No. of Riders : 46
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It was a little windy early this morning, however 46 riders joined us to ride a new 63km Gawler Wheelers flat route. The route took many twists and turns along various roads and the SOB. The wind did kick in on a few of the legs just to make the conditions more interesting, although it was fairly moderate.
There was no time to get bored on this route, as before we knew it were riding on a new/different road. There were five regroup stops on the ride and that particularly suited the newer riders….ample time to catch their breath. The feed-back from the more experienced riders was also positive ie plenty of opportunities to put the foot down and also time to socialise.
Despite a few p*nctures we still arrived back at Café Farina at 10.30, where the GW socialising continued for quite some time.
NEXT WEEK: We will be holding a GW TRI-RIDE! Yes ...choose from 3 undulating rides through the beautiful Barossa Valley. Part of the route is common to all three rides. Details will be posted on AC Events and YOU are welcome to join us and ride the 59km, 76km or 92km route.
The riders will tell you more about this morning’s ride over the coming days. Thank you to all who rode with us this morning…… it was a pleasure having you join us on another Gawler Wheelers champagne bike ride. Please enjoy:
So sweet! Sue and David before the ride↓
Vanessa needed the support crew very early on↓
Good to see Scott with brand new tyres this week. No punctures!↓
Elaine and Paul at the ride brief↓
Wilson presenting Chris with the GW Whistle↓
Gary leading a bunch just out of Gawler↓
Nearly on the Stuart O’Grady Bikeway↓
Onto the SOB↓
Karen, Peter, Ramsay & Elaine on the SOB↓
Lot's of chatting on the SOB↓
Terry and crew on the SOB↓
What’s up Trevor?↓
Warren, Karen & Kingsley arrive at Virginia↓
Ray at Virginia↓
Kevin also arrives↓
Renee and Vanessa arrive at Virginia↓
David and Terry at the end of the SOB↓
Last regroup in the shade before heading home↓
Nicole and Renee about to draw this week’s GW prize winner↓
Elaine did actually test drive a new saddle. How was it Elaine?↓
The winner of the STAR CYCLES donated prize is Andrew M↓
Finally, a reminder that with the weather warming up it is critically important that you are well hydrated when riding. Our CYCLING TIPs for newbies this week is on that subject:
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. Until next week >> Cheers for now...Frank.
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