Posts Tagged ‘tour de victoria’

Great Rides Around Victoria

By Joe Wiebe Here in Victoria we are blessed with an amazing bicycling infrastructure. There is an incredible network of well-maintained cycling trails, including the interconnected Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails, which stretch all the way from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal at the top of the Saanich Peninsula out to Sooke, a total of…

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August Already?!?

Wow, I can’t believe it is August already! That means the Tour de Victoria is almost here. Of course, I am very excited about doing the ride, but at the same time the summer seems to be just flying by — and I am not sure if I have been training enough since I am…

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T minus 30 days

I have had quite a brutal month of training and I have almost entered a state of despondency a couple of times. Working towards a goal like completing a big ride offers a lot of challenges along the way, both physically and mentally. Learning to overcome some of the mental challenges is an important part…

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Off the back, a first experience group ride

After a few years procrastinating I finally made it out for my first organized group ride and, as I was hoping, it was the motivation I needed to get my ass in gear for this year’s 2019 Tour de Victoria. Actually, it was a kick in the teeth. I love the Tour de Victoria. It…

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Fear is an Illusion

Mike Alexander finishing the 2018 Tour de Victoria

It’s quite probable that I will never forget the day that I sat in my nurse-practitioners office as she told me the bad news. Type 2 Diabetes. Everyones’ suspicions had been confirmed. Since arriving in Victoria, I had promised myself that I would take my health more seriously and with each test completed, I was…

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Building a Team for the 2019 Tour de Victoria

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour De Victoria 2018 was a blast! Would I do it again? Absolutely! Only next time I’ll train on the road a bit more.  Fast forward ten months: my road bike is back in the garage, blocked in by other sports equipment, tools, and unnecessary junk that should have been thrown out long…

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What a Ride It Was!

Prelude – The Flat Tire One week before the Tour de Victoria I headed out on my last major training session with the intention of riding one section of the new 60 km route that I didn’t know — the second quarter that runs from Victoria General Hospital up to Elk Lake. I’d heard rumours…

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It’s a ride, not a race!

“It’s a ride, not a race”.  We took that approach this year and had a great day along with the rest of the Silver Wheels team, including many who took part in a pre-race photo-op: and warm-up ride on Friday: On ride day, though, the adrenalin was in evidence and everyone was pretty keen as…

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