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ride routes 18th – 24th movember

so we have two new honorary members of spr.  current world time trial champion, annemiek van vleuten and her best friend, kim slütter spend this years tour of margaret river embedded in our women’s 3 team.  they lived with, ate with and traveled with different members of the 7 teams that we had at the race and were more than accommodating for any advice, conversation or selfies that were requested.  this is the first time that we have had a pro in our team and i would say that it was the best experience i have had at any of the tours we have been on.  it did cost us, however.  we had to sell andrew and fiona williams and the club van into slavery, and they had to work hard for the tomr organisers.  the teams and volunteers that did head down, really appreciated the sacrifice that was made as it certainly added a new dimension to the weekend.  for my own tour, this was pretty much the worse tour i have done ever, and that includes the time i had to pull out after two stages with pneumonia.  being totally under-trained and in a competitive team meant that i cooked myself early on and suffered the rest of the weekend.  however, from a logistics and club perspective, i would say that this would be probably the best tour we have done.  the bbq on the final night was probably the best example of team community and comradeship that i have seen on a tour.  greg and jon did an amazing and very hard job leading into the event at which time bryan and the volunteers took over control.  i doubt that those riding would have had quite as good a time if it wasn’t for the volunteers running around getting ice, coke, setting up tents, moving cars and giving massages.  the club thanks you and i personally thank you for everything that you did to make the weekend a success.  there are loads of photos on facebook, but i am waiting for a few race reports to come through.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for november is Mount Hawthorn Family Practice.   a fully accredited and equipped, modern general practice whose friendly staff look forward to welcoming you. the experienced team of doctors and staff can assist you with your general health needs and offer a range of general practice services.  please see the previous post for more details.

christmas drinks – save the date…christmas drinks will be at the empire bar again this year.  sunday 17th december, 6:00pm.  stay tuned for more details…

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2018 italy trip – similar to last year, leigh and jeremy are heading to italy for a cycling based holiday.  this is not a fully organised tour, but they can give you contacts for places to stay and hopefully if you are all there at the same time, rides to do together.  if you are interested, they are running an info night soon.  more details on the previous post.

2018 licences renewal – any race licence that you purchase now will be valid until the end of 2018.  recreational licences are a year from the date purchased, but race licences are for a calendar year.  if you are looking at changing clubs and wish to join spr, then now is the time to do it.  a club change before a renewal is free, so get it done now then when you renew you will be a member of spr.

ride leader expressions of interest – we are currently looking for expressions of interest for our next batch of ride leaders.  you have seen the men and women in black and should have even had one of them lead one of your rides.  now it is your chance to give back to the club and be trained to be a ride leader.  remember, we will not put you in a situation where you are out of your depth.  if you are a main 2 rider, we would not make you be ride leader for main 1.  so don’t think that you need to be a super fast rider who does races every weekend.  we are primarily looking for people that can help out at the main 3/tranny/novice end of the spectrum.  this means that anyone that is currently riding in main 2/1/fast more than qualifies as far as fitness/riding skills are involved.  how you go about leading a group, we will train you in that.  if you are interested, please check out the previous blog post for more details.

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – there is a chance of a shower this saturday, but it is still meant to be close to 20deg by 9:00am.  so even if it does rain, it won’t be a freezing morning, but it may be slippery out there.  be aware and take care.

saturday 18th november

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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – tv stations 50.29km spr saturday

sunday 19th november

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 – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – f’berg urch obs 96.16km spr sunday

monday 20th november

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 21st november

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 22nd november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 23rd november

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 24th november

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 11th – 17th november

An abbreviated introduction for the ride routes this week because El Prez (along with a tonne of other SPR Riders) is firmly ensconced in a house in the South West, resting up for the Tour of Margaret River which kicks off in the morning. So, you know the deal: Important stuff up the top, ride routes at the end.

Enjoy!

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for november is Mount Hawthorn Family Practice.   a fully accredited and equipped, modern general practice whose friendly staff look forward to welcoming you. the experienced team of doctors and staff can assist you with your general health needs and offer a range of general practice services.  please see the previous post for more details.

spr tomr – as you may have read in the previous post, we have organised one of the biggest contingents of spr racers to attend this years tour of margs.  this has been a massive undertaking and would not be possible without the countless hours that our club has put into logistics.  in particular, jon and greg have gone above and beyond to make this happen.  on top of this we have had the extra pressure of having one of the top ranked women cyclists in the world, not only racing with one of our teams, but staying and playing with us as well.  good luck to all racing this weekend but also a get well to stu and louise who both had last minute crashes and have had to pull out of the race.

