Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, ENSO-ier, Royal Oak Golf Course

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Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, ENSO-ier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Rolf » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:18 pm

Inspired by a chance encounter yesterday with a public trail along the edge of this now defunct golf course, I aim to return to the same borders on Friday. The trail is designated as park by Saanich and cycling is permitted.

I'm posting this early in the week to encourage others to organize other Friday options from the regular Oak Bay meet-up.

Leaving 6:00 a.m. from the Esso on the northeast corner of Shelbourne at Hillside, we will head north through some new cut-throughs to Bow Park, Lochside, Broadmead, the ROGC, and Beaver Lake, before turning south for Shoal Point via Glendale, Colquitz, Tillicum, Banfield, and the Goose.

Pace will need to average 20+ kph in order to make cawfee by 7:30; so this will be a bit zippier than most of our regular weekday mornings. Numbers should probably be limited to about 8-10, max. Pipe up below if you're keen, so we know to wait for you, given the different meetup location.

Here's the route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/986894 There will be deviations. :D There will be no golf.

(Unless we bring glow-in-the-dark discs. 8))

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by wonger » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:55 pm

Keen!
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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by LouiseF » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:09 pm

Me too! And probably Greg too. We love any ride that starts anywhere closer to home and riding something new sounds fun!!!

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Ann » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:25 pm

Garth and I are probably in. I’m excited to go back and explore those trails some more!

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Dolly » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:55 pm

Very clever Rolf. Making us commit by limiting the numbers!! I will be there.

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Alan » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:28 pm

I'm in....the usual way...

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Rolf » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:03 pm

Dolly wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:55 pm
Very clever Rolf. Making us commit by limiting the numbers!!
:D Looks like we might end up oversubscribed; but there's plenty of time for someone else to learn the route in advance. Or come up with some other fun routes. 8) People should still indicate their interest, even if the numbers look large...

Of course, if it's 3 degrees and pouring rain, that can help with the numbers, too.
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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Greg F » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:05 am

The good thing about the golf course - easier to see everyone and easier to cut corners to catch up and stay close if need be.
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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by esilnarson » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:19 am

In like Flynn.

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Claire » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:40 pm

Steve and I are in. I volunteer to study the route and lead a group.

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by JTyre » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:48 pm

Rolf wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Looks like we might end up oversubscribed; but there's plenty of time for someone else to learn the route in advance.
WTF. This is a silly. It penalizes those who don't have their schedules in order 6 weeks before the ride.

Assuming I get my tire problem sorted, I will be leaving ALONE at 5:55 am from the Esso (seriously). Catch me if you care to and can.
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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Rolf » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:05 pm

JTyre wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Rolf wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Looks like we might end up oversubscribed; but there's plenty of time for someone else to learn the route in advance.
WTF. This is a silly. It penalizes those who don't have their schedules in order 6 weeks before the ride.

Assuming I get my tire problem sorted, I will be leaving ALONE at 5:55 am from the ENSO (seriously). Catch me if you care to and can.
WTF is "the ENSO"?

1. The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a recurring climate pattern involving changes in the temperature of waters in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.

Given your vocation, I'd guess you were invoking this definition. But that still doesn't help me ascribe any meaning to your spittle-flecked, red-faced, chest-hammering above.

2. In Zen, ensō (円相, "circle") is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

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What's the penalization threatened here? That you get to have a fun, creative cross ride you maybe didn't plan on? Sounds like real hell... :roll:

(Maybe you need to add a little Zen to your tire sealant.)

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by JTyre » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:17 pm

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by rduncan » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:31 pm

I’m a maybe depending on if this cold let’s me. If there’s a split I’ll go with Steve and Claire.

So we’re all meeting at shebourne hillside?

Wtf is enso? And jt as if you’re riding alone.
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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by mandreassen » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:36 pm

I'm in....It'll be wet and muddy but not freezing cold!

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Greg F » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:26 pm

I don’t know what “enso” means either, but when you search for a gif under it, cross-appropriate magic just....happens.
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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, ENSO-ier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by JTyre » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:29 pm

After sitting with my meditation log for the better part of the afternoon I have come to recognize that I don't even know what ENSO means. Nor do I have a clear explanation for lashing out at Rolf, a BFF of mine.

Rolf, I will be delighted to join either your group or Claire's on this Fridays rompee*.

*Assuming that I have an operating rear tyre by then.

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, ENSO-ier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by AJ Neale » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:11 am

So we have to endure GIF's AND we have to take a number ??

I'm in.

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, ENSO-ier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Paul Chris » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:38 am

Sometime in 2019 I will cx with you OUTLAWS ( the 1% of cyclists who are outside the law) And at least twice in 2020.
Especially if you have a second SLOWER group.

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Re: Friday, December 20 - Earlier, Zippier, ENSO-ier, Royal Oak Golf Course

Post by Claire » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:20 pm

The weather forecast for the morning looks excellent. At 6am Env Canada calls for a 100% chance of showers (down from a dramatically different 100% chance of rain thru the night).

Should be glorious.

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