Winter Night Rides

Winter Night Rides

Postby SevenSucker » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:44 pm

Hi, can anyone tell me if there are regular night ride bunches in Adelaide, duirng winter.

If not, is anyone interested? I figure safety in numbers, and may suit those of us who need to get kids to bed, work late, or early mornings dont work out for.

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Postby dr.gonzo » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:58 pm

i could be interested!

what area are you in Steve?
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Postby DanielS » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:44 pm

There are a few around the place.

The Scuzzi ride is every Tuesday night year round, leaving Scuzzi cafe on O'Connell St at around 6:30pm. Out to Outer Harbour and back. Pretty huge bunch usually... there is a fast group and a slow group. It all comes together for one big crazy dangerous sprint down Port Rd at the end....

There are a few organised by Bike SA. The '30-30' ride starts at Henley Square at 6pm on Thursday nights.... 30kms up and down the coast. Small bunch usually.
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Postby brettjames » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:03 pm

scuzzi ride sound like fun. Is this even after daylight savings is over ?
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Postby DanielS » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:42 pm

brettjames wrote:scuzzi ride sound like fun. Is this even after daylight savings is over ?


Yeah I think its all year round (I did it in the dark).
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Postby astro » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:46 pm

DanielS wrote:There are a few organised by Bike SA. The '30-30' ride starts at Henley Square at 6pm on Thursday nights.... 30kms up and down the coast. Small bunch usually.


ooohhh, that one sounds fun. love coast riding :!:
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Re: Winter Night Rides

Postby Fantapants » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:23 pm

Does anyone know if the ride will still be on this Tuesday night 7th April
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Re: Winter Night Rides

Postby Walkinshaw » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:01 pm

Is there a requirement to become a member/etc etc with any of these night rides. The guys i rode over summer with have ventured back to the Pizza/football/TV when winter sets in, looking for a semi organised week day night ride
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Re: Winter Night Rides

Postby DanielS » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:06 pm

Fantapants wrote:Does anyone know if the ride will still be on this Tuesday night 7th April


Hey I know you in real life! Yeah, I believe the Scuzzi ride is every Tuesday night without fail.

Walkinshaw wrote:Is there a requirement to become a member/etc etc with any of these night rides. The guys i rode over summer with have ventured back to the Pizza/football/TV when winter sets in, looking for a semi organised week day night ride


Not that I'm aware of. The Scuzzi ride has no organising body, and the Bike SA one is fine to do if you're not a member (although I think that Bike SA membership is meant to be encouraged).

I think there is also a Bike SA affiliated bunch ride that leaves Hurtle Square on Tuesday nights - best to check their website though for details, I've never done it.
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Re: Winter Night Rides

Postby steveoc » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:44 pm

Hey guys - I went along for this one tonight (april 7 2009) .. first time on this route with this group. First group ride at night.

Lot of riders, good tight group, and a crazy consistent pace ;) Maybe its just the riding in the dark, dodging buses and heavy traffic - but it felt very fast, good adrenalin buzz for sure.

I did announce myself as a new rider, and the other guys in the group were very accommodating - as far as pointing out any nasty sections on the road ahead in the darkness... and putting up with my relatively erratic lines. I managed to not take anyone out anyway, thank goodness.

Great ride - recommended.

I dropped myself out of this one just after semaphore, since I had to ride back down the coast anyway, and it was a relief to fall back off the pace. Im looking forward to putting this ride down as a regular event for me.

Ill have a look at Henley Square on thur night too.
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Re: Winter Night Rides

Postby jeromine » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:48 pm

Winter night rides they are really very nice to ride in that time,,,, i love to ride in that time....
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