Thursday, May 26, 2011

SUN RIDE - OUTER HARBOUR

MEET HINDMARSH SQ 8AM START
Outer Harbour - Henley + Glenelg - City, 70km

Normal Outer Harbour run to Henley but with additional loop down to Glenelg Marina and back to Henley (+10km) Coffee @ Evida. This extended route worked well last time just hold your line through the roundabouts!

Sprint points:
Outer harbour round about - Light pole before round about (regather)
Trimmer Parade - Bus Stop 31 before Intersection (regather)
KOM - Mt Patawalonga round about
Henley Esplanade - to the pub (henley beach rd intersection)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CX 2 MUCH FUN











See more Photos by KN @BG.flickr & by Yan @BG.flickr

Best 40min of self inflicted abuse I've coped on a bike. Get you old mountain bike out, put some 28's on ya roadie, whack some knobbly's on an old bits-a (bits of this bits of that) and get to it! Can't recommend this enough was a blast, just the excuse you need to ride around on a bike like a kid in mud, sand, ditches, mulch, running up hills and jumping hurdles. Next race is 22nd of June see PACC CX for details.

Well done to Paul Suter giving it a crack in A's, on his way back to fitness from injury with half a hardware store holding his hip in place. Valiant effort in a tuff event against a hard field of fit riders. Had a good race on the single speed myself running top ten till me chain tensioner gave way. Running the last km sucked, but thats CX - get to line don't give up! Lost 7 placings but saved 8 by running it out! Still loved every minute!

Thanks heaps to the BG support crew for all there cheers and PACC for setting up the course and running a great event! FS

More info, photos and videos @PACC.CX


Sunday, May 22, 2011

MY LEGS CRY!

"Every time I race, I will race so fiercly
my legs cry, and when I can't do that anymore, that's when I will know it's time for myself to
shut up and leave." - Yens Voigt on retirement.

Bicycling (magazine), p50, Talking back, June 2011.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

PACC CX 2

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This sunday PACC are running there second Cyclocross(CX) race in the south parklands at the southern end of East Tce @ Cnr of South Tce see map here. Drop by after the BG ride and lend your support, Paul Suter and I (FS) will be getting involved from around 11am. Come and enjoy this highly spectator friendly event and check my ghetto single speed style! FS

Thursday, May 19, 2011

SUN RIDE - PAIN LIVES HERE / MONTACUTE

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Swamp Rd - FS @BG.flickr

Meet in Hindmarsh Sq @ 8.00am or
Tower @ 8.30am

Route Montacute Road - Pain lives here. Normal Pain lives here/Harden up/Soft option, with a Montacute climb instead of Norton's (+10km). Additional short cut is to meet @ tower @ 8.30 and take Norton's (-10km) then either option below.

Montacute is a solid climb with a long (3.5km) gradual false flat across the bottom leading into a reasonably steep climb from Montacute up to Corkscrew Rd and then eases up beyond. Conserve some energy on the first part of the climb as there is about 8km from Montacute to Marble Hill which represents the top. FS

Pain Lives Here : P.L.H. Montacute Map Here (81km)
Harden Up: H.U. Montacute Map Here (66km)
Soft Option: S.O. Montacute Map Here (58km)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

IN HONOUR OF THE GIRO

To talk like a true Bastardi, you've gotta use da hands - you know whadda sayin?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

SUN RIDE - 8AM START

MEET HINDMARSH SQ
@8AM START 8AM!!!
Outer Harbour - Henley + Glenelg - City, 70km

Meet in the city @8am for the rest of winter. Normal Outer Harbour run to Henley but with additional loop down to Glenelg Marina and back to Henley (+10km) Coffee @ Evida.

Sprint points:
Outer harbour round about - Light pole before round about
Trimmer Parade - Bus Stop 31 before Intersection
KOM - Mt Patawalonga round about
Henley Esplanade - to the pub (henley beach rd intersection)


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GIRO - St 7


Image via Cycling Tips

Great finish to Stage 7 of the Giro, so close. FS



Friday, May 13, 2011

WHAT WINNING LOOKS LIKE


This is what winning looks like, Giro 2011 Stage 6 winner, Ventoso. Via Cycling Tips

Thursday, May 12, 2011

PETER STEVENS ROAD RACE

Adelaide Cycling Club

2011 Peter Stevens Road Race

Gumeracha Course Saturday 21st May 2011


Entries online or to Adelaide Cycling Club $20

Rider sign-on and number collection is at the Gumeracha Town Hall

Open Grades Start time 1pm

A Grade – 122kms (7 laps)

B Grade – 88kms (5 laps )

C Grade – 71kms (4 laps)

D Grade – 54kms (3 laps )

E Grade – 34kms (2 laps)


Nominate @ CSA by Sunday 15th May

Race Flyer

Course Map

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

GIRO ST 5



Pics Via Cycling Tips & Steephill TV, check em out for more coverage.

