Thursday, September 30, 2010

SUN RIDE - 3 SEP

THIS SUNDAY – FIRST DAY OF DAY LIGHT SAVINGS
MEET 8am DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
@ HINDMARSH SQ.

The good old standard beach run; down Anzac - Military Rd to Bower – back 2 Henley 4 coffee @ Evida. From here those who need the extra Km’s there will be an extra ride option, i.e. Outer Harbour or an Old Freeway Climb (open to options, decide over coffee). Will be a cracker day and I expect to see good numbers out, and some old faces who have been M.I.A.

MEET 8am DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME @ HINDMARSH SQ.
(i.e. 7am current time)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MAD MONDAY


Strathalbyn ride via old freeway - Sterling - Mylor - angus river scenic route to Strath - coffee -then repeat in reverse to home . Meet @ 8am Bath Hotel Corner (my place). This ride is not for the faint @ heart, so don't come if your not up for it. If you want to just do a portion of the ride your welcome to join us along the way. This is a no apologies ride, this is a training ride, this will hurt. The biggest challenge of the day will be holding onto the above home - Mark, proving age isn't a barrier, I'm astonished at his power and sustain every time i ride with him! FS

Friday, September 24, 2010

LEGS OF THE WEEK

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You pick, burg's or 86's!?! Gates-e claiming some background props! FS

THUR NIGHT RIDE

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A few pics from thur night ride @ vic park.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SUN 26 BIG HILLS

Early Start this week 7.30am IN THE CITY and 8am @ the TOWER HOTEL. Only 7 more weeks till Amy’s Ride so this week we are headed for the hills with the Norton’s TT last week, a good warm up to what is an easier then it looks ride to Hahndorf. To clench the thirst of the mountain goats amongst us we've included a departure from the usual Hahndorf ride to include the Forest Range climb. This is a killer and for those with little climbing in the legs this season should avoid by way of the Range Rd short cut from Basket Range to Carey Gully, and skip the Jones Rd Route from Balhannah to Hahndorf taking the Amberside Rd route. We'll nominate two group leaders, one for each route to make sure all don't get lost. Will post map my ride maps when complete. FS - all complaints should be directed to Brian!

BiG HiLLS NORTONS, HAHNDORF - 70/80km
Meet @ 7.30 in the city OR 8pm @ the Tower Hotel, Nortons climb, Ashton, Basket Range. Short option: Range Rd, Carey Gully, Greenhill Rd - Balhannah, Amberside Rd. Long option:Forest Range, Deviation Rd, Greenhill Rd, Balhannah, Jones Rd. Handorf Bakery for coffee. River Rd, Aldgate Valley Rd, Sterling, Old Freeway Home.
Long option google MAP HERE

NOTE: Meet @ 7.30 in the city OR 8pm @ the Tower Hotel!

Monday, September 20, 2010

VIC PARK 19/09









Photos by KN see more @ Flickr

The day started in nervous sun shine and ended in a cloud of BG glory! With a record Six BG competing in two grades. Brian, Gav and Andrew, lined up in E's for their first taste of racing. Brian took what he described as the Gates-e route to the line, sitting in for most of the race to finishing third.


In C's Team BG fielded a strong line up with Homburg, Gates-e and my self. The Burg performed his Domestique role with honour maintaining a swift pace, working hard on the front through out the race and dragging the break away back to with in striking distance on the final lap. Mike picked up my wheel as planed and we hit the final corner at the front of the pack and nailed the last corner to start the sprint catching the break half way down the final stretch leaving the pack in our wake taking a clear one - two for the Bastardi, with Gates second after my lead out never ended.


It's also worth mentioning the A grade race which was a spectacular display of cycling with some savage pace at the front and Jongewaard taking a dominating win, seemingly playing with the field in multiple breaks and surges taking the win from a final break of three in a tight sprint! A medal of courage should go to my man Ben Hoagie, and his attempt to hold the wheel of Jongewaard, crossing to the break - bad luck benny you nearly caught that train but it left the station with out ya!


Stay tuned for more Crit Dates and help get behind local racing and see some great cycling action live! FS

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BG RIDES

There are three rides on this week; Thur vic park ride, Sat Crits, and a BG TT on Sun . The Crits were cancelled a fortnight ago, so this has become the season opener with a couple of the BG faithful heading out for there first race. With good weather forecast we encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the days racing, bring some lunch, something to drink and show your support for those BG racing.

