No. of Riders : 43....*** a new record!
More GW info > http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/GawlerWheelers
*** TODAY's PHOTO GALLERY BELOW ***
(Many thanks to Angus for the GW anniversary headline banner.)
February 27th 2011: Wilson Devo posts a discussion on AC re whether there is any interest in the Gawler area for cyclists wishing to ride in a bunch ride. (See photo gallery below).
March 5th 2011: Following a lukewarm response Wilson & yours truly meet, conduct a reccie ride and decide to post on AC Events the inaugural Gawler Wheelers Group Ride.
March 12th 2011: The first GW Group Ride is held with 9 riders participating.
Sept 10th 2011: We held our 6 month anniversary ride today with a record 43 riders turning up to help us celebrate this very special occasion. We warmly welcomed 3 newbies who joined us on their first GW ride: Troy, Darryl and Shane (see photo below).
We appropriately ventured down the same route that we rode on March 12th. The weather was fine, albeit blustery on the first leg down the Stuart O’Grady Bikeway. Many sub-groups formed based on preferred speed and the ride was filled with a sense of celebration and achievement.
The excitement continued back at Jaspers Café where the brand new Gawler Wheelers jerseys were distributed. Sneek peek of the new jerseys in the photo gallery below.
From humble beginnings Gawler Wheelers has evolved into a vibrant fun cycling group with new-comers always welcome. Many new friendships have formed via GW since March, and we aim to cater for cyclists of all abilities. Our numbers continue to increase each week and the riders come from both local areas and the metro area. Age of the riders varies from 20 yrs to 60+ yrs! I will let others talk more about the last 6 months as they reply to this post.
Thank you to all who ride with Gawler Wheelers…it is you who make GW what it is today. Thank you also to Angus and the wider AC community for your continued support and interest.
NEXT WEEK: We will hold two concurrent rides; a flat ride and a hills ride. Details will be posted on AC Events tomorrow. YOU are welcome to attend. Today's photo gallery follows below.
Kevin and Spartacus arrive for the anniversary ride↓
Wilson welcomes Clive to todays ride. Appreciate you coming Clive after your epic ride yesterday↓
Wilson's sister Jackie and his nephew Samuel came from QLD to help us celebrate today↓
Regroup at the start of the Stuart O'Grady Bikeway....GW never leave anyone behind↓
Another regroup at the end of the SOB....time to chat and swap yarns↓
Karen coming to a screeching halt at the end of the SOB↓
Geoff and Ramsay discussing the best way to ride Norton's↓
Colin's wife Lisa meets us at Jaspers to join in the anniversary celebrations↓
Wilson getting ready to distribute the new Gawler Wheelers jerseys↓
Pete...yaa hoo....I've got my new GW jerseys!↓
Newbies Troy, Darryl and Shane rate their first GW experience a perfect 10/10↓
Husband and wife teams on todays ride: Rob & Lorraine, Alistair & Karen, Chris and Caroline↓
Scott with his brand new racing bike ...a new TF2 Fondriest↓
Reidy in his element... as the girls just keep drooling over his newly waxed legs!↓
Michael striking up a friendship with newbie Darryl↓
Craig and Nick proudly wearing their new GW team jersey↓
Last but not least.....the AC post that started it all↓
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. Cheers for now...Frank.
Next Gawler Wheelers Event Details (check the following links) :
I turned up to Jasper's at 0900 today for the usual Thursday group ride only to find that Paul had broken a front spoke. The group (7) decided to ride with him back to Gary's shop so that he could get it fixed. We were going to drop him off and continue on our way. Once there, it was decided that Paul could continue with a borrowed wheel from Gary's personal bike while his was repaired.
Hey Lorraine was that you i seen sucking someones wheel yesterday on coventry road ? i think you were wearing your shiny new GW JERSEY, i was the bloke in the dual cab ute tooting once i passed you all Richard ,
Yes it was me!!!! I remember someone tooting (no idea what road I was on!! Ha Ha). Did I look good???
You always look good Lorraine : )
Thinking about it
Judging by the weather forecast us girls will get to see some legs tomorrow!
not mine as the girls in townsville are getting an eye full of mine at the moment, jealous much LMAO!
Townsville? Wow you get around! Are they tanned yet?
Excellent Day for me and my new GW jersey to go for a ride!!! Wasnt it just? Went up to mclaren vale via the veloway and then pondered on willunga...figured that would put me in a coma(as for ive been doing too much "mark renshaw" training ie. RPM training), so i spun around and returned same way. >Blimen 3 or 4 maggie attacks today, and a baby snake pedestrian crossing(as i was leaving mclaren vale).
The sister-in-law has threatened to turn up on her BMC Team Machine tomorrow. Reckons she needs a run through the hills; so who are we to deny a ladies request?