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Rolf
Oct 10, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
(Okay, the image is a bit glib.) We’ll also recap the year that’s gone, hear a Youth Team Report, and review and approve next year’s budget before thanking our leaving directors and welcoming those standing up in their place. Our incoming board will then host a Q&A session, town-hall style. So bring your questions, your comments, and your great ideas for how to make Tripleshot even better. Last year’s AGM minutes are attached to this message and also posted here: https://www.tripleshotcycling.ca/_files/ugd/a3c3c4_8b876b7c146746c997502a50cb809006.pdf (https://www.tripleshotcycling.ca/_files/ugd/a3c3c4_8b876b7c146746c997502a50cb809006.pdf) *FREE means paid out of our general revenues which includes your membership fee. 😛 Finger food while it lasts and one drink ticket per member. Order and pay for extra drinks and food at the bar. See you there! Wear your best baggies!
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Rolf
Sep 11, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Tripleshot Cycling Club’s Annual General Meeting has been bumped a few weeks due to scheduling conflicts and is now set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at the Oak Bay Rec Centre Sports Lounge (upstairs). Come enjoy some appies on the club and help yourself to the bar. More details below. The AGM is when the club elects directors for the coming year. Our board includes six members-at-large and four officers: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Several directors have decided not to return in 2023-24. We will always be grateful for their incredible contributions to the Club over many years of service: Chelsea Henderson, Joji Ishikawa, Geoff Pye, and Rolf Warburton. The following directors have agreed to be nominated in the following roles for 2023-24: President……………….Erin Jalilian Vice President………....Ron Mierau Secretary……………….Gaurav Sharma Treasurer………………..Robert Berry Director………………….Kevin Chen Director…………………Andrew Neale The board has had discussions with several members who have agreed to be nominated to serve on the 2023-24 board as new directors. The board nonetheless calls for nominations of members for each director role. Please see the attached PDF for more details and how to nominate a candidate. The nomination deadline is September 27 (two weeks before the AGM). If an election is required, more information will be provided about the candidates prior to the AGM. We'll commence the formal AGM at 6:30PM PST and should wrap up around 8:00PM, depending on whether or not a director election will be necessary. From approximately 8:00PM to 9:00PM an informal "town hall" style meeting will be held with your incoming board members to talk about club priorities, plans, and ideas. 2023 Annual General Meeting Agenda (October 11, 6:30PM) • Call to order • Approval of agenda and 2022 AGM minutes • President's report - Treasurer's report and approval of 2023-2024 budget • Report on Tripleshot Youth Program • Election of directors for 2023-2024 • Adjournment of official AGM • Open Discussion - "Town Hall" Once the window for director nominations closes on September 27, minutes from the 2022 AGM will be posted on the club website and a formal notice email will go out to the membership. Please find time to show up for this meeting. These days it’s a rare opportunity to meet as a big group. It’s also a great opportunity to make your voice heard and contribute to the future of the club. ~ The Board ~
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Rolf
Sep 06, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Happy (big!) birthday to one of Tripleshot’s finest volunteers! 🎁 Andrew Neale personifies our Club ethos: “The most important person on a ride is everyone else!” From organizing parking lot roll-outs, to gentle coaching and encouragement of new riders, to acting as our director of safety and rider development, Andrew is the quiet backbone of so much that makes this Club great. 🌟 He’s shown here competing in the 2018 Canadian Masters Road Cycling Championships where he won the national Road Race jersey and placed 3rd in the TT and Crit. The final shot is from training around Lago di Lugano at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Verese, Italy where Andrew represented Canada. If you happen to ride by Andrew this week, give him the birthday (fist-)bumps. 🤜🏻🤛🏻 📷 @tlbvelophotography(https://www.instagram.com/tlbvelophotography/) 🎥📲 @voelfgan(https://www.instagram.com/voelfgang/)g
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Rolf