2018 licences renewal – now that we have started october, any race licence that you purchase will be valid until the end of 2018.  recreational licences are a year from the date purchased, but race licences are for a calendar year.  if you are looking at changing clubs and wish to join spr, then now is the time to do it.  a club change before a renewal is free, so get it done now then when you renew you will be a member of spr.  if you need a race licence for tour of margs, get it now and you can race all of next year.

ride leader expressions of interest – we are currently looking for expressions of interest for our next batch of ride leaders.  you have seen the men and women in black and should have even had one of them lead one of your rides.  now it is your chance to give back to the club and be trained to be a ride leader.  remember, we will not put you in a situation where you are out of your depth.  if you are a main 2 rider, we would not make you be ride leader for main 1.  so don’t think that you need to be a super fast rider who does races every weekend.  we are primarily looking for people that can help out at the main 3/tranny/novice end of the spectrum.  this means that anyone that is currently riding in main 2/1/fast more than qualifies as far as fitness/riding skills are involved.  how you go about leading a group, we will train you in that.  if you are interested, please check out the previous blog post for more details.

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – summer has come early.  a week of 30’s with no rain in sight and easterly winds blowing the house down.  make sure you have adequate food, water and skin protection when heading out for the longer rides.

saturday 11th november

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 reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast & main groups – holmes rd 50.42km spr saturday

sunday 12th november

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 – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 101.76km spr sunday

monday 13th november

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 14th november

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 15th november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 16th november

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 17th november

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 4th – 10th november

so a bit of a win this last week when it was announced that the government will be bringing in the minimum passing distance.  apparently it was a bit of a backdoor approach  by modifying part of the road traffic code which bypassed having to put something before parliament.  all in all though, a good outcome for cyclists.  as has been pointed out numerous times, this will not actually stop cyclists from being hit by vehicles, especially those drivers that are just not paying attention.  however, if you just get knocked off, we have found that there is sometimes little recourse for the rider as the incident may fall between the cracks of dangerous or careless driving.  after nov 30, however, being struck by a vehicle would indicate that the driver had not given 1 m clearance…by default.  at least it is a starting point.  anecdotally, what i have seen and heard is that all this press about drivers actually having to take care, has aggrieved some drivers to the point that they are being dicks on the road.  this morning on the earlybird a driver did a drive-by with horn blazing as we turned off west coast hwy, for no other reason than he was a dick.  there were 2 lanes and he was the only other vehicle on the road, plus the lights ahead of him were red.  he was probably upset that these bikes “caused” the lights to change red on him and he had to wait.  focusing on an issue helps to highlight the inadequacies that we hope to remedy, but for others, it highlights something that they want to get pissed off about for no other reason than it effects their right to feel entitled to “own the road”.  just be extra careful out there.  even if you are doing everything correctly, we are still a target to some members of society.  whether you are in the right or not, doesn’t matter once you go over the bonnet.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for november is Mount Hawthorn Family Practice.   a fully accredited and equipped, modern general practice whose friendly staff look forward to welcoming you. the experienced team of doctors and staff can assist you with your general health needs and offer a range of general practice services.  please see the previous post for more details.

SPR@ToMR – This coming week we have current World #1 and LaCourse champion Annemiek van Vleuten arriving in Perth to join the SPR ToMR Squad at this years ToMR event. Annemiek is racing, staying and dining with the squad over the weekend, so this really is a unique opportunity to spend time with a giant of our sport. Any SPR members coming to ToMR to support and cheer us on should email for details on where the squad is staying in Dunsborough if you’d like to catch up with us. Oh, and Annemiek, of course! Full event details are posted on the tour website and also on the ToMR FB page.

spr tomr practice –  this is the last saturday before margaret river so hopefully you have had lots of practice with your team mates.  one last official hit out this saturday and the teams will be tackling kings park.  a figure 8 in the park will test your ability to keep the group together on climbs.  communication is the key as this is not like a normal paceline.  basically the teams go down lovekin, up cardiac hill, down lovekin and up may drive.  cardiac is a shorter steeper hill, while may is a longer rise with steps in it.  it is important to also practice how the group stays together on the downhill.  again, communication is the key.

