Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by Steven » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:23 am

Thanks @fozzy :lol:

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by Marcus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:31 pm

I should be there.


Justine
Marc
Steven
Kenji
Jim
Louise
Joe
Todd
Penny
Amy
Dan
Rob D.
Denise
Hugh
Michelle
Paul Seier
Gerry
Marcus

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by justineajohnson » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:19 pm

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately I have to make a last minute trip to Nanaimo this weekend so I won’t be able to make it. Taking my name off the list.

Marc
Steven
Kenji
Jim
Louise
Joe
Todd
Penny
Amy
Dan
Rob D.
Denise
Hugh
Michelle
Paul Seier
Gerry
Marcus

Have fun everyone!
Justine Johnson

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by Marc » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi folks,

Being last minute flakey after a week of vacation and not feeling up to it. Have fun!

Steven
Kenji
Jim
Louise
Joe
Todd
Penny
Amy
Dan
Rob D.
Denise
Hugh
Michelle
Paul Seier
Gerry
Marcus

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by rduncan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:17 pm

I have recently perfected personal cloning so given the rate of rider drop out, I'll bring along one of my clones to ride with us. No guarantees on stamina or emotional stability though. Actually, that holds true for myself as well.
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Post by roadflasj » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:41 am

Marc wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Hi folks,

Being last minute flakey after a week of vacation and not feeling up to it. Have fun!
After a busy week in Tofino I’m ready to hit the open road again. Sorry to hear both you and Justine are not going to make it.
Kenji Jackson

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by DeborahSnell » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:13 pm

Adding myself to the list. Just paid my TS membership this morning.

Steven
Kenji
Jim
Louise
Joe
Todd
Penny
Amy
Dan
Rob D.
Denise
Hugh
Michelle
Paul Seier
Gerry
Marcus
Deborah

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Rolf
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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by Rolf » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:44 pm

Looks like it was a hot loop, kids!

Share photos here: https://tripleshotcyclingphotos.smugmug ... Loop-Ride/
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Post by roadflasj » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Fantastic ride today, definitely one of the most memorable. Huge thanks to Neil for organizing and the collective “Road Angels” ie Fozzy Family, Steve W. and James B. who tirelessly provided food, drink and moral support along the entire route. I doubt anyone would have survived or at the very least enjoyed the experience without their assistance. Also many thanks to Neil and Peter for keeping the group in check to support everyone finishing together. Honourable mention to Jim who thought climbing the Malahat in 30deg weather would be a good idea after riding 230km. I’ll covet my new heat rash as a reminder of the good times.
Kenji Jackson

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by PDavis » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:28 pm

I too want to thank Neil for his fantastic organization including shopping for all the great food and his leadership during the day as well as
Tracy, Rosie, Steve and partner and James for driving and being there for us in the blistering heat. Also to Peter L. for adding his leadership so that between he and Neil, they could keep us all together and on track. It was a great ride and the dip in Lake Cowichan felt amazing! I forgot to thank all the riders......you guys are the best!
Penny

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Post by DanBarton » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:47 pm

Rolf wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:44 pm
Looks like it was a hot loop, kids!

Share photos here (password: coffee): https://tripleshotcyclingphotos.smugmug ... Loop-Ride/
Might just be me, but when I upload photos to this album they end up in 'Heritage' somehow :roll:

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Post by Plawless » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:29 pm

Thanks to all who came out today. Most importantly to the wonderful folks who supported this ride. They gave up their day for us. They epitomized the TS spirit of “the most important person on a ride is everyone else” - thank you.

And to all the riders who completed the loop I say 🎩 and to those that had to cut it short thanks for the time you did share with us.

All in All a great day in the saddle.

Tripleshot freaking rocks! And that is because of each of you. ✊✊✊

Peter

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by Rolf » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:33 pm

DanBarton wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Rolf wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:44 pm
Looks like it was a hot loop, kids!

Share photos here (password: ******): https://tripleshotcyclingphotos.smugmug ... Loop-Ride/
Might just be me, but when I upload photos to this album they end up in 'Heritage' somehow :roll:
Yeah, sorry about that. Can’t fix it here from Quadra Island, but will when home tomorrow. Just keep uploading them to Heritage and I’ll move them. Thanks, Dan et al.
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Post by Plawless » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:33 pm

And for any who are interested I note the Tour de France only rode 156kms today (*ahem*) so we rode a full 100kms more. Who looks tougher now, huh?

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Post by toddhatfield » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:41 am

I was way too tired on Sunday to log onto the forum, but I can now think somewhat clearly. I want to add my sincere thanks to the support crew for making an epic ride very enjoyable. You were awesome, and very much needed! Super kudos to all the riders - very well done on a scorching day. I look forward to next year's version and trying to keep up with Neil and Louise on the long downhill into Port Renfrew!

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Post by DeniseM » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:44 am

I also want to chime in and say a big thanks. HUGE thanks to the volunteers who gave up their Sunday to keep us fed and watered, Neil for organizing, the club for supporting us, and all the riders who made it a really great experience. It really is the best club with the best people.

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Post by rduncan » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:03 am

I’m echoing everyone’s sentiment here. The more I ride with Tripleshot the more I grow to appreciate the people.

I went in assuming I’d make it part way and be picked up by the van. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to finish it.

See y’all bright and early at 6 am.
Rob Duncan

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Post by Steven » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:54 am

WOW, yesterday's ride was absolutely amazing.

This was my first adventure beyond Sooke!!!!

The Tripleshot camaraderie made for a great day in challenging temperatures.

Without the support team it would have have been near to impossible for me to complete the ride without a major heat-stroke implosion.

The ride captains showed us what group-riding 'leadership' and smart decision making is all about.

This ranks as one of my personal 'greatest days' on the bike.

Thanks to everyone for letting me draft during the ride.

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by Gerry L » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:16 am

I would like to give a huge thanks to the volunteers who gave up a beautiful Sunday supporting the ride. The food supply was excellent and I would not have survived without the frequent water stops (and rest) along the way. It was a ride to remember although my legs may disagree.

I would also like to thank the faster riders especially Peter and Jim who pulled (and sometimes pushed) me along on the flats and waited on the hills. I was feeling fairly fresh up to Port Renfrew but must have become dehydrated – ended up losing 3 pounds despite drinking at every opportunity. Will have to try some remedies to prevent leg cramps on the next long hard ride.

I will do my fair share of pulling on the next group rides and volunteer for the support role next year.

Gerry

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Re: Big Loop Ride July 15th ... details please

Post by Louise Wallace » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:16 pm

I would like to thank everyone too! The support once again was so great! The big loop really takes team effort and experience to make it go smooth. I feel lucky to be part of a great club! I think that all the people I convinced to come are glad they did! I'll start pestering earlier next year....
Louise

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