Aug 22, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Former Tripleshot Youth Team member Riley Pickrell followed up wins at Gastown and the Baby Giro over the past year with taking Stage 2 today at the Tour de l'Avenir. From an article in Canadian Cycling Magazine:(https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/victorias-riley-pickrell-takes-an-absolutely-huge-and-wild-win-at-tour-de-lavenir/?fbclid=IwAR2gWbXaab4NhanYSysUHAmbBDr3DUWjirDKivpd2QfZ6q61whU6B0Adz1U) Victoria’s Riley Pickrell takes an absolutely huge and wild win at Tour de l’Avenir(https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/victorias-riley-pickrell-takes-an-absolutely-huge-and-wild-win-at-tour-de-lavenir/) Team Canada rider never gave up in finale On Monday, national team rider Riley Pickrell scored a massive victory in State 2 of the Tour de l’Avenir. The 195-km stage came down to a bunch sprint. Polish rider Radoslaw Fratczak thought he had it and did what was not the first, and probably not the last, early victory salute. As he threw his arms in the air, Pickrell threw his bike, stealing the win. With the result, Pickrell moves up to fifth overall, and second in the points. The Canadian had a good Stage 1 as well, finishing eighth. The Tour de l’Avenir has been around since 1961, and is considered the Tour de France for u-23 riders. The route will often use some of the stages used in the race’s bigger brother, and many winners of the TdF have done well. Riders like Greg LeMond, Laurent Fignon, Miguel Induráin, Laurent Fignon, Egan Bernal, and Tadej Pogačar have all won both the Tour de l’Avenir (Tour of the future) and the Tour itself. After the race, an elated Pickrell reflected on the race in an interview posted by his trade team, Israel-Premier Tech Academy.(https://twitter.com/IsraelPremTech/status/1693651678510166144?s=20) “It was crazy! Team Israel was doing a really strong lead-out, and I was doing my best to feed off of them,” he said.  It was a close battle between me and Rotem Tene and Oded Kogut in the sprint, and I managed to come out on top. It’s for sure my best result!”


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Rolf
Jul 05, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
A message from the Government of Canada. In a nutshell: bikes are still permitted on the Hill (only up to the U-turn sign!) during business hours and for a limited time on Saturdays. No bikes on the hill any other time! This will obviously affect our Sunday rides and any of us who use the Hill for training. Hello All, Due to the rising concern of fire risk and the extreme dry weather we will be closing our site to the after hour public access until further notice. The pedestrian gate will be locked with no after-hours access as of July 7th 2023. Please respect this decision as this could result in detrimental circumstances to all who love and enjoy the site. The main gate will still be open during regular business hours Monday- Friday 7 am to 5pm. And Saturday from 10am to 2:45 to accommodate the Visitors Centre hours. After such time people are required to leave the hill as there will be no alternative way to exit the site. All site rules are still in affect at this time. Cyclists are still to stop at the first stop sign and use the parking lot to turn around. All hikers are still asked to remain on the pavement, asphalt, hard pack until further notice. At no time is smoking, vaping, e-cigarettes allowed on site. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and please direct any questions my way. Thanks Derek Mann Site Operations and Maintenance Manager Real Property Planning and Management / Planification et de getion de biens immobiliers National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada 5071 W Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7 Government of Canada / Gouvemement du Canada Phone 250 363 0004 \  Fax 250 363 0077 \ Cell 250 888 1093 \ Derek.Mann@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
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Rolf
Jun 26, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Volunteer marshals wanted — sign up today to help make Victoria's Pride Parade a success! Tripleshot's ongoing partnership with Capital Bike continues with the following invitation from their Executive Director. Celebrating Pride and taking a leading role fits Tripleshot's dedication to supporting and encouraging diversity within the cycling community. Decorating your bike is probably optional. 😘 If you can join the fun, please contact Adam ASAP at the email below. We'll also set up a TS Spond event to support sign-ups and communications. Thanks! ~ The Board Dear Tripleshot Members, We are looking for volunteer Ride Marshals to help at the Pride Parade! This is a huge parade, absolutely tons of fun, and we are looking for people who can help Marshal the ride. The route will be completely closed to automobile traffic, with Police looking after traffic control, but they still need help with making sure that people aren't wandering onto the road and keeping the floats moving at a consistent speed. Volunteers will receive specific training on these simple tasks. Capital Bike is helping to organize a great crew of Ride Marshals for Pride Parade. We know that Tripleshot has the best Marshals in town! We'd love your help! Time commitment: 1. Training/Orientation - 1 hour Either Monday July 3 or Tuesday July 4 in the evening 2. Parade! - 3 hours Sunday July 9 Meet at 10:00am, Parade start at 10:30am, Parade end at 12:30am, dispersal at 1pm We'd love your help. I was part of the Parade last year and I can tell you that it was amazing! If you're interested, please contact me, Adam Krupper, at adam.krupper@capitalbike.ca as soon as possible.
