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CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:58 pm

See a side of the Saanich peninsula you've never seen before.

Sunday the fourth annual Tripleshot Crossfondo will launch you into the unknown at 9:00. Come join us for 45 km (or 25km option) of vineyards, hay fields, single track (newly built this fall), gravel and a little pavement to connect it all up.

Appreciative spectators: minature horses, sheep, goats. The second aid station is next to Heidi the horses stable, and the third by Ali and Grayson's (miniature donkeys) paddock. They're excellent therapy animals if you're in need. (Looking at you Alan and John. :p)

Start with coffee, pastries and fruit. I know, backwards from the usual TS tradition, but you'll need the energy for the 2-4 hour effort. The Youth Team will take your apres-wear bag, serve you breakfast snacks, then marshal you around an epic loop where you'll seldom recognize where you are; because 40 private landowners are opening their property to us for just one day.

When you finish in front of your adoring family and friends, the youth team will take your bike, wash it, valet park it, hand you your bag to change for dinner, then serve your salmon (or chicken) lunch on white linen with fresh flowers. And take away your dishes. With beer, cider, and kambucha. (And in heated tents if you happened to fall in at the water crossing.)

Proceeds support the TS youth program, South Island Mountain Bike Society, and The Nature Trail Society (Safe routes to school project in Central Saanich).

Register here by Thursday at 11:59. https://tripleshotcrossfondo.ca/

Ali and Grayson await you at the third aid station. Bring carrots.
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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:59 pm

Wallace Drive is named after Dave Wallace's family. Come tour his farm and 39 more.
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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:00 pm

New this year, the course goes through Church and State vineyard.
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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:01 pm

TSr Rob Duncan built this sweet bridge in a secret ravine, with youth parent Will KIng.
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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:03 pm

These miniature horses might be peeking through the fence at you on the new single track we built. But they can't see over it.
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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:08 pm

This year the route goes through central saanich, so more of this, fewer hills and rock.
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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:10 pm

The sheep here have some new growth with the recent rain. So they're in the mood to share their paddock with you.
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Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:12 pm

Room to rip between the vineyard and the gap in the fence we found.
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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Rolf » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:22 pm

Oh my goodness; you've clearly outdone yourself this year, Lister (along with your trail-building army)! This looks amazing.

If anyone's on the fence about this event, jump down off it and come have a blast! Fish that old hardtail MTB out of the back of a garage, borrow your neighbour's unused cross bike, and register for the most Sunday grins you'll have all year...

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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:05 am

The kids made this promo video. Don’t worry, there’s a ride around for the dirt pile. Right after you go through the greenhouse.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aBO8lX ... =drive_web
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Re: CrossFondo this Sunday- registration closes Thursday 11:59

Post by Lister Farrar » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:08 am

Lister
"We're jammin', jammin',
And I hope you like jammin', too."
(Bob Marley)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QdwYY9rZL4

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