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*** TODAY's PHOTO GALLERY BELOW ***
We did not expect many to turn up in view of the BUPA ride yesterday & TDU commitments today. So we have to give a special mention to those who rode BUPA and then came out for the GW ride today…they were Nick, Pete, John, Dale, Colin, Dave, Warren and Peter. TOP EFFORT!
We asked them to describe the BUPA ride experience in two words and the overwhelming consensus amongst them was “F***ING AWSESOME!”
Pre-ride we gave today’s GW newbies a very big welcome…..Clancy, Peter and Matt. Young Matt is only 10 years old and only got his bike at Xmas time. His previous longest ride was 16kms and today he completed a 55km ride with us. Champion effort Matt!
This was supposed to be an easy recovery ride. However from the start the guys who rode BUPA set a cracking pace….still riding on the adrenalin from yesterday’s achievement! The wind was kind to us all ride and we arrived in Two Wells in no time with average speed generally over 30kph. We enjoyed a well-deserved re-group there and took the opportunity to wish Paul a happy birthday.
From Two Wells it was time to head back along Hayman Road accompanied by a nice tailwind, through to Angle Vale and then back home. We arrived back at Jaspers before 10.00 and that left plenty of time to chat and hear more BUPA stories! A most pleasant “recovery” ride in perfect conditions.
PS >> GO GREENEDGE TOMORROW!
NEXT WEEK: Our post TDU ride will take us through the Barossa Valley to Lyndoch, Williamstown, Warren Reservoir, the Whispering Wall and back via Cockatoo Valley. Details will be posted on AC Events soon. YOU are welcome to come along and join in the fun! Today’s ride photo gallery follows:
Renee and Jarrad all set for today's ride↓
Lorraine getting dressed for the ride↓
What are Lee, Doug and Dale looking at?...see below↓
They are checking out Andrew's "Wheeler" bike!↓
10 yr old Matt with his brand new bike all set for his first GW ride↓
Andrew did a great job with the ride safety brief (where was Wilson?)↓
Dale said he is keeping the BUPA ID sticker on his bike forever↓
Riders come off the SOB and on to Two Wells Road↓
A tailwind got us to Two Wells in very quick time↓
Jarrad had a fall during the week...back on the bike today.↓
Pete and Nick wish Paul (centre) a Happy Birthday↓
Colin left his BUPA GW Team jersey on all night!↓
Angle Vale Re-Group↓
Lot's of new houses going up at Angle Vale↓
Gotta love Michael's bottle cage (available at Star Cycles)↓
Newbies Clancy & Peter give the thumbs up to their first GW ride↓
Lot's of BUPA stories over a few beers at Jaspers↓
Newbie Matt rates his 55km GW ride experience ....10/10.↓
Gawler Wheelers is all about comradeship, fun, fitness and chasing our dreams. Join the GW group on AC. Come on our rides. Contact details below. Until next week >> Cheers for now...Frank.
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Excellent result Andrew......ypou guys helped get us mere mortals get our ave speed up. My best ever ave speed on a GW ride!
Tks Craig for the efforts in arranging the team entry for the BUPA challenge. A broken front spoke stopped me for a while but crawled through to Bethany and pulled the pin, a 120k total having riden down to start from Dernancourt with Big Dan, Sam and Scott. Kaz started at Tanunda, rode to Lyndoch and back but missed our pre-arrange mtg due to my delay.
Sat rolled out at 7.30am with Kaz & Matt (10), went back for car after 28k's got back to Angle Vale and Matt refused the assist having worked through his pain (bored) threshold and continued with Mum Kaz until the end at Jaspers. Top effort, I know he'll be pushing to do it again.
TOP EFFORT by young Matt ....many would have taken the easy ride back in the team car....he recovered and got back on the bike. Previous longest ride 16kms...finished the 55kms on Sat...definately a future champion Warren!
Is there an "On Line Link" to the add ?
where can we get a copy of this? On line? Which paper?
I will buy coffee/scotch/beer on Saturday for anyone who scans a copy today and posts the photo here!
Tried to win this challenge..
Looked through the on line versions of the Leader, News Review and Bunyip and could not see the picture.
Here's the link for the Leader.
I found a pic of a knob on his MTB without a helmet... does that count?
Photograph of Dale, Shane and Michele.
And the winner is David!!!!!!