Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sundays Ride is Pain live's here. The weather looks good for Sunday so hope to see you out there after last week.
  • Meet 8:00 in the City
  • Or 8:30 am at the Tower Hotel 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sunday Ride - Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy


After completing a "warm" Kat Killer Klassic we are back to Autumn riding this weekend with a Beach Run back out to Outer Harbor.

Meet in the City at 8:00 am

Koppenburg - enough said.....

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sunday Ride - Kat Killer Klassic

Kat Killer Klassic

Sunday 8th of April
Meet Hindmarsh Square @ 8:00 am or the Tower Hotel Car park @ 8.30 am

The Kat Killer Klassic Lobethal loop (78km from the city): 

Norton's - Ashton, Basket Range, Forest Range, Lenswood - Lobethal, Cudlee Creek

Coffee at Cudlee Creek cafe

Then Home via Gorge - Adelaide or for the brave Corkscrew Rd - Montacute Rd - Adelaide

Short cut : From Lenswood - Fox Creek (Coldstore Rd) - Cudlee Creek - Gorge - ADL. 69km

The Kat Killer Klassic honors the anniversary of an unfortunate mouse, one cats tragic death and Dave’s spectacular fall. For those not in the know, early 2009 David C, an original BG and mad cyclist took a bad fall when his paths crossed with a suicidal kitty that resulted in the cat ending up in Dave’s front wheel and subsequently jamming into his fork effectively stopping his front wheel ‘dead’ and ejecting him at speed into the bitumen. The cat survived the crash but passed away later that night.

Its slightly earlier this year in the hope we might snag a nice day.

The BG can’t thank the owner of the cat enough for her assistance with an unconscious David and we respectfully hope the cats death was not to traumatic – R.I.P.P.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter Sunday Ride - Club Ride


Sunday is Easter Sunday and also happens to coincide with No-Excuses and the end of daylight savings. Given Easter Sunday is a family day we will accept this as an excuse. For those that want to sneak in a ride. 

Meet in the City at 8:00 am 

Happy Easter to everyone. 

Learn how to bunny hop for Easter

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sunday - Hahndorf via Freeway return

All Sundays ride is Hahndorf via Freeway return to satisfy any cravings for German cakes you might have. 


  •  in the city at 7:30 am
  •  at the Toll gate at 8:00 am
  • at the Bollards at 8:30 am
Sorry for the error I was in a hurry when i posted it

Sunday Ride Program 2018-2019

Here is the 2018/19 Ride guide.  I would like to thank Michael Richardson and Brian Virgo for helping plan this year. Last year worked well and we avoided any major clangers but as usual a few more sets of eyes reviewing the new guide wont go astray. If you notice anything yell.  

Bastardi Gruppetto/Grassi 10 Year Anniversary

  • 2018 is the BG's 10th Anniversary as a riding group. The celebration ride is set for Sunday the 15th July 2018 and will reprise the original route ridden by the BG daddy's. Anzac Highway turning at Bower road. We will be doing a bit more about this closer to the day.

The Basics
  • The First Sunday of the month is the no excuses Beach Ride. Outer Harbor via Port road 
  • A couple of Roads Less traveled rides have been included to add some variety
  • Winter Rides are May 20th through to August the 19th. They are all tagged as beach rides but we will meet in the city and choose from the close hill loops when weather permits
  • Mothers day is a no-ride day and the BG end of season break 
  • 7:30am starts will start on the Fathers day weekend and precede Daylight savings itself starting 
  • The TDU Reconnaissance ride is scheduled for  November the 25th  to avoid the silly season.
  • The Club lunch will be in December and is set down as a repeat of this year. We will however examine a Beach option on the same pattern as suggested around the 3rd or 4th beer this year.
Xmas and New Years
This year Christmas eve and New Years eve fall on Mondays. We recognize that this is a family time of year so the Sunday's preceding have been scheduled as beach rides. We will seek consensus as to what to do nearer the day. 

