit. :wink: I was going to suggest not to forget to urinate profusely on any CRD property that isnt actually Sooke Lake... in y...
by owen
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: May 1 Big Gravel
Replies: 20
Views: 11736

Re: May 1 Big Gravel

The CRD just officially closed access to the Leech Watershed and your route goes smack through it. No idea if that means impassible gates yet or not but I'm guessing them big red gates are coming.

EDIT- On second look, it looks like you just skirt it, but access may still be tricky.
by owen
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: disc brakes no longer welcome in pro peleton
Replies: 43
Views: 30056

Re: disc brakes no longer welcome in pro peleton

Are we sure Ventoso isn't a soccer player? “It doesn't hurt....I get off my bike, throw myself against the right-hand side of the road over the grass, cover my face with my hands in shock and disbelief, start to feel sick..." Sounds like he went into shock... some people get rather squeamish when f...
by owen
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Sunday April 10 Gravel Ride
Replies: 15
Views: 6535

Re: Sunday April 10 Gravel Ride

Someone needs to get you boys a compass!

If you hang a left on Kapoor and then a right onto Fleet (which then merges onto Lens) you wind up just a few clicks south of Honeymoon Bay... now there's a loop.

Hopefully I'll be able to join the next time you guys make it out.
by owen
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Sunday April 10 Gravel Ride
Replies: 15
Views: 6535

Re: Sunday April 10 Gravel Ride

Have fun guys. I'm really wishing my back was healthy and I could ride much over an hour. Depending on the time, I may join for an hour or so up Butler main and head back home. (I live in Sooke) I highly recommend a SPOT or inReach for these kind of rides. There is no cell service for 90% of this ro...
by owen
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Seeking advice on gravel training, tires
Replies: 2
Views: 2343

Re: Seeking advice on gravel training, tires

My first suggestion is to go grab the BC Backroads Mapbook.. or better yet the digital version that can be used on your phone. It's only 90% accurate but it's better than nothing. I'll second the loop Roland posted. It's a gooder, I've ridden Butler main to Tugwell many times and driven pretty much ...
by owen
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Recommendations for awesome women's road/race bike
Replies: 4
Views: 4112

Re: Recommendations for awesome women's road/race bike

My wife has 44cm Cannondale Synapse if you're finding if even the other brands smallest bikes are still too big. Other brands were too big, but you've got 3" on her.

Oh yeah... 700c wheels still, toe overlap isn't awful.
by owen
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Leg cramps - especially at night
Replies: 19
Views: 10138

Re: Leg cramps - especially at night

I always opted for McDonalds cheese burgers since they fit into jersey pockets better and still have two servings of veggies (pickles, ketchup) per burger!
by owen
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Sprinting in the dark, dark, dark, dark, dark....
Replies: 22
Views: 23374

Re: Sprinting in the dark, dark, dark, dark, dark....

I haven't been out lately because I'm a big wimp, I don't like riding in the dark nor the rain. Hopefully I find the will to HTFU and overcome my wimpyness, but after being wiped out by someone who couldn't hold their line in the VCX start on Wednesday, it makes me even more nervous. That said, I th...
by owen
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: Wanted: SRAM 2x10 shifters
Replies: 1
Views: 2138

Wanted: SRAM 2x10 shifters

I broke another SRAM Rival right shifter at Cross club tonight during warm up, 36-25 was fun for the "race".

I'm hoping someone has a pair of Apex, new-Force, or Red shifters kicking around before hitting up ebay/chain reaction.
by owen
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TS Winter Spin Gym: who's interested?
Replies: 10
Views: 5043

Re: TS Winter Spin Gym: who's interested?

2. Location? Days of week?

Price is awesome...
by owen
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Goldstream Heights
Replies: 14
Views: 6900

Re: Goldstream Heights

Can anyone link a Strava or Garmin route?

I want to know what I'm getting myself into...
by owen
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Farm Team Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 2219

Re: Farm Team Kit

Ordered! I haven't had the pleasure of riding with the farm team yet (one of these days)... but kit with tractors on it!!!
by owen
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Advanced Cornering with Lister
Replies: 42
Views: 17515

Re: Advanced Cornering with Lister

Interested.
by owen
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: My power metrics on the first group on todays thursday TT
Replies: 6
Views: 3928

Re: My power metrics on the first group on todays thursday T

I noticed this trend too when I was out a few weeks ago. It'd be even more interesting to run this through BestBikeSplit... I have a feeling that 90% threshold down hill, 110% threshold uphill is faster than a constant 100% threshold and the effect would be greater than if just solo because CdA is p...
by owen
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: New FUN Thursday TS rides for 2014
Replies: 199
Views: 114691

Re: New FUN Thursday TS rides for 2014

New guy here, Mike was talking up this ride on the ride this morning...

Just wanted to confirm that the original details are still accurate (pareto @ 6, 2x12-20 @ uvic, moka for coffee) and if TT bikes are welcome or if I'll be the only guy not Merckx'ing it?