Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

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Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by conway » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:28 pm

Below is listed the Big Loop Ride information.

For additional information and answers to your questions contact Mark Ford (250 595-6790) or Paul Christopher (250 217-2426) at coffee.

3rd Annual Tripleshot Big Loop Ride

Date Sunday 19th July 2015
Start Time: 6:00 am Meet at 5:30am for coffee before the ride
Start Location: Starbucks Alpha St across from Mayfair Mall
Qualification: A Tripleshot member – it will not be possible to join Tripleshot on the day
of the ride.
Cost: Free – no charge
Distance: 260K - 100k to Port Renfrew -150k to Lake Cowichan – 230k to Mill Bay
Route: Victoria-Sooke-Jordan River-Port Renfrew-Lake Cowichan-
We will take the Cowichan Highway back to Duncan.
(A detail route sheet/map will be posted with approximate arrival times and distance to the Control Stops.)
Control Stops: Sooke-Jordan River-Port Renfrew-Lake Cowichan.
Support: This will be provided by Marcus and his wife Nancy using their VW Camper. In addition Steve White and his wife Kara will provide “sweep” support on their motor bikes.
The support will include food, drink, bars etc. In addition the support vehicles will carry spare tubes, pump, tools, etc.
Although the ride will be fully supported riders should still plan on being self-sufficient. (Spare tube(s), water and bars etc.)

Ride Organization: There will be two groups. Fast and not so fast. The rides will be designated “no drop”. For this reason make sure you select the correct group. If you're riding with the Fast group and the pace gets too hot you can drop back to the slower group.

Mill Bay Ferry: The ferry times are: 3pm, 4:10pm and 5:20pm. The plan will be to catch the 4:10 ferry with the option of catching the 5:20 ferry. Remember to bring $5 for the ferry fare.

General information: Gearing If this is your first long ride with hills it is suggested you check your gearing – 53/39 chain-rings and a 11/23 cassette may not be appropriate for this ride!!
The weather can be very changeable from Sooke to Port Renfrew and then over to Lake Cowichan. So it is advised to bring at least a wind/rain jacket and arm warmers.

Cell Phone #'s: The cell phone number of the ride “captains” and support volunteers will be provided in case help is needed along the route. However, there is no or limited cell phone coverage between Sooke- Port Renfrew and Lake Cowichan.
Pre-training rides: It is proposed to do the normal Friday ride (35k), have coffee and then continue to ride to Sooke and back (70k). The total distance would be 100K+. First ride on 26th June after coffee.

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by Wighty » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:29 am

Does the Mill Bay ferry charge the $2 bicycle fee? If so, everyone will need $7 instead of $5.

Also, based on past years, can you advertise the average speeds of the two groups?

Thanks!

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by barton bourassa » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:58 pm

BC Ferry: http://www.bcferries.com/files/fares/pd ... _Fares.pdf

Service Between
MILL BAY - BRENTWOOD BAY
One Way FARE*
PASSENGER (Foot or Vehicle)
12 years or older 7.85

BICYCLE or STOWAGE 2.00

Cash Only!!
Barton Bourassa

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by gab » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:00 pm

Alternatively, we could do the loop in reverse, riding up the Malahat and skipping the ferry altogether!
I did this route some time ago and it worked fine, although I'm not an expert on prevailing winds, etc.

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by barton bourassa » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:22 pm

Here is the Garmin of the ride last year:

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/546086888

BB
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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by jj12 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:08 pm

In!! With a capital I:)

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by Paul C. » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:50 pm

Gab ( who ever you are ) and other BLR enthusiasts...

Route, format and 2 group start is set. See info above.

Any questions etc. please visit with me, Paul C., or Mark Ford at coffee.

If you havn't recently done a 100k to 150 k ride, you may want to....soon!

cheers pc

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by John D » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:42 pm

Might I suggest that we start a sign-up list so that the BLR organizers can get an idea of numbers? Please cut/paste the list below, reply to this post and add your name to the list. So far, I see:

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Andrew Wighty (?)
Gabe (?) Don't worry buddy, we know who you are!
John Goluza
Barton "Gimme-More-Hills" Bourassa (?)

YOU!
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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by jj12 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:55 pm

"barton gimmie more hills bourassa" lol

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by Lund » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:17 pm

John D wrote:Barton "Gimme-More-Hills" Bourassa
I thought it was Barton "No...NO – you can't make me go to the front!" Bourassa.

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by Fozzy » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:54 pm

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Might I suggest that we start a sign-up list so that the BLR organizers can get an idea of numbers? Please cut/paste the list below, reply to this post and add your name to the list. So far, I see:

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Andrew Wighty (?)
Gabe (?) Don't worry buddy, we know who you are!
John Goluza
Barton "Gimme-More-Hills" Bourassa (?)
Neil

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by amyeee » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:46 pm

I've been talking about it for the last year.So, might as well make it official ...

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Andrew Wighty (?)
Gabe (?) Don't worry buddy, we know who you are!
John Goluza
Barton "Gimme-More-Hills" Bourassa (?)
Neil
Amy

barton bourassa
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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by barton bourassa » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:59 am

Steve L wrote:

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John D wrote:
Barton "Gimme-More-Hills" Bourassa


I thought it was Barton "No...NO – you can't make me go to the front!" Bourassa.


Very Funny Steve! When I am riding with the likes of you and Sig and Peter and Rick I have no business on the front!

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Andrew Wighty (?)
Gabe (?) Don't worry buddy, we know who you are!
John Goluza
Barton "Gimme-More-Hills" Bourassa (but please don't make me try to pull Strava Steve!)
Neil
Amy
Barton Bourassa

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by roadflasj » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:36 am

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Andrew Wighty
Gabe J
John Goluza
Barton "Just one more loop" Bourassa
Neil
Amy
Kenji
Kenji Jackson

Wighty
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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by Wighty » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:16 pm

Sorry, just taking my name off the list. I ended up doing it last week, not in a rush to do it again. Enjoy!

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Gabe J
John Goluza
Barton "Just one more loop" Bourassa
Neil
Amy
Kenji

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by chrisb » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:29 am

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Gabe J
John Goluza
Barton "Just one more loop" Bourassa
Neil
Amy
Kenji
Christian

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by POC » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:21 am

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Gabe J
John Goluza
Barton "Just one more loop" Bourassa
Neil
Amy
Kenji
Christian
Paul O'Callaghan (POC)

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by PDavis » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:58 pm

I'm willing to give it a go! My husband Scott has offered to be another driver with a couple of bike racks on the back of our car. I figure he can pick me up if I can't make it!


Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Gabe J
John Goluza
Barton "Just one more loop" Bourassa
Neil
Amy
Kenji
Christian
Paul O'Callaghan (POC)
Penny Davis

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by gab » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:23 pm

Haha, thanks John! But that's what I get for only making one group ride a year! And yes, for anyone else wondering gab is me, Gabriel Botel.

As for the ride, I'll have family coming in from out of town, so it looks like I won't be able to make it...but I will be coming out for more group rides, and coffee.

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Re: Big Loop Ride Sunday 19th July 2015

Post by alan boden » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:28 am

I'm in!

Mark Ford
Paul Christopher
Gabe J
John Goluza
Barton "Just one more loop" Bourassa
Neil
Amy
Kenji
Christian
Paul O'Callaghan (POC)
Penny Davis
Alan Boden
Alan Boden

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