Big Loop Ride July 28

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Marcus
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Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Marcus » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:42 pm

To all (adventurous) club members:

The July 28 date for the Tripleshot Cycling Club Big Loop Ride is approaching and preparations are underway.

Steve White has once again volunteered to generously support the ride by driving his Westfalia in advance of riders to provide food and refreshments at rest stops. HOWEVER, WE DO NEED A SWEEP VEHICLE AND DRIVER to ensure everyone is safe and hydrated. If you are willing to support the club and its activities by driving a sweep vehicle please post to this forum or send me a personal message.

For those members who are unfamiliar with the Big Loop Ride here is the general information:

We will have at least 2 support vehicles (assuming someone volunteers to drive a sweep vehicle). Food and refreshments will be supplied by the club and be in Steve White’s Westfalia. The other support vehicle would have water.

We will have spare wheels, a track pump, a bicycle rack and tools in the van.
Remember to take your own tubes, pumps and cartridges etc.

The route is approximately 250 kms in length with 2,500 meters of elevation gain. Victoria to Port Renfrew to Lake Cowichan, Duncan and Mill Bay. Depending on numbers, there should be two or three groups of riders.

We start at Alpha Street Starbucks at 6:00 a.m. Ferries to Brentwood Bay depart from Mill Bay at 4:10, 5:20 and 6:30. Most riders are on the 5:20 ferry.

A summary of the route is:

For cars, follow Douglas Street Northbound onto the Highway, then proceed onto Highway 14 (Sooke) and keep going to 1st stop.
For bikes, follow Galloping Goose from Alpha Street to Old Island Highway. From Old Island Highway to Highway 14 (Sooke) and keep going to 1st stop.
1st stop - Sooke River Store on corner of Sooke Road and Sooke River Road.
All vehicles and riders follow West Coast Road West to 2nd Stop.
2nd Stop - Jordan River (on left hand side of road just as you come to the ocean side.
All vehicles and riders follow West Coast Road to 3rd Stop.
3rd Stop - Port Renfrew (on left hand side opposite Denning Road - to Lake Cowichan)
All vehicles and riders follow Denning Road to T junction. Turn Right onto Pacific Marine Road .
Follow Pacific Marine Road to South Shore Road. Turn Right towards Lake Cowichan and 4th stop.
4th Stop - Lake Cowichan Centennial Park (on left hand side).
All vehicle and riders follow South Shore Road into Lake Cowichan town centre, go through town, and straight on at roundabout. Turn right onto Cowichan Lake Road.
Follow Cowichan Lake Road all the way until you reach T auction. Turn Right and follow into Duncan.
At 1st roundabout, turn right onto Cowichan Lake Road. At 2nnd roundabout go straight on towards Duncan.
Just before the start of the divided highway and rail crossing, turn right onto Allenby Road.
Take left hand turn after river bridge onto Miller Road.
Follow Miller Road to Koksilah Road. Follow Koksilah Road to Trans Canada Highway.
Follow Trans Canada Highway South towards Mill Bay.
Meet up at Mill Bay Shopping Centre (Thriftys) to get ferry tickets.
Follow Mill Bay Road to Ferry Terminal.

From Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal, follow your nose home.

If you are able to support the club by driving a support vehicle, please post here or send me a message.

If you plan to ride, please post to this thread by adding your name to the list. We will need to know numbers to properly plan for food, refreshments and other logistics.

Thanks, Marcus

Riders:
Marcus

NickLosier
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by NickLosier » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:13 am

Riders:
Marcus
Nic L

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Louise Wallace » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Re: Big Loop Ride July 28
Post by NickLosier » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:13 am

Riders:
Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)

Steven
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Steven » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:29 pm

Louise Wallace wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Re: Big Loop Ride July 28
Post by NickLosier » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:13 am

Riders:
Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings

barton bourassa
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by barton bourassa » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:32 pm

Barton
Riders:
Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Barton Bourassa

Mikael
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Mikael » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:25 pm

Barton
Riders:
Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael

Paul Chris
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Paul Chris » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:17 am

Plus... for approximaty. 85 km to Sooke and return (or longer)
THE LITTLE LOOP RIDE....no drop ..please join us.

Paul C
Mark F.
Steve R.

Paul Chris
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Paul Chris » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:43 am

BLR.
A few other points...
1. All participants must be club and cycling B.C.members . Friends can join us, but they need to join by Friday. July 26.
2. From past years...Mark and I would suggest having 2 groups right from the start, even if there's only a total of say, 14 riders.
3. Hope for the best plan for the worst. In 2016 it was 34c near Port Renfrew.
4. Have a little fun on the BLR'19 .....or LITTLE LOOP RIDE (LLR)

barton bourassa
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by barton bourassa » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:05 am

thought I'd get my name in the right order! Get in Line!!

Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael
Barton
Barton Bourassa

LouiseF
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by LouiseF » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:03 am

Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael
Barton
Louise (L3) (I'm a maybe for a bunch of reasons and I would only be going as far as Cow Bay. Does anyone know how far that is anyway?)

Marcus
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Marcus » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:05 pm

Cow Bay would be roughly 200 km.

Kevin L
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Kevin L » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:44 pm

Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael
Barton
Louise (L3) (I'm a maybe for a bunch of reasons and I would only be going as far as Cow Bay. Does anyone know how far that is anyway?)
Kevin and Laura!!

jbarrett
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by jbarrett » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:55 pm

Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael
Barton
Louise (L3) (I'm a maybe for a bunch of reasons and I would only be going as far as Cow Bay. Does anyone know how far that is anyway?)
Kevin and Laura!!
Joe B.

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Murray » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:36 pm

Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael
Barton
Louise (L3) (I'm a maybe for a bunch of reasons and I would only be going as far as Cow Bay. Does anyone know how far that is anyway?)
Kevin and Laura!!
Joe B.
Murray T

afcook
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by afcook » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 pm

Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael
Barton
Louise (L3) (I'm a maybe for a bunch of reasons and I would only be going as far as Cow Bay. Does anyone know how far that is anyway?)
Kevin and Laura!!
Joe B.
Murray T
Alan Cook

iabbott
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by iabbott » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:11 pm

Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael
Barton
Louise (L3) (I'm a maybe for a bunch of reasons and I would only be going as far as Cow Bay. Does anyone know how far that is anyway?)
Kevin and Laura!!
Joe B.
Murray T
Alan Cook
Ian Abbott

iabbott
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by iabbott » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:13 pm

This is my first time on a supported ride with the club, if I have specific food and other gear can I drop it off at the start with one of the support vehicles?

Thanks in advance.

Ian

Marcus
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Marcus » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:51 am

This is my first time on a supported ride with the club, if I have specific food and other gear can I drop it off at the start with one of the support vehicles?

Thanks in advance.

Ian
Yes, no problem.

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Alan
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Alan » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:10 am

Marcus
Nic L
Jim W
Louise W (L1) (Peter needs to come as our sweeper again)
Steve Jennings
Mikael
Barton
Louise (L3) (I'm a maybe for a bunch of reasons and I would only be going as far as Cow Bay. Does anyone know how far that is anyway?)
Kevin and Laura!!
Joe B.
Murray T
Alan Cook
Ian Abbott
Alan Cassels (where are all the fat fast guys who I intend drafting behind? C'mon, sign up!)

Gerry L
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 28

Post by Gerry L » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:41 am

If a sweep vehicle is still needed you can sign me up. Appreciated the tow last year.

Gerry L.

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