Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

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Re: Reprise of the Olympic Adventure Trail ride

Post by Fozzy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:24 pm

John: Yes.
Ron: Yes.
Rolf: Keen.
Alan: Yes ('cause he does what he's told).
Wonger: Interested, subject to date finalization.
Louise & Greg: Keen, but renovations and kids are issues.
Ann & Garth: No.
Rob D: yes. I get all giddy when things are planned in advance.
Neil: Yes (as long as it doesn't interfere with COTR)

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Re: Reprise of the Olympic Adventure Trail ride

Post by Alan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:05 pm

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Doing as I am told....

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Re: Reprise of the Olympic Adventure Trail ride

Post by JTyre » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:23 pm

Good response so far, and so let's take this a bit further, and see if folks are still interested in the adventure ride of their lives. In September, the earliest ferry departure from Victoria is 10:45 am, arriving in Port Angeles at 12:15 pm. For this reason this has to be an overnighter at the Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent.

Here are my proposed routes: Day 1: Saturday September 28, Day 2: Sunday September 29.

Notes:
  • On Day 1, I estimate we'd get to the resort no later the ~5 pm. The total distance is 48 kms with 36kms of those on single track trail. We could have dinner in the restaurant or we could share a communal dinner in one of the cabins. If the latter, then we'd need to cajole Jill into picking up groceries/beer/Jameson's and sheerpa'ing them to the resort by car.
  • On Day 2, we'd start riding at ~10 am and get to the Ferry by no later than ~4:00 pm in order to catch the return ferry at 5:20 pm. The total distance on Day 2 would be 72 km with 35 on single track trail. Those who need to return on the 12:45 pm Ferry could take this route in less than 2 hours.
  • For anyone coming, the understanding would have to be that we stay reasonably close as a group. You can rip these single track trails on a crossbike, but you can also very seriously injure yourself, with cliffs on the left and cliffs on the right. There are also bears and cougars in the area, judging by reports and scat we saw. The idea is for us to enjoy Nature, not Nature enjoy us.
  • The Log Cabin Resort has availability for Saturday September 28, but judging by how booked it gets, rooms/cabins need to be secured reasonably soon.
  • Strict adherence to the TS CX ethic of not taking ourselves too seriously and mocking others frequently would be a requirement of participation.

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Re: Reprise of the Olympic Adventure Trail ride

Post by Rolf » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:32 pm

Ooo, look: maps!

Is there a reason you wouldn't want to reverse these and do the longer leg on Saturday? You'd still be putting your feet up on the lakeshore before dusk... and then the big climbing day of 2,200m would come first on fresher legs, and the easier 1,300m day would follow second. Plus: riding the southern shores of Lake Crescent into Saturday's setting sun could make for some purdier light than riding it east Sunday morning when the sun will still be faffing about behind the Olympics. I dunno. It'll probably pee with rain anyway. :mrgreen:

I may yet be stuck at home with my knitting, but I can't help the compulsion to engage in route planning. :oops:

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Re: Reprise of the Olympic Adventure Trail ride

Post by JTyre » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:15 pm

That's an interesting idea, Rolf.

My main consideration for the shorter leg on Saturday is timing. When we did that leg in June, I think it took us around 5 hours, including plenty of wait-ups, a couple of minor mechanicals, and a crash. This means we may be rolling into the resort as late as 6 pm, and the sun will be setting at 7 pm. I don't think we can do the long leg on the first day.

Please **** *** with the suggestion that you may not be coming. You are coming, even if I have to march over and sweet talk Maia and the kids myself. They could even join Jill for the drive over. (Maybe Greg and Louise could think of something along these lines too.)

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Re: Reprise of the Olympic Adventure Trail ride

Post by LouiseF » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:14 pm

JT, are you offering up Jill's kidsitting services as well as sherpa and grocery shopper?

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Re: Reprise of the Olympic Adventure Trail ride

Post by wonger » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:13 am

I've recruited my wife to join us on this adventure. You're welcome.
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Re: Reprise of the Olympic Adventure Trail ride

Post by JTyre » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:52 am

wonger wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:13 am
I've recruited my wife to join us on this adventure. You're welcome.
Awesome!

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Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by JTyre » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:13 pm

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John & Jill (car): Yes
Ron: Yes
Alan: Yes
Rob: Yes
Geoff & Mandy: Yes
Neil: Yes
Rolf: Maybe
Louise & Greg: Maybe

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For Jill, I, and two other lucky ones I have booked a two bedroom non-kitchenette cabin with a private bathroom and shower (queen, double, sofa sleeper) for $212 USD. If you start being nice to me you can bunk with us, otherwise you should SOON book a two bedroom non-kitchenette cabin or chalet (this is all they have left). You can book online here or by phone here: 1-885-584-5293. There is a one night deposit refundable 7 days in advance with a $25 USD cancellation charge and a 10% reusable booking fee. You can drop off what you need at our house the night before (e.g., clothes, bathing suit, booze, guitars). The resort has a decent restaurant and convenience store.

If Alan, bunks in our cabin I hope he sleeps well,

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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by Rolf » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:41 pm

Dibs on J&J’s double.

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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by schouten » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:40 pm

Head to toe Rolf?
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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by Greg F » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:04 pm

Just keep it down, k? Alan, no fiddling after 9pm!
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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by schouten » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Is anyone else looking to share accommodation? Please reply if your want to share a room and I can look into booking another cabin or chalet even.
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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by LouiseF » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:03 pm

JT and I had the same lightbulb moment when we both, in separate provinces on different time zones, realized that this adventures involves TWO rides and there are TWO of us. So we are booked in one of the cabins as well and we'd love to have a slumber party Ron but we will be bringing the smaller ones along and taking turns keeping Jill company in the support vehicle.

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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by Greg F » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:21 pm

Plus, we really should probably keep our kids’ bedtime routines secret:
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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by JTyre » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:06 pm

Speak'n bout kids, can't wait to see how Rolf and Alan manage bunk'n together,

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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by schouten » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:35 pm

LouiseF wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:03 pm
JT and I had the same lightbulb moment when we both, in separate provinces on different time zones, realized that this adventures involves TWO rides and there are TWO of us. So we are booked in one of the cabins as well and we'd love to have a slumber party Ron but we will be bringing the smaller ones along and taking turns keeping Jill company in the support vehicle.
I think that is best for all involved! I'll look for a propane tank, but in the meantime perhaps Neil, Wonger, Rob, Geoffy or Mandy will need accommodation.

Bueller, anybody, Bueller?
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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by schouten » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 am

I've thrown caution to the wind and booked an A-Frame Chalet (2 double beds) for September 28/29th. I'm happy to share the other bed and cram more people in as required.
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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by Greg F » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:09 pm

No questions asked!
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Re: Olympic Adventure Trail ride *UPDATED*

Post by NickLosier » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:45 pm

schouten wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 am
I've thrown caution to the wind and booked an A-Frame Chalet (2 double beds) for September 28/29th. I'm happy to share the other bed and cram more people in as required.
Tell me more about this other bed.....

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