No. of Riders Friday : 20
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*** TODAY's PHOTO GALLERY BELOW ***
Frank had ‘Other Duties' today: Fancy planning his Daughters wedding on a Saturday…
In keeping with Frank's love of youtube, here is a clip from the wedding that took place today !
( Frank must be a wizz at this Blogging thing, as I can not find how to embed the video...)
Firstly, last night 20 riders took to the boards again & attempted to defy gravity, by riding the 40° banks of the Adelaide Superdrome.
For some it was their first time, and reading the comments left on the track night events page, it was thoroughly enjoyed.
Here is a snippet:
Since our last visit to the Superdrome, several of our riders have invested in their own Track Bike. These are quite a bit cheaper than our roadies, and can start from just a few hundred dollars, but you can still end up spending thousands for the super fast Carbon framed bikes. (Can’t you Michael !)
During the evening, riders participated in organised events such as the “Whistle Sprint”, and the “Team Pursuit”. The last event was the individual “Flying 200” ie only one cyclist on the track doing a 2 lap warm up and then going flat out for the last timed 200 metres We have a new leader on the leader board which I am sure will be posted later by Wilson.
Tell us about your night out on the tiles boards…
NEW PHOTOS ADDED OF TRACK NIGHT ! See Below
Onto Saturday, and many backed up a hard night at the Superdorme, with a ride up to Gawler Wheelers HQ ( Jaspers ) for our 7.30am ride up to Warren Reservoir. In fact 30 riders braved the near Freezing conditions to ride route #31, in what could have been a very wet ride, but as luck would have it, when the Sun popped it's head out, the wind and rain decided to do a 'No Show', and gave us near perfect riding conditions once again.
All went well on the leg up to Lyndoch, but then Disaster Struck when Michael W clipped wheels with Dale & Michael took a head first dive onto the bitumen!
Lets not get into a helmet debate, but my guess is that you would rather crack you helmet than your head (check out the photo below)
Luckily, other than a sore head and back, no real damage was apparent, but he decided to cut his ride short, and return to Jaspers. Four other riders rode with him on his return leg, while the remainder of us took on Kangaroo Gully Summit on the assent to Warren Reservoir.
From then on, it was down hill all the way to Jaspers (well nearly), where we were back by 10.30am to do what Gawler Wheelers is really all about: Socialize !
Michael was drinking coffee by the time we arrived, but took the offer of a lift, rather than an extra 15km ride home from Jaspers.
Along for the ride were 2 newbies, Michael and Scott who were made welcome, as we do all our new riders
With an end to an era, Gawler Wheelers will be farewelling Jaspers, by converging on our favourite flat ride Route #1 SOB
Details of this ride have been posted for some time, and can be found on this link:
All AC members, including YOU, are most welcome to attend.
TODAY’S PHOTO GALLERY FOLLOWS:
(Track photos, thanks to Juz)
Carmen testing out his news wheels ↓
Like you, Paul, I've got a cold. Unlike you, though, I stayed off the bike altogether. Pity, because Uncle Gary did some work on my bike through the week. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to next week!
Hope Michael is ok. It's certainly getting competitive up the front of the GW peleton.
A timely reminder to get the Track Night photos off my camera... sorry for the delay Pete (and everyone). I'll sift through to find some decent ones and post them in here shortly.
If you mail me the pics you have, I can post them on the front page instead of in the comments section. That way they will not get lost in the pages that follow...
Good idea Pete. I've just sent you a collection of emails with photos. They're not awesome because the lighting in the velodrome is horrible for photography, but you get the idea of what's going on :-)
Your TRACK NIGHT photos have now been added to the Front Page for All to see !
Thanks for posting the pics Pete.
Will we still go to Jaspers with the new owners?
Mark, Jaspers will be closed for about 3 weeks while they refurbish. The last time I heard, Frank was unsure whether the new owners would open Sat mornings. I think in the meantime we will be having post ride coffee/cake at the bakery within the same shopping centre (Sunrise Bakery?).
well I was wrong about today's weather, wasn't as bad as I expected but I decided on a sleep-in anyway after last nights awesome night at the track. Loved it! Looking fwd to next time.
Another good day out with GW. Unfortunate stack for Michael, hope the helmet damage was the only problem with no personal injury.
Frank, hope you and family had a great day at your daughters wedding.
Seeing Wilsons post on the 200th member reminded me last weeks Lobethal ride was my 1 anniversary with GW
Congrats to Scott being number 200.
Enjoyed Fridays track night with a pb for the flying 200.
You rode well Friday night Keith! Apologies for calling you Barry all the time!! lol