Stage 5 was a cracker Blogger went down on friday and stripped my posts on the Giro stages so a quick recap - def watch the stage 5 highlights the Strade Bianche really mixed up the racing. Great finish. This stage show cases why the Giro is more passionate, colourful, tougher and more entertaining then the Tour. FS

Check this out:
10:15 Nabali decending the crazy decent (note police bike crashed out @ 10:23ish)


SUN RIDE IN REVIEW - P.W.L.

Good ride Sunday adn good to expose the BG to some new territory + I copped less abuse at the top of saddle hill rd then I expected in fact non at all from the group on Sunday. I think the shear beauty of the park and the brilliant ride across the bottom and top balance out the steepness of the climb. If this climb was through pastral land or suburbia, it would be sh!t. But in its setting, it’s a gem, no cars, brilliant scenery, good surface, and a hell of a climb. Turns out Beaumont road and Gum flat road are f##cking brilliant rides also! Having never ridden them in whole they add up to be a brilliant ride. Your exposed to enough of my thoughts, so I asked the boys to put some words together. FS

“I made my first appearance since (well before) Easter and was greeted with a lazy 91 kms and nearly 1500 vertical meters of climbing. It was fantastic with a couple of long climbs through Belair national park and much later into Ashton and onto Marble Hill. The weather was fantastic and the scenery was fantastic particularly just outside of Verdun. There were also quite a few short sharp climbs some of which were quite steep often around 8 or 9%. The Route is definitely one to add to the “regular” list. - Craig L


"FS's 'Mothers Day Classic' route is probably one of the best new routes that we have had over the years. It was challenging, interesting and very scenic. Although Mothers Day demands required me to take the short cut at Carey Gully back down Greenhill Road and home, the ride up to then had been excellent with some great new climbs and ridge top riding. I am sure that the balance of the full ride, including the last sprint down Montacute Road, would have left the remaining riders satisfied with their serious 90km hills hit-out. One to remember and schedule again." - Brian V


When I saw the planned ride from FS, and that people had asked for tougher routes I was concerned. FS, "should I pull out the Pinarello for this ride?" thinking of switching back to compact? "HTFU" was the customary and expected response that I received. It was then a surprise, that as we rolled off - no FS. He'd had his Dad's 60th the night before and so I figured he'd had one too many drinks. However, as we hit Pirie Street, there he was. When Brian asked to see his eyes, and two pale slits turned back, all I could think of, was the pain we were about to experience.

Only 8 lads came out, with Alf and Michael turning @ Belair due to Mother's Day. I really like climbing Belair Road, its gradient never gets too steep, but, you always have to keep working the entire way. Then Saddle Hill Road climb in Belair National Park. At this stage everything was jovial as we were reminded that Homburg had given his seal of approval for the climb and therefore it couldn't be that bad. Getting Dave's seal of approval for a climb left me fairly worried. Needless to say the fear began to set in, thoughts in my head began turning to things like the walk of shame (checker hill), and why hadn't I grabbed the compact gears.

We rolled through most of the park, before a quick right turn over a bridge highlighted a taste of what was to come. It's hard to describe the climb it was relentless, not as steep as checkers, it kept going, the end felt like it was never going to come, my heart rate hit the 170 mark, and yet I enjoyed every single bit of it. It was a bloody hard slog, made harder by the fact I was still in 2nd gear till 3/4's of the way up when I reached out to the shifter in sheer hope. Oh, and then we still had to climb the top end of Sheoak.

I think the fact that Sam's wheel slipped in the wet twice early on the last steep section of the climb, tells everything about the climb up Sheoak. Yep, even more grinding, side to side, in the saddle, out the saddle, nothing but hard work, stupidly done with a silly grin on my face. I'm beginning to think I may have an illness. Sadly, Mothers Day cut my ride short here, and I descended down the old freeway leaving the others to take on another of FS’s climbs, Beaumont Road \ Gum flat. - Andrew W