BG THUR RIDE - VICTORIA PARK
Meet 5.45 @ Vic Park, Doing laps anti clockwise. More Details

SAT 18 - VIC PARK CRITS, BG SOCIAL
Victoria Park, of Wakefield St, Racing from 1-3pm, Coaching clinic on @ 12pm More details - NCC Site,

SUN 19 - BG TT
Nortons climb - reverse order, Followed by a cruise down to henly for coffee Sunday ride Program,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

THU NIGHT RIDE


A few BG have been piloting a new Thur Ride format. Vic Park is a great place for a casual training ride after work, with no traffic, no stop lights plus quick and easy to get too for most. The wide surface, with no potholes, is also conducive to having a good yarn too, as you don't have to be on edge looking out for death.

The beauty of riding laps is, every one can ride there own pace and the group seemed to regroup often while small groups pushed along at there own pace. The venue is also great for doing interval training with hot laps (90-100% effort or sprints down the straight) followed by a cool down lap (60-70%).

BG THUR RIDE - VICTORIA PARK
Meet 5.45 @ Vic Park, Doing laps anti clockwise.

At the moment you get 45min in before the light fades. This is long enough to get a solid work out in of non- stop pedalling, and will have you home in time for dinner! Cheers, Brian, Gav, Steve. FS

BG RIDE CALENDAR 2010-11

SEPTEMBER

Sun 12 NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY CYCLE CHALLENGE 60km
Register by Wed 8th, Handicap Race, starts at 9am, More info for the race
@CSA, Course Map

Sun 12 NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY COMMUNITY RIDE 30km
Ride starts @ 12.30pm - Gold coin donation entry fee. More info
@DETI, Map

Sun 12 BG ALTERNATIVE 60km
BEACH - 8am Usual
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Sat 18 CRIT RACE / BG SOCIAL - Vic Park
Criterium Race, Victoria Park, 12-3pm, join us for a picnic lunch under the large gums offWakefield St

Sun 19 BG TT
Norton Summit climb - handicap reverse start. Followed by beach run to Henly for coffee.
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Sun 26 BIG HILLS - NORTONS, HAHNDORF - 70/80km
Meet @ 7.30 in the city OR 8pm @ the Tower Hotel, Nortons climb, Ashton, Basket Range. Short option: Range Rd, Carey Gully, Greenhill Rd - Balhannah, Amberside Rd. Long option:Forest Range, Deviation Rd, Greenhill Rd, Balhannah, Jones Rd. Handorf Bakery for coffee. River Rd, Aldgate Valley Rd, Sterling, Old Freeway Home.
Long option
MAP HERE
NOTE: Meet @ 7.30 in the city OR 8pm @ the Tower Hotel!
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OCTOBER

Sun 03 BEACH - 8am DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME @ HINDMARSH SQ.
standard beach ride down anzac to bower rd - henley - coffee at evidas.
8am DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME @ HINDMARSH SQ.
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Sun 10 HILLS - Norton's, Sterling - 60km MEET @ 8am in Hindmarsh Sq.
Norton's - Ashton - Woodshill Rd - Uraidla - Carey Gully - Sterling (Coffe @ Ruby's in Main St) Upper Sturt - Belair - Windy Point - City.
Ride Map:
Link HERE, Climb Data: HERE
MEET @ 8am in Hindmarsh Sq.
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Sun 10 JIM PASCOE - ROAD RACE, Details Here

Sun 17 BG TT
Sun 17 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 9.30am
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Sun 24 HILLS
Sun 24 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 9.30am
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Sun 31 BIG HILLS - GORGE - FOX's - NORTON's 60/70/80km
See Post for
more info HERE

Sun 31 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 9.30am
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NOVEMBER

Tue 02 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 6pm
Sun 07 AMY'S RIDE 100km /60km / 30km / 25 km
Adelaide to McLaren Vale along the southern expressway
Start @ 8.30am, Flinders University.
http://www.bikesa.asn.au/servlet/Web?s=2060570&p=RideGuides_OnRoad_AmysRide 100km Map, 60km Map


Sun 14 BEACH

Tue 16 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 6pm
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Sun 21 BG TT
Sun 21 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 9.30am

Sun 28 BIG HILLS - 60/80/100km

Tue 30 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 6pm

DECEMBER

Sun 05 BEACH
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Tue 07 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 6pm
CANCELLED


Sun 12 BG TT
Norton's - Outer Harbour
Tue 14 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 6pm

WED 15 - CHRISTAMS DRINKS
GRIFFINS HEAD @ 5.30-6.00pm

Sun 19 BIG HILLS - 1/2 TDU RIDE
Gorge Rd – Gumeracha - Lobethal – Hahndorf

Tue 21 CRIT - VIC PARK @ 6pm

SUN 26 BEACH
Cove Way


MON 27 - 1/2 TDU with Brian
Meet 7.30 @ Hindmarsh Sq

WED 29 HILLS


JANUARY

Sun 02 HILLS

Nortons - Lenswood - Greenhill - Lofty
Pain lives here - Hard'n up - Soft option!

