Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday Ride - Split Bunch Ride

This Sunday is our first experiement with a Split Bunch Hills Ride to 


  • Hahndorf  via Echunga for the slow riders 80km or
  • Strathabyn via Echunga / Maccelsfield 110km for the fast riders
The aim is to let the fast guys put the hammer down without having to sit up and give the slow guys a break from chewing the handlebar leather.

Meeting Times 
  • Meet in the City at 7:30 am
  • Meet at the Bollards 8:30 am

The format of the Ride is as follows. Congregate at the Bollards (talk s**t), regroup after the descent in Mylor (talk some more s**t). A normal BG pace out to Echunga where we will regroup (finalise any s**t we are talking). 

At which point the fast group will go on to Stathalbyn at ungentlemanly pace.  The loop home depends upon who from the fast group I talk too. I am setting the route as return via the same route.

The slow group will then proceed at a slower pace (but still working guys) back to Hahndorf the route home is set for GermanTown hill but we can decide at cofee.  

The weather forecast is for 30 degrees,Cloudy with Light winds

See you Sunday
Fast Group (love the helmet)


Slow Group



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sunday Ride - Outer Harbor via Port Rd

This Sundays Ride is Outer harbor via Port Road. We cant go via Anzac Highway as its the city bay fun run this weekend. We will have to go the City exit less travelled as is normal on this weekend every year.

Meet in the City at 7:30am 


at the time of publishing the Weather looks good.

See you Sunday.   

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sunday Ride - Cudlee Creek

The ride for this Sunday in the on the New Ride Guide and is Cudlee Creek


  • Meet in the City at 7:30 am
  • Meet at the Tower Hotel Carpark 8:00 am
Coffee at the Cudlee Creek Cafe, retun options depend on how energetic you feel but its scheduled as a out and back

We had a excellent turn out for the Club Ride on Sunday with 22 riders enjoying a perfect day out. We did turn a few heads when we steamed past the Port Adelaide club time trial start line at 48 kph with a tandem on the back. Excellent to see the numbers out and some new faces.







Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Proposed 2017/2018 Ride Guide

Bastardi

Here is the 2017/18 Ride guide. Its sort of ontime this year and I would like to thank Michael Richardson for his help in compiling it. I swear scheduling the AFL is easier. I think we have jointly avoided any major clangers this year but a few sets of eyes reviewing it wont go astray. 

We are keeping a few things that worked from last years ride guide:

  • First Sunday of the month is the no excuses Beach Ride
  • Roads Less travelled rides
What we are changing. We have continued to Schedule winter rides as either Beach or Foothills. However we recognise this didnt work all that well. Hence we will formalise our weather driven approach. A call will be made on the Friday before the ride. We will use any window of good weather to go into the hills with the ride selected from the standard close hills loops.  All winter rides will start from the City to allow weather calls to be made on the Sunday Morning. Winter Rides are May 21st through to August the 20th 

Whats new:
  • Two new loops. One pioneered on the Roads less travelled. Stirling via Coromadel valley (minus the wrong turn) and a short sharp and shiny Winter hills loop Corkscrew, Cherry gardens, Norwood 55km
  • 7:30 starts will start on the Fathers day weekend and precede Daylight savings itself starting 
  • We have scheduled Escort duty for the 1000k's for Kids riders on September 24th. We will do some fundraisers as well for Phil and Dan as well TBD.
  • We know when we are defeated and have not scheduled a ride for Mothers day this year
  • We will experiment with a few split bunch rides. A Fast group will head off on a Super Epic and the Slow group doing one of the standard loops with both Groups together for the first part of the ride 
  • We have taken the leads from other groups and pulled our TDU Reconnaissance ride forward into November to avoid the silly season. Depending on what it is we may pull it foward another week 
  • Given our dismal track record at organising lunch or pub crawls (0 from 2) or  frankly anything other than coffee, we decided to go the masochistic route and have scheduled 3 lunch attempts this year (I haven't given up the pub crawl either)

  1. Associated with the KKK - Lobethal loop (Lunch in Norwood) 
  2. Associated with a southerly (anticlockwise Meadows loop) (Lunch in Striling/Crafers Tavern/ Scenic Hotel)
  3. Associated with a standard Xmas beach Ride (Brunch rather than coffee and cake somewhere along the beach)