2018 licences renewal – now that we have started october, any race licence that you purchase will be valid until the end of 2018.  recreational licences are a year from the date purchased, but race licences are for a calendar year.  if you are looking at changing clubs and wish to join spr, then now is the time to do it.  a club change before a renewal is free, so get it done now then when you renew you will be a member of spr.  if you need a race licence for tour of margs, get it now and you can race all of next year.

ride leader expressions of interest – we are currently looking for expressions of interest for our next batch of ride leaders.  you have seen the men and women in black and should have even had one of them lead one of your rides.  now it is your chance to give back to the club and be trained to be a ride leader.  remember, we will not put you in a situation where you are out of your depth.  if you are a main 2 rider, we would not make you be ride leader for main 1.  so don’t think that you need to be a super fast rider who does races every weekend.  we are primarily looking for people that can help out at the main 3/tranny/novice end of the spectrum.  this means that anyone that is currently riding in main 2/1/fast more than qualifies as far as fitness/riding skills are involved.  how you go about leading a group, we will train you in that.  if you are interested, please check out the previous blog post for more details.

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – summer has come early.  a week of 30’s with no rain in sight and easterly winds blowing the house down.  make sure you have adequate food, water and skin protection when heading out for the longer rides.

saturday 4th november

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 – maddington 51.87km spr saturday

tomr teams – kings park figure 8 (down lovekin, up cardiac, down lovekin, up may)

sunday 5th november

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 – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh weir kal 101.71km spr sunday

monday 6th november

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 7th november

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 8th november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 9th november

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 10th november

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 28th oct – 3rd nov

its halloween and the witch doctor is coming for you

we don’t really celebrate halloween that much in australia as it is generally seen as an american tradition.  however, my kids love it.  they get to dress up in scary costumes and ask total strangers for lollies.  cyclist, in general, are often considered very conservative.  some of us might wear bright colours or fancy patterns but looking at the standard rapha jersey (all black with a stripe on the sleeve, $250 please) we like to conform.  there is one individual in the club that always breaks with tradition and this is always evident at any cyclo-cross race.  nigel will dress up at every event.  from a bumble bee to a witch doctor and everything in between.  however, some of us would like to forget the race in vic park where he paid homage to the 90’s triathlon scene and did the race in just a pair of speedos.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for october is Mount Hawthorn Family Practice.   a fully accredited and equipped, modern general practice whose friendly staff look forward to welcoming you. the experienced team of doctors and staff can assist you with your general health needs and offer a range of general practice services.  please see the previous post for more details.

New kit
The new kit…

spr kit collection – if you ordered kit during the last run, it will be available to be picked up from the coffee shop after the ride this saturday.  it should be available between 9:00am and 10:15am.  if you can’t collect it then, contact kit@southperthrouleurs.com.au to organise another time, or purchase “kit shipping” from the shop.

spr tomr practice –  with only a few weeks to go before the tour of margs, the next three saturday’s will focus on the team time trial.  meet as usual for the main ride and then head out in your teams to practice riding as a group.  this week the teams will follow the same course as the main ride as it contains a number of large rolling hills similar to what stage one contains.  if the teams want to head out early to stay clear of the spr groups, then organise amongst yourself to set a start time.

2018 licences renewal – now that we have started october, any race licence that you purchase will be valid until the end of 2018.  recreational licences are a year from the date purchased, but race licences are for a calendar year.  if you are looking at changing clubs and wish to join spr, then now is the time to do it.  a club change before a renewal is free, so get it done now then when you renew you will be a member of spr.  if you need a race licence for tour of margs, get it now and you can race all of next year.

ride leader expressions of interest – we are currently looking for expressions of interest for our next batch of ride leaders.  you have seen the men and women in black and should have even had one of them lead one of your rides.  now it is your chance to give back to the club and be trained to be a ride leader.  remember, we will not put you in a situation where you are out of your depth.  if you are a main 2 rider, we would not make you be ride leader for main 1.  so don’t think that you need to be a super fast rider who does races every weekend.  we are primarily looking for people that can help out at the main 3/tranny/novice end of the spectrum.  this means that anyone that is currently riding in main 2/1/fast more than qualifies as far as fitness/riding skills are involved.  how you go about leading a group, we will train you in that.  if you are interested, please check out the previous blog post for more details.

