Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gear up for Girls.

I'm finally back on line after 10 days without the Internet. The process of changing servers was only meant to take 4 days but ended up taking 6 weeks to complete. Australian tele communications work in strange and mysterious ways. Anyway I have lots of your blog news to catch up on and I will post daily for the next 3 days to catch up. I will even be doing a stitching post to show that I do sew occassionally.

On Sunday November 28 Adelaide held it's annual Gear up for Girl's bike race, aiming to encourage ladies of all ages and fitness levels to have a girl's day out and raise money for Women's heart health.

3 distances were offered ;
a flat 15 km. around the River Torrens in Adelaide,
an undulating 35 km. down to Glenelg and Henley Beach and back up Linear Park to Adelaide,
a hilly 50 km. up to the top of Mt. Lofty  and back down into Adelaide.

Now those of you who visit my blog regularly will know that bike riding and Moi does not always go well. I have left blood trails that would excite CSI.
But as I am always up for a challenge DF. Lil, Bette and I entered the 35 km. race.

Moi, Lil and Bette at the start line.

DH Daryl and John, our support team.
The morning was lovely and cool and perfect for riding although a strong head wind was a challenge at times. The police escorts kindly helped us negotiate the traffic which I found a bit scarey.
All 3 of us had a brilliant morning and we completed the 35 km. in 2 hours.I stayed on the bike the whole way, with no blood spills and only one close encounter with a bush ! 

Bette, Lil and Moi after the race.
We have a few more of these bike races in Adelaide over the coming weeks, leading up to the Tour Down Under here in January. I will certainly enter another one as it was such a buzz.
Bette and I are now considering a mini triathlon. 


  1. Well done girls. Bet you wouldn't have done it yesterday!!!

  2. Well done! Go for the mini triathlon, you'll love the challenge!

  3. No internet how did you do anything?

  4. Awesome job on the ride and what a great way to spend time with the ladies. BTW, I just loved your stitching projects in a recent post, you are extremely talented.

    Happy Holidays!

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