Comments and Suggestions gratefully recieved


BG SUNDAY RIDES 


Ride Date  Route  Event 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 Cudlee Creek - return
Sunday, February 5, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, February 12, 2017 Pain Lives Here
Sunday, February 19, 2017 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, February 26, 2017 Hahndorf via Freeway return
Sunday, March 5, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, March 12, 2017 Cudlee Creek - return Three Peaks/March Public Holiday 
Sunday, March 19, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd    City Bay Fun Run
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Roads Less Travelled Split Bunch to Hahndorf /Strathabyn proposed
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE Coast to Coast 
Sunday, April 9, 2017 KKK Lobethal - Cudlee loop  BG CLUB LUNCH
Sunday, April 16, 2017 Hallett Cove Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 23, 2017 Hahndorf via Freeway return Anzac Day
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Hills Traverse - Birdwood Coffee at Birdwood
Sunday, May 7, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, May 14, 2017 No Ride  Mothers Day - End of Season Break 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Hallett Cove
Sunday, June 4, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, June 11, 2017 Extended Foothills Ride - Set by Coffee Stop Queens Birthday
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Extended Foothills Ride - Set by Coffee Stop
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Hallett Cove
Sunday, July 2, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, July 9, 2017 Extended Foothills Ride - Set by Coffee Stop
Sunday, July 16, 2017 Hallett Cove
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, July 30, 2017 City, Tower Hotel, Gorge, Corkscrew, Montacute, Down then up Cherryville, Nortons, Norwood for Coffee 
Sunday, August 6, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, August 13, 2017 Extended Foothills Ride - Set by Coffee Stop
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Pain Lives Here
Sunday, September 3, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE AFL Grand Final/Fathers Day (7:30am Starts) 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Cudlee Creek - Fox Creek  Amys Gran Fondo
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Hallett Cove via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, September 24, 2017 1000k's for Kids Escort - Barrosa return
Sunday, October 1, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE BG Time Trial / Labour Day
Sunday, October 8, 2017 Pain Lives Here
Sunday, October 15, 2017 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Meadows Loop Southern Direction - BG CLUB LUNCH
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Hahndorf the Hardway (via Belair/National  park)
Sunday, November 5, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE Amys Ride
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Stirling/ Lofty via Belair/Coromandel/Cherry Gardens Giro Della Donna 
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Hallett Cove via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, November 26, 2017 TDU Reconnaissance 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Alternate Long Beach Ride to Port Norlunga Possible Split group again
Sunday, December 17, 2017 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE BG CLUB LUNCH
Sunday, December 24, 2017 No Ride  Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2017 No Ride  New Years Eve
Sunday, January 7, 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, January 14, 2018 Ride Like Crazy or Alternate  Ride Like Crazy / Ride for Juvenile Diabettes 
Friday, January 19, 2018 Coffee Ride  TDU Challenge 
Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Original Anzac Hwy ride
Sunday, January 28, 2018 Cudlee Creek - return
Sunday, February 4, 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Pain Lives Here
Sunday, February 18, 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Meadows Loop
Sunday, March 4, 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE BG Time Trial 
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Pain Lives Here
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sunday No Excuses - Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE

BG NO EXCUSES Club Ride
This Sunday the No-Excuses ride. Finally a summer beach ride 30 degrees and light winds.
WHEN: 7:30 am Sunday Morning
WHERE: Hindmarsh Square in the City
ROUTE: Port Rd – Outer Harbor – Glenelg – Anzac Hwy – Home
COFFEE: At the Glenelg Marina

See you Sunday.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sunday Ride - Hahndorf aka the Marshmallow Ride


With our second beach ride in a row being weather effected, it was duly noted and discontent was expressed about the lack of familiar faces who turned up and some noticeable regulars who appear to be MIA.

The unanimous decision by those in attendance was that some rabble rousing was in order, with words being thrown around like 

Marshmallows, Nancy, Drink a cup of Cement and harden the **** up and even softc****.





This weeks ride was supposed to be the epic loop out to Meadows returning via Windy Point (Hills direction) . It has now been shortened to the familiar Hahndorf loop via River Road to give some extra encouragement to all.

Either 

  • meet in City at 7:30am at Hindmarsh Sq, or 
  • feel free to set your own pace up the Freeway and meet at the Bollards at 8:30am.***

As usual, there will be heaps of different options for the return loop home, depending on how the pins are feeling

On a serious note we are talking a current forecast for the city for Sunday of 29 degrees, sunny and light winds, so we expect absolute peak riding conditions for the hills. With the woeful weather we have seen over the last period (seemingly forever) these days are to be savoured.

