ride routes 10th – 16th november

secure your load

our posterboy from last week steve, was actually involved in the accident that occurred on the saturday ride.  here is what he had to say about it –

Further to the helmet debate, it was obviously lucky that my helmet was done up properly last Saturday when a few of us unfortunately came down along South Street. 5 riders fell and each had different injuries. Mine just happened to be impacting my head with the road breaking my helmet in three parts. It happened so quickly that there was no time to respond or manoeuvre safely out of the way. Without the helmet, I doubt I would be alive and able to write this. Even with the helmet (on securely) my speech and response times afterwards were slow. Now some may say that is just normal for me, but jokes aside, we cannot tell what will happen to any of us when we roll out each morning to ride. But will can take precautions and try and be as safe as we can. The latest generation of our kids growing up only know helmets, whereas my generation did not. It would be sad to change this as we have altered our kid’s behaviour in a positive way. You know what my vote is on the compulsory wearing of helmets is.

The next point is how good team SPR responded after the crash. The rider leaders and others took control of the scene and at a time where I could barely remember my name, looking back I am very thankful (as I know the other 4 riders were). I did in fact want to ride on but was correctly told that was not happening and in hindsight the correct decision (what was I thinking). Thanks to Greg, Dan, JP and Dean (plus many others I have not named and cannot remember as still a little fuzz on the whole incident) for the efforts on behalf of all the riders who fell. It is a credit to the club and the people running the club. That is truly what being part of a club is all about and the support behind one another. I hope to be back on the bike soon and in the meantime ride safe!

The ride leader sponsor for November is Colour & Moore Photography , owned by SPR member Kirstie Moore. Colour & Moore specialises in portrait photography (family, newborn, maternity, business, athlete, children, events, couples and lifestyle)

bike racks – you may have seen at the coffee shop last saturday morning the new prototype rack that has been made for the club. it is square section, so doesn’t rotate as much and the legs are a bit sturdier. we are looking for any feedback from anyone that used the rack so we know if there is anything we need to change before getting a whole lot more manufactured.  please take the time to have a look after this saturday’s ride.

tomr 2018 – good luck to all those racing down at the tomr this week.  we are especialy thankful for those that have given up their time to help support the teams.  without them, the race would be a lot harder (plus we would have to ride back to the start after 2 of the stages)

entertainment books – we will again be selling entertainment books this year through the club.  the digital version means you don’t have to carry around a bulky book anymore. check out the links on the previous post to find out more.

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.

spr juniors – although the mah boys will not be at the juniors ride this weekend, the carsons will be on hand to lead the ride on saturday.  we had a new rider last week that made 5 juniors now.  at the moment we are taking out the 10-15 yr olds, but soon we will be expanding this to some younger riders.  if you have kids and are interested in getting them riding, have a chat to one of the junior riders at the coffee shop.  remember, once you get a kid hooked on cycling, they won’t have enough money to spend on all the bad things.

from the ride coordinator – Good luck to all the SPR teams racing the ToMR this weekend, ride hard, and stay safe. Also thanks to all the volunteers and SPR Soigneurs for helping out to make it all happen. Looking forward to the updates and race reports.

saturday 10th 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

juniors (10 – 15 yrs with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast/main – shelley & mosman 50.14km spr saturday

sunday 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 – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – can mills peet obs 90.30km spr sunday

monday 12th november

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 13th 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 14th november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 15th 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 16th november

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride