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It has sold over 20 million copies, it has taken the world by storm and everyone is talking about this year’s best seller! This week we are giving away a copy of “Fifty Shades of Grey” to one lucky reader…(see later on how to enter). We actually thought it was a book about Interior Decorating….apparently not!
They say that variety is the spice of life and we certainly spiced up today’s Gawler Wheelers ride by riding one of our traditional routes in the reverse direction to normal. We knew that the weather was going to be ideal for riding today but it far and away exceeded our expectations. 40 riders decided to make the most of the dry and calm conditions.
Spot on 7.30 we all grasped our handle-bars and headed off on the first two legs to Sandy Creek & Lyndoch. We had a couple of brief visits from the puncture fairy, however we made great time in view of the excellent conditions. It was also fantastic riding from Lyndoch to Tanunda and we arrived at Gomersal Rd in no time.
Riding Gomersal Road always involves pain and pleasure….what would it be like in the reverse direction? The riders will comment later on that, although the general consensus was that even the ascents were pleasurable today. The spin back to Gawler was an absolutely ecstatic experience with speeds of well over 40kph.
Our local hero, Jack Bobridge, commences his quest for Olympic Gold next week. Today his Dad, Kahl, rode with us. We asked Kahl how Jack’s preparation was going and he replied:
“I spoke to Jack yesterday and he said that it is all going to plan. He is in his best form ever! Jack said that it is all coming together at the right time and we are up for the GOLD!”
Thanks for riding with us today Kahl and give our best wishes to Jack and the Aussie team when you see them in London.
We will be holding two concurrent GW rides…a HILLS ride and a BEGINNERS HILL ride. Details will be posted on AC Events soon. YOU are welcome to join us.
Thank you also to all who rode with us today. We don’t think that there is anything in “Fifty Shades of Grey” that could be better than the sensational ride we experienced today…(although we have not read the book so we stand to be corrected!!) Some of the GW members have already read it as you will see from this video of our recent GW RPM class!
TO WIN THE BOOK "FIFTY SHADES OF GREY":
Everyone who posts a comment on this ride report will go in to the draw to win the book. The winner will be drawn at next week’s GW ride….and the book will be posted to the winner, (if not on the ride), in plain paper wrapping!
(Keep the reply comments “G” rated please).
TODAY’S PHOTO GALLERY FOLLOWS:
Lorraine and Juz having a sneak preview of “Fifty Shades of Grey”. I think they liked it…didn’t stop smiling for the whole 60km ride!↓
Corey all ready to ride this morning↓
Pete with a huge smile because he was successful in booking a spot on next year’s Hot Chilee London to Paris bike race. Tell us a bit about it Peter please...it sounds awesome from what you told me.↓
The big crowd ready to ride this morning at 7.30↓
Paul (L) and David who was googling to see what “Fifty Shades of Grey” is all about!↓
Chris, Peter and Warren at Sandy Creek↓
Carmen and Jonah at Sandy Creek.......”Damn....Frank said that we are too young for that book”↓
Riders arriving at Sandy Creek↓
Kev (L), Kahl Bobridge and Paul↓
Corey, how did you manage to leave your water bottles home mate?↓
Troy > “I have long been into shades of grey…see!”↓
Craig having a laugh after Peter said that he always thought the book was about hair colouring and styling!↓
Colin dreaming about “Fifty Shades of Grey” (He nearly crashed)↓
We gather around Kahl Bobridge at Lyndoch to send a big cheerio to Jack and the Aussie team as they GO FOR GOLD in London.↓
The bikes having a well deserved rest at Lyndoch↓
Lorraine and Paul on Gomersal Road↓
Brenton having a great time on his 3rd ride with us↓
Juz at Tanunda…..”Andrew, is there a book-shop nearby?”↓
Jon did you enjoy the ride after a few weeks absence?↓
End of Gomersal Road Regroup↓
Beautiful scenery on today’s route↓
Warren keeping the body temp up on the Gomersal Rd regroup↓
Choo Choo stop not far from home↓
John responding to “are you ready for tomorrow’s 200km Audax ride?". Tell us about the ride route John, how the Audax rides work etc etc.↓
Finally, after one of our best ever Saturday rides we leave you with a song from the London based group “The Saturdays” ENJOY!↓
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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