1. Gawler Wheelers-TRACK NIGHT
2. Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE44-Gawler-SOB-Craigmore-Black Top-One Tree Hill-Gawler-BEGINNER HILLS
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The GW weekend started last night with about 35 riders and friends attending our second Track Night at the Super-Drome. It was another great night and you will hear lot’s about it from the replies to this post. We must mention AC member Chewie who rode all the way from Marion on his fixie to attend. Then there was Barry who rode his mate’s 50 year old fixie! The bike was older than Barry!
During the evening riders were able to ride solo to experience track cycling. Super-Drome guru Eddie then facilitated a Team Pursuit just to get the competitive juices flowing. The night concluded with the super-fast Flying 200! The times for all of the riders will be posted later but we can tell you that Tony Brennan, who we featured in last week’s ride report, had the fastest time at just a fraction over 13.5 seconds! It was a fantastic night at the Track and we will be holding another one in a couple of months. To attend join the GW Group on AC now as there will be a limit on numbers!
Today we dedicated our Saturday group ride to our Mum’s, and to all of the Mum’s out there. Hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day tomorrow. Tell us something special about your mum, and feel free to also post a photo of her!
40 riders turned up on a cold morning to ride the scheduled 42km Beginners Hill route. The first, wind assisted, leg was down the Stuart O’Grady Bikeway. We then hit suburbia and on Curtis Road we had to deal with the traffic, road works and debris covered bike lanes! Not to worry as we were soon weaving our way up the long Yorketown Road ascent. Following a regroup stop we then prepared to tackle Cornishman’s Road. It is a deceiving road because as you enter it you see this fantastic very long gentle tree-lined descent….a joy to ride that leg.
However the joy comes to an abrupt end at the bottom as you look up to the short but steep Cornishman’s Hill. Everyone made it up the ascent alive! From there it was a glorious 10km downhill ride back to Gawler. We were back at Jasper’s by 10.00 and we all marvelled at the progress that riders have made since we last rode this route. Well done everyone, another sensational Gawler Wheelers weekend! More detail will be in the post replies.
Before we move onto next week's rides we would like to share this video with all of the Mum’s (and Dad’s). It is called “Who’s your favourite?”….hope it makes you smile.
NEXT WEEK: In view of last night’s track night today’s ride was a quickie 42kms. Next week we revert to two concurrent longer FLAT rides over 76kms and 110kms. Both go through the town of Mallala and full details will be posted on AC Events soon. YOU are welcome to attend. Today’s photo gallery follows:
TRACK NIGHT (Apologies re quality. Usual GW photographer on strike)
Craig enjoying the Track Night↓
Team Pursuit >> The pace is on!↓
Who is that in the AC Jersey?↓
Mark > “Track cycling is easy peasy”↓
Is that Gary from AC Sponsor Star Cycles?↓
Keith and Carmen having a great time↓
SATURDAY GROUP RIDE
Were you having trouble with the pump Lee?↓
Richard showing Lee how to do it?↓
Who is the mysterious GW Groupie?↓
Keith had a major tube problem before the start. What happened?↓
Scott rode to the start all the way from Wingfield. Took him 10 minutes to thaw out the fingers!↓
Dale and Dave, with Lyndelle who bounced back today after her 104km epic ride last week.↓
John and Carl in serious discussion about…..?↓
Caroline and Chris. Love the head gear!↓
SOB is always a pleasant ride↓
SOB Regroup. GW propaganda everywhere!↓
Juz on Curtis Road↓
Lorraine and Crew on Adams Road↓
Note from yesterday….lot’s of 21st s for Lorraine today. YES...Black Caviar won again today and that makes it a world record 21 consecutive wins↓
Mum’s the word….but xxxx needs new shoes!↓
Top of Blacktop Road. Guess who the rider is.↓
Interested observer on Blacktop Road↓
Andrew & Richard. Cornishman’s Hill > TICK↓
…and Paul conquers it as well.↓
Love the scenery out that way↓
Craig, Craig and Craig! TRUE!↓
We ride to burn calories. After the ride we put them back on!↓
The guys stirred Nick (front) up today as he has been absent for a few weeks↓
PS >Nick was so glad to be back with the GWs today that after the ride he even sent me a tip! Oh gee Nick….thanks…we missed you too mate!↓
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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Although the distance wasn't huge, it was a bloody tough ride, but so glad I decided not to sleep in! There may be some truth to the rumor that a a swear word may have escaped my mouth and passed my lips at the end of the ascent up Yorktown Rd.
Looking forward to "going long" next week.
Good to see you out there Lee LMAO.... There were MANY a swear word being said out there today mate especially pushing up Cornishman’s Road arrggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT HURTIES.
My first 'Hill' ride... glad of the easy warm up on the SOB, I set myself a cracking pace. Then somewhat slower up Curtis Rd. Adams Rd was ok, but I ran out of gears on Yorketown Rd... damn it. I asked Chris if I could swap bikes ;o) He said no, pointing out that his doesn't have any more gears than mine :o( So I just stopped when I needed... Chris said I could walk, but no, I wanted to RIDE up! Chris took my Garmin off me so I couldn't psych myself out looking at the gradient... And then there was more hills ... and then there was Cornishman's Rd. Well that took quite a few bites... and I admit I had to walk the last 20 metres or so to the crown of the hill because I simply couldn't get started again on that gradient. And then those downhills!!! Woo hoo... I can fly - scared myself in a fun kind of a way... 61kph :o) Chris was great with me, encouraging me all the way. Arrived triumphant at Jaspers, and thank you all for the rousing cheer, it made my day :o)
A day of firsts... probably my slowest speed ever, Strava said 4.4kph up Cornishman's lol, definitely my fastest speed ever coming down the hills, and definitely the steepest hills ever! I reckon my Mum would be proud of me :o)
And I accidently stole my Jaspers order number... so I put it to good use. Just have to remember to take it back ;o)
Well done Caroline.
+1, great avatar too .
4.4kph means you were still moving!
I'm proud of you too! and another goal next week if you can make it out, hey?
As for me, I'm just glad I got out there at all. Definitely feel better for it
Love it Caroline ! Sorry I missed you conquering the mountain. I bet your smile would have been priceless :)
+1.. Well done Caroline :) :)
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