ride routes 26th sept – 2nd oct

12003034_10153234291245838_7859632092640664246_nthe feedback from the club survey showed that a couple of people mentioned a lack of respect for the ride leaders.  some people feel that members within the club are not listening to instructions or are arguing back after instructions are given.  this is very disappointing.  the groups that require ride leaders are the groups that generally have less experience and skill.  no-one really likes to be told what to do, but we are involved in a sport that has a lot of aspects that are out of our control.  not only do we have to deal with other road users, but group riding also relies on a lot of faith in the riders around you.  if you are given an instruction during a ride, it is probably because someone has noticed you doing something repeatedly.  if it was a one off occurrence, people generally accept that there can be a lapse in concentration.  however, grabbing handfuls of brakes, overlapping wheels, surging in the group can make the experience for the rest of the group less pleasant.  learn from the experience that we have within the club and take the instructions for what they are.  advice to stop you being the reason that people are on the ground.  we are always looking for more respect from other road users, so it should at least start with those that are sacrificing their own rides to help out the club.

ride leaders sponsorship – September’s Ride Leaders are proudly sponsored by Allused Commercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.Allused Logo (2)

rules of engagement – please read the previous post if you come out on any of our rides.  it is up to all members to enforce these rules.

2015 club survey – every couple of years we conduct a survey to see just what you guys are actually thinking about how the club is run.  please take the time to fill out the survey as the committee uses it as a basis for our decisions on the future of the club.  there have been quite a few responses so far and we will start to answer some specific questions that have been raised, so people can get the feedback they require.  as it is anonymous, the responses from us will just be in the form of a blog post.  the other data within the survey will be used by the current and future committees when making decisions about the direction the club takes. see the previous post and help us out by filling in the survey monkey.

spr buddy program –  this saturday sees the next round of the buddy program kick off.  if you have some questions that you would like to ask our more experienced riders check out the previous post for more details.

spr club champion – the remaining race for the club championship is this weekends state road race.  the leaderboard has been updated after pinjarra classic and there are some clear leaders. dave and lorna will be impossible to beat for the spr champion, but there maybe some movement in the non-spr kit champs.  both alec and jono are on the same points and both racing the same race this weekend.

state champs – good luck to those racing the state champs this weekend.  numbers are not as high as other races, but apparently the course is spectacular.

club quarterly breakfast – the club breakfast this saturday has been cancelled due to other commitments from some of the organisors.   a new date will be posted once it has been established.

Beverley_heroic_email_sig shield drop 650beverley heroic – the heroic is a participation ride with a difference.  it takes in some quiet country roads around beverly and york and also includes sections of unpaved roads.  you can use your modern racing bike, but the appeal is to dust off the old clunker and see if you can punch out 100 miles old school.  for more info see the previous post. as an added incentive, if you provide a volunteer for the day, you will get to ride for free.  jobs range from driving cars to ticking boxes, with some jobs having their expenses covered.  please contact toby on jedi@mrvesparazzi.com if you can help out and to sort out your free entry.

Watertower Challenge Banner 2015cspr watertower challenge – you may have seen that entries are now open for the spr watertower challenge.  for those of you that are relatively new to the club, it is a participation ride for teams of 3 that takes in a number of the high water towers scattered around perth.  the majority of these towers are found on the tops of hills, but not really big hills.  there are 2 distances a metric century (100 kms) and an imperial century (100 miles/160 kms).  the ride is supported with feedzones and a sag wagon and is open to any cyclist out there. more info on the watertower event page.  spread the word.

Tour-of-Margaret-Rivertour of margaret river – registrations for the spr teams need to be in by next wednesday 30th.  the 2 women’s teams are now full but there is space on the men’s teams.  if we don’t fill all teams by next week, we need to cancel some of the accommodation and transport or the club will be out of pocket.  this weekend is pretty much your last chance to be involved.  there is also a tomr training ride on this coming monday in lieu of the public holiday ride.  meet at coode st as normal, but the teams will head out on a separate ride.  vp julian johnson will be leading the tomr team ride.  the tomr page has been updated and there is now a list of registered riders.

ride routes – summer is coming early to perth and you can start to ditch the arm warmers and vests.  with a long weekend this monday, you can take extra time to get on the bike instead of drowning your sorrows after both wa teams get knocked out of the finals. 🙂

saturday 26th 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 – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 27th 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

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

monday 28th september

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

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

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

fast/main – public hol 58.97km spr special

tour or margs – team training

tuesday 29th september

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 30th september

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 1st october

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 2nd october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday development ride