Sun 09 BIG HILLS
Old Freeway - Sterling - Hanhdorf - Greenhill


Sun 16 RIDE LIKE CRAZY 55 / 110km
More Info @ official site
HERE, Ride Map.

MON 17 CRIT - VIC PARK


WED 19 CRIT - UNLEY TDU

Fri 21 TDU CHALLENGE RIDE
Norwood 135km @6.30am, Gumeracha 91km @TBA
Finish in Strathalbyn More info @TDU, Route map

Sun 23 BEACH

Sun 30 HILLS

FEBRUARY

Sun 06 BEACH
Sun 06 CRIT - REGENCY PARK

Sun 13 HILLS
Meet @7.30am in City or 8am @ Tower.
Norton's - Woodshill Rd - Uraidla - Carey Gully - Sterling (Coffe @ Ruby's in Main St)
Upper Sturt - Belair - Windy Point - City.

Sun 13 CRIT - REGENCY PARK
8.30 am JU/17 Graded Crits
9.30 am (Rd 12) NCC A–E Graded Crits
NCC Club Crit Nominate on the day $15

Sun 20 BEACH

Sun 20 NCC Championships - REGENCY PARK
9.30 am NCC Graded Crits C–E
10.30 am ‘’Espresso Mobile’’ $1000 NCC Criterium Championships A-B
NCC Club Crit Nominate on the day $15


Sun 27 HILLS

Sun 27 CRIT - REGENCY PARK
8.30 am JU/17 Graded Crits
9.30 am (Rd 12) NCC A–E Graded Crits
NCC Club Crit Nominate on the day $15


MARCH

Sun 06 COAST 2 COAST
120km Glenelg 2 Victor Harbour.
Register @ BikeSA

SUN 06 NCC’s WHITMORE SQUARE
9.00 am Graded Crits A-E & J/U17
Business House & Team O’Grady Wheel Race (Sprint Handicap)
Men’s CSA “OPEN” & U/19M Criterium Championships

NOMINATE ONLINE @CSA CLOSES 27 Feb

TBA KKK - Kat Killer Klassic

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

SUN RIDE - 12 SEP

This sunday there are three ride options, with the opening of the Northern expressway giving cyclist a 2 unique opportunity to ride the expressway before it opens. If you hold a Cycling Australia licence there is a handicap race, and for everyone there is a community ride along the expressway. This is one of Australia's smoothest roads to date and this maybe a unique opportunity to ride this stretch of road that may not happen again. A normal BG ride will still happen form the city @8am.

Sun 12 NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY CYCLE CHALLENGE - Race 60km
Register by Wed 8th, must hold a CA licence, Handicap Race, starts at 9am, More info for the race @CSA, Course Map

Sun 12 NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY COMMUNITY RIDE 30km
Ride starts @ 12.30pm - Gold coin donation entry fee. More info @DETI, Map

Sun 12 BG ALTERNATIVE 60km
BEACH - 8am Usual

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SAT CRITS

It would be great to see the BG's and their families out on Saturday for a season premiere picnic lunch.

For now, the weather forecast isn't looking great so don't forget to bring along your umbrella, rain jacket, rug to keep warm, as well as chairs and some food!

For those riding on Saturday - be sure to bring along plenty of warm clothes for after the race. There is plenty of parking along Wakefield Road close to the Britannia round-a-bout.

See you there,
Kate

From NCC Newsletter:

NORWOOD CYCLING CLUB’S
A – E Grade Criteriums Victoria Park
1 pm Saturday 4th September 2010

SESSION 1
GRADE C - 1.00pm (35min)
GRADE E - 1.05pm (25min)
SESSION 2
GRADE B - 1.30pm (40min)
GRADE D - 1.35pm (30min)
SESSION 3
GRADE A - 2.20pm (30min)

In the event of rain, a decision will be made on the day by the chief commissaire as to whether the race shall continue.

Regards, Peter Winter.
NCC Vice President