No. of Riders : 48
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48 riders turned up for the start and it looked as though the weather would not be kind to us. However the rain cleared well before the start of today’s GW ride.
A very special day for the Gawler Wheelers today for several reasons. Firstly AC VIP/Creator Angus (Special K) joined us for his first GW ride, accompanied by his close friend and domestique Simon. Wilson gave a brilliant speech to welcome Angus and to present him with a Gawler Wheelers jersey to mark the special occasion. It was a pleasure having you there Angus and Simon!
An international VIP from Sheffield UK who is in SA for a couple of weeks also attended the Gawler Wheelers ride today. Great to meet you Robbie, trust that you enjoyed the experience. Wattsy thanks for giving Robbie a lift from town. We also had our GW youngest ever newbie rider join us today . Fabian is 15 years old and he rode like a champion…definitely TDF potential!
Many people are really dedicated to the Gawler Wheelers and no more so than Craig who is getting married to Jodie today but still rode with us this morning…definitely has his priorities right!! We presented Craig with a card and the mandatory marriage rules that he must adhere to! Congratulations Craig and Jodie! Hope you have enough energy left for the celebrations tonight mate!!
Nice to see so many newbies join us today including Jeanette Angus, Simon, Tom, Roger, Tim, Matt and Fabian. Welcome to you all.
The ride itself was also eventful. We had a few of mechanical issues to deal with and a couple of punctures. Unfortunately on the leg home there was a crash and Shane suffered a broken collar bone that required a trip to hospital. He is being operated on today and we all hope that he has a very speedy recovery.
Back at Jaspers the big crowd basked in the morning sun…. and the conversations, laughter and celebrations lasted long into the glorious morning.
NEXT WEEK: Gawler Wheelers will hold two concurrent rides. A hill ride and a shorter beginners hill ride. Full details will be posted on AC Events tomorrow. You are invited to attend....newbies are very welcome. Today’s photo gallery follows:
Angus and Simon arrive for their very first Gawler Wheelers experience↓
Wattsy from down south and Robbie (left) from Sheffield England arrive↓
Angus welcomes our international guest Robbie..came all the way from the Uk to ride with us↓
Mick and newbie Matt having a chat before the ride↓
Liz, (left) with our youngest rider Fabian and his parents (who were a little nervous).↓
Janet saying to newbie Tom..."where do I know you from?"↓
Angus on the GW podium getting a big TDF kiss from Juz and Lorraine↓
Wilson Devo presents Angus with a Gawler Wheelers jersey to mark his attendance↓
The big crowd regroup at the start of the Kapunda road↓
We had another regroup at the GW Freeling Headquarters↓
Plenty of time to chat and to also get to know all of the newbies at Wasleys↓
Angus wearing his GW jersey ...and new cap that came from France↓
We decorated Craig's bike ....yes he had to ride it home like that!↓
Wilson reads out the mandatory marriage rules to Craig..obey them & all will be sweet!↓
We also put a veil on Craig....for his ride home↓
The big crowd having a sensational time back at Jaspers↓
Craig and Jodie....getting married today (after the ride!) ....CONGRATULATIONS! ↓
Today's newbies rate their first Gawler Wheelers experience a big 10/10↓
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.
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Yeah I learnt my lesson. Thanks guys. I probly go to dr. 2morro i think most definently.
WOW.....that's not good news Matthew. Go and see a doctor and rest it for a while mate. Hope it's nothing too serious. Cheers.
A big thankyou to L from Wasleys, the soccer mum from Gawler. Would expect nothing less from her...what gun she is. Not sure if the boys are still playing in Gawler but will find out and let you guys know. Thanks to EVERYONE....this group is amazing. We are very lucky to have such dedicated leaders and participants with a wealth of experience and warmth to participate in a group. Well done Gawler Wheelers and Adelaide Cyclists...you rock... Fabian and I will be out for more and hopefully bring on some more newbies:) Soooo much fun!
Cheers Liz....thank you for your comments. Good to see that you have finally joined AC!! Now all you need to do is join the Gawler Wheelers Group....you can do that by clicking here:
Lorraine and Juz never kissed me when I did my first GW ride! Now I'm jealous!
as I recall, you had another "first" that day too!
Craig you went on the AC site on your Wedding Night?
So sorry to hear about Shane (Juddy), hope is ok and on the mend !
Congratulations to Craig and Jodie on their marriage day. (can the "marriage rules" be posted for all of us bike riders, or not possible LOL -:) )
Managed to complete all 5 Grand Slams yesterday. but strained my achilles tendon with about 60K to go and REALLY struggled up Sedan hill and through to Springton. But limped into Mt. Pleasant about 6.30PM stone motheless last !!!!.
The support crew of bikeSA were FANTASTIC in following me in the van and encouraging me the whole way. They must have had some training from Frank, Mark and the Gawler Wheelers crew. -:)
May miss next week as well as having Sat morning breakfast with my mens group for my 60th on Sunday. Wanted to complete all 5 GS's before then , and made it....... JUST !!! LOL
EPIC effort Barry! That kind of persistence makes up for the Doggies loss yesterday :)
@Dave. TKS Dave. YES ! taped the game, but not up to watching it yet !!!