Monday, October 28, 2013


Sammy redeems himself after crashing out last week - it looks slow it's cause theres a 60km/h gale force side wind - hence the cameras a bit shaky! Awesome ride by Sammy breaking away with 5 min to go in awful conditions, great ride!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

TDU - Challenge ride

Please note - given the pain in the ass it's been to log the name bastardi each year, and now that the kit has bastardi on the ass - there will be no official BG team jersey for this years challenge ride. the ride program will still be structured to allow for those wanting to do the ride to get some fitness, and I'm sure plenty of BG will still ride, it just won't say bg on your challenge top.

Speaking of training - The Norwood ride on saturday will be a good way to get some kms in before Amy's ride in a few weeks, and the TDU in the longer term. You should be aiming to do the number of kms you plan on riding on the TDU this year, across the course of 1 week by now (e.g. if you plan on doing the 160km ride, try and ride 160kms each week)- so take advantage of the longer runs on offer over the coming months. Alternatively, the tuesday night Scuzzi ride, has plenty of BG's heading out most weeks when they are not racing crits at Vic Park, and is a good way of adding 50kms to your weekly total.

And a big thank you to Aldo for organising this the last few years!!!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Saturday Ride

Yep that's right its a change in the program again.
This week to help celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the Norwood Cycling Club, the weekly ride will be changed to a Saturday.

In support of BG's Frank and Pete Smith, who have done a great job in resurrecting the Norwood Cycling Club as one of the great clubs in the state and possibly even country, we want to show them how much better it can be with some more BG's involved in the events.

The ride will leave the clubrooms ( 7 George Street, Stepney) @ 10am and will head to Lobethal via Nortons and return via Gorge Road. The ride will be split in to groups meaning any of the BG will be more than capable of completing the ride. There will be a lunch at the clubrooms from 2pm so for all teh details check out :

For those not able to make it, then rock up at 8am on Sunday at hindmarsh square, where I'm sure a few will still be keen on heading out on a recovery ride. However, if you are planning on doing Amy's ride, are interested in supporting Frank & Pete, or juts genuinely like getting out with teh rest of the BG's then please make the effort to head out on Saturday.

see you there


Wednesday, October 16, 2013



Cause I can we are riding to the beach this week. Homburg and i are going to be tearing ourselves a new one in the Rapha Gentlemen's Race on the Saturday so a nice beach roll is in order! FS


Lot of BG's a rolling deep these days (40-60mm deep rims). Here is the best tip you will ever get - make sure you carry long valve spares - simple. Also 60mm valves often don't clear 50mm rims - confusing. I roll continental as I've never got a bad product from them - German.

The main tip here is get some of Continentals Valve extenders and put one in your spares kit with the little valve tool. This enables you to convert any continental tube and some other manufacturers into a long valve. These are much better then standard valve extenders that just screw on and leave the valve open buried in the rim. The Conti extender removes the valve point and puts it on the end of you extender giving you all the functionality and air tight nature of a standard long valve! The tool also allows you to tighten the valve in to the valve body if it comes loose.

These have saved me more then once with double flats allowing me to use a mates short valve on deep rims! Also I take a valve out of a punctured tube and put it in the extender ready to go so if you ever get the pesky bent valve while fixing a puncture you can just bin that sucker and replace it in seconds with no need to take the tube out of the tyre. FS

Friday, October 11, 2013


Having been part of the team that agonised over the BG kit design for both the MKI and MKII versions of our kit, when I see stuff like this I can only imagine how much effort went into making this look so simple and stylish. Inspiration for MKIII?

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NCC 081013 A grade Sprint from Norwood Cycling Club on Vimeo.

NCC A's running the break down on Tuesday night hitting 70km/h in the still conditions.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

SUN 06.10.2013 - Cudlee Creek


Will stick with 8am for now to avoid confusion.

Cudlee Creek - Via Tower Hotel & Gorge Road.

Easy return - Head straight back down Gorge Road

Longer Return - Lobethal or Fox Creek

Hardest return - Corkscrew/Montacute/Lofty

8am Hindmarsh Sq
8:30am Tower Hotel