Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sunday Ride - Hahndorf aka the Marshmallow Ride


With our second beach ride in a row being weather effected, it was duly noted and discontent was expressed about the lack of familiar faces who turned up and some noticeable regulars who appear to be MIA.

The unanimous decision by those in attendance was that some rabble rousing was in order, with words being thrown around like 

Marshmallows, Nancy, Drink a cup of Cement and harden the **** up and even softc****.





This weeks ride was supposed to be the epic loop out to Meadows returning via Windy Point (Hills direction) . It has now been shortened to the familiar Hahndorf loop via River Road to give some extra encouragement to all.

Either 

  • meet in City at 7:30am at Hindmarsh Sq, or 
  • feel free to set your own pace up the Freeway and meet at the Bollards at 8:30am.***

As usual, there will be heaps of different options for the return loop home, depending on how the pins are feeling

On a serious note we are talking a current forecast for the city for Sunday of 29 degrees, sunny and light winds, so we expect absolute peak riding conditions for the hills. With the woeful weather we have seen over the last period (seemingly forever) these days are to be savoured.

So, hopefully the sunshine incubates some testosterone in those missing, 

If it doesn’t then maybe this will help on the priniciple the higher the quality of the LOTW the bigger the turnout on Sunday




It will be great to see you all out on Sunday.

*** For the new Guys the Bollards we are referring too are the Crafers ones at the top of the South Eastern Freeway bike track. Generaly the slow guys will head up at thier own pace rather than go to the city.



Friday, February 17, 2017

Sunday Ride - Anzac Hwy Beach Ride

Sundays Ride is Outer Harbor via Anzac Hwy
  • Meet in the City (Hindmarsh Square) at 7:30 am 
Weather looks nice and cool, see you then.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1000 k's for Kids

Gentlepeople & BG’s

Phil and Dan are committing themselves to start of season “Epic to end all Epic’s” ride by riding 1000 kilometers in 8 days. It’s all in the name of great cause Camp Quality for kids.


That’s 125km a day for the mathematically challenged. The longer stages the organisers have included  stage 5  Morgan to Jamestown and Stage 8 Clare to Adelaide at around 150km offset by short days.

They are looking for both riders to join their team and help reaching the sponsorship target of $4000 per rider. They are still short on riders so act now!! Like TODAY!

Let’s support Dan and Phil and may see if we can find someone to keep them company


If there are no takers for the ultimate sacrifice, please feel free to reach deep in your pockets and sponsor Dan and Phil  at www.everydayhero.com.au. it’s all tax deductible, just enter the name and donate (Daniel Guzej, Philip Pullinger).  

Its all for an amazing cause…and you can’t take it with you….and you won’t even miss it…and give a little to live a little….and so forth. 

They set off on a Sunday so I will suggest that the BG give them an Escort of the first leg.

The Details

Dates: 24th Sep-1st Oct 2017
Route: Adelaide Loop (via Northern regions)
Distance: 1,000km
Riders: Maximum – 30 | Fundraising target – $4,000
Support Crew: Maximum – 20 | Fundraising target – $500

The Camp Quality 1,000 Ks 4 Kids South Australia is a 1,000km, 8 day cycling challenge full of mateship, teamwork and long days as well as fun, optimism and resilience. Over 8 days, riders will travel through the Barossa Valley, Riverland, Yorke Peninsula, Spencer Gulf, looping past the mid-north back to Adelaide, all to help raise money for kids living with cancer.

1,000 Ks 4 Kids South Australia is the culmination of year round training and fundraising by dedicated and hardworking riders and support crew. In 2017, up to 30 riders and 20 support crew will help Camp Quality spread laughter and raise awareness about our essential programs and services to school children and local communities. This ride is suited for cycling enthusiasts who want to challenge themselves and ride for a cause.
  • Day 1: Adelaide – Nuriootpa
  • Day 2: Nuriootpa – Swan Reach
  • Day 3: Swan Reach – Renmark
  • Day 4: Renmark – Morgan
  • Day 5: Morgan – Jamestown
  • Day 6: Jamestown – Port Broughton
  • Day 7: Port Broughton – Clare
  • Day 8: Clare – Adelaide




Friday, February 10, 2017

Sunday Ride - Pain Lives Here



This Sundays ride is Pain Lives Here. 

  • Meet in the City at 7:30am or 
  • at the Tower Hotel Carpark at 8:00 am

The weather for Sunday is a more civilised 24 degrees and cloudy. See you then

FOR THOSE THAT RACE OR WANT SOME EXTRA KILOMETRES,  FS AND DH ARE PLANNING TO ETENT THE RIDE RIDE OUT TO WOODSIDE AND DO A LAP RECON OF THE UPCOMING ROAD RACE COURSE. NOTE GRAVEL!: 

http://www.norwoodcc.com.au/events/course-maps/#woodside

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sunday 5th of February is the No Excuses Rides

BG NO EXCUSES Club Ride
This Sunday the No-Excuses ride. Hopefully the weather will be kind.
WHEN: 7:30 am Sunday Morning
WHERE: Hindmarsh Square in the City
ROUTE: Port Rd – Outer Harbor – Glenelg – Anzac Hwy – Home
COFFEE: At the Glenelg Marina

See you Sunday.