Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tour Down Under Challenge Ride


I knew it was going to happen. The Jersey is so hideous only a few of us can bring ourselves to ride 160km to collect one. Maybe its the thought of Checker Hill. I am not saying, I am  just saying.

For those brave few the start line is at George St, so we will meet in easy reach of the faster group departure areas. 

The meeting point will be at Caffe Pave from around 6:00 am 

The departure is at 6:30 am we may actually touch the pedals by 6:45 am 

Last year Pave was one of the few places serving coffee at the starting time.   

Designated Refreshement stops for the BG. late change

  • Birdwood 45km
  • Mt Pleasent 99km
  • Cudlee Creek 140km 
  • Williamstown 70km
  • Charlston 124km

As we are  "The Bastardi", here is the traditional TDU Italian Phrase that may be helpful on this year's ride. 

Il ragazzo che ha progettato questa maglione, ha bisogno di lezioni da noi – The guy who designed this jesey, needs lessons from us

The weather looks like fun but hopefully the rain will have cleared by the time we leave. .

A funny thing happened on the ride home on Sunday as Perry & Tobias rode through the city and down King William Street. As they  pulled up st the lights on South Terrace a group of Italian riders on the Ettix team pulled up behind them, read the jersey and had a laugh. One of the guy whipped out his phone to snap a picture. So who knows the BG might turn up on the Ettix photo album somewhere.