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by Alan
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Volcanic Ash Update
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Volcanic Ash Update

Since I'm "stuck" (used ironically) in Paris, despairing at not being in Sardinia, I thought you'd be amused by a volcanic ash update is in order. Language lesson of the day: "ash cloud" in French is "le nuage de cendre". Here's how my friend in Geneva interpreted my situation: Au lieu de m'éclater ...
by Alan
Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Tour De Sardegna
Replies: 8
Views: 3415

Re: Tour De Sardegna

I'd take the TGV, but it's pretty booked up solid. I may try to cycle, but I'd have to convert my road bike to a touring bike (hey, I'd look like Dylan with my rear rack and pannier). Peter and Dave are racing as I type this, it's 2:40pm in Sardinia, so they should be halfway through the first 140 k...
by Alan
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Tour De Sardegna
Replies: 8
Views: 3415

Re: Tour De Sardegna

This just in from the CBC website. I'm not the only one stranded and unable to get to a Sardinian bike race, look who else has been grounded or stranded: British comedian John Cleese, who ended up paying $5,100 for a taxi ride from Oslo, Norway, where he'd appeared on a talk show, to Brussels, hopin...
by Alan
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Tour De Sardegna
Replies: 8
Views: 3415

Re: Tour De Sardegna

Hi Everyone--Alan here in Paris. Mine was one of the 16,000 European flights cancelled yesterday. Dave and Peter are in Sardinia when I spoke to them Thursday night, just renting a car in the Alghero airport. I am stuck here due to that pesky volcanic cloud until at least Monday--which is to say, I'...
by Alan
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Saturday Morning Hammerfest (now with Less Josh)
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

Re: Saturday Morning Hammerfest (now with Less Josh)

I'll be there, standard loop, home around 9am before kids wake up. Will be further testing my FAST wheels so watch out...!
by Alan
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Gear Order
Topic: Tripleshot 2010 Gear Order #1
Replies: 23
Views: 10723

Re: Tripleshot 2010 Gear Order #1

I wrangled another contribution from my wife's law firm (Berge, Hart and Cassels) so you can put her firm back on the Jersey. It's not like they're getting any work out of this, but if it keeps me happy....they'll pay.
by Alan
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Holiday weekend rides
Replies: 57
Views: 13247

Re: Holiday weekend rides

Hate to add a further option for Monday but how about a regular Friday-type ride, meet at the usual place at 6:00am, ride hard for an hour, have coffee at the usual Mocha house and be home by 7:45 just as the family is waking up? Dave Spiers and I are in for sure, any other takers?
by Alan
Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Holiday weekend rides
Replies: 57
Views: 13247

Re: Holiday weekend rides

I'm in --weather dependent. If it is worse than this morning (and It's hard to imagine a ride worse than what we endured today) I may opt to stay in bed. Frankly folks, I was thinking that for this morning's ride we'd get serious hard men of winter gloating points for riding in 50 kph winds, navigat...
by Alan
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: King of the Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: King of the Hill

Our protest (Dave Spiers and I) against Peter's new colossal climbing abilities is that we have pledged to do the Giro de Sardegna with unshaven legs. If we can even finish a European stage race with hairy North American legs, tell, me, who has won? (ps: check out Pete's girlie hill-climbing gams!)
by Alan
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Did you guys survive?
Replies: 14
Views: 3426

Re: Did you guys survive?

I did the swooshing thing on Saturday, not before I rode my bike up to the top of the mountain (some other guy, who I recognized as being an Oak Bay rider saw me arriving in my Triple shot gear and thought I was a total basket case, bike covered with mud, etc.) The worst part was dealing with the nu...
by Alan
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Did you guys survive?
Replies: 14
Views: 3426

Re: Did you guys survive?

I didn't have hands on the last 10 minutes of that ride, just frozen stumps at the end of my arms--couldn't shift, couldn't brake, could barely steer. What the hell was I doing out there? So, it wasn't pretty--but all well worth it for the hockey sock full of gloating points I earned by being one of...
by Alan
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Saturday AM Race Training Ride?
Replies: 63
Views: 13710

Re: Saturday AM Race Training Ride?

I'm in, come rain or shine.
by Alan
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Tripleshot in the TC
Replies: 9
Views: 4268

Tripleshot in the TC

Our little secret is out. Story pasted below. cheers, Alan Dawn patrol hits the hills As the city rolls over for 40 more winks, Tripleshot's fitness fiends are earning their coffee BY GRANIA LITWIN, TIMES COLONISTFEBRUARY 25, 2010 It's 6 a.m. and black outside, with a cold wind blowing. But 30 cheer...
by Alan
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Saturday AM Race Training Ride?
Replies: 63
Views: 13710

Re: Saturday AM Race Training Ride?

I'll be out as well. I think it was John who told me some guys from the SpinDoctors might join the Saturday morning hammerfest. So there could be a good group going. See you at 5-dark-30.
by Alan
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Saturday AM Race Training Ride?
Replies: 63
Views: 13710

Re: Saturday AM Race Training Ride?

yeah, and if Josh says he's cooked, imagine what it's like for the rest of us. As they used to tell us in the Airborne Regiment, "Pain is only a sign you're still alive..."

I'll be out on Sunday's ride to see if I can find my pancreas which I dropped somewhere along Interurban....
by Alan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Saturday AM Race Training Ride?
Replies: 63
Views: 13710

Re: Saturday AM Race Training Ride?

No problem Mike, I will speak for the group and say we'll go from the Cook St. Starbucks, stoked on Americanos, leaving by 6am and head down to Dallas, then take the usual route along the water to Matticks' farm, Sidney, etc. Which is to say, I'm in. Lister, don't worry about hanging on the back, by...
by Alan
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: GranFondo
Replies: 107
Views: 13539

Re: GranFondo

Ok, under the persuasive influence of Dave Spiers, I signed up this morning for the Whistler Grandfondo. It says we need a minimum of five riders and a maximum of nine for a team. The question I have, is, who's in charge? Is it Jeff or Captain Stay Puf't?
by Alan
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Spring Training...........
Replies: 7
Views: 2559

Re: Spring Training...........

I'm in.
by Alan
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: I need some new wheels...
Replies: 6
Views: 6187

I need some new wheels...

I'm in the market for a new set of wheels (new to me, perhaps surplus for you). The goal is get a wheelset that is lighter and more aero than what I've got now on my Trek (Velomax?) :? which are pretty well on their last legs. Maybe you've got a set of Dura Aces or Zipps that are lying around and ga...
by Alan
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Testing Schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

Re: Testing Schedule

Mike Lawless backed out of his 10:15 slot because he had to go bike shopping on Saturday morning, so I am filling in for him at that time. Which is to say, there is now my old time slot, at 3:15 now open for the first taker. Send Pete Lawless an email and I am sure he can schedule you in. Cheers, Alan