Thursday, September 29, 2016



Last Night (Wednesday) we all participated in a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Zombie apocalypse. The first rule for surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is Cardio or more plainly stated as “fatties die first”. To help get your Cardio sorted the BG have organized a No Excuses ride for this weekend that just so happens to coincide with a forecast break in the weather.

Meeting Time is 8:00 am at the City.

The ride is City-Port Road-Outer Harbor-Henley-Glenelg for Coffee. 

And you didn't think I could combine Zombies and LOTW

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


If your interested in potentially the legs/body of the century, and don't have MTV or live on the Internet check out the video clip to Kanye Wests latest masterpiece 'Fade'.

If your interested in religious symbolism check out the last 20 seconds. Probably not safe for work unless you have a private office/work from home and have showering facilities close by for a rinse off after watching!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sunday Ride - Three Gorges Ride

A longer ride this week as we get deeper into spring so its the Three Gorges Ride out to Birdwood via Cudlee Creek

We will ride the Lower, Second and Upper gorges then onto Birdwood

  • Meet 8:00 am in the City
  • City to the Tower via the parade.
  • Meet 8:30 am at the Tower
  • Tower to the Gorge,  Gorge to Cudlee Creek, 
  • Coffee stop at Cudlee Creek to allow a earlier return if required.
  • Then onto Birdwood and return the same way

Aldi Bike week - Telescopic Repair stand

I like a lot of people have had a quick look around Aldi, especially with the snow equipment stories from Phil and Dan. Michael R noticed this and though he would make the group aware.  

As well as sending private label groceries, each week Aldi have a limited stock of general merchandise items.

From their latest catalogue that bikes are there thing this week.

The one item that may be of significant interest is a telescopic clip bike repair stand for maintenance for $39.99.

If people want one, I would recommend being at your local store at opening time on Saturday morning, otherwise they will be waiting until next year.

PS there is also a tool kit and a floor pump

Tour of the Barossa

The final race in the 2016 Elite Teams Super Series is around the St Clair criterium course. As a result AV Jennings has a free entry in the Tour of the Barossa for a team of 4-6 riders.

The team is able to enter in all 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) or just the Saturday and Sunday using a 2 Day Pass. 

So Brian is looking to see if he can get at least 4 BG's to compete. If your'e interested you will need a CA racing licence or be willing to purchase a 3 race licence.

Please contact Brian or myself if your interested. 

If we get a team together we may do a club pilgrimage to lend support.

Stage 1: Barossa Cycle Hub Individual Time Trial
Friday 7 October, Menglers Hill
Race start 9am, 8.5km Individual Time Trial
Categories: Men, Women and Masters

Stage 2: The SA Company Store Team Time Trial
Friday 7 October, Angaston
Race start 2pm, 36.5km Team Time Trial
Categories: Men, Women and Masters

Stage 3: The Vine Inn Classic
Saturday 8 October, Nuriootpa
Race start 9am, 60km Road Race
Categories: Men, Women and Masters

Saturday 8 October is also Family Fun Day! There will be plenty of FREE activities for kids including: watch riders tackle Stage 3 of the Tour of the Barossa and cheer them on, mini cycling course for kids (bikes provided by Cycling SA), colouring in, giant parachute games, soccer, table tennis and much more!

What: Family Fun Day
Date: Saturday 8 October 2016
Time: Activities 10am – 2pm
Where: Coulthard House, Nurioopta

Stage 4: Barossa Region Road Race
Sunday 9 October, Nuriootpa (take in various iconic regional towns)
Race start 9am, 100km Road Race
Categories: Men, Women and Masters

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Sunday's ride is Hallett Cove via Anzac Hwy. 

First thing the weather looks fine , which is important when you look a what the River Torrens is doing.

It looks like it will be wet again next week so seize the day and ride while its fine.

Meeting Time 8:00 am in the City

We will decide on Ride direction in the morning. This one was planned as Anzac Hwy out and back to avoid the southern road works. City to bay is on Sunday - we go via Port Road! 

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Thursday, September 8, 2016


Our favorite short hills ride this week, pain lives here:

Norton Summit - Ashton - Basket Range - Deviation Road - Uraidla - Mount Lofty - Old Freeway - Home/couch.

MEET IN CITY @ 8.00 am OR 

Bastardi Coaching Tip #76
How to use a sparking wine to celebrate a stunning victory in the Outer Harbor Sprint

Incorrect - Alejandro just plain wrong
Much Better Mr Sagan 
Well Done Mr De Marchi

of course Alberto shows us how it's done

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


The BG's had three of the four founding 'God Fathers' at last Sundays fathers day beach ride. We were only missing one our Daddy's! Many speculated the circumstances of his absence and what excuse might potentially be offered. Some of the young blood even asked if this God Father really existed, but all agreed it would be great to ride with him again.

If you see this man please place him on a bicycle and point  in the direction of Hindmarsh Sq on any given Sunday morning.


Its that time of the year again 

Still even that suicidal bird on the Norton's decent doesn't mean that cable ties in the Helmet are acceptable.

Do you really want to look like this, nuff said.

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Friday, September 2, 2016


When the weather's fine
You got riding, you got riding on your mind
Have a drink, have a ride
Go out and see what you can find

Ride details: