ride routes 19th – 25th january

with a lot of rouleurs in radelaide, i set them a challenge to get a pic for the blog.  firstly you had to be in spr kit, and the bigger the celeb the better.  mr stage 9 is a pretty big name and it almost seems that there was a husband and wife challenge to snap a picture with him.  unfortunately, the girls pic from sam was via instagram which crops everything to square, while dr vp presented his in the correct landscape format.  the flying mo got himself a very professional photo from zac williams, but it seems that the cycling celebs were scared off by the combination of lycra and mo.   as the racing heats up, i am hoping that someone can get a pic with sagan before the end of the tour.

ride leader sponsor –The ride leader sponsor for January is Babylon Pump & Power LTD.  They provide specialist equipment rental, diesel rebuild/maintenance and project support to the resources sector.

memberships – all 2018 race memberships expired at the end of the year.  we dropped from 403 members to our current level of 270.  it is important to renew your membership even if you are not intending to race during the first month or so of 2019.  no membership means no insurance and i am sure that you will still be riding your bike even if you aren’t racing.  if you have decided not to race anymore, a recreational membership will give you insurance coverage during your training rides.  if you want to transfer to spr from another club, send and email to the admin address and i can action it electronically.  check out the previous post for more info and links.

subaru wangara – Until 31st January @Subaru Wangara is offering our club $500 for any new or used car purchased by one of our members. If you’re in the market for a car this is a great opportunity to support our club. You’ll need to mention the Club and provide your membership details. For more details get in touch with Michael Tomeo at Subaru Wangara”

The Gang chilling over yummy food n drinks

save the date – on the 6th of april this year we will be celebrating our 10 years of being an affiliated club.  the group came together in 2008, but officially we became an incorporated, affiliated club in 2009.  help us celebrate this occasion.  hopefully many “founding members” will be in attendance to see how the club has evolved over the years.  more info can be found on the previous post (but not too much more info)

summer sunday times – there was a bit of confusion over the christmas period with the start times of the sunday long hills ride.  due to a number of reasons, some earlier rides were organised on a forum that was not accessible to everyone that normally rides on sunday.  as such there were a couple of occasions where people turned up at 7am for the long hills only to discover that it had left earlier.  the start time over summer of the sunday rides will be discussed at the next committee meeting and the outcome will be publicised for all to see.  for the time being, expect that both the long and short hills to leave at the normal 7am timeslot.

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 – juniors is getting bigger.  more kids, more hill climbs, more pancakes and more bacon.  seriously, pancakes with bacon seems to be the food of choice.  anyway, summer is coming so suns out, sons out (daughters welcome too).  under 10’s or over 10’s welcome with parents.

from the ride coordinator – Perth’s weather is also feeling left out of the Radelaide party and is trying to catch up on the weekend with 37 & 40 degree days.
Cooling ideas from the TDU – from the racers: ice vests before you start, stockings of ice cubes down the back of your jersey; from the volunteers: micro scarves soaked in ice water (or put in freezer); or from Team Williams, ride along the coast, make use of showers …

saturday 19th 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

junior juniors (under 10 with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

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 benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast/main – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 20th january

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride start at coode st carpark at 6:00am

development group – coffee ride – Summer Sundays at Six am (Dec to Feb)

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 21st january

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 22nd january

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 23rd january

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 24th january

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 25th january

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

5 thoughts on “ride routes 19th – 25th january”

  1. Is there anyway to fix the problem with ‘Connect’ and being able to zoom into the maps showing the ride routes? It is always useful to double check where the turns are but the map won’t allow me to zoom in anymore!!!!!

    1. i hadn’t noticed that it does that. i can log it with garmin, but no guarantee that they do anything in a hurry. however, if you click on the name of the route inside that connect map, it will take you too connect itself and you can zoom to your hearts content.

  2. Myself and 3 mates where literally run off the road by a truck pulling 2 trailers this morning after turning right at the lights on McDowell St onto Welshpool Rd, I was in the lead at the time and luckily had a small layby to pull into to take evasive action as I would have been completely taken out, the guy was possibly 30cm or less off the kerb when he finally passed me. We believe the outside lane was free at the time and he had no reason to do what he did to us other than to scare the shit out of us or take us out for some unknown reason, we where all riding single file and posed no threat to his right of way. Luckily due to a strong Easterly this morning we kept up some good speed down Welshpool and managed to see him turn off and pull up, so I got his number plate.
    My question is, with no footage or any clear evidence other than our word against his, would the Police be able to charge this idiot, and would it be worth pursuing.
    Nick Fellows

    1. hey nick, that doesn’t sound like a good situation to find yourself in. yes, i think that you should submit the report through to the cops. you have multiple witnesses to put your names to it, so it isn’t just a “he said she said” situation. whether they press charges is a different matter. but even if they don’t, at least if it is on record, the next time this person does something like this it will be flagged in the system. if it is a commercial vehicle, it also doesn’t hurt to contact the company, as they often don’t like the negativity associated with their name and can reprimand the driver. it is not an easy situation and often people just don’t bother. however, left unchecked, this type of behaviour will end up with a rider being hit and potentially killed.

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