Today Lynn was busy all day so I took the opportunity to head out for a ride with the Gawler Wheelers. The weather forecast was for a shower or two but I thought it was worth taking the chance. I have only ridden with these guys once and that was on their 1 year Anniversary Ride back on the 10th of March this year. I had such a good time on the last ride I just had to ride with these guys again. If you want to know where this ride went then you can check the route hereor check out the data and maps at the end of this post.
They suggest being there by 7:10am so with so far to travel I figured an hour and a half should cover it. It actually took me 1h17m so I did arrive a little early. Actually, I arrived in time to see the group of 4 riders assemble ready to ride to Port Elliott picking up a 5th rider on their way, Juz! Pete Wilson was the first person I met the last time I went on their ride and he was again this time. Just after 7am other cars started arriving as did some riders on their bikes.
As usual, the briefing was well organised but I will be very surprised if anyone can remember more than 50% of the briefing. Don't get me wrong, its a great briefing and presented very well by Wilson but there is so much in it and it takes soooo long! On the other hand it all needs to be there because of the different expertise levels of the various riders. I wouldn't change it as its all important!
I did manage to say hello and even have a few discussions with people I had met before including Keith Hayes and Keith Davis. Sorry everyone else, my memory for names really sucks so even though I will recognise that I have met you I am more than likely going to forget your name!
Setting off from the home makers center I took my time allowing most of the 35 or so riders, a gestimation on the numbers, leave before me as I knew the first regroup was to be at the start of the SOB (Stuart O'Grady Bikeway)...[...READ MORE...]..
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