Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists (SSRC) Update – 17/01/2016
The TDU is here! I’m sure you’ve noticed more riders out-and-about, some with jerseys from exotic places like… well… everywhere! There has certainly been a fair few spottings of the pro-teams about the place, prior to tonight’s opening People’s Choice Credit Union Classic. I hope you all get to go out and see some of the racing this week, or at least get a taste of the atmosphere around the TDU Tour Village in Victoria Square.
Tuesday’s night’s Stragglers ride was a much smaller group than the previous weeks, with 7 riders completing the 27km loop with the climb up the veloway. One casualty reported with Duane having a clip-stack, but otherwise incident free.
Saturday’s rides saw three groups go out. The L ride and the Green Ps both ended up with 13 riders each, with the Green folks getting a few more after some mid-ride meet-ups. The P ride had 7.
The L ride became a slightly more family affair this weekend with Gary bringing out his wife, Emma, for her first L Ride. The Green guys took an interstate visitor, Peter, around with them. Peter kindly offered to return the favour if anyone is in Brisbane and looking for a ride. Contact Gracville Bike Company and join in one of their FIVE rides. Peter did mention that he was impressed with the etiquette shown by riders on the Green Ps ride.
This week’s rides:
Tuesday 19th of January
Tuesday Night Stragglers: The longer of the two routes used, including a spin along the beach!
Saturday 23rd of January
It’s the day it all happens in McLaren Vale, Aldinga and especially Willunga Hill. Remember, if you bring the car, it’s probably best to park in the bottom carpark of the shopping centre (off Field Street) and ride to the usual start point at The Cottage Bakery. It’s the day after the Bupa Challenge and I’m expecting between that and the fact that the TDU is on our doorstep, that overall rider numbers may be down. Those who do ride will see many, many other riders on the road. We should all return approximately one hour before the start of Stage 5, around 200 metres South of us!
I hope to see you there!
A couple of new pages have been put up on the SSRC group page on Adelaide Cyclists. Firstly, if your SSRC kit isn’t the right size, there is a page to advertise it for sale. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/southern-suburbs-road-cyclist...
You can also express an interest in the next window for purchases. If there’s enough folks interested we’ll move the date of the next order closer.
Also, Colin Chapman has asked for some basic riding rules to be posted for the Green Ps group to follow. Take a look and Colin will be happy to field any questions. Reading this prior to joining a Green Ps ride will be beneficial to both yourself and the group. Details can be found on the following link: http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/southern-suburbs-road-cyclist...
Thanks again to Carl and Colin for taking the rides out. Also, thanks to my fellow P Riders, who were very patient with me on my return from injury.
Cheers, and ride safe, Wattsy.