HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

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HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by barton bourassa » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:14 pm

Our next big full-on club event is the assault of Hurricane Ridge on Sunday Aug 17. Again this year TSC is providing funding for the first 40 riders (CLUB Members, any and all ages!) to register. Total cost of the ferry for passenger and bike and the entrance fee to the park is $53. We are asking CLUB members to pay $28. TSC will pick up the balance.

We are also asking all club members to register on our "store":

http://bikehart.com/cart/index.php?main ... ucts_id=53

Non club members are very welcome but they will have to take care of their own ticket at the ferry and at the park entrance. We are going to ask the park people if we can have one person at the gate to pay for all Club Members so we can just roll right on thru and up the hill! This worked very well last year.

We will have a support vehicle, my Escape. I'll have a bike rack on the back just in case! The vehicle can handle 4 bikes, 3 on the rack and one in the back, and up to 4 passengers. The vehicle will be riding up and down the climb, carrying water, gatorade powder, bananas, oranges, spare tubes, pump. Anything else? Oh ya, people's extra clothing for the ride down. It can be chilly even on a warm day!

Registration closes on August 15 at 6 PM. We will take a head count at that time. I will buy all tickets and will be at the ferry terminal at 5:30 AM to hand them out return tickets for passenger and bike to those that have registered thru our store. The boat leaves at 6:10 AM.

I really hope you can join in this great ride. If you have ridden the Ridge before you know how much fun it is. If you have not ridden this wonderful climb before, come see what you have been missing!

Your Exec!!
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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by John D » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:38 pm

In the interests of planning and sharing information, can those who will be doing this ride please add their names to the list below? Since registration is through our online store, there is no easy way for people to know who else is coming.

Alas, I will be in Quebec that week...

Thanks,
John D

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by POC » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:00 pm

:P I plan on riding.

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by POC » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:07 pm

Barton,

I plan on riding and if you remember, my wife Jacqueline is driving the TS van. I am going to register - should Jac register as well?

Paul. (POC).

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by barton bourassa » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:48 pm

Thanks Paul. We will be in touch!
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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by Paul C. » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:16 pm

Hi HR riders.... I am in, and I am staying down until 5:30,,,having a long, relaxed lunch then riding east or west for abpout 2 hours. Are you joining me? pc

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by Fozzy » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:31 am

I have booked.

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by Barbara R » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:21 pm

I have joined. :shock: Nervous and excited! Any tips for newbies?

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by barton bourassa » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:42 am

Bring a jacket for the ride down! It gets pretty cool in the shade at +60K/Hr!
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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by Peter M » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:04 pm

I'm in. :D

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by Rolf » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:34 pm

Barbara: just keep pedalling! The steeper bit is the first climb between the entrance to the park (visitor center) and the toll booth/gatehouse (about 9 km). The subsequent 19-ish km to the parking lot at the top are a wee bit gentler.

This one fact—considerately pointed out by Dave Spiers on my first attempt—helped me with the mental challenge of riding uphill almost non-stop for over two hours.

Speaking of not-thinking-about-one's-legs, a ride partner who can engagingly converse on a variety of topics is very helpful.

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by jimwallace » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:22 pm

Hi Louise and I (jim wallace) are going,
see you at 5:30,,,first post to the form..Thanks Roland.

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by barton bourassa » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:57 am

For the ride on Sunday, don't forget small blinky lights for the front and back. The parks people want us to have lights on thru the tunnels.

Riders registered to date:
Barton
Brent Scofield
Peter McMullen
Mark Sheppard
Stephen White
James & Louise
Scott Phillips
Neil Forrest
Paul O'Callaghan
Donald Ferguson
Barbara Rober
Janice Meek
Paul Christopher


See you Sunday!
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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by mshepard » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:07 pm

If anyone is on the fence I will be happily plodding up at my own pace and will welcome any slower company! Weather looking perfect for Sunday so come on along.
...Mark

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by Julie » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:30 am

I know it's cutoff. I arrived late to town. Can I come? Please✌️

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by barton bourassa » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:24 pm

Yes! Be there at 5:45!
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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by mshepard » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:12 pm

I am bailing due to wife coercing me into riding the Cowichan Valley wine tour with Broad Street Cycles. Have fun.
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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by Julie » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:51 pm

Thank you 8)

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by Peter M » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:29 pm

Great ride. A big thanks to Barton for organizing and Jacqueline for driving.

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Re: HURRICANE RIDGE, AUGUST 17

Post by POC » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:40 am

Thanks to Barton for organizing this ride. We were blessed with terrific weather with spectacular views at the summit :lol: . We had some first timers on this ride who had a blast. Thanks also to Jac for driving the gear to the top and being on hand if needed.posting.php?mode=reply&f=18&t=5208#

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