I can't help but think that each of you came away with a story from Saturday's ride. 260km, 3000 meters and how ever many hours are just numbers in the end. What do they really count?
Stories are the take aways and that day in the sun certainly produced and abundance. No doubt many of you learned something new about your capabilities and mental toughness. You did the most difficult version of this event to date and you all earned a ton of admiration and respect from the team that supported you. The great atmosphere at the Shawnigan station and the Lighthouse Brewery were a treat to be part of and now clearly join the tradition.
Some of you may have missed the news of the highway closure, at 6:15am, due to a fallen power line. The alternate route we used through Langford was cleanly and safely negotiated and I thank you all for your cooperation in keeping the group tight. The stolen Porta Pottie from the Shawnigan stop was less missed than would normally be expected, due to general dehydration amongst you, and we hope to get one next year with GPS location tracking so we can redirect the ride to wherever toilet thieves take stolen toilets.
As I mentioned in the briefing, this event could not take place without the generous support from our many sponsors. The experience you had is in part thanks to them. We trust you enjoyed and appreciated their impact on the event.
It was a pleasure having you all part of the 2015 Victoria Gran Fondo Doppio,
Karl Ullrich and the Volunteers
Unofficial results for the 2015 Victoria Gran Fondo are available:
Sponsorship and Registration Information:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all other information.
Thanks to Victoria artist Galen Davidson for this year's VGF beer label and T shirt artwork. Please take the time to visit Galen's website and learn more about his exceptional artwork.