Whats New/Different/Noice :
  • The southern hills loop suggested (but never riden) by Dan becomes a regular ride. The "Guzej Special Stage (Mylor via Cherry Gardens with Steep Hills, Strade Bianche and a really nice Valley road)"
  • We will try a couple of alternate beach rides that add length to the southerly loops
  • We will continue to experiment with a few split bunch rides. A Fast group will head off on a bigger loop with the Slow group doing one of the standard loops with both Groups together for the first part of the ride 
  • A suggestion has been made to have a crack at a winery trip instead of a pub crawl. The idea is we pick a wine region and go tasting. This will require both sag and purchase transportation wagons but not the obscene deposit the pub bikes require.
  • With the end of the Ride like Crazy we have left that Sunday slot flexible to see what might occur on that day. 
The Ride Guide 

Ride Date  Route  Event 
Sunday, 18 February 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, 25 February 2018 Meadows Loop
Sunday, 4 March 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 11 March 2018 Pain Lives Here
Sunday, 18 March 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy Coast to Coast
Sunday, 25 March 2018 Hahndorf via Freeway return
Sunday, 1 April 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE Easter Sunday / Daylight Savings Ends 
Sunday, 8 April 2018 KKK Lobethal - Cudlee loop  Kat Killer Klassic
Sunday, 15 April 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, 22 April 2018 Pain Lives Here Anzac Day (Wed)
Sunday, 29 April 2018 Alternate Long Beach Ride (South)
Sunday, 6 May 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE Tour of Riverland 
Sunday, 13 May 2018 No Ride  Mothers Day / Winter Schedule commences 
Sunday, 20 May 2018 Hahndorf via Freeway return
Sunday, 27 May 2018 Hallett Cove
Sunday, 3 June 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 10 June 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy Queens Birthday Monday
Sunday, 17 June 2018 Hallett Cove
Sunday, 24 June 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd   
Sunday, 1 July 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 8 July 2018 Hallett Cove
Sunday, 15 July 2018 BG 10 year Anniversary - Original Ride  BG 10 year Anniversary
Sunday, 22 July 2018 Alternate Long Beach Ride (Hallett to OH)
Sunday, 29 July 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, 5 August 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 12 August 2018 Alternate Long Beach Ride (Hallett to OH)
Sunday, 19 August 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy Winter Ride schedule ends 
Sunday, 26 August 2018 Hahndorf the Hardway (via Belair/National  park)
Sunday, 2 September 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE Heritage Round /Fathers Day/7:30 Starts 
Sunday, 9 September 2018 Three Gorges to Birdwood
Sunday, 16 September 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy Amy's Grand Fondo
Sunday, 23 September 2018 Roads Less Travelled 1000 k's for Kids 
Sunday, 30 September 2018 Hallett Cove AFL Grand Final / Bay to Birdwood / Labor day
Sunday, 7 October 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE Daylight Savings Commence 
Sunday, 14 October 2018 Meadows Loop
Sunday, 21 October 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, 28 October 2018 Pain Lives Here
Sunday, 4 November 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 11 November 2018 Guzej Special Stage (Mylor via Cherry Gardens) with Strade Bianche  Fleurieu Fodo
Sunday, 18 November 2018 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, 25 November 2018 TDU Reconnaissance 
Sunday, 2 December 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 9 December 2018 Cudlee Creek - Fox Creek 
Sunday, 16 December 2018 Nortons -Swamp road - Gumflat return BG XMAS Club Lunch
Sunday, 23 December 2018 Outer Harbor via Port Rd   
Sunday, 30 December 2018 Beach via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, 6 January 2019 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 13 January 2019 Ride Like Crazy Replacement TBD 
Friday, 18 January 2019 TDU Challenge Ride  Most likely date of TDU 
Sunday, 20 January 2019 BG Original Anzac Hwy - TDU Recovery
Sunday, 27 January 2019 Roads Less Travelled
Sunday, 3 February 2019 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 10 February 2019 Cudlee Creek - return
Sunday, 17 February 2019 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, 24 February 2019 Meadows Loop
Sunday, 3 March 2019 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE
Sunday, 10 March 2019 Pain Lives Here
Sunday, 17 March 2019 Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
Sunday, 24 March 2019 Hahndorf the Hardway (via Belair/National  park)
Sunday, 31 March 2019 Anything Can Happen
Sunday, 7 April 2019 Outer Harbor via Port Rd - CLUB RIDE

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Strava Art

This is the Numbat ride done by Fight Club in Perth



Sunday, March 18, 2018

Semplicemente bellissimo!

