This ride is postponed to Tuesday, September 8. Same ride, with bonus special bc ferries passenger rate that day. Details:
Would you like to celebrate the end of another successful tri-season with a leisurely 3-ferry ride, enjoy the treats at Barb's Buns in Ganges, and have fresh fish and chips in Cowichan Bay? Kevin Taylor and I are organizing a 3-ferry ride on Tuesday Sept 1. Hope you can join us!
Here is the itinerary:
7:15 am First meeting point - Royal Oak and Lochside Drive (leave at 7:15 am)
8:15 am Second meeting point - Tulista Park, Sidney (leave at 8: 15 am)
8:45 am Final meeting point at Swartz Bay Terminal Cafe - after you have gone through the ticket gate with the cars, it will be on your right.
9:00 am 1st Ferry - Swartz Bay to Fulford Harbour - 35 mins
10:15 am Morning coffee in Ganges at Barb's Buns - treats include baked goods, the Breakfast Bun & Eggs Benedict!
11:05 am Leave for Vesuvius ferry (about 20 minute ride)
11:35 am 2nd Ferry - Vesuvius Bay to Crofton - 20 mins (about 1:10 cycling to Cowichan Bay from Crofton)
1:00 pm Lunch at Cowichan
2:00 pm Leave Cowichan Bay (about 45 minutes to Mill Bay, and another 15 mins to Mill Bay ferry)
3:00 pm 3rd Ferry - Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay - 25 mins
3:25 pm Brentwood Bay. Find your own way home
Swartz Bay to Fulford Harbour fare is $12.20 for adult and $2 for bike (cash), or $8.35 for adult and bike if pay by BC Ferries Experience card.
Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay tickets are available at the Thrifty's stores in Broadmead Village and Mill Bay for $3.95 each and Bike is $2.
If you are interested in the ride, please contact Keith at email@example.com.
Keith and Kevin
Congratulations to TWC finishers:
Chuck Garrett (1st in age group), Jacob Garrett(son), Tony Yue
ALL completed the Challenge Half
Pat Maguire (1st in age group)
Completed the Full Challenge
Good morning everyone,
The forecast for Sept 1st doesn't look too promising!! It is forecasting 60% chance of shower for Tuesday on the Government of Canada web site https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-85_metric_e.html. It is not much fun to ride in the rain. If the weather condition doesn't improve in the couple of days, I would suggest to cancel the ride for Tuesday.
I will send out another email on Sunday night to update you on the situation. Meanwhile, if you have any other suggestions, please let me know.
Have a great weekend, Keith
Some excellent photos from Wayne C.!
Congratulations to TWC Tour de Victoria finishers! Results are at: http://www.tourdevictoria.com/resources/results/
Bob Woof (4:19), Mike Ellis (5:38), Chris Sullivan (5:38), Denise McGowan 5:49, Keith Yeung (6:20), Kevin Britt (6:20), Liz Dyson (6:20), Matt Mannix (6:23), John Botelho (1:20), Hillerie Denning (1:28) Renate Walton (4:56), Barry Lycett (3:46).
Photos to follow.
A few additional results from Sri Chinmoy! Sue Weightman(2nd), Jill Walmsley(3rd), Garth Fuller(3rd), Liz Dyson(2nd), Fern Esau(3rd), Peter Dolan(4th), Nancy Dolan(1st), and Bertrand Bozek(1st).
Team West Coast had an excellent showing at the Self-Transcendence Triathlon and Dualthon on Sunday!
Duathlon: Audrey Stibbe (1rst), Kevin Britt (1rst)
Sprint: Maurice Robinson (1st), Chuck Garrett (2nd), Wayne Coulson, Hillerie Denning (2nd), Rob Hare, Sue Weightman, Monique Roth, Janet Hawkins, Jeanette Klein, Francie Harlie, Arlene Mahadoo.
Olympic: Keith Evans (2nd), Tom Weightman (2nd), Bruce Turcotte, Fern Esau, Kevin Taylor (3rd), Graham Fisher, Dan Dunaway (3rd), Kathy Davidson (2nd), Mike Roth, Liz Dyson, Jim Brackenbury.
Let me know if you have any corrections or additions.
Photos are here, more to come: http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/sri-triathlon-2015-1/
Congratulations to all my friends at TWC who competed and volunteered at yesterday's spectacular event. We may be "old and grey and bent and busted, grey (again) and wrinkled and we can't be trusted"...but we have an absolutely fab membership.
More than likely there will be another event next year based on preliminary discussions that the Sri Group had on the weekend.
Not sure if you were aware but key Sri followers arrived from New York, Ottawa, Kingston etc. not only to assist on race weekend but more importantly to get a first hand view and understanding of how the race is run and to just simply observe how the weekend roles out. I think they have always seen this event as one of the " flag-ship events" that they host throughout the world and it was clear to me by the end of the weekend that there is absolutely no question that they wish to continue. The biggest challenge that this race holds is that the Sri group in Victoria is very small( 3-4 ladies) and they already have their "plates full". Consequently, the extra support that is needed must come from outside our community in Victoria ie Sri followers from other parts of Canada and the USA etc. or perhaps 4-5 folks from the Victoria Triathlon/Duathlon community. I will update when I receive more info.
Cheers, Ian Phillips, Self-Transcendence Triathlon/Duathlon Management Team
Another busy week for TWC members. Kevin Britt, Debbie Bugg, Fern Esau, Audrey Stibbe, and Keith Yeung completed a very warm Granfondo Axel Merckx. Wow! The Cowichan Challenge Triathlon was a successful event for the team. Sue Weightman(1st), Sara Kelly(1st), and Tom Weightman(2nd) brought home hardware. Anne Murfitt had an incredibly finish to her track season at the BC Masters Championships. Anne brought home four gold and a silver, with two personal bests!
TWC members continued their success with great performances at the new LANGFORD TRIATHLON! Winning their age group in the Sprint distance were Garth Fuller(1), Peter Dolan(1), and Sue Weightman(1). Continuing to share the podium in the Olympic distance were Liz Dyson(1), Kathy Davidson(1), Rob Hare(3), Thom Weightman(2), Jim Brackenbury(3), and Keith Evans(1). Meanwhile Fern Esau travelling to Alberta to win her age group in the GREAT WHITE NORTH TRIATHLON.
Team West Coast members had a great start to the month of July! Chuck Garrett took third in his age group in the Coeur d'Alene Ironman in 40 degree weather. Fern Esau place second in her age group in the Qualicum Triathlon. Keith Evans won his age group in the new Osoyoos Triathlon, followed closely by Mike Ellis(2nd). Wayne Coulson took second, followed by Dan Dunaway(3rd) in their age group.
Congratulations to all the TWC members that raced today!
Results are here.
Lori Morgan (1st!), Bill Morrison (2nd!), Jim Brackenbury (5th), Greg Leiman, Kathy Davidson, Fern Esau, Bruce Regensberg, Laura Leno, Liz Dyson, Alison Dickson - sorry if I missed anyone!