ride routes 28th & 29th december

2013 Old Papas Boxing Day World Championships from tony lendrum on Vimeo.

the video above is the last few kms of the pappa’s world championship ride on boxing day.  now this is a big, often dangerous ride but also involves the cream of the crop of perth cycling (luke ellis does feature briefly).  what i want you to look at in this clip is just how close they are riding to each other and take a guess at what speed they are doing.  close quarters riding comes with confidence which can only come with experience.  learning the basics of group riding is important, so when you make it to this level, you can actually control your bike without freaking out.  listen to instructions given by the ride leaders and take on any advice given to you from others.  remember, there are always better riders out there than you and they may be able to give you some advice that helps you.  also, watch how luke durbridge (australian champion and protour rider) indicates twice to move around within the group, instead of just pushing in or changing direction.  if it is good enough for the pro’s it is good enough for our group rides.

ride leaders – it is in the clubs best interest to develop new riders so that they ride in a safe manner.  put your name down here to ensure the club grows to its potential.  being the holidays, some of the regulars may be away, here is a chance for you to have a go at leading a group.  the club needs you even more to represent it in ensuring the ride etiquette is followed.

ride routes – many people on holidays between christmas and new years so there are a few extra rides on the list.  all the standard ones remain depending on the day of the week, but friday has a couple of hills options as well.  new years day will test your resolve (do you really want to see in the new year, or ride the next morning instead), but we have a couple of rides planned.  uci will be dropped in favour of a standard river ride as it will keep the group together better.  dome is open so we will finish there for coffee after the public holiday ride.  stay safe on the roads.

friday 27th december

ride starts under the narrows (south perth side) at 5:30am

early lap – spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

rides start at coode st carpark at 6:00am & 6:30am

two rides are planned, 6:00am is a dams recon, probably about 160kms, 6:30am is more like a normal sunday hills ride.  if you are not working or looking after kids, then you have some options.

saturday 28th december

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans shelley 40.59km spr saturday

fast & main groups – canning vale & welshpool 49.74km spr saturday

sunday 29th december

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – cann dam 100.13km spr sunday

monday 30th and tuesday 31st as normal

wednesday 1st january

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

public hol 58.97km spr special (fast/main/trans-m3)

8 thoughts on “ride routes 28th & 29th december”

  1. I was there, in that very pack, at the speed as we hit the ‘chicane’ was around 50km/hr, bit of a head wind.
    As you’d have noticed, the pack was only riding two abreast, certainly not what most of that group were used to, but what is expected at a group ride.
    I can assure, at the highest level, there is a lot of ‘hip’ action, and use of the shoulder and head to get through.
    As you’ve said above, there is always better riders around, and that doesn’t always mean that there are in the elite groups either, lots of old seasoned pro’s, who may not be known to you, and who don’t shout it out loud, so don’t always assume you know better.

    Enjoy your riding…

    The SecretCritPro

      1. All i can think of is this:

        “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

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