The North is catered for, as is the South, the East pretty much has the hills at their doorstep, but us poor Westies need to ride before we can get a ride. Are there any other Westies keen for a Westie group ride?
I'm trying to get an idea of the interest in a Croydon-ish based semi-regular group ride. I'm thinking about leaving early on Saturday mornings from the Rivers on Port Road, heading up into the hills before looping back for coffee and baked goods at Adelaide's best bakery, Red Door on Elizabeth Street.
Let me know if you are interested and if you have any routes etc worth riding.
this would be good, would it be for people who haven't done group rides before too? i keep reading about the gawler rides n southern rides, they sound like fun. tho i'm still working on getting up the bigger distances and speed tho, only doing about 40km atm. the ride to outer harbour gets a bit boring after a while lol tho the winds that seem to blow in when i turn back to go home are doing good for the legs.
I have done Bunnings at Mile End though town up Kensington road then Norton Summit a few times.
Depending what time you start you can be back for morning tea.
There is another group that regularly ride the esplanade between Glenelg and Outer Harbour.
The linear park to Athelstone and then the gorge road is also a pleasant ride.
Great idea, I'm from the East but it wouldn't be hard to ride down there occasionally!
We could pick you up on the way Mark!
I'd be interested, and in theory my legs will be warmed up by the time I get there from Sema4.
What do you call early?
I have a 4 year old and a 8 month old, my early is pretty early! But we could negotiate as a group on that.
early is good....6am rides are awesome on the weekends! even tho the lil kiddies might be up and about, all the cars are still sleeping hehe
For my solo rides I tend to roll out at about 6, I didn't think I'd get away with that early a ride for a group though.
I'd be interested - starting at Mawson Lakes would be a nice warm-up down the Expressway to Croydon.
I'm riding about 150km per week (30kph avg) but with minimal grade. I'm really in need of some climb training - the only real go of it so far was this but want to extend it next time around Anstey Hill.
Ok, so how is this? I am calling it the "Western suburbs: beach to summit". It's an early birder - leaving the esplanade at Henley at 6:45. Riding up to Norton Summit and through Montacute and down. The ride will finish up at the Red Door Bakery in Croydon.
David what avge speed on the flat do you anticipate? and time up Norton?