Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sunday Ride and Ride Guide

This Sundays ride is one that hasn't come up in while but will now be a regular again due to it being relatively quick for the time poor and having multiple option for different fitness levels. The fact we have all the Norwood Coffee options doesn't have anything to do with it.

So mining the blog for the original post (yes I am in fact that lazy) here is the original description of the Ride courtesy of Frank.

Meeting times

  • Hindmarsh Sq @ 7.30am or;
  • Tower Hotel @ 8.00am.

For something a bit different the ride is going to finish with coffee on the Parade. The intent is to get the ride finished earlier, with short cut options and the option to skip coffee.

This one’s going to hurt! Not a long ride, but a hard ride! Lots of short cut options, but both the 'pain lives here' and 'harden up' routes will have you doing some hard climbing, and the intent is that, you will be cursing my name by the time you reach Lofty! Some real climbs in the mix here; Norton’s, Ashton, Forest Range, Greenhill Rd and Summit Rd to Lofty just to check you have nothing left to give! We’ll have a group leader for each route and the intent is that the groups should be fairly close to one another by the time we get back to Norwood.

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

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

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

“Do you know who lives there? Pain lives there. We’ll see who’s still laughing at the top. I think it’s time to shut up now and let the legs do the talking”
The older guy, as told by,The Ghost.

Ride Guide 

The new ride guide has been published incorporating feedback from the AGM. 

You will note there are two club lunches posted. The idea would be to have lunch close to home on the return from a longer ride (12-12:30 for lunch, home 2-2:30ish). If the TDU route permits we will do this during the recon as an added incentive. If not we will attach it to the earlier Meadows run and stop for lunch Stirling, the Scenic or somewhere on that side of town.

I have mapped Murray Bridge but not included in the schedule. I can discuss in detail on Sunday.