ride routes 22nd – 28th february

the other day #2 son had to write a piece on people he admired.  he listed kobe bryant, some random youtube person that i don’t know and….me. as an 11 year old, this is not unusual, but his reasoning was a little more obscure. he talked about the club and how i am a ride leader and this is what he wanted to be when he grew up. not “i want to win races” (that’s def not me), not “i want to ride fast” (still not me), but “i want to be a leader”. when we started the ride leader program, it was modelled loosely on the surf life-saving structure. a lot of young people join the junior ranks on the beach, with the hope of one day being able to wear the bright yellow of a life-saver. if that is how our juniors view the program, then we must be doing something right.

ride leader sponsor – this months ride leader sponsor is Chaotic Energy.  owner, Teneal Attard is an active member of the club and is proud to be supporting the upcoming Renae’s Race, the premier race for women in WA.  what is Chaotic Energy? they are a gym with a difference – an inclusive, stress free and supportive community, committed to achieving physical and emotional optimisation. see the previous post for more details and links.

crit racing – there is racing available throughout summer – pretty much every weekend. this sunday is a west coast masters race at herne hill. an updated program with links to the events HERE.  for a bit more info on why crit racing could be for you, check out the previous post.

Mo, Tech, Numbers. Photo: Mo

spr race mentors – the race mentors will be your go to for questions, queries and advice so you can dip your toe with some support. if you think you want to be a race mentor to help those that are curious about racing, then you can sign up to help out.  check out the previous post for more information.

new spr kit design – as outlined in the previous post, the design for the new spr kit has been finalised.  the kit committee has been working closely with Mayeur to come up with a design that encompasses the clubs main elements whilst presented within an understated style. next steps will be a social event/sizing party to ensure that people order exactly what they need.

rubbish – it was observed that someone in the group discarded a gel pack during the ride last week.  all rubbish must be carried and disposed of properly.  even the pro’s can only drop things at certain times during the race now to minimise littering. if you managed to carry the gel packet when it was full, you certainly had space for the empty packet.

mercantile lane closure – some of you may remember that the pedestrian bridge over mercantile lane fell down last year.  this is the back lane that we take to get from mounts bay rd to st georges terrace.  as of 20th dec it will be closed again to facilitate the rebuilding of that foot bridge.  no idea how long it will be down for, so you will need to take the next road (william st) to hook back around to the cafe after the ride.

sunday start locations – as numbers increase over summer, we are looking at how we can manage the groups on a sunday morning.  as such we are implementing a start location system to give us an idea of how big the groups are.  we can then split them before they leave the carpark to ensure that the groups are a safe size on the road.  see the previous blog post about where to meet and the new start time.

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, juniors, juniors. numbers have been a bit sporadic for juniors since the new year.  unfortunately i will be contributing to it this week as i have a previous commitment and will not be bringing the boys down. hopefully we can get numbers back up to a sustainable level so that it doesn’t rely on only a few people to make it happen.  while the weather is nice, get the kids out and get them active.

from the ride coordinator – This is the last week that the Sunday hills ride will leave at 6:00am. Next Sunday is the 1st of March and sunrise will be after 6:00am so the rides will move back to 7:00am.  I have enjoyed getting home early, but there has also been an increased risk from motorist not seeing us as we are riding into the rising sun.  there have been very few really hot days, so if there are any predicted, we will just tackle them on an “as needs” basis.

saturday 22nd february

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 – 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 23rd february

rides start at coode st carpark at 6:00am

note: sunday rides start at 6:00am from nov to feb

development group – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – roley obs 100.16km spr sunday

monday 24th february

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 25th february

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 26th february

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 27th february

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 28th february

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride