Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

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Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by mfarnham » Fri May 11, 2018 1:35 pm

Hi folks,

On June 1 (Friday afternoon/evening), Tripleshot will be marshalling the Dallas Road Time Trial, as we do each year. It's an opportunity to wear the Tripleshot colours while giving back to the cycling community, cheering on some racing friends and elite athletes from all over Canada, and earning some money for the club (we receive a donation from the race organizers as thanks for our help).

https://www.victoriabikerace.com/energy ... time-trial

It's a longer race than usual this year, owing to it being part of Masters Nationals, so we need more bodies.

If you (like me!) have never marshalled this race, this is your year to join the fun. It's not a difficult job, but it's essential to running a smooth and safe race. If you haven't yet signed up with Neil (Fozzy), please either let him know in person or note your interest in response to this post.

Looking forward to seeing you out there on the course...one way or another!

Best,
Martin

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Rolf » Fri May 11, 2018 1:53 pm

Sign me up, Fozzy! 8)

I've marshalled the TT nearly every year since 2011 (when I made this cheesy video of the action featuring a few famous pros.)

It's a great race to help run. The work's none too arduous, in a beautiful environment, and you get a front row seat to some truly inspiring performances. The rider-a-minute format lets you anticipate and identify riders, further enhancing the fan experience. This year's race should be even more exciting with KGT thrown in.

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Post by Fozzy » Tue May 15, 2018 1:40 pm

Hi All

Another reminder that we need marshals for this event.
I have sent emails out to all that said that they would volunteer this year and have 30% response.
I need another 10-15 bodies so, please respond to your e-mails, and if you didn't sign up initially, but would like to volunteer. Give me a shout.

Cheers

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Ann » Tue May 15, 2018 2:04 pm

Hi Neil,

Did you get my email last week that Erica and I would like to volunteer?

Ann

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Post by Lister Farrar » Thu May 17, 2018 10:02 am

What time do volunteers need to be there? And when are they done?

I'm suggesting parents of the youth team that they bring their rider down, then volunteer, and they could be done in time to get them home. Sound right?

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Fozzy » Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 am

Hi Lister

Got this info from John.
Note that we are starting sooner and that we are starting setup at 1:00pm. Here is the schedule
1:00pm to 3:00 pm - Staging and Setup
2:00 pm - Road Closure in Effect by Vic PD and Certified TCP's
3:00 pm - Marshals assigned radios and vests
3:30 pm - All marshals to be in position to assigned positions
4:00 pm - 1st racer start
7:30 pm - est last racer finish
7:45 pm - Once radio has given "all clear", marshals to return to start/finish to return radios, safety vests, and paddles.
8:00 pm - Awards at Clover Point

Map is available using the link below.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... tjwSl0sDyw



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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Lister Farrar » Thu May 17, 2018 10:55 am

So do you need them all at 1, or could the parents of kids needing help to get to the start, come at 3 and help?
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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Fozzy » Thu May 17, 2018 12:00 pm

Hi Lister

If people can make it earlier, then that is great, but I would like to get everybody together for their radios at 2:30 to 3:00, then that gives them a chance to get to their marshalling spot.

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Post by Lister Farrar » Thu May 17, 2018 12:07 pm

I’m guessing with waiting for kids coming home from school, and herding them down to their start, usually early in the start order, it might be tough to get many. And after I’m guessing they’ll be getting kids home, before the older categories finish, so not much help with tear down. Let me know if I can suggest anything in between.
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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by islawalker » Thu May 17, 2018 1:11 pm

Neil -
should we get youth parents to volunteer via this site?
Does that come to you or Jon?
If you get it parents might find it easier than the forum.
https://www.victoriabikerace.com/volunteer
Or we can post your email?

Nick (Isla and Malcolm's dad n.walker@shaw.ca ) has been been voluntold he is marshalling at the bottom of Moss Street. Park him in the wheelchair and no one gives him guff to go through.

Malcolm is aways at sister's graduation in Halifax.

I am catering a swim meet that weekend; but will try and get a sub that Friday to be on Dallas Road instead.

Kim

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Fozzy » Thu May 17, 2018 8:43 pm

Hi Kim

I won’t see the volunteers on this site. If you can let me know either via this forum or at Neil-forrest@hotmail.com that would be great.

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by CraigSmith » Sun May 27, 2018 8:04 pm

Marie can help on Friday, and I will try to be there also. Most likely both between 2 and 3 and can stay latish.

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Post by Fozzy » Tue May 29, 2018 7:03 pm

Hi Craig & Marie

Many thanks for volunteering.
Can you email me your contact details on neil-forrest@hotmail.com as soon as possible please?
That way I will be able to send you further details of where you will be stationed etc.

Cheers

Neil

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Rolf » Thu May 31, 2018 4:21 pm

Some tips gleaned over the years for volunteering at this awesome event:
  • it's nearly always windy and colder than expected; bring extra layers in a backpack (it's also nice to wear Tripleshot stuff on the outside, so our club contribution is visible);
  • bring some good leather work or gardening gloves, it makes handling the big, (sometimes rusty) fence components much more pleasant;
  • bring a bunch of pocket food: bars, jerky, M&Ms, trail mix, Hawkins Cheezies® (synonymous with wholesome goodness, don'tcha know).etc.; it might be just me, but aforementioned cold = *hunger*—and the event is over the dinner hour;
  • your primary duty when marshalling is to control the road and keep riders and non-riders safe; no matter where you're marshalling, expect pedestrians/non-competitors to sometimes do silly things, including seriously underestimating rider speeds; it's good to loudly call out "Rider up!" every time one approaches (or bring a safety whistle you can tweet and save your voice); and
  • print the start-list (hopefully available here on Friday morning), or just pull it up on your phone; you may find knowing who riders are, what category they are in, and who's coming next, allows you to stay fully engaged and enjoy spectating the event much more.

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Roland » Thu May 31, 2018 4:30 pm

Do you still need people? Email me at roland@rabien.com if you do.
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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Lister Farrar » Thu May 31, 2018 5:47 pm

Rolf wrote:Some tips gleaned over the years for volunteering at this awesome event:

+1
  • it's nearly always windy and colder than expected; bring extra layers in a backpack (it's also nice to wear Tripleshot stuff on the outside, so our club contribution is visible);
  • bring some good leather work or gardening gloves, it makes handling the big, (sometimes rusty) fence components much more pleasant;
  • bring a bunch of pocket food: bars, jerky, M&Ms, trail mix, Hawkins Cheezies® (synonymous with wholesome goodness, don'tcha know).etc.; it might be just me, but aforementioned cold = *hunger*—and the event is over the dinner hour;
  • your primary duty when marshalling is to control the road and keep riders and non-riders safe; no matter where you're marshalling, expect pedestrians/non-competitors to sometimes do silly things, including seriously underestimating rider speeds; it's good to loudly call out "Rider up!" every time one approaches (or bring a safety whistle you can tweet and save your voice); and
  • print the start-list (hopefully available here on Friday morning), or just pull it up on your phone; you may find knowing who riders are, what category they are in, and who's coming next, allows you to stay fully engaged and enjoy spectating the event much more.
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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by FairweatherMike » Thu May 31, 2018 8:31 pm

Hi Fozzy -

I'm available June 1 from 2:45 pm for about 4 hours. Are the marshals and organizers meeting on Dallas near Clover Point?

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Rolf » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:16 am

TT Start List is here:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/0d2628_d ... a373c5.pdf

First rider: 4:31 pm
Last rider: 7:10 pm

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Re: Dallas Road Time Trial--Volunteers Needed June 1

Post by Lister Farrar » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:26 pm

These folks could do the pyramids.
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