*ATTENTION* Great Trail roll-out now at 7:30 am *ATTENTION*

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*ATTENTION* Great Trail roll-out now at 7:30 am *ATTENTION*

Post by JTyre » Wed May 16, 2018 9:08 am

We've run the numbers through the Tripleshot supercomputer* to learn there's no point rolling-out any earlier than 7:30 am. (Leaving at 6:30 am would mean a two hour wait for the Mill Bay Ferry.)

Please pass this new roll-out time to folks you know are coming but don't read the TS Forum. And once again, here's the route.

Schedule (barring flats, cougar wrestling's, ambushes, etc.)
07:00: Optional coffee at Starbucks on Alpha Street
07:30: Roll-out
11:00: Lunch at Drumroaster in Cobble Hill
11:55: Tearful goodbyes to Alan who fucks off to Thetis Island
12:00: Depart for Mill Bay Ferry
13:15: Arrive Mill Bay Ferry
13:50: Depart on Mill Bay Ferry
14:15: Arrive Brentwood Bay; and you can figure the rest out you lazy SOB's.

*Thanks Garth Campbell, who knows 'cause he built half the Great freek'n Trial.

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Post by JTyre » Wed May 16, 2018 9:11 am

And please remember, we're going to be keeping a tight formation throughout.

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Post by Ann » Wed May 16, 2018 9:17 am

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Post by Greg F » Thu May 17, 2018 11:05 am

I find my feelings changing frequently from this

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to this

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Post by JTyre » Thu May 17, 2018 12:59 pm

Come over here you big galoot. You need a hug,

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Post by Alan » Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 pm

I agree with JTyre, I think he needs a big man hug... or should I say, the big man needs a hug


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Post by Steven » Fri May 18, 2018 10:04 am

See you all at 7:30am.

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Post by Rolf » Fri May 18, 2018 6:43 pm

Small request: if you're ambivalent about what kit to wear tomorrow, please opt for the new TS blue 'n' orange. (Synchronicity makes the group look snappier on video. :wink: )

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Post by wonger » Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 pm

Such a great day out! Thanks everyone for the great company, and a big thanks to John for putting this together.
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Post by Bosie » Sat May 19, 2018 5:15 pm

Thanks to the organisers. Fantastic ride and fantastic company.

Hard to top that for the year;)
Craig B.

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Post by Ann » Sat May 19, 2018 5:56 pm

Thanks, John, for organizing and everyone else for contributing to a great day!

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Post by sailor » Sat May 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks John for organizing, and thanks everyone for the great company.
Tim

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Post by Steven » Sat May 19, 2018 7:08 pm

That was a truly epic day on the bike with a great group of cyclists.

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Post by JTyre » Sat May 19, 2018 7:48 pm

Each of us could have done that ride alone, but ...

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And Martin, our Club President and esteemed Wicked Witch of Vic West, I can report back that everyone, including Alan, were on their very best behaviour,

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Kudos to Garth, David, and Rolf for their disproportionate pulls right to the very end,

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And Ann, thanks for the ferry tickets, and thank you each and every one of you for showing up. What a day!

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Post by Dolly » Sat May 19, 2018 8:59 pm

Lesson learned today:

Try to be strong, dig deep, fight to the front - for that last piece of pizza, even if you are stealing it from the rider that just pulled you halfway to lunch!!

Thanks for the awesome ride and good company!

Dolly

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Post by Greg F » Sat May 19, 2018 9:58 pm

Louise also had an awesome time!

At least, I THINK that’s what she said before she passed out...

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Post by Rolf » Sun May 20, 2018 1:13 pm

Over a lifetime of riding bicycles, yesterday will always have prominence. A combination of incredible new terrain with gorgeous flowy trails, physical challenge, a high-quality group of people who rode with cohesion and great camaraderie ... and kickass pizza and beer!

My thank-you list started getting to the point where I would have had to include everyone (and start making stuff up), so I'll just concentrate all my gratitude into an all-caps THANK YOU to everyone involved.

Here are some browser-abusing shots, most of which were shared among us. I'll also put them up on the TS Photos site (incl. unfiltered versions)—and of course the video edit should be ready within the next few days.

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