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by Gerry L
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Virtual training options
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Virtual training options

I have been happily using Fulgaz with a smart trainer over the last year. Only solo rides are possible but several hundred rides (with a few Victoria area) are available. It will also kind of work with a regular trainer without any sensors at all. The video will run at the originally recorded speed ...
by Gerry L
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: We all need a laugh today....and this one is pretty funny....
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: We all need a laugh today....and this one is pretty funny....

The airbag helmet idea needs a little work. Standard helmets do not offer enough protection from concussions. The problem with the fabric of the airbag is that it will catch on the pavement (like the "foam in a mesh" helmets of yesteryear) and transmit too much rotational force to the wearer. A very...
by Gerry L
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: covid-19 and group rides
Replies: 15
Views: 1242

Re: covid-19 and group rides

If you have a trainer, speed sensor, and cadence sensor there are at least a dozen platforms ofering virtual rides such as Zwift and FulGaz. A power meter or smart trainer is not needed for many.

Gerry
by Gerry L
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: Continental GP 5000 TL tires 700x 25
Replies: 0
Views: 1016

Continental GP 5000 TL tires 700x 25

2 Fast tubeless tires 700 x 25 Tried fitting one to my new rims but not even close to being mountable. Ordered tires before rims- the wrong order as it turns out. Never used or mounted, come with sealant. $109 at Mec (per tire) $60 at Wiggle I’ll sell them for $55 (each) Check if your rims are compa...
by Gerry L
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Fairfield Starbucks
Replies: 33
Views: 2097

Re: Fairfield Starbucks

How about the Fort and Foul Bay Starbucks? I would also suggest a trial of 2 groups- A and B along the waterfront with C following the Friday route through Mt. Doug park converging at Mattick's farm. Both groups could mix and merge for the second half of the ride.

Gerry
by Gerry L
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Flat on Sunday C ride
Replies: 0
Views: 1274

Flat on Sunday C ride

Thanks to the group for helping with the tube change after my flat. I noticed my spare tube was still in my repair kit when checking at home. So either the bad tube was magically fixed (still holding air on Monday) or I ended with with someone else’s tube. Please let me know if you are missing a tub...
by Gerry L
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: displaying number plates and bike racks
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Re: displaying number plates and bike racks

I spoke with a Constable at the Saanich police station regarding license plates and bike carriers. He mentioned it was up to the discretion of the officer whether to issue a ticket for an obscured license plate. He mentioned the plate must be carried in the location provided by the vehicle manufactu...
by Gerry L
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Atrial FIb and Masters Athletes
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Atrial FIb and Masters Athletes

Due to the snow day I had a bit of time for some research. I was able to find many studies on risk factors for atrial fibrillation but very few on prevention other than avoiding the risk factors such as being overweight, diabetic etc.) Here is a summary of additional atrial fibrillation prevention m...
by Gerry L
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Silly Solstice Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1855

Re: Silly Solstice Ride

Perhaps the less fast riders could do shorter pulls avoiding being on the front going up the "little" hill (that seems to get larger) on Douglas St. leading to the park entrance. 30- 32 the rest of the time shouldn't be a problem.

Gerry
by Gerry L
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Early morning temperatures and black ice
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Early morning temperatures and black ice

I found this article re. frost/ dew formation. Explains why the Selkirk trestle is frosty on the way home from the ride but not the paved Lochside trail.

https://www.weather.gov/source/zhu/ZHU_ ... .htm#FROST
by Gerry L
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Tripleshot T-shirt?
Replies: 76
Views: 6378

Re: Tripleshot T-shirt?

Interested in Buying: Rob D Martin John D Justine Rolf Greg F (I WAS heckling but I would like a T-shirt) Louise F Alan? Craig B 1 Craig B 2 Craig B 3 ? Ann Garth C Neil Tim Megan T Lund Claire Nic L Todd2 Mary Todd Hallett Steve Jennings Marc Eric S Mark A Jeremy S Mikael Deborah Miller Alan Cook D...
by Gerry L
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Sept 8, Ambriss Clermont Ride for Hospice
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Sept 8, Ambriss Clermont Ride for Hospice

I wil be riding the 64k distance with my wife and would be happy to help out.

Gerry
by Gerry L
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Springy B ride (not the weather)
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Springy B ride (not the weather)

The Friday B ride seems more "springy" that usual. Going down Mt Doug X- Road I was in the second row rapidly overtaking the leader. I elected to slow down (too quickly) and in retrospect that could have caused a pileup. A hand signal seemed ill advised as we were going at least 40 kph. What is best...
by Gerry L
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Big Loop Ride July 28
Replies: 69
Views: 7513

Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

If a sweep vehicle is still needed you can sign me up. Appreciated the tow last year.

Gerry L.
by Gerry L
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Tuesday ride and road work
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Tuesday ride and road work

The intersection of Henderson and Cedat hill X-R is torn up with paving and road work. A flag person was on Duty at 4.45 Monday so a detour (? Switch to ring road) may be needed on July 8 morning.
by Gerry L
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Silly Summer Solstice, C
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: Silly Summer Solstice, C

How is this idea:
Everyone starts at the same time with several larger groups similar to the Thursday TT but whenever the groups meet riders could transfer to a quicker or less quick group? Could make keeping track of laps interesting!

Gerry
by Gerry L
Sun May 26, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: 3 FERRIES RIDE MAY 26
Replies: 40
Views: 5468

Re: 3 FERRIES RIDE MAY 26

Make that two at the switch bridge
Gerry
by Gerry L
Fri May 24, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Cycling and the Heart
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Cycling and the Heart

I found this excellent video that summarizes the current state of the art re cycling and heart risks.
Gerry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-ODB9zIywM
by Gerry L
Fri May 24, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: 3 FERRIES RIDE MAY 26
Replies: 40
Views: 5468

Re: 3 FERRIES RIDE MAY 26

Paul Christopher
Ann P
Jill P
John F*
Dolly
Neil
Shawn McK
Joan M
Rick A
Tim G
Maureen
Barton
Joe
Nic L
Chris D.
Mary G.
Alan C - joining in Ganges
Samantha H
Darryl B
Todd H
David R
Gerry L
by Gerry L
Mon May 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Volunteers for Robert Cameron Law Time Trial - June 7th
Replies: 39
Views: 5221

Re: Volunteers for Robert Cameron Law Time Trial - June 7th

Rolf
Mark Ashby
Rob Grant
Deborah Miller
Russ Mounsey
Gerry L