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*** TODAY's PHOTO GALLERY BELOW ***
It was pleasing to see the local press during the week supporting both our local hero Jack Bobridge and also the Gawler Wheelers.
33 riders participated in today’s GW ride including newbies Maurice and David. Nice to meet you guys and it was pleasing to hear after the ride how much you enjoyed it.
Prolific AC blogger Steve Ellison also joined us today. You have to applaud Steve. He rode 205kms yesterday; he then rode from Woodcroft to ride with us today and then rode back home!
Today we rode one of our traditional routes in the reverse direction to normal for the very first time. It was a breathtaking and exciting ride in perfect conditions. A good steady pace was kept up by everyone on the first leg to Wasleys. Riding in this direction gave us the opportunity to briefly regroup and check out the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus.
The Wasley to Freeling leg saw a few undulations introduced to the ride, and whilst requiring harder work the calm and dry conditions enabled all riders to keep up a good fast pace on this leg.
Following the Freeling regroup the fun started. The 23km leg back to Gawler was on a slight descent and with a tailwind. Well, you can imagine that the riders all absolutely smashed this leg with speeds generally of well over 40kph all the way back home. Top speed on this leg was close to 60kph and that assisted the faster riders achieve an average speed of 33kph for the whole 57km ride.
We arrived back at Gawler just after 10.00am and the conversation was all about how good the ride was. The riders will post more comments about it, however suffice to say that “spectacular” would best describe the morning and the ride.
NEXT WEEK: We will be holding two con-current rides. One will be a brand new HILLs route and that ride event will be posted on AC by Wilson tomorrow. The other will be a FLAT ride, with details available on AC Events soon. YOU are very welcome to ride with us next week…just pick your ride!
When everyone arrived for this morning’s GW ride all the talk was about our Jack Bobridge and the Aussie Team taking the silver medal only a few hours earlier in London. Whilst they didn’t ace the gold it was still a wonderful achievement. Jack, you are our KING! We managed to get a friend to whip up a quick tune for you mate…ENJOY!
“FROM A JACK…. (BOBRIDGE)…. TO A KING”
TODAY’S PHOTO GALLERY + MORE FOLLOWS:
Paul ready to ride this morning↓
Look closely …three full moons this morning!↓
Scott (L) and Steve with the Victory sign for Jack and the Aussie boys↓
Getting acquainted with newbie David pre-ride↓
Margaret, with dog Alfie who wanted to ride with Paul today!↓
Newbie Maurice looking forward to his first GW ride↓
Where did that train come from!↓
First regroup after we turn onto the Mallala Road↓
Colin (centre)…”no jackets required today”↓
Arriving at the Roseworthy Campus↓
..and more riders arrive!↓
Roseworthy Campus Regroup↓
Newbies Maurice (R) and David rode so well today!↓
Chris setting the pace early on↓
Paul, Scott and Mick on Mallala Road↓
Mitchell (R) …”Dad (Peter)….have you got a tooth-ache?"↓
Taking time to enjoy the view and all that nature offers us↓
Riding into Wasleys↓
Mark arrives at Wasleys↓
Alistair rides into Freeling↓
Lorraine and Matt at Freeling↓
Carmen (L), Warren and Dan at Freeling↓
Scott, (L), Andrew, David & Mick enjoying the Freeling Regroup↓
Who had the max speed of 58.5kph???↓
Post ride elation > Carmen (L), Peter and Doug↓
We watch a repeat of the Team Pursuit race back at Jaspers post-ride↓
Jack, Glenn, Rohan and Michael at the medal presentation this morning.↓
Finally, any medal win at an Olympics has to be considered a victory. We leave you with Andre Rieu and Bond playing “VICTORY” for Jack and the boys. You will need to go to the“full screen” view to appreciate the finer detail of the musical instruments. 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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Carmen, caused by a severe technical problem due to intereference from the 3 full moon effect. I called Telstra and Microsoft...now fixed.
Sorry to miss another one guys but I'm doing GS4 tomorrow. Looks like you had fun without me!
Well we we did Dale......but not the same without you there mate!!!!!!
Good riding to everyone doing the GS#4 tomorrow...stay safe.
I'm another doing GS tomorrow so missed out today. Looks like another great day was had by all. See you all next week.
I also missed out today, which I was really disappointed about.
Unfortunately, I had some medical issues during the week and one of the doctors advised me not to ride today. :(
Looking forward to making a comeback next week, all things being equal! :)
Fingers crossed hey Lee that is the end of the medical bullshit...so now back to our normal program of smash,smash,smash dem legs lol...
Glad all you guys and gals had a safe journey today...
Wouldn't it be nice to show up on a new steed too? ;)
Another Tin Foil ????? lol
Al foil maybe!?! lol
I was another missing in action today, and will be tomorrow too...
Seems like my back needs a holiday.
How quick you can go from super hero to Grandpa just because a disk wants to start bulging...
I so hate getting old :(
Hey Pete, great to see you at Jaspers this morning!
I had similar issues a couple of years ago. I'm still not a superhero (even after lots of practice), but still not a grandpa either (the kids are still too young for that) , but the bulging disc seems to have sorted itself out. It just needed time.
Raising my level of fitness also made a huge difference, so you shouldn't have any worries there :)