Wednesday, June 27, 2012


"Born from the depths of winter, a bastard child of excess & excuses, a few too many un-earned latte's, soft calves and a little Cadel inspiration."

To celebrate the start of Le Tour and a new BG Jersey, we are taking back to where it all began. It started in the middle of winter with a couple of  colleagues talking allot about riding, but not doing a lot until with some tour inspiration form an up and coming Australia prospect we found ourselves meeting in Hindmarsh Sq on a wet and windy winters Sunday morning. It was so bad that day we only managed to get to Glenelg before we sought shelter and defrosted our hands on a cafes gas heaters. We struggled back along Anzac pulling turns at what I remember a warp speed of 26km/hr!

Proof how simple the concept was and how true it remains today is that we meet same place, same time, same day. The cafe destination and conversation is still as important as the ride! And we ride for each other and push each other to be fitter faster stronger and enjoy our riding more. 3 of the 4 originals still ride regularly with the only exception having moved to Perth (which is a good excuse). Although the speed, distances and size of bunch have changed, the concept of a socially based semi-serious ride is as appealing to the newest riders as it is to those that were there on day 1.

This week we will retrace those firsts steeps and in BG style bury the hatchet on it by adding about 50km’s, a sign of how far we have come as a group. So please join us, celebrate the start of Le tour and how far the BG’s have come with the of reveal the much anticipated new jersey design over Coffee at Evida’s. No Excuses! FS

Meet Hindmarsh Sq 8am.
Anzac Hwy – Glenelg – Henley – Military Rd – Bower Rd (hold it together)
Semaphore – outer harbour (sprint at roundabout) Regroup.
Outer Harbour – Bower Rd (hold it together)
Military Rd – Trimmer Parade Sprint (Bus stop)
Henley Beach  Coffee at Evida’s
Henley Beach – Anzac Hwy – City

Calendar has been hi-jacked!!Good Luck Lads! AW

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


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Sunday, June 24, 2012

2012 TOUR

It's set to be a cracker! Wiggo V Cuddles! It will be close but I recon Cuddles has got him covered! I'd like to high jack the calendar brilliantly prepared by AW, and propose a Beach ride next week to celebrate the traditional flat start to the Tour. Also A group of us have designed the proposed new BG jersey which i like to put to the group in person, so please come along for a good hit out to celebrate the start to the Tour, and a new jersey design. FS

Saturday, June 23, 2012


"On the eve of the 2012 edition of the Tour de France, SBS presentsOne Sunday In Paris, the inside story of Cadel Evans’s historic Tour de France victory. DON'T MISS One Sunday In Paris, 9:00pm Saturday 30 June on SBS ONE (7:30pm WA)." SBS  

link to preview FS

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Thanks to Gatesy for taking the hint so quickly, and setting up a league for the BG faithful. Join in using the details below. AW

It's that time of year for another tour tipping comp. SBS has the fantasy competition up and running again. Up for grabs is $10k to spend at Avanti Plus for the winner & $5k for 2nd and 3rd.

 Here is the link for the game. I have set up a league for us.

League Name : BG Comp
Password : Bastardi

Get your teams up and running before the race starting next weekend. Best of Luck -MG

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SUNDAY 24.06.2012 - BEACH

Standard Beach Run this week.
Meet @ 8am Hindmarsh Square

TDF starts in less than 2 weeks - no doubt Mr.Gates will be signing the BG's up for another round of fantasy cycling!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SUNDAY RIDE 17.06.2012

Hills Ride - Anstey's Hill

A reminder of the start of the 2012 community challenge ride.
Map Here

Suggest coffee stop at the eastern Cudlee Creek Cafe, yep the one with the ladies that don't quite dress for their age.

1. Easier option - Straight up Gorge Road and return
2. Middle option - As per the map
3. Harder option - Return from coffee via fox creek,greenhill or pull a corkscrew and up over lofty

8am @ Hindmarsh Square
8:30am @ Tower Hotel


Thursday, June 7, 2012

SUNDAY RIDE 10.06.2012 - BEACH

Standard Beach run this week.
Out Outer Harbour via Port Road - Back via Military
Usual Sprint spots - option to go to Glenelg and back for those interested.

Coffee at Evida.