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Rolf
Jun 21, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Every Tripleshotter (including you!) is also a member of Cycling BC, our province’s umbrella sports organization for all things cycling. Cycling BC is holding their Annual General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) evening. See this link for more information: https://cyclingbc.net/about/agm/ Agenda and meeting rules are attached to this post. Cycling BC administers the insurance policy of which we are all beneficiaries. It also governs and foments competition in all cycling disciplines, as well as developing and licensing riders, coaches, and officials. Finally, Cycling BC has a mandate to develop clubs like ours and to promote cycling in general. Over 75% of the minimum fee ($123) you pay to be a member of Tripleshot Cycling goes to Cycling BC. With 385 paid-up members this year so far, that means our club has contributed at least $35,000 to Cycling BC’s bottom line. We all have an interest in being engaged members of the societies to which we belong. We hope some of you will attend tomorrow’s AGM. Thanks for reading!
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Rolf
Jun 19, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Tripleshot member and long-time contributor to Victoria's cycling community Dave Shishkoff has recently been putting together Strava segment challenges. A few of our members have even been winning his prizes! Dave's put together a new season that starts today. Here's his intro summary: Two Strava segments are posted each week to ride when convenient, use it as motivation to get out and ride, check out some new roads, or if feeling feisty climb the leaderboards in the A, B or C field! If you've got a competitive itch, but don't want to race in a group, this series is for you. It's free, and thanks to our event supporters, there's also a bunch of fantastic draw prizes each week, plus a really great community of riders. Head over to AboutTheRide.ca to sign up now!
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Rolf
Jun 10, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Silly Summer Solstice Century - Sunday June 18 Our Silly Summer Solstice Ride is back this Sunday, June 18! One hundred laps of Beacon Hill Park (160 km). 😵‍💫 First riders will show up at 4:30 a.m. But people are welcome to join at any time, if 4:30 is too early. 6:00 a.m. is usually popular. Probably makes sense to show up on the half-hour (0530, 0600 etc.) if you come later, as that may allow you to start and end with a group of people who also turn up on the same half-hour as you...but showing up anytime is fine. “Only” riding a metric century (60-odd laps) is also fine! The early start will help people get back to their Father's Day obligations. 😁 No coffee shop will open at 4:00, so meet at the petting zoo/parking area (near the finish crosswalks) just before 4:30. A few basic guidelines: 1) bring charged lights and ride safely (ride carefully around wildlife, pedestrians, cars, each other); 2) ride together at a sustainable pace; 3) make sure you have enough food and drink to keep yourself going and that you have a spare tube, levers, and air; and 4) avoid leaving a solo rider at the end. There are no fast and slow groups for this ride. It’s one of the few times we can ride safely in one big flotilla of 40+. It's a social ride. Everyone rides together at a pace sustainable for everyone (don't start too fast, and don't ramp up the pace when you hit the front). Riders who aren't sure of their legs should spend extra time on the back out of the wind. The group speed-dates with modest turns on the front. Since it's typically a big group, it's very important that people call hazards up and down the line and that everyone keeps alert to peacocks, walkers, cars, etc. Our silly solstice rides have been a tradition since 2013. Here’s a video from last year’s event: https://vimeo.com/rolfwarburton/2022tripleshotsummersolstice For those considering doing the Big Loop Ride this year, this is a great way to get in a long training ride in preparation for that even longer ride. Unlike a meandering ride up the Peninsula or out to East Sooke, you can pull the plug on this ride at any point and be close to home. It's just about the easiest 100 mile ride you can do — though the 10m elevation gain per lap does add up surprisingly quickly. If 100 miles is a psychological barrier for you, this is the place to break it. See you out there!
