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by JohnT
Wed May 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: Speedway5
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Speedway5

The 5th and last Speedway race was good fun for all, except the A's, who agreed that it was best not to race on a freshly-wetted surface. The B's started on a dry track and had an exciting race, but reported that by the last few laps wheels were starting to slip dangerously. Before continuing with f...
by JohnT
Thu May 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: Speedway #3
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

Speedway #3

I confess, I am not sure how many VCL races there have been, but I do know we're at Speedway race #3. Clear and sunny last night, warm and then very cold within the 2 hr timespan we were all there. Thanks very much to Martin and Mark for the help. Lots of participants, perhaps the largest C group ev...
by JohnT
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: VCL#2_Report
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

VCL#2_Report

Despite the poor forecast, we had a dry track last night. Thirteen signed up for the C race, 25 in B and 14 in A. I don't have the results, so if I make a mistake or two below, I'll correct it soon. The average age of the C race was 32 years, but there was no one in that race in their thirties. It w...
by JohnT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: VCL_2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2113

Re: VCL_2019

Second race takes place Wednesday, with the C's underway at 6 pm. B's 6:30 pm and A's at 7:15 pm. $15 for adults. Eighteen and under fee is $10. Note that everyone also needs a license, race number and timing chip. All are available at the track. $8 for number and timing chip (good for the whole sea...
by JohnT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Stats & Race Reports
Topic: VCL#1_Report
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

VCL#1_Report

It was clear today that great racing doesn't require good weather nor a large field. The C race started at 2 pm on a dry track with just four entries. They dealt with a brief downpour and Richele Frank, who recently moved from Vancouver (I am told), eventually gapped James Holtz to claim the win wit...
by JohnT
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: VCL_2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2113

VCL_2019

First race is this Saturday at Western Speedway. PLEASE NOTE: Racing starts at 2 pm (schedule below). Island Youth Road and Track Series runs from noon until 2 pm. 2:00 pm C Race 20 min + 5 laps 2:30 pm B Race 25 min + 5 laps 3:15 pm* A Race 30 min + 5 laps * Cars start practice at 4 pm. Post-race d...
by JohnT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: VCL_starts_Sat:_Calling_all_Doctors_Nurses_Paramedics
Replies: 0
Views: 1034

VCL_starts_Sat:_Calling_all_Doctors_Nurses_Paramedics

Hi everyone, The VCL starts up THIS Saturday. I hope to post a race schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). It will include some details on a new youth program. It is always very reassuring to have someone there with some medical training. Accidents are very rare. In fact, we've had as many people arrive with ...
by JohnT
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Maui
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Maui

Any TripleShot people in Maui this week? I'm in Kihei until Friday night... join me for a ride up Haleakala?

JT
by JohnT
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Knee pain! Any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: Knee pain! Any suggestions?

Not a doctor....at least not a medical one. My knee pain might be completely different from yours. With that in mind, my advise is this: every time you think you are in the right gear, shift once or twice to spin a bit faster. That is, work your heart and lungs more and your knees less. Something el...
by JohnT
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Life at the limits of exhaustion - why cyclists suffer
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Re: Life at the limits of exhaustion - why cyclists suffer

I was just about to post this myself. Three different perspectives on suffering on the bike.

JT
by JohnT
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: red light found
Replies: 0
Views: 938

red light found

While riding between the fast and not-as-fast groups today (Fri) though Mt. Doug I came across a red light in the middle of the road - I assume it was dropped/lost by one of the fast guys. Let me know if/when you want it back.

JT
by JohnT
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: FridayAM
Replies: 0
Views: 937

FridayAM

I haven't been riding much lately - this might be old news. Driving up Shelbourne yesterday I notice an enormous pot-hole just north of McRae's Restaurant (i.e., about 100m after the lights at Hillside). It would be in the path of the Friday AM ride and it will break wheels if not clavicles.

JT
by JohnT
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Giro_Sardinia_Sardegna
Replies: 35
Views: 12168

Re: Giro_Sardinia_Sardegna

There's a reduce rate for the Giro for another 60 days. I was on the site just to check dates, so I didn't get the details (i.e., rates before and after 60 days), but if you are thinking about it, maybe try to decide before Christmas.

JT
by JohnT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Giro_Sardinia_Sardegna
Replies: 35
Views: 12168

Re: Giro_Sardinia_Sardegna

Training is up to you, sort of. There is a 'broom wagon'. There's also a 'fondo'.
by JohnT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Giro_Sardinia_Sardegna
Replies: 35
Views: 12168

Giro_Sardinia_Sardegna

https://www.girosardegna.com A six-day stage race. The closest thing any of us will ever get to racing in a grand tour..... unless you're young, leave TripleShot to become a professional and participate in international stage races. OK, closest thing many of us will ever get to racing in a grand tou...
by JohnT
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: Interest in Racing as a Team
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Interest in Racing as a Team

Andrew, no one thinks you're capable of a rant. Don't shatter the illusion. Let's pick a race and do the team thing.

JT
by JohnT
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: Canadian Master's National Road Race Championships
Replies: 29
Views: 8812

Re: Canadian Master's National Road Race Championships

I really felt a Tripleshot 'family' thing this weekend - thanks everyone. Congratulations, to others that raced, to everyone that volunteered and especially to our new National Champions.

JT
by JohnT
Wed May 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Crash on the Sunday ride
Replies: 28
Views: 8654

Re: Crash on the Sunday ride

Durrance=WallaceDr_2_WestSaanichRd.jpeg Durrance Road looks like a connection between Wallace (before the bad section) and West Saanich Rd. Has anyone ridden it? Is it an option? Maybe split the pack at the Butchart Gardens stopsign and then have one group make this left turn. We all meet up at the...
by JohnT
Mon May 28, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Crash on the Sunday ride
Replies: 28
Views: 8654

Re: Crash on the Sunday ride

My feeling is that single file is best there.... one person on the front for the entire section.. everyone else can treat it as a break before the observatory climb. Maybe even a designated 'caboose' - several people appear to ride with back light mounted all year. Big groups could break into two at...
by JohnT
Sat May 26, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Thursday TTT pedestrian safety
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Thursday TTT pedestrian safety

I think a marshal is 'overkill', there are too many cross-walks, but if UVic are willing (unlikely but possible), we could place pylons at each cross-walk with small 'bike-race' notices. This is, after all, only 1 hour a week and UVic likes to think of itself as a community resource. Such a recognit...