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – looks like we will have some strong westerly winds to contend with this weekend.  windy conditions are often the most dangerous as everyone is trying to find shelter as they are riding along.  please be extra careful with the positioning of your bike and make sure that you don’t overlap wheels too much.  an unexpected braking event further up the line can mean you end up taking a tumble.

saturday 28th october

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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – scarbs beach & hale 51.21km spr saturday

tomr teams – scarbs beach & hale 51.21km spr saturday

sunday 29th october

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 – coffee ride

short – goose kal 63.41km spr sunday

long – darl weir 100.09km spr sunday

monday 30th october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 31st october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 1st november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 2nd november

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 3rd november

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 14th – 20th october

october means one thing to people with freinds- family-business over east and that is, the start of day light savings.  that extra hour difference now means that the 9-5 working day is now a 9-2 if you want to catch someone still at work.  or alternatively you only have a few hours once you get home to call up family before they go to bed.  what it really means for cyclists in wa is that it is almost light for our 5:30am ride.  if we put the clocks back, you would basically be home from the earlybird before the sun is up.  now the hardest decision to make is which sunnies to take out.  the clear, but then squint into the sun for the last half of the ride, or the dark, and freeze your eyes for the first half of the ride until you can put them on.  a great reason to purchase an adaptive lens pair of glasses that can transition for you.  maybe that future christmas present idea…

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for october is Mount Hawthorn Family Practice.   a fully accredited and equipped, modern general practice whose friendly staff look forward to welcoming you. the experienced team of doctors and staff can assist you with your general health needs and offer a range of general practice services.  please see the previous post for more details.

spr tomr teams –  we are looking for a male rider to replace a withdrawl for the tomr.  level of racing doesn’t really matter as we can slot you in anywhere. please email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au if you are interested.

the beverley – the race, the heroic, the cyclo-cross and the town ride are all on this weekend.  thanks to a large number of volunteers from within the club, we are all set for this event.  but again thanks to all the hours of work people like greg murray have put into making this event fly.  weather is looking great, so here’s hoping that it all goes well for our second year of running this race. Full details for the weekend are on the website. 

2018 licences renewal – now that we have started october, any race licence that you purchase will be valid until the end of 2018.  recreational licences are a year from the date purchased, but race licences are for a calendar year.  if you need a race licence for tour of margs, get it now and you can race all of next year.

ride leader expressions of interest – we are currently looking for expressions of interest for our next batch of ride leaders.  you have seen the men and women in black and should have even had one of them lead one of your rides.  now it is your chance to give back to the club and be trained to be a ride leader.  remember, we will not put you in a situation where you are out of your depth.  if you are a main 2 rider, we would not make you be ride leader for main 1.  so don’t think that you need to be a super fast rider who does races every weekend.  we are primarily looking for people that can help out at the main 3/tranny/novice end of the spectrum.  this means that anyone that is currently riding in main 2/1/fast more than qualifies as far as fitness/riding skills are involved.  how you go about leading a group, we will train you in that.  if you are interested, please check out the previous blog post for more details.

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – summer is coming.  well at least this week will look like summer.  a top of 30 and some easterly winds will make it feel like winter has gone….until monday when it rains again.  get ready for riding without 4 layers of clothes.

saturday 14th october

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 benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast & main groups – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 15th october

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 – coffee ride

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

monday 16th october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 17th october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 18th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 19th october

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 20th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 7th – 13th october

it’s that time of year again.  just after you have gotten used to looking out for potholes, cars, pedestrians and stray dogs, you now have to look out for the dreaded magpie.  good ole collingwood forever.  well at least for spring anyway.  there is one near my place and he and i have “connected” on many an occasion.  not really a spiritual connection, more of a claw on helmet type connection.  a postie from canberra recently said that he “combats” the magpies on his route by feeding them muesli bars.  i wonder what a caffeinated gel would do.  probably not the best for a bird.  next thing you know he would be growing a man-bun, a beard and and ordering a soy, decaf, double-shot latte, topped up, extra hot.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for october is Mount Hawthorn Family Practice.   a fully accredited and equipped, modern general practice whose friendly staff look forward to welcoming you. the experienced team of doctors and staff can assist you with your general health needs and offer a range of general practice services.  please see the previous post for more details.

spr tomr teams –  we have a couple of vacancies for the tomr. level of racing doesn’t really matter as we can slot you in anywhere. please email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au if you are interested.

