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by JohnT
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Friday, March 9
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

Re: Friday, March 9

... ten mile point.

You've reminded me Rolf, I found a black, fairly well-used, Oak Bay Bikes water bottle on the trails there while walking the dogs a week or so ago. It's been through the dishwasher and is ready to be returned. Let me know,

JohnT
by JohnT
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Preaching to the converted
Replies: 3
Views: 2206

Re: Preaching to the converted

by JohnT
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Sat Early & Long
Replies: 21
Views: 9185

Re: Sat Early & Long

Did you go Barton? I got up at 6 am and then checked the weather again at 6:30 am, but it was raining too hard for this weak man. I'll try to join next week - I am keen to ride the course.

JT
by JohnT
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Good Training Plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 5959

Re: Good Training Plans?

Unless you've started, I am winning: Tuesday Feb. 13. Lunch: Chicken salad sandwich, Rumble and Bounty Bar. Latte at 3:30 pm 5:20pm: Two laps of 10-Mile Point. Distance and average speed unknown. Felt great. Dinner (7:25pm, anticipated): Beef meat pie (Slater's) and roasted veggies. No alcohol. Noth...
by JohnT
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Good Training Plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 5959

Re: Good Training Plans?

Start a training diary. Actually, I challenge you to a training diary duel. I have been meaning to do this for years. When you have a great ride (or a terrible one), you'll be able to look back at the previous week or two to see how you ate, slept and rode. Then repeat the good/best combo (food, sle...
by JohnT
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: a propos the 'ecosystem'
Replies: 4
Views: 2684

Re: a propos the 'ecosystem'

My daughter remarked to me the other day that LOL doesn't really mean laughing out loud. That is, LOL is short for laughing out loud, but that people aren't actually doing it. Who knew? Anyway, I was, after watching that video...(front fell off). Faculty within earshot probably think that Taylor has...
by JohnT
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Racing
Topic: VCL_Speedway_2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2546

VCL_Speedway_2018

Hello everyone, Just in case you are wondering, I had a very painful snowboarding accident (indeed several of them within a few hours) a few weeks ago. I should be out on the bike again soon. It's the first time in my life that I have said to myself, 'I am too old for this', .... and really meant it...
by JohnT
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Blaze_laserlight
Replies: 4
Views: 3054

Re: Blaze_laserlight

He says it makes a big difference with pedestrians in the city - less stepping out.

I imagine it will reduce the number of cars that turn right in front of cyclists.

JT
by JohnT
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Blaze_laserlight
Replies: 4
Views: 3054

Blaze_laserlight

A colleague on campus just got one... very cool. Not so sure about it's use in the peloton, but could be life-saving in traffic.

https://shop.blaze.cc/products/blaze-laserlight

JT
by JohnT
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Jan1_1pm_1.5hr_ride
Replies: 0
Views: 1571

Jan1_1pm_1.5hr_ride

Taking advantage of zero expectations - kids, dogs, wife, they expect nothing from me over the hour or two. Departure: 1pm or 1:15 if that's better for you. Route: Pure Vannila, north along Sunday route to Sayward (just past Matticks), across #17 to Oldfield Rd. and then back via Royal View and Mt D...
by JohnT
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Kit Design Ideas - WE NEED YOU!!!!
Replies: 121
Views: 46554

Re: Kit Design Ideas - WE NEED YOU!!!!

+1 for orca
by JohnT
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Kit Design Ideas - WE NEED YOU!!!!
Replies: 121
Views: 46554

Re: Kit Design Ideas - WE NEED YOU!!!!

I like Kevin L.'s suggestion. The colours could be selected so that Barton's favourite kit could go with it - i.e., one could wear the new jersey with baby blue shorts/bib-shorts. Not necessary, but an idea. Also, we could ask for sprinter, climber, and GC versions. For example, the person in the cl...
by JohnT
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: New Tripleshot Kit unveiling
Replies: 13
Views: 7219

Re: New Tripleshot Kit unveiling

That's not going to go well with your new bike Neil. I'm not an expert, but pink and red doesn't seem right. And just to be clear... pink isn't the only thing wrong with that option.

JT
by JohnT
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Invictus Games Live Streaming
Replies: 8
Views: 5115

Re: Invictus Games Live Streaming

He's going to need a new helmet :D
by JohnT
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: used Garmin?
Replies: 9
Views: 6638

Re: used Garmin?

I can help! Tell your dad to run a string (you reminded me of this when you wrote about stringing wires) around his tire, then measure the length of the string with a tape measure. Next, plug that value into the odometer... isn't that how all of you do it?
by JohnT
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Mt Washington
Replies: 5
Views: 4289

Re: Mt Washington

If you do it early, or late, in the day, keep an eye out for bears. Also, on the way down test brakes gently at various speeds. Hard on the front brakes at speed, especially if you are shivering, can lead to a high speed wobble that could end very badly. Even pressure on front and back brakes, even ...
by JohnT
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: unexpected_e-mail
Replies: 0
Views: 1826

unexpected_e-mail

Just got this (below). Good to know that someone was monitoring the Oak Bay Municipality web site. Just funny that the reply arrived so many months later. You might remember that we had a crash that morning that was partly a consequence of the road conditions. Dear JOHN TAYLOR, This email is to info...
by JohnT
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Cross Ride
Replies: 279
Views: 112645

Re: Cross Ride

I pushed it into a cage on Geoff's bike (at coffee - he might not realize it's there) - thought it was Mandy's.

JT
by JohnT
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Cross Ride
Replies: 279
Views: 112645

Re: Cross Ride

Would someone send me route info?

taylorjs@uvic.ca
by JohnT
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Quiet
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

Quiet

A peloton or pace-line needn't be a cacophony. Let's try not to be so loud when we organize at Oak Bay High, ride along Shelbourne, and assemble at the top of King George, etc. etc. If, for example, the speed isn't fast enough, or is too fast, that info can be shared without yelling from the back al...