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This beautiful St Patrick’s Day morning started with Reidy getting right into the Irish tradition of “Kiss me, I’m Irish”!....see photo below.
During the ride brief we all gave a big welcome to newbie John. He mentioned that he had never cycled with more than one person before, was not sure how he would go on a group ride and that if he could not keep up he would turn back. That’s not what GW is about! He stayed with us all the way and rode really well. He must have enjoyed the GW experience as he was one of the last to leave Jaspers Café after the ride. Well done John.
We also wished Reidy and Matthew all the best for the Ride4Repat Tour that they are participating in next week. It’s an epic 930km ride for a very worthwhile cause. Matthew & Reidy, we would love to hear how the prep has gone and your thoughts about the epic journey you are about to undertake. I am sure that they would appreciate a few words of encouragement from all AC and GW members. Look out also for a great interview with Reidy on the Channel Nine news on Sunday night. You can also still donate via this link:
This morning’s ride can be best described as “just right”. Blessed with perfect weather we headed off to Freeling, which whilst only a gentle incline does require some effort. That’s the hardest leg on this route. The ideal conditions on the leg to Wasleys helped us get there in record time at speeds of well over 45kph. The final leg back to Gawler was just as exciting and most averaged over 30kph on the home leg.
The best part of the ride though for many was seeing the usual fast break-away group come to a screeching halt a few km’s from home due to one of the group having a flat. That meant that the rest of us could zoom past them and get back to Jaspers first for a change. Sorry guys…I couldn’t resist!!
NEXT WEEK: We will be holding our first TRI-RIDE. We will all ride together through the Barossa to Williamstown. From there riders will have the option of splitting off into three separate rides….depending on your preference and your pain threshold!! Full details will be posted on AC Events. YOU….yes YOU ..are welcome to attend! Today's photo gallery follows:
Reidy spent all morning saying to the girls "Kiss me, I'm Irish!"↓
Dale (right) looking at his watch and thinking "when do I get my kiss?"↓
Sue, saying "you are not really Irish are you Frank?"...(I missed out!)↓
Reidy and Matthew used today's ride to warm up for the Ride4Repat Tour↓
The luck of the Irish was not with Gary today...got a flat↓
We respect other road users. They respect us.↓
Mark (right) with newbie John who was having a great time!↓
TEC Mick always keeps a close eye on those at the back of the group↓
Time for a stretch at Freeling↓
Re-group at the GW Freeling Headquarters↓
Love those dainty pink gloves Sue, where did you get them from?↓
Lorraine's legs were the centre of attention at Wasleys (rightfully so!)↓
Today's Ride4Repat article in the The Advertiser↓
Paul (right) with Matthew who passed the Ride4Repat donation tin around after the ride↓
..and here is what he said on AC after he tallied the donations↓
Article that appeared in "The Gawler Bunyip" local newspaper this week↓
Wilson post-ride explaining next weeks TRI-RIDE Event↓
Today's St. Patrick's Day challenge: Post an Irish joke (clean)...here is one to kick-off. ↓
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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Hi Lyndelle. So ...tell us about the new bike! (I think I like the joke!!!)