Thursday, September 29, 2011

SUN RIDE 1ST OCT

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

NOTE: DAY LIGHT SAVINGS!!

Back to back beach runs to get the calendar in sync so crit riders can ride some hills this summer! Racing on @ Vic park from 9.30am. Roll by after your ride if you want to show sum support!

Normal Outer Harbour run to Henley but with additional loop down to Glenelg Marina and back to Henley (+10km) Coffee @ Evida. FS

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)

ROUTE MAP HERE

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WEBB-STER

Photograph:Chameleon Photography

Bit late on the ball but it should be said: congrats to Sam on his performance in the Jim Pascoe 130 Handicap, taking 10th overall. A race to hard for any other BG to rock up too, and a hard first handicap for anyone. Check the course, 130km total, 2xWickhams climbs, Pennys Hill finish (Willunga hills ugly sister), I bonk on this beast last year when the race was graded!

But considering Sam opened his racing account with a two day, three stage race, taking out the final Time Trial, little less can be expected from him! All the best to Sam in the crits this summer - till he gets to A grade! FS

Race Results

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BG CALENDAR

Refer to the main blog page for updates and more details of each weeks rides. For all racing events, below is only a guide, to see comprehensive racing calendar please check Cycling SA calendar.

Saturday 14th April – CSA



Alan Smith Road Race






Sunday 15th April – Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home






Sunday 22nd April – Hills


Hahndorf – easier option via Old Freeway


Harder via Belair/Saddle Hill Roads






Saturday 28th April – Norwood CC


Alphutte Classic – 80km Handicap






Sunday 29th April – Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home






Sunday 6th May – Hills


Strathalbyn – keeping it together from Clarendon


Good solid hit out without the mad dashes






Saturday 12th May – CSA


Hell of the North






Sunday 13th May – Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home






Saturday 19th May – CSA


Peter Stevens Road Race






Sunday 20th May – Hills


Pain Lives here – Lenswood + Options






Saturday 26th May – Norwood CC


Tour of the Riverland






Sunday 27th May – Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home






Saturday 2nd June – Norwood CC


The Range






Sunday 3rd June – Hills


Mt.Lofty any which way you can. (Coffee at Ninos afterwards)


1. Nortons, 2.Montacute, 3.Gorge/Corkscrew






Sunday 10th June - Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home






Saturday 16th June – Norwood CC


John Venturi Road Race






Sunday 17th June – Hills


To the North – Anstey’s Hill – return via Gorge Road






Saturday 23rd June – Norwood CC


Uraidla






Sunday 24th June - Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home






Saturday 30th June – Norwood CC


The Range






Sunday 1st July – Hills


Lofty from the South


1. Old Freeway


2. Belair/Upper Sturt






Saturday 7th July – CSA


Lyndoch Cycling Classic






Sunday 8th July - Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home






Sunday 15th July – Hills


Meadows






Saturday 21st July – CSA


Keith Thurgood Classic






Sunday 22nd July - Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home



Saturday 28th July – Norwood CC


Barry Skinner Club Road Championships






Sunday 29th July – Hills


Cudlee Creek – Via Gorge Road


Return via Gorge, Fox Creek, or Corkscrew






Saturday 4th August – CSA


Burra Classic






Sunday 5th August - Beach


Outer Harbour – Henley –Home


































































































Monday, September 26, 2011

SO CLOSE - BUT SO FAR!

Pic via Steephill.tv
Great ride by Goss, Better ride by Cav and a well earned win by the GB team. Cav will be yet again the man to contend with next season, and if the team work last night is a preview of what Sky will do for him next year it's only going to be harder to beat the missile (note he has not officially signed with Sky yet, I imagine to Cav's benefit he was waiting for yesterday's result to bump his contract figure up a little).

The Aussies did a great job, taking on the strongest team at this world's and nearly stealing the show. I believe the title was Cav's for the taking, and for Goss to show he's in the same leugue as Cav, clearly ahead of the rest, was a great result in it's own right. Goss should be proud of his effort.

Interesting  preview into what Green Edge will be capable of next year with much of the OZ squad on the GE team, including Goss and Gerrans and Clarke who all performed there roles excellently, in what has to be seen as a successful performance. How far Aussie cycling has come in recent years, that we can be disapointed with coming second at the world tittles! FS

Friday, September 23, 2011

WORLDS TT


Pic @ CN

Martin smashed it beating Cancellara and Wiggins by over a Minute!! Epic!! Bobridge and Porte did well up there in 5th and 6th. FS

Results here
Cycling News story here

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SUN RIDE - 25th SEPT - BEACH

MEET HINDMARSH SQ 8AM STARTOuter 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. Remember hold your line through the roundabouts. FS

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)

ROUTE MAP HERE

This is the last Beach run before the Crit season starts next Sunday, which also coincides with Daylight Savings. So a revert to an early timeslot will be just around the corner once the sun catches up.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

AUSSIES START WORLD'S DOMINATION


 



Images via Cycling.News

Aussies take three medals in the first day of the 2011 Road World Championships. Allen opened our account with a gold in the Junior women's TT followed by Durbridge taking gold  in the Mens Under 23 TT and Hepburn taking Bronze in the same event. Great start by the young Aussies!

