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by Claire
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Jan 19 - Post Snow Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: Jan 19 - Post Snow Ride

Likely in at the sleep-in spot, too. But I'm bailing if the slush and impassible puddles start to make me grumpy.
by Claire
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Wednesday, January 15 - SNOWcross!
Replies: 32
Views: 427

Re: Wednesday, January 15 - SNOWcross!

Well, that was fun! The "plowed" roads (McKenzie/Quadra) were passable in the traffic path (though slightly dangerous when traffic picked up after 6) but the Goose had snow up to our axles and so we just enjoyed a quiet stroll for a bit. Thankfully, Saanich Centre Sbux was open so, even though we di...
by Claire
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Wednesday, January 15 - SNOWcross!
Replies: 32
Views: 427

Re: Wednesday, January 15 - SNOWcross!

Given the snow that's out there now and the forecast, is this an MTB-only day? (In which case I'll do something else since I don't have one.) Depends on your interest/dedication/stubbornness levels. If they are high, head out there on your cx bike and if it's impassable before you get to the meetin...
by Claire
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Wednesday, January 15 - SNOWcross!
Replies: 32
Views: 427

Re: Wednesday, January 15 - SNOWcross!

I'm planning to be there but must bear the following in mind: 1) I have to commute from far, far away so just getting there will be an adventure (L3: I know, I know... :wink: ) 1.1) must allocate extra time, like double the usual, and sleep/wake up accordingly 2) Falling on snow-covered asphalt does...
by Claire
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Angry TC opinion column on soft-ground damage by "Selfish, obtuse cyclists"
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Angry TC opinion column on soft-ground damage by "Selfish, obtuse cyclists"

Yes, Rob. Excellent points. I really appreciate your objective and empathetic point of view. It's quick to get angry and defensive but then we are no better than the cyclist-singling-out grumps like the letter writer. Also, kudos to Alan for his level-headed sensibility in his letter published in to...
by Claire
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Friday Jan 10 - self-serving ride
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Friday Jan 10 - self-serving ride

I'm also a maybe due to being a cold-wuss. But for mental preparation purposes, is the goal to have coffee with the roadie crew at Shoal Point or not? I imagine the route will be considerably different depending on the end goal.
by Claire
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Friday Jan 10 - self-serving ride
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Friday Jan 10 - self-serving ride

If anyone is interested in a second group (perhaps a tad faster and less snotty :lol: ), I may be available to lead it. If Louise posts a route ahead per Ann's request, that would help!

Although I'm still deciding whether to ride road or dirt. But I'll commit either way by 9-ish tonight.
by Claire
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Sunday, Jan 5 - Skirt Mountain
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Sunday, Jan 5 - Skirt Mountain

I'll meet you gang at Starbucks. Sys!
by Claire
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Sunday, Jan 5 - Skirt Mountain
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Sunday, Jan 5 - Skirt Mountain

Sounds good! I am likely but will have to confirm a bit later.

Rob and Mark too? :)
by Claire
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Sunday epic?
Replies: 19
Views: 759

Re: Sunday epic?

I'm keen on a Sunday morning ride. I do have some non-cycling things that need my attention (ludicrous!) so if anyone's hoping for an 'all-day' outing, I'm out. I think I'm in the mood for connecting various cool parts of town but not necessarily hitting any one area too intensively (i.e. no Hartlan...
by Claire
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Re: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride

I'm going to utter those dreaded words (perhaps to no one's surprise): two groups. If only those who've replied here attend, we will be a group of 17. It's likely more will come to ride without posting. And since our club's unwritten policy is to split groups of more than 16... Just sayin' there's a...
by Claire
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Bueller?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Bueller?

Looking for a cross ride tomorrow? See below...
by Claire
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Re: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride

I'm in. If I know the mileage in advance, I might plan my next couple days so that I finish on this ride. And then I might--in my giddy euphoria--buy a round. Just sayin'. Martin Martin, I'm thinking about 50km. Pretty mellow route... waterfront, Royal Oak, Interurban... A 9am start makes it easy t...
by Claire
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Sunday cross Dec 29
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Sunday cross Dec 29

We will aim for something like this: https://www.strava.com/routes/23124233 It has a little Hartland, but no significant climbs and keeping to 'blue' trails fairly close to the power line. Millhouse must be visited on the return so there's some road bits to connect it all. If no one else replies, we...
by Claire
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Sunday cross Dec 29
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Sunday cross Dec 29

Paul, Steve and I are planning to cross tomorrow. Likely 7:00 from Fairbucks, 7:20 at Switch. Route TBD. If anyone wants to join and has any preferences or requests for routes or trails (or even alt start time), happy to accommodate. Roughly 50-60km, for those who care about mileage (for F500 or oth...
by Claire
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Re: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride

Neil do you have a route in mind? How many kms? I asked these questions this morning and Fozzy seems pretty chill and non-specific as to the 'plan'. I think it's just a casual "two-hour ride with friends" and the where , who and how will develop organically. At least that was the sense I got. Imma ...
by Claire
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Re: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride

In that case, in x 2!
by Claire
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Re: 30th December - Bikes n' brunch ride

Sounds fun and we are keen to join. But it seems we need clarification -- will this take place on Monday the 30th or Tuesday the 31st?
by Claire
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Sunday longer cross Dec 22
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Sunday longer cross Dec 22

Yikes! Sorry for your overworkedness. Happy rolling, Rob. Steve and I will probably carry on with the plan as I've spent a while devising the route. If it sucks, at least no one else was annoyed in the process! If it's awesome, we'll grab you for the next edition. Still open to meeting others at 7 a...
by Claire
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Sunday longer cross Dec 22
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Sunday longer cross Dec 22

Seems it may be just the three of us! Let me know, Rob, how your prospects are looking for the morning. If you aren't available, Steve and I may reconsider our morning plan. I'm still hopeful more MBT-wannabes will join the absurdity.