Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

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Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by schouten » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:04 pm

Hey Folks, let's get this ride going!! I propose we string the following three neighborhoods together and end up in a centrally located coffee shop that isn't too far from most people's work.

UVic - Rolf
Gordon Head - L3/Greg
Cordova Bay/Broadmead/cemetary - L3

If different neighbourhoods make sense, by all means propose it. These seem like they will connect reasonably well. And if you are in the hot seat, please reply so we know you plan to attend. We'll need to establish a meeting point and the final destination. Some cafe ideas are:

Olive Olio in Cadboro Bay
Township Coffee in Gordon Head
The Coffee Project at The Root Cellar (Mckenzie/Blenkinsop)
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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by Rolf » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:42 pm

Woohoo! I love the Ambassadors idea. :D

I vote for the Root Cellar.
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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by schouten » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:56 pm

Rolf, I love that you love this idea. :D

Assuming the route of UVic -> Gordon Head -> Cordova Bay -> Red Barn Coffee Project can be done in 1.5hrs, shall we meet in front of Misto Cafe on Foul Bay at 6:00am? L3/Greg, since y'all are also in the hot seat with Rolf, does this work for you?
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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by schouten » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:41 pm

Alert! Greg and L3 are not available this Friday. Need to change neighbourhoods...

Maybe best to have people post if they are riding and then we can pick neighbourhoods based on that. Post away!
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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by Ann » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:00 pm

Ron, I’m planning to be there but will not be much help as an ambassador...

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by Rolf » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:28 pm

Hey Ron, not a ton of pickup on here. There are plenty of usual crossers who don't linger on the forum quite as much as we do, :oops: and who will likely assume the usual Friday OBHS start. Shall we stick to the usual meetup plan? (Café Misto would only be just around the corner, anyway.)

As for route, I've been cooking up a new explore of the UVic campus, but I note that with Alan, John, and the Penkell-Fennmans out of action, we don't have too many other volunteer tour guides on hand. Hopefully Dolly or Lackner/Jess show up and we can maybe return towards Shoal Pt. through their territories (Camosun and Hillside/Quadra)?

Also: yay rain!

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by mashby » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:54 pm

Yay! U-Vic laps! Yay! Rain! Yay! See you tomorrow!
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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by Ddallin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:55 pm

I'm riding tomorrow.... I've been working on some trails at Harling point, and at BHP. Not quite ready to lead though... I'll get there and put my name down soon.
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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by Fozzy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:55 pm

That hair wouldn't last 5 minutes!

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by schouten » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:56 pm

Indeed, the crickets are deafening!! 6:00am meet-up at OBH sounds good. See you then.

(slinks away with his tail between his legs...)

P.S. I found some neat little trails around little Johnny Tyres new office. Worth a check if we are around Haro woods...
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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by Dolly » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:14 pm

I will be there tomorrow! I can throw something together in my hood after we do UVIC.

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by schouten » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:36 am

Thanks for stepping up Dolly. Hopefully more fearless and creative souls will share their favourite routes...
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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by mashby » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:49 am

Thrilling finish in BHP courtesy of DD. Thanks for the fun one this morning!

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by myboys » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:01 am

So. Much. Fun. Great idea, and great riding!

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by Rolf » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:29 am

It was a treat to follow the whims of others! It was exciting to try Dave's BHP rock-roll. If I hadn't been fully awake by then, I surely was at the bottom of it! :shock:

And thank you, Dolly, for sharing a fun route through Oak Bay and the Saanich panhandle! Doing that little bit of planning in advance really helps keep things flowing.

Right, Todd? :lol:

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by Rolf » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:52 am

schouten wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:56 pm
(slinks away with his tail between his legs...)
As for this nonsense: BOSH, I say! You've created something golden here, Ron.

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by JTyre » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:55 pm

Todd, thanks for the irrigation but please tell me that my security camera is lying. :shock:.

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Re: Friday, Sep 13 - Ambassadors Ride

Post by toddhatfield » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:13 pm

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I can't wait to see you when you get home JT.

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