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Rolf
Jun 08, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
With ride conditions so divine, it’s a great time to stir some caffeine into your post-ride dopamine, enjoy a stellar view, and have a chat with members from other groups. See you atop Beacon Hill at 7:15 this Friday, June 9!
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Rolf
Apr 08, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Would you like to sharpen your ride leader skills, earn a coaching certification, and enhance Tripleshot's collective skill set? Cycling BC is holding a Ride Leader Training session in beautiful Sidney on April 23, following one online session on April 18 or 20. The course costs $125, plus an $11 surcharge for Cycling for All members. But the Tripleshot board has agreed to allocate $500 to subsidize a handful of members to take the course. We recognize the the whole club benefits from having more members with skills like these. Find more details and the registration link: https://cyclingbc.net/event/nccp-2023-04-20/ If you're interested and committed to regularly riding with Tripleshot this year, please register, pay the fee up front, and let us know by emailing tripleshotcyclingclub@gmail.com. We will split the $500 evenly and reimburse all who sign up (as much as $83 per member, or the full cost for Youth Team coaches.) NOTE: you must register before end of day this Monday, April 10 and the course will only go ahead if they have a minimum of 6 registrants.
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Rolf
Mar 16, 2023
In General Banter
When it hits the homepage of the New York Times! I like the attention paid to how comprehensive a workout gravel riding can be. Just riding something bumpy is good for you! [The article is a “gift link” from behind a paywall. Not sure if it will continue working beyond the first 10 visits…]
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Rolf
Feb 21, 2023
In General Banter
From the latest Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory newsletter: [W]e are excited to report that the construction is almost done. The road just before the hairpin bend, whose repair was much needed, was scheduled for October. It has now been reinforced, rebuilt, and paved as of mid-February. The final piece, to replace the safety guardrails, should happen in March in time for our planned Open House on March 25th.
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Rolf
Feb 06, 2023
In General Banter
From Jeremy's brother Josh (I think the guy who introduced Sufferfest Saturdays to Tripleshot): Jeremy passed away on January 6th. We have a service scheduled on March 11, 2023 at 2pm-4pm at First Memorial Funeral Services. 4725 Falaise Dr. Victoria BC. If you knew Jeremy, cared about Jeremy, you are invited and welcome. If you would like to be added to the evite list, which will include a web link to join and/or be a part of the service remotely, please email me at josh.g.erickson(at)gmail.com.
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Rolf
Jan 27, 2023
In Ride Planning
13 municipalities, 7 First Nations, 160 multi-surface kilometres. See our entire region from your bike — all in one beautiful day. Last ridden by Tripleshotters three years ago: https://www.strava.com/activities/3616780138 Video evidence here: https://vimeo.com/rolfwarburton/gvgg2020 For flow and mutual support, small groups of 6-8 max and an all-day pace will be encouraged. This time we're going to try counter-clockwise: 2023 GVGG Route Map. A late lunch at the 17-Mile? Post-ride pub? Let's hear your ideas! But first let's pick a Sunday. The following options have been selected with other Tripleshot events in mind. Pick as many as you like below... (voting will be open until end of February, at least.)
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Rolf
Jan 27, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Enjoy some video highlights from our rides and events over the past year. Most of this showcase played at last month's Tripleshot Christmas Party. [Getting to know our new forum's capabilities for embedded video!] You can find 18 different photo/video galleries for each of our 2022 events here: https://tripleshotcyclingphotos.smugmug.com/Events/2022 (https://tripleshotcyclingphotos.smugmug.com/Events/2022) And you can find a huge collection of all our ride and event videos going back 13 years here: https://tripleshotcyclingphotos.smugmug.com/Ride-Videos/ (https://tripleshotcyclingphotos.smugmug.com/Ride-Videos/) Viewing password for all Tripleshot SmugMug galleries is available by asking long-term members or emailing tripleshot.cycling.photos@gmail.com.(mailto:tripleshot.cycling.photos@gmail.com)
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