Friday, November 27, 2015


New kit is now available to order, but get in quick as orders close on 22 DECEMBER 2015.

We can also order from the full range of stuff, which means if you want socks, gloves, arm warmers, jackets, winter jerseys etc you can go for it. 

By following these step by step instructions you should have no problems ordering and paying for your order online.
If you've ordered before you can use your existing CS DIRECT account.

If you are ordering for the first time follow the basic steps below to place your CS DIRECT team order.

2. Top right hand corner click LOGIN

3. You will be presented with a login page. Here you need to enter the username and password (both are "bast").

4. You will then be presented with a personal login page where you will be required to set up your own individual account.

5. Once this is done you will see the MY ACCOUNT page where your CS DIRECT TEAM order will be listed – simply click ORDER NOW

6. You will be presented with the MY CUSTOM ORDER PAGE. Here you can order the items you want for your team order. You will see the designs that have been set for your team. Simply select the item you are after, follow the order process, enter size and quantity just like
any other online store shopping cart. As you follow the process you will be asked to confirm your order – you can add more items or checkout.

7. Once you finish the order process you will be presented with the payment page. The only payment method accepted is credit card. You will also note at this stage that the CS DIRECT administration fee has been applied to your total. Once you confirm your payment an order summary will be emailed directly to you.

8. Delivery – Your order will be delivered 46 weeks after your team CS DIRECT order is closed.

Your order will be individually packed and delivered with all your other team member orders
and freighted to me for distribution.

You’ll need to know what sizes you want, for each bit of kit.

Regarding sizing’s – jerseys, I have an XL Club Cut . As you probably already know, race cut jerseys are for grey hounds only - ie VERY F...ING TIGHT! Bib sizing is fairly standard.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sunday Ride Is the Beach - not the TDU reconnaissance

This week was meant to be the TDU reconnaissance however after discussion its been decided that this is too early. We will give people some more time to prepare.

Hence we will now do the TDU reconnaissance on December the 20th. 

This meant swapping the Beach/ Hills sequence. So the rides up to Christmas are

29 November 2015
Outer Harbor via Port Rd
6 December 2015
Lobethal Loop
13 December 2015
Outer Harbor via Port Rd
20 December 2015
TDU Reconnaissance

We have also changed Hahndorf to the Lobethal loop. 

So Beach Ride this Sunday, meet 7:30 am in the City

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sunday Ride - Surf and Turf

This weeks ride is a Surf and Turf, it is not a long one so perfect if you haven't done much climbing lately

Route: City,Tower Hotel, Norton Summit, Ashton, Mt Lofty, Bike Track, Cross Road, 

Coffee at Glenelg

Originally it would have been Bower Road and return  via Henley beach road but with the square still under renovation we will stop for Coffee at Glenelg.

We will discuss return routes at coffee.

Meeting time:

  • 7:30 am at the City
  • 8:00 am at the Tower Hotel

Regroup at Scenic Hotel, Mt Lofty, Toll Gate 

Sorry no ride report this week.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sunday Ride the Heritage round - Hahndorf

I don't know about you but I regularly get compliments on the design of the BG kit. Four or five on Amy's Ride alone this year. 

However this means the BG kit gets a hammering while a lot of us have a drawer full of cycling jersey that only see the light of day on non BG rides. This was discussed at length over Coffee last week so by popular acclaim we have declared this week the Heritage round. 

This weeks ride is Hahndorf via the Freeway

Meeting Times 

7:30 am in the City
8:00 am at the Tollgate (bottom of the freeway bike track)
8:30 am at the Bollards 

Coffee at Otto's bakery
Return options will be discussed over Coffee and Cake

If you are interested in a Beach Ride please go to the city and see if there are any like minded individuals,

Heritage Round Rules
  • Wear a jersey other than the BG jersey that invokes interest, envy or humor, or preferably all three
  • Wear some other item of BG kit e.g. knicks, gloves, bandanna if possible. We are still a club
  • Points will be added for  being able to identity what the major sponsor actually does/makes and if they are still in business
  • Points will be deducted for a TDU challenge Jersey (an exception will be made for the rare 2004/2005 jerseys with extra points if they fit)
  • Points will be added for matching socks
  • Millions of Points will be deducted for muffin tops 
  • What the points means and what they are worth will be called at some random point on the road either by Brian or the road captain. Kinda like the sprints.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sofie's Ride Report

This weekend we were back to the beach on a glorious day fro a ride. It was the ride where we celebrate the Chris and Alf becoming grandfathers on the same day as each other and both Granddaughters having very similar names Sofie for Alf and Sophie for Chris. Spooky!

As always Alf and Chris put on the coffee and cake. The attraction of free coffee and cake meant we had good turn out (13 by my count). Must have been a few psychics among us as I didn't even advertise free cake on the blog.  

This ride we also welcomed Brian back after his recuperation from a knee injury. He told us to remind him to take it easy which we did but he still was up there at the front. He has slowed down as he only manged fourth in the sprint but claims he didn't sprint!

Coffee at Esca was really pleasant and it was great to see such a good turn out.  We had a few much needed discussions about things we should do on rides going forward which I will endeavor to include.  

The beach rides are now getting people home around 11am so plenty of time for other Sunday activities

Not a sign I ever want to see on a bike going up, down is better.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sunday Ride - Beach


I realized I made a mistake on the Sunday Ride Calendar and didn't reshuffle the Rides to take into account Amy's ride. As it would have been 3 Hills in a row and the TDU reconnaissance is approaching. So I have adjusted the ride schedule to bring the Beach ride forward. 

Hence Sundays Ride is the good old Outer Harbor loop. 

  • Meet 7:30 am Hindmarsh Square in the City
  • The usual sprint points
  • Coffee at the Glenelg Marina (Esca) but the coffee committee will accept alternate suggestions
No ride report this week we can discuss Amy's Ride over Coffee.

Special mention Michael R who rode the 35km including O'Sullivans hill on a Mountain Bike with a trailer and his daughter Alice. Alice did say she would help dad by pedaling on the hills but I still think he deserves some Kudos. 

All correctly kitted out in BG colors and ready to roll.

All Michael needs is an air horn!!