Monday, October 31, 2016


As a follow up from the Kit discussion of Sunday as to the lack of skin suits in the kit store. The BG research department has located direct evidence that there are people who actually do look good in a  skin suit. 

We are also fairly sure she has legs

Thursday, October 27, 2016


New kit is now available to order, but get in quick as orders close on 14 NOVEMBER 2016.

Champion System have substantially revised their range since the last order, so we have updated our proofs and have an enhanced range from which you can order. 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:

  1. Head to and log in using your existing account details
If you are ordering for the first time follow the basic steps below to place your CS DIRECT team order:
  1. Surf to
  2. Top right hand corner click SIGN IN
  3. Select RETURNING CUSTOMER (even though you are not)
  4. You will be presented with a login page. Here you need to enter the username and password (both are "bast")
  5. You will then be presented with a personal login page where you will be required to set up your own individual account
Once you have logged in:
  1. Once this is done you will see the MY ACCOUNT page where your CS DIRECT TEAM order will be listed – simply click ORDER NOW
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Delivery – Your order will be delivered to me 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.

Alistair, our account manager, from Champion System came into my office today to run me through the samples of their new range of kit. The range has been split into three levels, and we can order from any level we wish. TECH (which is the base level and has similar kit to that we already have, PERFORMANCE (the mid tier with lighter fabrics, more panels and better grip systems) and APEX (the top tier both in $$$$ and quality). From my review of the kit, the APEX kit it up in quality with my Black Sheep Limited and Curore kit, so is very good. The PERFORMANCE knicks also looked very good value for the $139.00 price.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sunday Ride - Hallett Cove via Anzac Hwy


Back to the beach this week with some small hills to help get us ready for Amy's Ride.

Meet in the City and 7:30 am

A bit of bike porn for those who search around Adelaide for a bit of Pave. King William road??. Clever design of the suspension system.

Image result for specialized road bike suspension

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sunday Ride Change - Hahndorf

This Sundays Ride is to Hahndorf 

  • Meet in the City at 7:30 am
  • Meet at the Toll Gate: 8:00 am
  • Meet at the Bollards 8:30 am

Pain is Temporary - 75km
  • Old Freeway - Sterling - Mylor - Algate Valley Rd- River Rd - Hahndorf (coffee at Cafe Assiette) 35km
  • Verdun - Beaumont Rd - Gum Flat Rd - Carey Gully - Summertown - (Greenhill, Nortons or Lofty home). 30km

Short Cut - 73km
  • Back thru Mylor - Sterling - Old Freeway (-2km with an easier climb)

This was originally slated as a possible club lunch Ride, given the weather we will defer until  the second option in December.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sunday Ride is Heritige Round - Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy

This Sunday is the Heritage Round Beach Ride.  Dig into your bottom draws and find a Jersey that hasn't seen light for day for a few years. See the post below for the rules of the Heritage Round.

  • 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

Meet in the City at 7:30 am 

The Run is Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy and then back to Glenelg for Coffee
This Vintage

Not this Vintage.....

Friday, October 7, 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 @ 7.30 am OR 

Please note the change of time reflecting daylight savings. Don't be late...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Heritage Round will be the Sunday October the 15th

Time to raid the a drawer full of cycling jersey and try to find one that still fits and has a bit on interest. I was criticised last year for not giving enough warning. So this year you have 2 weeks to get ready for the Heritage round. Note its Sunday week not next Sunday.

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 additional points if they are still in business
  • Points will be deducted for a TDU challenge Jersey (an exception will be made for the rarely sighted 2004/2005 jerseys with double points if they still 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.
Examples of Heritage Jerseys on the right,
heritage LOTW on the left