Time: November 24, 2012 from 7:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Gawler, SA
Website or Map: http://www.bikemap.net/route/…
Event Type: gawler_wheelers, gw_meet_the_muddies, gw_route75, gw_group_ride, gw_special_event, gw_hills
Organised By: Gawler Wheelers
Latest Activity: Feb 26
Event Date : 24-Nov-2012
Distance : Approx 125 km
Duration : 6 to 8 Hours
Elevation : Flat then Hills
Surface : Bitumen
Suitability : Hill Climbers
Ride Style : Social ride (not training ride)
Pace (ave) : 25 to 30 km/h
Attendance : Please RSVP
Departure : 7:30am sharp (be there by at least 7:10am for ride briefing)
Route Map : Refer 'COMMENT WALL' below
GPS : ROUTE75.GPX - ROUTE75.KML
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with other Gawler Wheelers events.
Who really are those mysterious riders that collectively refer to themselves as "The Muddies" ?
To a northerner, their customs may seem rather aberrant, but those near the border country say their numbers are amassing. The latest information :
Some speak, in hushed tones, of a few disparate Gawler Wheelers who are surreptitiously embedded within their ranks.
In the interests of improving relations & fluency between the two geographical dispersed groups, a special meeting atop the mist covered summit of Mt Lofty has been arranged.
For some of you it may mean purchasing a Lonely Planet guide book for that often mentioned, but rarely ventured to, southern latitude known as "Adelaide". It is in Adelaide at 9:30am near the base of the South Eastern Freeway that the Gawler Wheelers will first gaze upon "The Muddies" as they emerge form the salt encrusted shores of their own distant homeland, in a manner that may prove to be reminiscent of Captain James Cook and his crew scrutinising New Zealand's Maoris on first contact.
Assuming a common language can be found and after announcing the "Declaration of Group Set Accordance", the two groups will ride as one up the declivitous Crafers Bikeway to Mt Lofty Lookout.
Further ceremonies, the nature of which cannot be openly discussed here, will ensue and may involve the consumption of local delicacies native to the area such as coffee, tea, cake and energy supplements.
The importance of energy supplements cannot be underestimated, for each group must return to their northern and southern villages by night fall and inform their kinfolk via traditional methods, such as song, dance and storytelling, about their fabled adventure to meet another bike tribe.
Are you bold enough to venture south on an "arduous ride through treacherous territory" ?
The Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Guidelines and Group Ride Recommendations must be read prior to attending a Group Ride Event.
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