Friday, August 29, 2014

Sunday is the EPIC RIDE (5th Sunday in the month) -


Sunday the 31st is the 5th Sunday of the month and hence its a Epic ride

After extensive period of consultation (with Brian while he was badgering me to catch up) this weeks Epic ride will be the

Combining all 3 beach rides 

Meet in the City at 8am 

The route is as Follows 
1: Outer Harbour via Port Road then to Glenelg
2: Glenelg to Hallett Cove
3:Return to Glenelg
4: Home via Anzac Highway

Coffee will be at LaMusette Siphon Coffee Bar unless number dictate somewhere larger 

The full route is about 100Km

We choose this as with the footy and other commitments its gives people options to bail out early if they have to.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday Ride - Hill Ride Number 2 Cudlee Creek - August 24th

The ride for this week is Hills ride number 2 Cudlee Creek and it looks like yet another fantastic Sunday for riding. 

Here is a photo for those who haven't been out for so long and are struggling to remember what the Coffee stop looks like.

Usual meeting times

  • 8:00 AM in the City
  • 8:30 AM at the Tower Hotel  

Disappointing numbers again for last week so lets make an effort to dust of the cobwebs and get out.  This is always one of the most popular rides so there should be a big turnout.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sunday Ride - Beach Hallett Cove - 17th of August

Sundays Ride is Hallett Cove - Beach Ride #2

Usual Meeting Time 8:00 am in the city.

Numbers were down last week again and a couple of wheel mechanicals made it a tough day all-round. This week has small hills for those looking to ease back into the vertical metres so I expect to see a turn out in the teens again.

I think we should get some of these for the Bastardi shop. Those Tramps are a real nuisance.

Cycling ads, late 1890s

As per the requests I have enabled moderated comments on the Blog. I won't be able to look at them every day so as long as people are happy to wait a couple of days for a post to appear we will give it a trial run. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hills Ride Sunday the 10th - Hahndorf


The call to bike succeeded and we had a great turnout last Sunday, lets keep it up. It was a another great day for riding.

This week is a hills ride and in renegotiation of the feedback we have made some minor changes to the normal arrangements. Please read below.

The ride is Hahndorf
             a. Easy – Old Freeway/Aldgate Valley/River Road & return
             b. Hard – Old Freeway/Piccadilly/Greenhill/Balhannah/ return via german town hill 

Meeting time at the City is 8:00 am.
Brian will lead the city group.

Meeting Time at the Tollgate is 8:30.
I will be at the bollards by no later than 8:15 am. Brian will text me that the city group has left.

There will be no meeting time at the Bollards.  

Hence if there is a change of plans the group at the toll gate can wait for the city group to join up and we can go from there.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lets make an Effort this Sunday

With all due respect. The  Numbers for the Sunday rides have been bloody abysmal over the last couple of months with only 2 or 3 riders on some weekends. The weather has been cold but  the sun was shining with light winds. In short great riding weather as testified by lots of other groups on the road.  

Lets all make the effort and get out this Sunday; our club is only sustained by participation and the Sunday rides are the regular event around which our group is based. 

We can have a chat over coffee and decide if we should make any changes over winter to keep the numbers up. 

This Sunday is the Venerable beach ride number 1  for those that have forgotten (its been that long)

Outer Harbour via Port Road – usual sprint points, option to Glenelg and back. (coffee at Evida)

Meet 8 am in the city. 

The weather forecast for  Sunday is 5-15 degrees Mostly sunny. Light winds.

So there are no excuses!!!  

As the directeur sportif points out it's only 6 months to the TDU and 3 months to Amy's Ride. Given the lack of  numbers I suspect many of you are feeling (or looking) like the Michelin man at the moment. 

(if you leave it any longer and I might beat you up a hill and then where would you be)

For a little inspiration here is the map and profile for the TDU ride for this year. You will note the 1800 metres of climbing that includes Sellicks hill.