The full story and more info @ Cycling News:


Race Schedule Below, Details @Cycling.News. 
Eurosport on Fox (ch 511) seem to be covering it live each night.

Junior Men time trial Tuesday, September 20 2011
Elite Women time trial Tuesday, September 20 2011
Elite Men time trial Wednesday, September 21 2011
Junior Women road race Friday, September 23 2011
U23 Men road race Friday, September 23 2011
Junior Men road race Saturday, September 24 2011
Elite Women road race Saturday, September 24 2011
Elite Men road race Sunday, September 25 2011

More @Cycling.News



Saturday, September 17, 2011

RENSHAW SHOWS SOME SKILL AND THEN SOME CLASS

Mark Renshaw has finished the 2011 cycling season with a nice win in Stage 5 of the tour of britain.

Sadly, he didn't get selected for the Aussies in the World Champs (more politics in sport than in politics, anyone?)

Footage of the win here:
His response to no getting selected for the worlds in an after race interview here:

-AW

Thursday, September 15, 2011

SUNRIDE - SEPT 18TH - HILLS

MEET HINDMARSH SQ 8AM START Cement Hill-Blackwood-Belair-City

Take Unley Road to Springbank Roundabout, head down to Goodwood Road, head to South Road, Then right at Seacombe Road - regather after left hand turn on to Ocean Boulevard.

Climb Cement Hill - regather

Take Majors through to Blacks Road, Left at Murrays Hill Road (2nd left after Pedestrian lights at bottom of second dipper - regather)

Take left towards Craiglee Drive, regather at first roundabout on road in to blackwood.

Follow Road through Blackwood Roundabout towards BP service station.

Descend via Belair Road - Coffee somewhere on Unley Road for those that want it.

Map Here



Note - Have tried best to avoid City to Bay and Rally issues. Won't be a long one but will be a few short steep climbs. every one should be able to stay together pretty well. However, it may be worth giving those that want it a head start up Cement Hill.

See you next week

-AW

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The BG Spirit....

Not sure how many of the BG's read the cycling tips feed, that Frank has linked on the right. However, this post in particular, I think, highlights how lucky we are to ride with a pretty cool bunch of blokes and ladies.

As we head in to summer and the numbers begin to swell, have a read and be thankful for those that began the group, and have continued to endorse the only rule that has ever mattered......

No dicks allowed!

-AW

ps Hills ride this week, Frank is in Queensland and I'm running the City to Bay, route and map to follow later in the week.

Friday, September 9, 2011

SUNDAY RIDE - 11 SEP BEACH

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. Remember hold your line through the roundabouts. FS

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)

ROUTE MAP HERE


Thursday, September 8, 2011

WHEELIES ARE PRO!

Found @simonasmith
Peter Sagan doing a NO HANDS Wheelie on the ridiculous 24%+ climb of Angliru! FS

FROOME Vs COBO


Via steephill.tv
Check Froome Vs Cobo on Stage 17 of Vuelta. Awesome racing by the pair in the final kilometers Frommes attack is savage and Cobo does well to recover before Froome comes back over him in the final corner. They both nearly fall to the ground at the line! EPIC! FS

See the Video highlights @SBS.CC a must see!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"PS: Find out when and where Johhny Hoogerland trains and ride with him!"

This blog post written to Frandy is GOLD, check it out @handlebarmustache FS

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

RADIOPARD

BG Composite image. See more info on Radio shack and Leopard trek merger @SBS.CC

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I'M THE B YOUR THE G!!

Good showing today from these who braved the unpredictable conditions with a little sprinkle dampening everything but the BG spirit! Excellent to see the group quite close together on the climbs, impressed by all the boys bring some form to the early season.
Amy's rides in not far away. I highly recommend getting involved. This is your only opportunity to ride the southern expressway which is a beautiful ride. FS


Sunday 6 November 2011 - 100KM / 65KM
More info @ BikeSA



*Thought it worth mentioning the excellent mono display, put on by Dan, Frank, and Rex heading up the climb to Ashton - AW





Thursday, September 1, 2011

LOTW

Because last weeks LOTW was not quite epic enough to do Hoogerland justice! FS

SUNDAY RIDE


Meet @ Hindmarsh Sq @ 8:00am
Tower Hotel @ 8.30am

Back to an old favourite, with plenty of options for everyone...
Pain lives here or Hard'n Up or Soft Option. As always all options have the added short cut of going down greenhill or Nortons to cut out Mt Lofty.

Pain lives here - 72km : MAP HERE Norton’s – Ashton – Basket Range – Forest Range – Lenswood - Swamp Rd – Greenhill Rd – Carey Gully – Uraidla – Greenhill Rd – Lofty - Norwood.

Harden up - 58km : MAP HERE Norton’s – Ashton – Basket Range – Forest Range (climb) – Deviation Rd (shortcut) – Carey Gully – Uraidla – Greenhill Rd – Lofty - Norwood.

Soft option - 49km : MAP HERE Norton’s – Ashton – Basket Range – Range Rd (shortcut) – Uraidla – Greenhill Rd – Lofty - Norwood.

FS