Event Date : 25-May-2013Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 42 km Duration : 2 to 2.5 HoursElevation : Flat then HillsSurface : BitumenSuitability : Beginner hill climbersRide Style : Social ride (not training ride)Pace (ave) :…See More
"Def easier this way! I had a blast with Carl, Chris and Mick today, thanks for the encouragement and the laughs guys!
Also thanks to Frank for being my ride buddy for a number of k's. So much fun!
Thanks to Gary and the boys at Star…"
Event Date : 18-May-2013Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North Rd Evanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 59 km Duration : 2 to 3 Hours Elevation : Undulating Surface : Bitumen Suitability : All fitness levels Ride Style : Social ride (not training ride) Pace (ave) :…See More
"It felt quite odd doing a new route and not really having much idea where we were going, or what lay on the road ahead.
One thing that was familiar, however, was the run out to Two Wells! As always the pace was high. Thanks to Frank and…"
Thanks for the friend request, not sure about the road captain thing though. Not really my thing to say too much out on the ride, just trying to breathe most of the time lol. Frank making me Road Captain was his way of getting me…"
"Actually the lowest grade with VLCC is F grade. There were half a dozen or more people in that grade on Sunday.
@ Scott, they have a club handicapper who works out which grade and division you are placed in. I don't really know the ins…"
"I sure did. I was sort of a bit of a bitter-sweet day. I guess I should share a little of the experience with everyone at GW.
I had been the week before to see what it was all about and was given the opportunity to have a…"
Event Date : 11-May-2013Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 54 km Duration : 2 to 3 HoursElevation : FlatSurface : BitumenSuitability : All fitness levelsRide Style : Social ride (not training ride)Pace (ave) : 25 to 30…See More
"I started out the day wondering if I had lost all my (remaining) sanity. I found the climbs up Carlton and Yetti Rds very extremely difficult, but managed to get up them with some encouragement from Mick and Carl (thanks guys!).
Once I hit…"
"Frank, Gary (and staff) always seems to bend over backwards to help keep my bikes maintained. I took one of my bikes in there with little to no notice during the last few weeks and he saw me right with the repairs that I needed done.
"Bloody fantastic ride today. Thanks must go to Chris for pacing me and staying with me during the various legs. Enjoyed the chat and the extra motivation.
Thanks must also go to Mick for the laughs and extra motivation.
Thanks for the friend request, not sure about the road captain thing though. Not really my thing to say too much out on the ride, just trying to breathe most of the time lol. Frank making me Road Captain was his way of getting me to finally write a post :) Some people are just very sneaky
you are an inspiration to all of us, it just goes to show a little bit of encouragement,a lot of hard work wat you can achieve i will ride with you any day any condition wont be long before you r out the front with the guns be proud of wat you are achieving we are
Hi Lee, thanks for sending the 'friend' request mate. I have been just telling Terry about my little fiddlings to try to make my bike fell like the old one. I am going to have a bike a bit different to others out there, despite me trying to blend in witht he rest of the fleet. This is because to get it to the same dimensions as the old bike I have had to rotate the handle bars about 45 degrees downwards.
That is because of the much longer stem on the new bike. So it does look a bit odd now, with the brake/gear shift levers almost tucked under the handle bars, instead of being out in front. Anyway it is actally a lot easier to use the brakes/gears with them down there, so I don't care about the looks!
I didn't ask you how you are going with the new bike. I think I heard you talking to Gary about getting used to some differences between it and the one that got stolen, on your first ride that day - up to Tanunda. So how are you feeling about it now. Still getting used to it, or all sorted?
I am hoping for a ride down the SOB around the 4.00 - 5.00 timeslot tomorrow. Might come across the regular Tuesday night crew. I need to try to get in some km before Saturday so I feel fairly comfortable on it before mixing with a big crowd!