So, hopefully the sunshine incubates some testosterone in those missing, 

If it doesn’t then maybe this will help on the priniciple the higher the quality of the LOTW the bigger the turnout on Sunday




It will be great to see you all out on Sunday.

*** For the new Guys the Bollards we are referring too are the Crafers ones at the top of the South Eastern Freeway bike track. Generaly the slow guys will head up at thier own pace rather than go to the city.



Friday, February 17, 2017

Sunday Ride - Anzac Hwy Beach Ride

Sundays Ride is Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
  • Meet in the City (Hindmarsh Square) at 7:30 am 
Weather looks nice and cool, see you then.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1000 k's for Kids

Gentlepeople & BG’s

Phil and Dan are committing themselves to start of season “Epic to end all Epic’s” ride by riding 1000 kilometers in 8 days. It’s all in the name of great cause Camp Quality for kids.


That’s 125km a day for the mathematically challenged. The longer stages the organisers have included  stage 5  Morgan to Jamestown and Stage 8 Clare to Adelaide at around 150km offset by short days.

They are looking for both riders to join their team and help reaching the sponsorship target of $4000 per rider. They are still short on riders so act now!! Like TODAY!

Let’s support Dan and Phil and may see if we can find someone to keep them company


If there are no takers for the ultimate sacrifice, please feel free to reach deep in your pockets and sponsor Dan and Phil  at www.everydayhero.com.au. it’s all tax deductible, just enter the name and donate (Daniel Guzej, Philip Pullinger).  

Its all for an amazing cause…and you can’t take it with you….and you won’t even miss it…and give a little to live a little….and so forth. 

They set off on a Sunday so I will suggest that the BG give them an Escort of the first leg.

The Details

Dates: 24th Sep-1st Oct 2017
Route: Adelaide Loop (via Northern regions)
Distance: 1,000km
Riders: Maximum – 30 | Fundraising target – $4,000
Support Crew: Maximum – 20 | Fundraising target – $500

The Camp Quality 1,000 Ks 4 Kids South Australia is a 1,000km, 8 day cycling challenge full of mateship, teamwork and long days as well as fun, optimism and resilience. Over 8 days, riders will travel through the Barossa Valley, Riverland, Yorke Peninsula, Spencer Gulf, looping past the mid-north back to Adelaide, all to help raise money for kids living with cancer.

1,000 Ks 4 Kids South Australia is the culmination of year round training and fundraising by dedicated and hardworking riders and support crew. In 2017, up to 30 riders and 20 support crew will help Camp Quality spread laughter and raise awareness about our essential programs and services to school children and local communities. This ride is suited for cycling enthusiasts who want to challenge themselves and ride for a cause.
  • Day 1: Adelaide – Nuriootpa
  • Day 2: Nuriootpa – Swan Reach
  • Day 3: Swan Reach – Renmark
  • Day 4: Renmark – Morgan
  • Day 5: Morgan – Jamestown
  • Day 6: Jamestown – Port Broughton
  • Day 7: Port Broughton – Clare
  • Day 8: Clare – Adelaide




Friday, February 10, 2017

Sunday Ride - Pain Lives Here



This Sundays ride is Pain Lives Here. 

  • Meet in the City at 7:30am or 
  • at the Tower Hotel Carpark at 8:00 am

The weather for Sunday is a more civilised 24 degrees and cloudy. See you then

FOR THOSE THAT RACE OR WANT SOME EXTRA KILOMETRES,  FS AND DH ARE PLANNING TO ETENT THE RIDE RIDE OUT TO WOODSIDE AND DO A LAP RECON OF THE UPCOMING ROAD RACE COURSE. NOTE GRAVEL!: 

http://www.norwoodcc.com.au/events/course-maps/#woodside

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sunday 5th of February is the No Excuses Rides

BG NO EXCUSES Club Ride
This Sunday the No-Excuses ride. Hopefully the weather will be kind.
WHEN: 7:30 am Sunday Morning
WHERE: Hindmarsh Square in the City
ROUTE: Port Rd – Outer Harbor – Glenelg – Anzac Hwy – Home
COFFEE: At the Glenelg Marina

See you Sunday.