 

tomr ttt training – this saturday the tomr teams will do another training ride in preparation for the 2 stages of team time trials.  meet at coode st and find your team-mates before taking an warm up roll to elizabeth quay.  from there you will ride to christchurch grammar and return working on your communication and skills.   recover and repeat.

the beverley – coming up on 14-15 october is spr’s hosted “the beverley road race”.  in only it’s second year and as part of The element series we are running this awesome event again in the charming wheatbelt town of beverley. the beverley road race is a 116km handicap format race departing beverley township through rolling green rural fields, into national park bush land for the turnaround and predominantly downhill run home for the finish. entries and event page are here.  as a part of the beverley heroic weekend, there is our road race on saturday, a retro bike show through the afternoon, cyclocross racing on saturday evening and the beverley heroic on sunday. there is pub accommodation, a caravan park and an event village in town for the weekend. Full details for the weekend are on the website. make a whole cycling weekend of it!

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – a constant re-forecast everyday this week has seen the risk of rain for saturday morning being seriously reduced.  rob’s early push for a zwift ride may now be a lonely solo as it looks to be good enough for outdoor riding.

saturday 7th october

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 – freo & canning vale 52.11km spr saturday

sunday 8th october

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 – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – can mills peet obs 90.30km spr sunday

monday 9th october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 10th october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 11th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 12th october

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 13th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 30 sept – 6th oct

it’s school holidays.  time to get the kids out on the bike.  back when i was a boy, we spend all day on the bike and were free to ride all around the neighborhood.  yes, the world has changed somewhat and we aren’t as trusting with our precious ones anymore.  however, this seems to be reflected in just how many kids are actually riding their bike nowadays.  i was a bit disappointed the other day at school assembly that in the group of grades 1-6 only a small handful rode to school.  i am assuming that they are the ones that live really close to the school too.  kids love the freedom and adventure that comes from riding a bike, so lets encourage that and make the effort this holidays to get them rolling.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for september is My Petite Sweets.  they specialise in cakes, cookies and deserts for all occasions.  please see the previous post for more details.

spr tomr teams –  we have a couple of vacancies for the tomr. level of racing doesn’t really matter as we can slot you in anywhere. please email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au if you are interested.

the beverley – coming up on 14-15 october is spr’s hosted “the beverley road race”.  in only it’s second year and as part of The element series we are running this awesome event again in the charming wheatbelt town of beverley. the beverley road race is a 116km handicap format race departing beverley township through rolling green rural fields, into national park bush land for the turnaround and predominantly downhill run home for the finish. entries and event page are here.  as a part of the beverley heroic weekend, there is our road race on saturday, a retro bike show through the afternoon, cyclocross racing on saturday evening and the beverley heroic on sunday. there is pub accommodation, a caravan park and an event village in town for the weekend. Full details for the weekend are on the website. make a whole cycling weekend of it!

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – there is a break in the weather this weekend, so make up for the spring soaking we copped today and get out on the bike.

saturday 30th september

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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast & main groups – hale rd reverse 51.37km spr saturday

sunday 1st october

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 – coffee ride

short – kal goose 67.63km spr sunday

long – kal obs goose 97.40km spr sunday

monday 2nd october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

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

fast/main – public hol 58.97km spr special

tuesday 3rd october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 4th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 5th october

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 6th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 23rd – 29th september

just some of spr riders that made the trek across to lorne

so amy’s grand fondo was run and won last weekend.  the number of spr riders that headed east this year was staggering, we almost need to charter our own jet, next year.  from what i understand there were podiums for laurensia, fitton and stu gee, but there were lots of people that managed to grab a qualification spot to italy for next years world champs.  well done to everyone that completed the race as it is an achievement in itself.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for september is My Petite Sweets.  they specialise in cakes, cookies and deserts for all occasions.  please see the previous post for more details.

