Friday, January 19, 2018

Sunday Ride - Beach via Anzac Highway

Sundays Ride is the beach via Anzac Hwy

Meet in the City at 7:30

Hope everyone had a fun TDU week.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tour Down Under Challenge Ride

A Norwood start again this year for those doing the Ride we will meet in easy reach of the faster group departure areas. 

The meeting point will be at Caffe Pave from around 6:00 am 

The departure is at 6:30 am we may actually touch the pedals by 6:45 am 

The weather looks hot so they may shorten the ride or cancel if too hot.

Provisionally the Designated Refreshment stops for the BG. 

  • Mt Pleasant 54 km
  • Charleston 80 km
  • Cudlee Creek 100 km
  • Cambeltown 120km
This is more often than normal in anticipation of the weather.

As we are  "The Bastardi", here is the traditional TDU Italian Phrase that may be helpful on this year's ride. 

se il ragazzone perde 10 chili, siamo tutti fottuti - if the big boy loses 10 kilos, we are all f%&^d

The weather looks like fun but hopefully the forecast will improve.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sunday Ride - Ride Like Crazy or a Beach Ride

TDU week is upon us and as usual begins with the Ride Like Crazy

For those participating in the Last Ride Like Crazy, I will see you at the Unley shopping centre Sunday morning,

If your not Crazy the normal BG Ride will leave from the city at 7:30 for a Beach ride

I will be doing the RLC with company so see anyone riding on Sunday.

Sorry for the short post I am travelling. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Safe Cycling


Just a reminder that SAPOL are running operation Cycle Safe to coincide with the Tour Down Under.

Areas of particular focus are numerous but include Outer Harbor, Port Road, Anzac Highway and the TDU staging areas. Offences targeted are cyclists who disobey traffic lights, stop signs and large groups riding two abreast causing traffic hazards as well as no lights etc. 

Expiation notices will be issued for breaches.

Safe Cycling

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year - Sunday's Ride is a Beach Ride

Happy New Year 2018 you pack of Bastardi's 

Hope you have all been doing plenty of Hills during the break as we are going to have a good old fashioned Beach Ride to kick the year off.

Meet in the City at 7:30 the ride is Outer Harbor via Port Road

Please be aware the Big Red Ride is this Sunday starting at Semaphore to Glenelg at 7am and then returning. Hopefully by riding in the same direction  the Group will not get tangled up with them. 

Next week is Ride Like Crazy and then into TDU week. It is really early this year, so keep training.

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone is riding lots and lots to offset the excessive calorie count!

Our package from Champion System arrived very shortly before I finished work for the year last Friday. Apologies, but the timing meant I wasn't able to let people know it was in ready for collection before Christmas.

If anyone wants to grab their stuff during the break, give me a call or email (if you don't have my details you can ask Aldo) and I'm happy to sort it out. Otherwise, if you don't mind waiting, I'm back at work on Monday 15 January, so will be happy to organise collection that week.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas - See you in 2018

Thanks to everyone who made the club lunch a great day, mechanical problems excepted.

Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sunday Ride - BG Club Lunch


Due to the way that Christmas and New Year’s fall this year, this Sunday is the last BG Ride of 2017 and also the BG Club Lunch day. I have booked a table under the name of Aldo for 11:30 am at the Tower Hotel. Please forward this email onto anyone I have missed on the list and encourage anyone who has ridden with us in the past to drop in and say Merry Christmas. 

There are three options:
1. Non Riders – Just rock up to the Tower Hotel around 11:30 am and have lunch, beer etc
2. Beach Riders – Depart the Tower at 8:00 am Tower – Greenhill Rd – Anzac Hwy and turn back early enough to return to back to the Tower around 11:30 am
3. Hills Riders – Depart the Tower at 8:00 am  - Nortons, Greenhill (or alternate), Hahndorf, River Rd, Aldgate Valley, Piccadilly Rd return back to the Tower around 11:30 am

The City meeting time is 7:30 am for the commute out to the Tower.

We have chosen the Tower as the start and end point as it allows you to drive to the start and park. If anyone is bringing their car to the Tower in the morning and is willing to make it available to lockup footwear etc. that would be much appreciated.

Can I ask that the first person back to the Tower decide if we are sitting outside and if so make the necessary arrangements as they don’t take bookings for outside tables. 
Can I also ask for someone to Volunteer as Road Captain for each group to herd the cats.

The menu is here and offers a fair range of choice $18-35 including some disgustingly healthy salads.

The weather is 36 degrees Partly Cloudy 15kph winds

If you can reply if  you are likely to attend that would be fantastic. 

Looking forward to see you Sunday. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sunday Ride - Long Beach and the Corsa Dello Stivale at St Clair


This Sunday is the Corsa Dello Stivale at St Clair, so lets hed out and show our support as Brian was pivitol in getting the race there and both Frank and Sam will be racing. Hence this weekend is a long Beach Ride followed by a procession to St Clair to get us there prior to the Category 2 men kicking off.

The Route will be 

  • Hallett Cove via ANZAC highway.
  • Return via Glenelg
  • A quick Coffee at at Glenelg
  • Seaview and Military Rd through to West Lakes Blvd
  • West Lakes Blvd to Cheltnam Rd - St Clair 
about 75km return from the city

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sunday - No Excuses

So as Sunday is the last No Excuses Ride for the 2017, it’s the perfect opportunity to come out and get some form prior to a big month of riding in January.

Meeting Time is 7:30 am in the City

The usual route Port Road, Outer Harbor, Glenelg.

The weather looks okay, cool  21 degrees but the rain is forecast to stop on Saturday. 
So, No Excuses. 

Club Lunch 17th of December
We now have two ride options for the Club Lunch on the 17th of December. The Hills ride as discussed out to Hahndorf and a Beach ride for those who don’t want endure the merciless ribbing associated with not riding but want to avoid the Hills as well . Both rides will start at the Tower.
  • ·        The Beach Ride will be Greenhill (yes I know it’s a little climb), Anzac Hwy, Military Rd, Turn somewhere prior to Outer Harbor, return the same way to meet at 11:30am at the Tower.
  • ·        The Hills ride will be out to Hahndorf via Greenhill and return via Aldgate Valley and Piccadilly Valley to meet at the Tower at 11:30.