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