March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop CANCELLED

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by mandreassen » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:59 am

I'll probably show for at least the first stretch, maybe till we can't ride any further near quimper, and the hike a bike starts...Good plan is a flexible plan...

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by Claire » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:18 pm

I love that, after 85k and untold hours in the saddle, the route ends with technical Thetis singletrack. What could possibly go wrong? :D

With travel plans reworking themselves, I may be able to come out for at least part of this ride. Don't wait for me, though. I know where/when to show up if it works out. Oh, and I'll have the requisite shareable item (plus vessel) in tow.

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by rduncan » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:00 pm

Sounds like you'll just be waiting with a camera at thetis to record the carnage for the next christmas party Claire.
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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by JTyre » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:24 pm

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The route, company, and frothed decaf are extremely enticing, but if it's too crazy out tomorrow morning I might not make the startline.

If I don't show, enjoy yourselves, Bro's and Gro's, but be careful.

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by Ddallin » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:53 pm

I’m out, I’ll f’n freeze!

I can’t even handle 1deg C, -8 will certainly see me in the next frozen movie...
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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by schouten » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:10 pm

Where do you see that forecast Dave? I see 3 degrees, which I think I can handle. -8 and I'm out too!
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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by Andy B. » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:39 pm

The 'feels like' temp shows -8 out Sooke way mid morning. The Weather Network hourly. Probably due to the high northerly winds. I'm going to see what it's like for wind in the am and make a call then. 7:30 at the SB if I'm in.

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by schouten » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:02 pm

The weather is definitely on the iffy side. I'll still be at Cookbucks at 7 with gear for the full ride, but with flexibility in mind.
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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by Andy B. » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:25 pm

it would be a shame to have to hide out at a brewery in Sooke...

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by Damian P » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:31 pm

Looking chilly! I'll plan to be at SB at 7:30 as well

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by LouiseF » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:45 pm

Bike is packed and ready to go. Will check the weather in the morning...

March really is coming in like a lion this year!

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by Claire » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:53 am

Figbug site has the city blanketed in zeros and the gale is still blowing so I'll bow out. Stay safe, kids, if still going!

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by Andy B. » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:22 am

Sorry folks, I'm out as well. Similar reasons...

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by schouten » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:42 am

The wind is ridiculous. Given the length of the ride and temperatures I think it is best to cancel this ride. Major bummer! But it is not safe. Sorry for calling this so late.

I've heard some brave souls are still heading out though. If you go to Cookbucks at 7:00 you will probably find someone.

For me, I will head back to bed and consider some sort of ride if the weather looks better. I'll keep an eye on the forum and post an update if warranted.
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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by schouten » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:01 am

This would-be epic ride needs to be rescheduled. Especially with the loss of Ride For Water and undoubtedly other gravel events. All the more reason to schedule lots of big rides over the coming months.

Does April 26th work for a second attempt?
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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by Rolf » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:36 am

There are (very tentative) plans to pull together a TS community fundraiser gravel ride on April 26.

Such plans should gel in the next few days, or week tops. But until they do, can we hold off on that date? :)

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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop

Post by schouten » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:54 am

No problem Rolf. Next weekend (March 22nd?) might work for this ride too.
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Re: March 14 - Big Terra Nova Clockwise Loop CANCELLED

Post by mandreassen » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:18 pm

It was cold, It was windy, there were at least 3 large trees down across the goose and the trail up Quimper, lot's of debris but totally rideable. I skipped the summit due to frozen fingers. The "Charters" trail down to the fish hatchery on the sooke river was a great way down though! Hands came back to life on that....Next time...When it's plus 10 or so?

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