Do your self  a favor, watch the final of the Milan San Remo! WOW! :

Last 14 Km of Milan-San Remo 2018 (23:09 English) — eurosport

Via SteepHillTv
Check out this epic Crash - 9 km to go: Mark Cavendish somersault crash

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sunday Ride is a beach ride. i.e. Not the three peaks

Outer Harbor via Anzac Highway

Meet in the City at 7:30 am

This also marks the end of the current ride calendar. The ride scheduling committee has been hard at work sweating over the smallest details of the new schedule. We will be posting the new Ride calendar soon and getting it ratified at a AGM on a subsequent ride. 

In essence we are continuing the last calendars while trying out a couple on New Routes.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Three Peaks Ride Report

Thanks for all the best wishes for 3 Peaks.

Well that’s 4 finished now – I’m catching up to Phil (5 rides).

I really enjoyed this year’s 3 Peaks. I’m happy enough with the time, 9:47. It’s nice to get another <10 hour Finisher’s Jersey. My goal was to finish the ride in about 11 hours. I really didn’t think I would make it having only done 1 ride over 150 km in the last 12 months.

I started at the very back of the 11 hour wave. After the descent from Falls Creek to Mt Beauty I started the first climb up Tawonga Gap. I didn’t feel that great so I just cruised along at a comfortable pace making sure to eat and drink regularly. I reached the top and continued down the other side to Bright. I joined a medium size group from Bright to Harrietville. The pace was a bit slow but I was in no hurry. I reached the first valet sop at Harrietville on 11 hour pace.

The climb up Mt Hotham was really nice. I started to feel better. The scenery was amazing. There was already a bit of carnage early on with riders walking up The Meg and later at CRB Hill. I rode along with a few people along the way and had a nice chat but I was steadily dropping them. In the last 10km I passed hundreds of riders. By the time I got to Dinner Plain I was just under 11 hour pace and spotted the 11 hour Wave Leaders. I didn’t spend very long at lunch because I saw a good group forming and took off with them down to Omeo.

The descent from Dinner Plain was quite fast until the big climb just before Omeo. It catches all the first-timers by surprise. I dropped the group up that climb and descended to Omeo on my own. At Omeo I had started to make up time on the 10 hour pace but I was still only thinking about riding within myself and finishing. There was more carnage on the 4km climb out of Omeo. It was reasonably warm at about 34 degrees but not too bad compared to the super-hot 44 degree BG ride earlier this year. I cruised down from there to Angler’s Rest eating and drinking as much as I could. At Angler’s Rest I was about 5 minutes off 10 hour pace and I started to think that maybe I might get under 10.

I rolled down the hill to WTF corner where I was only 2 minutes off 10 hour pace. The 10 hour schedule allows 2 hrs 15 min to get to Falls and I though “Yeah I can do this in 2 hours comfortably”. When I made the tight left hander at WTF corner to start up the back of Falls (8km @10%) the carnage was immediately visible. Riders were already off the bike and walking. Others had started the ‘death weave’. The next 10 km of road was strewn with riders sitting on the side of the road, huddled in groups, walking and crying out in pain. What can you say? That was me in 2015 except I was kissing the bitumen with full leg cramps. I just took it easy up to Trapyard Gap and didn’t have any problems. At Trapyard Gap I was ahead of the 10 hour schedule and I just relaxed and enjoyed the last 25 km albeit there was still another 500m of climbing. Seeing the lake with 12 km to go is always a great sight and it just gets better from there to the finish line.

I’ve pulled up fine. No fatigue. A bit of saddle soreness. I’m glad I did it.

In hindsight I probably could have started with the 10 hour group and gone a bit faster but then I may not have enjoyed it as much. Experience certainly helped. Maybe I’ll do it again but I definitely won’t be leaving the decision so late again … but that’s another story.