Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sunday Ride - Winter is Over - Pain Lives Here

Meet @ Hindmarsh Sq @ 8:00am
or @ Tower Hotel @ 8.30am

The Winter Ride Calendar is Over!! and we are back into the Hills. Note I have resisted any references to a certain Dragon based fantasy TV series. 

So a gentle start to Spring riding  with an old favorite. Pain Lives Here has plenty of options for everyone, so time to crawl out from under the doona
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Pain lives here or Hard'n Up or Soft Option. As always all options have the added short cut of going down Greenhill Rd or Nortons to cut out Mt Lofty. Coffee spot nominated on the morning.

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.

Bike Tech - Power2Max NG ECO

Power meters are starting to get a tiny bit cheaper. This is the first one well under a grand it works out at around $750 AUD. 




My Garmin already tells me precisely how crap I am in 500 different metrics, so not one for me.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday Ride - Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy

This Sunday the Ride - Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy

The weather looks okay so

Meet in the City at 8:00 am

For those of you that think 1000'ks for kids is a really long ride. Spare a thought for this guy.

Round the World in 80 days - http://www.artemisworldcycle.com/live-update/

LOTW

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sunday Ride - Weather Call

Gentlemen
The weather report looks okay for Sunday but as it is winter 

Meet in the City at 8:00 am for a Sunday Ride that is a weather call.

The Rides
Good Weather 


  • Cuddle Creek - Coffee and maybe some pie at the Cudlee Cafe. As per normal multiple options home depending on how people feel.
Poor Weather
  • Extended Foothills Loop coffee in Norwood 



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SNEAKY GAV


Gavin has set up SNEAKY cycles - he's got wheels, a nice kit, plus stems and bits by Extralite. Frame-sets are in the pipeline. Check out insta for some pics of SNEAKY wares:
https://www.instagram.com/sneakycycles/

He's got a set of the SNEAKY CU35 full carbon wheels as a test pilot. Initial testing is in... and results are good. The CU35 test pilot wheel set is available for loan in ADL so let me know if you're interested in a test ride or two. 

SNEAKY CU35 WHEELSET SPECS:
Height – 35mm
Width – 25mm outer, 19mm inner
Shape – U Shape aero
Tubeless compatible
Spoke count 20/24
Weight 1365g

BG pricing $999 for wheels only inclusive of rim tape – based on US exchange rate of .70 (basically sharing the love should this be different on a pro rata basis).


REVIEW - OPINION
Out the box - neat, nice sneaky black decals, carbon weave brake surface with nude body, white logo on the hub, neat, very sneaky. First thing you note is they are light! The wide U shaped rim looks and feels nice in hand.

On the bike, the CU35's feel great in the wind, make quick adjustments to line and the lean is very responsive thanks to the mid depth 35mm U section rim. They don't grab gusts of wind like my 45 or 50mm traditional 'V' profile shaped rims. I'm no wind tunnel but they feel just as quick as my 45mm deep rims, holding 50kms swapping off, while training on the flats has not been a problem. Power climbing and sprints feel responsive, quick engaging sprawl in the hub picks up the power quick off the mark or out the corner. 

Noteworthy smooth ride, with wide rim body matched up to a 25mm tyre, just squeezed into the Propel. Little bit of flex in the wheelset, gives it a snap and smoothes out the bumps. If you have never ridden carbon rims, these will feel buttery smooth! Breaking surface inspires confidence and it has that nice Zipp hum under breaking.

The 35mm deep rim is great if you want to run one set of wheels and not think about swapping for crosswinds etc. A one-stop wheelset for a BG. Deep enough to get aero benefits, without catching the crosswind, and light for the climbing effort. 

OPTIONS
Two Rim sizes:
35mm for all purpose set 
55mm for getting committed to aero or 
Mullet combo 35/55 best of both worlds!

The CU35+ or CU55+ option Extralite hubs, wider spoke arrangement and Stainless Steel or Sapim CXray spokes, weighing in about 1250g. 

Tubular available
Disk options available
Can do a CX wheel or 29er also.

Custom options available no problems, if you're after a set for the larger man, with extra spokes added for bigger, taller and or stronger riders, or just if you like em stiff. 24/28 spoke count options available. Anything else special Gav is happy to discuss. 






























EXTRAS
Extralite gear is available, SNEAKY will be stocking stems, stem plugs etc.
Brake Pads, Rim tape, skewers & tubeless valves also available at BG rates.

This is one upgrade worth doing, the wheel set is doing so much of the work in converting all the forces in the bicycle in to motion. So next time you're spoiling yourself with a new wheels hit up GAV for a BG special! Hit him up for a kit (tested, also great) if you're after an option to give the BG kit a rest during your mid week secret sneaky training sessions!  

Contact SNEAKYGAV:
sneakygav@sneakycycles.com



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This Sunday is the No Excuses club ride.

This Sunday is the No Excuses club ride.

Meet Sunday Morning at 8:00 am in the City

As per normal the Route is Port Road, Outer Harbor and then Glenelg for Coffee.

Housekeeping

Last Sunday we took to the hills and we realised that we didn’t have a good set of contact phone numbers in case people get separated. It’s been about 5 years since we did an exchange. 

I don’t want to do google docs as it’s hard to restrict access. So this time we will use email and I will consolidate the contact list. Can you also forward this to any regular or semi-regular BG who aren’t on the mailing list.

Please provide 
Name Contact Phone Number Emergency Contact Emergency Contact Number


I will consolidate and distribute.

BG Club Lunch

We have had a proposal for changing the club lunch to an outbound ride finishing in the Barossa or McLaren vale, with a return via pickup or mini-bus. It has the advantage of not having to ride home post lunch and gets us out into places we normally wouldn’t go. I will scope out a couple of possible target destinations. Suggestions welcome.