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by Alan
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Metchosin Race Report
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

All this and photos too. check out the TSC lineup for the 40-49 yr old men. http://duanebc.smugmug.com/gallery/8721098_mhcvn#576553416_8LyCJ Eric looking awfully svelt... http://duanebc.smugmug.com/gallery/8721098_mhcvn#576549556_dfH9X Stormin' norman http://duanebc.smugmug.com/gallery/8721098_mhcvn...
by Alan
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Metchosin Race Report
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

hey, when --and where--are they posting the race results?. I want to check out how many 70-year olds kicked my butt. As my wife said: "they've got 30 years more of racing experience on you." Something to work towards. As my first race (to finish) it was a ton of fun. A big "Bravo Zulu" (Navy term fo...
by Alan
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Jairus KILLS the Sprint Triathlon
Replies: 8
Views: 3365

Hey Pete, we were looking for you this morning on our Tripleshot Sunday ride, but it seemed no one caught sight of you. Too fast for our sorry asses, I guess. It's too bad, we had a heap of heckling ready to let loose...
by Alan
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: July 1st Hurricane Ridge
Replies: 16
Views: 5119

It's a pretty cool ride. I did it on Canada day a few years back and it took about 2.5 hours to get up and 45 minutes to get down. It'll take longer if you're riding a unicycle or a tandem. Glad to see Windsor Park is canceled so Pete is left without a weasley excuse to get out of it.... Be sure to ...
by Alan
Tue May 19, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: TTT - Picking teams
Replies: 31
Views: 11682

Geez, glad you remembered me. For a second I thought you've left me out because of my bad smell or something. Tho' after a 85 km Monday 'social ride' (not "sociopath" ride as Mike Lawless kept reminding us) and a hard few trips around bunnieville today I'm not sure there's much left in the legs for ...
by Alan
Tue May 12, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: 2010 Challenge event for Tripleshotters
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

I'm totally into this. We took the family to Ireland two summers ago and it's a great place to pedal your butt off. Very civilized, in fact--Tea for breakfast, Guinesss for dinner, and whatever pub fare you can pack in in-between. Gotta like that. Here's a bit of trivia: What ethnic group--after the...
by Alan
Sun May 03, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: May 9th: Windsor Park
Replies: 27
Views: 9950

I'm in too, I guess. That is, if Dave and Eric are in too. Dave told me he is in, though that may have been a ploy just to trick me. Dolly told me today she has given Eric permission, so he has no valid excuse not to be in. Besides, I'm only in because there are a few other willing souls to haul my ...
by Alan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Oak Bay bike master plan
Replies: 0
Views: 1322

Oak Bay bike master plan

This link will take you to the Oak Bay News, and the latest news on community efforts to make Oak Bay more cycle friendly. (I'd be happy if they just filled their potholes and fined homeowners who rake their leaves onto the road). IF there are any triple shotters who live behind the Tweed Curtain, I...
by Alan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: I'm not the only one- retro-grouches rejoice!
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

I hear CO2 leaks out even faster in that rare eventuality that you're trying to repair your flat with a pre-flatted tube. But think of the biceps you'd be building by trying to pump up that baby by hand....
by Alan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Bike film "Veer" is back in town...
Replies: 1
Views: 1615

Bike film "Veer" is back in town...

For those who missed it the first time, I received this note from the folks at Roads, Rails & Trails --announcing a showing of the bike film Veer at UVIC on March 19th, 7pm. Hello: Victoria is Canada's Biking Capital, and bike use and facilities continue to grow each year. This will invite you to se...
by Alan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Car repairs - Crash on Dallas Road
Replies: 17
Views: 6587

Will you take a "painting" from me too? I was there on that ride but was not, repeat, was not involved in any way, shape or form. I'll kick in some to help take the sting out of the insurance bill.
by Alan
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Stolen bike arrives home, at last
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

Stolen bike arrives home, at last

Just a word to those who may have had a bike stolen recently, you might want to start checking out Kilshaw's Auctioneers periodically. I stopped there on my way home from downtown today to discover my 20 year old Cannondale ready for the auction block. It was stolen from my backyard last June. Seems...
by Alan
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Tandem rides?
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

Oooh, the slagging continues. I'll have you know Pete my wife and I rode our first tandem from where we bought it in Halifax to Victoria (more than 6,000 kilometers) without a single accident or mishap and I was totally in control. One thing newbies on tandems need to know is that there are two posi...
by Alan
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Tandem rides?
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

If there are any tandem wannabees out there, now is the time to do your patriotic duty and do your part to stimulate the economy by going out and buying one.

This is a Burley, similar to my own, and a steal at $2200.

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/7969892
by Alan
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Tandem rides?
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

I've actually got two tandems, (makes up for the fact some of my bikes only have one wheel!) and would be happy to lend the extra tandem to any couple that wants to give it a try. I know Chris Watt was showing some tandem interest, so we should also shanghai him for a Triple Shot Tandem Sunday. Any ...
by Alan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: How about a long ride sometime? Eg 160 km at Easter?
Replies: 13
Views: 5291

I think that rabbit died for my sins.
As Elmer Fudd would say: Dat wascally wabbit is now woadkill...
by Alan
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: How about a long ride sometime? Eg 160 km at Easter?
Replies: 13
Views: 5291

Count me in too. But speaking of Easter, which makes me think of rabbits, I just want to remind the rest of the team that today on our ride I ran over a rabbit. He zigged, then zagged and I tried to miss him but ended up going over him with my front wheel. He felt like a furry little speedbump. I th...
by Alan
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Alan's "IDEAS" on Cancer Screening.
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Alan's "IDEAS" on Cancer Screening.

Finally, my new radio documentary is going to air, this Thursday, February 12th at 9:05pm on CBC radio one (90.5 FM in Victoria). The world of cancer screening is the target in this two part series. I've pasted the blurb below from the CBC IDEAS website. They will podcast the documentary and stream ...
by Alan
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Veer at the Victoria film festival
Replies: 5
Views: 3340

Veer at the Victoria film festival

The film "Veer" is supposed to be a fine film for bike lovers. Here's the blurb from the Film festival website: Veer Documentary (USA, 2008, 102 mins) HDCAM World Premiere Directed By: Greg Fredette Producers: Greg Fredette, Jason Turner If you thought Victoria was a bike city, prepare yourself for ...
by Alan
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: weather web site
Replies: 4
Views: 3123

Five of us 'hard' men (or rather frosty men) of winter went out this morning. (Norm, Dillan, Pete, Eric and I) We did a modified Friday ride--up Shelbourne to the park and then back along the water. There were some slippery bits, but we took it easy and there were no spills. Eric showed some serious...