spr tomr teams –  we have a couple of vacancies for the tomr. level of racing doesn’t really matter as we can slot you in anywhere. please email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au if you are interested.

the beverley – coming up on 14-15 october is spr’s hosted “the beverley road race”.  in only it’s second year and as part of The element series we are running this awesome event again in the charming wheatbelt town of beverley. the beverley road race is a 116km handicap format race departing beverley township through rolling green rural fields, into national park bush land for the turnaround and predominantly downhill run home for the finish. entries and event page are here.  as a part of the beverley heroic weekend, there is our road race on saturday, a retro bike show through the afternoon, cyclocross racing on saturday evening and the beverley heroic on sunday. there is pub accommodation, a caravan park and an event village in town for the weekend. Full details for the weekend are on the website. make a whole cycling weekend of it!

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – it looks like there will be a break in the weather just in time for saturday morning.  make the most of it and come for a ride with us.  we are also always happy to take feedback about our ride routes.  some of these routes were mapped out years ago and since then traffic conditions have changed.  if you feel that any route needs attention, please email the club or talk to a ride leader to let your concerns be known.

saturday 23rd september

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 rebold 38.69km spr saturday

fast & main groups – shelley & mosman 50.14km spr saturday

sunday 24th september

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 – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 25th september – queen’s birthday

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

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

fast/main – public hol 58.97km spr special

tuesday 26th september

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 27th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 28th september

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 29th september

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 16th – 22nd september

sorry, short on time and motivation to write something inspirational.  lots of spr riders heading to lorne for this weekend’s amy’s  grand fondo.  good luck to all and hopefully you gain your qualifying spot to italy for next year’s worlds.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for september is My Petite Sweets.  they specialise in cakes, cookies and deserts for all occasions.  please see the previous post for more details.

kit order – the current spr kit order is closing on the 15th of sept.  if you need kit then jump on board as we only do 3 orders a year and this should be here for tour of margs.  see the previous post for further info.

the beverley – coming up on 14-15 october is spr’s hosted “the beverley road race”.  in only it’s second year and as part of The element series we are running this awesome event again in the charming wheatbelt town of beverley. the beverley road race is a 116km handicap format race departing beverley township through rolling green rural fields, into national park bush land for the turnaround and predominantly downhill run home for the finish. entries and event page are here.  as a part of the beverley heroic weekend, there is our road race on saturday, a retro bike show through the afternoon, cyclocross racing on saturday evening and the beverley heroic on sunday. there is pub accommodation, a caravan park and an event village in town for the weekend. Full details for the weekend are on the website. make a whole cycling weekend of it!

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – look after each other

saturday 16th september

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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – ewen st 50.26km spr saturday

sunday 17th september

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 – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

monday 18th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 19th september

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 20th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 21st september

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 22nd september

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 9th – 15th september

and still representing.  we are all aware that not everyone will live in perth forever so it is good to see some of our club mates still flying the colours.  now officially in a club race you should be wearing the colours of the club you represent.  at the moment ms fitton is still a member so it was good to see her podium at a major race over east.  however, i have been asked in the past about wearing the spr kit when in other events not in perth.  for the majority of people that have asked, they have usually been part of the spr family for such a long time, it would seem wrong to see them riding in something else.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for september is My Petite Sweets.  they specialise in cakes, cookies and deserts for all occasions.  please see the previous post for more details.

kit order – the current spr kit order is closing on the 15th of sept.  if you need kit then jump on board as we only do 3 orders a year and this should be here for tour of margs.  see the previous post for further info.

entertainment books – we are still selling the entertainment book/app as a fund raiser for the club.  packed full of offers, it will not take you long to redeem back what you paid.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

thursday training ride – we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – spring is here.  the rain may still be falling, but the sun is shining, so it can’t be that bad.  small chance of a shower over the weekend, but still looking good.  roll on.

saturday 9th september

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 rebold 38.69km spr saturday

fast & main groups – alexander drive 50.46km spr saturday

sunday 10th september

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 – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

monday 11th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 12th september

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 13th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 14th september

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 15th september

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride