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Does Your Group Ride have a 'Patron'?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Watts May 18, 2013. 13 Replies

Whilst watching 'The Bike Lane' on the Cycling Tips website had a piece on group rides and mentioned that two things were important in running a group ride. One was keeping it (the ride) safe, the…Continue

Tags: patron, ride, group

Congratulations to Rach Neylan

Started this discussion. Last reply by durian rider Oct 2, 2012. 4 Replies

For those that stayed up to watch the women's road race at the UCI World Championships last night, you would have been treated to an entertaining and attacking race as well as witnessing Rach Neylan…Continue

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L Ride Route 2 (The Choccie Ride!)- 05/08/2012 - Mini-Ride Report.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Watts Aug 8, 2012. 13 Replies

Seven hardy souls turned up…Continue

Tags: Bracegirdles, chocolate, slowbies, newbies, ride

 

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Steven Ellison commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"Thanks James for bring the point up. Yes, as always, I will be suggesting that single file is used on all busy roads. It is now up to the individual to decide if they are happy to ride it. BTW 5 ways worries me far more!  The bike lanes on Main…"
16 hours ago
James M commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"I'm with you on that bridge crossing in Port Noarlunga and the others. They're a bit sketchy on the surface, however consider the drivers are doing between 40 and 60 km/h at most of those points and are in a residential area, rather than…"
16 hours ago
John Thorp commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"I can understand your concerns james i have only been riding for a year or so and i have been on a few roads with a 100kmh zones some with not much room but the road we will be using is fine, i felt more than safe riding it on my own. i think when…"
16 hours ago
Muddies commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"+1 Steve."
17 hours ago
Steven Ellison commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"I agree with you Pat, I have ridden up Port Wakefield road several times an have found it a comfortable ride. I also agree with what you say about James's concerns. The bridge at Port Noarlunga, the stretch from Aldinga to Silversands are a…"
17 hours ago
Muddies commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"Perceptions on roads suitable for cycling can be misleading. My ride on saturday takes me north on Pt Wakefield Rd which was a but concerning. Having driven up there today with Fran I was surprised to see a wide shoulder, in pretty good nick and/or…"
18 hours ago
Steven Ellison commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"OK, James has identified that Just road is unsealed so the alternate route is not viable. At this point the original route stands. It will take a major change in route to avoid this section of road but it is not impossible. For those that are…"
19 hours ago
James M commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"Justs road on the north side of Norman road is definitely an unsealed road otherwise that was going to be first suggestion, too. Google Map link: http://goo.gl/maps/Soi3j Don't change the route on my account."
19 hours ago
Steven Ellison commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"James, I am sorry you have concerns with this route and please note, it was only created to give an option for L paced riders to have a ride. I must say, I have taken my wife on this route as she is a confirmed L rider. She was comfortable with the…"
19 hours ago
Paul Mc commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"James I understand your concerns as I had similar previously, but have ridden that section of road on Amy's ride and others and it does have a good verge and its over very quickly, but certainly do what works for you. We had 9 last night for…"
20 hours ago
James M commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"I'm uncomfortable riding next to cars doing 100km/h; and given the SSRC rides are aimed at beginners I'm betting I won't be the only one who's nervous about it. IMO 100km/h roads are no place for cyclists."
20 hours ago
Steven Ellison commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"I am sorry to hear you are uncomfortable with the 1 km of wide clean side to the main South Road. Maybe we will see you on a future ride. This is a one of ride so you should be happier with future L rides."
21 hours ago
James M commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"Steve, that section of South Road in this weekends rides is a 100km/h section of road... I'd love to join in again but there's no way I'm riding down that section of south road!"
21 hours ago
peter victory commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"Hi Guys I mentioned last night after the ride that I sat next to a Uni lecturer and reseacher on the plane, we got to speaking about his work. He is looking for 5-6 older cycling atheletes. I said no problem.  Please read below if your…"
21 hours ago
Steven Ellison commented on Andrew Watts's group Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists
"For those thinking of doing either the NOT L Ride or the P'N'L Ride this saturday I have ridden the L route with Lynn today. Those that have ridden with Lynn know her steady pace so can gauge the pace of this ride.  For the P…"
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Andrew Watts replied to MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS)'s discussion Amy's Gran Fondo
"I wish I was! 2016 will be my first opportunity post-study. I hope they will still be putting this event together in 2 years time!"
Tuesday

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What bikes do you ride?
Road: 2014 Specialized Roubaix Comp SL4 Ultegra,2007 Giant OCR2 triple & MTB: ,2005 Diamondback Apex.
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute, Mountain Biking
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Constantly battling the bulge, I really enjoy my bike riding. I live between the sea and the vines, cycling (and coffee) heaven.

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At 18:16 on June 20, 2012, heather said…

Hi Andrew, Glad you are back and love your avatar. Cheers, Heather

At 15:41 on April 12, 2012, Joan said…

Hi Andrew

I'm hoping to be able to make it to the ride this Saturday.  What is generally the average speed for this ride?  How far do you go?

Joan

At 13:16 on March 19, 2012, Shaun Allanson said…

Hi there Andrew thanxs for that have made a change to name of group. I did see that other group so now have changed it. Thanx and will keep in contact

Shaun

At 12:28 on March 19, 2012, matthew Ryks said…

ahh...ok then!...dont know anyone who could help me with my disc brake question by any chance then?! haha...im guessing you know everyone on here!

At 12:15 on March 19, 2012, matthew Ryks said…

geez that was quick!!!

 

At 20:08 on January 3, 2012, richard 1473 said…

hey wattsy, why dont you use the name southcoasters or fleuriuo flyers for your group,sorry  i dont think i can spell real good

At 18:57 on December 16, 2011, Gillian said…

Aww shucks, thanks Wattsy.

It doesn't mean you get half of everything if you leave me though ;-)

At 14:41 on December 8, 2011, Grant Ironside said…

That was a long time ago!

See you on the road some time.

At 21:59 on November 29, 2011, heather said…

Hi Andrew, thanks for liking Prospect BUG web. Have you thought of joining and receiving a monthly newsletter? OK, you might not cycle in Prospect often when you are based in Aldinga, but it includes cycling info from AC, ACC and SA. Cheers, Heather, Coordinator

At 21:37 on November 23, 2011, Andi said…

Thanks Wattsy!

 
 
 

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