Fleurieu Peninsula Cogal – South Australia 2014

Fleurieu Peninsula Cogal – South Australia 2014

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It’s the Southerners turn to try hosting a Cogal, after last years successful Adelaide Cogal. Situated south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor and surrounding towns are a popular South Australian tourist destination: boasting the mighty Murray River and surfing beach at Goolwa through to Whale watching at Middleton and picture postcard views over Encounter Bay at Victor Harbor. Riding is a mix of seaside roads and medium hills all the way through to Willunga Hill (featured climb in the TDU). Join us for a Casually deliberate day sampling some fine roads/scenery and great coffee and food along the way.

 

Event Details

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Date/Time
Date - February 08, 2014
8:05 AM - 5:00 PM

Location
Nino's of Victor Harbor

Cogal Details
Route Details

Ride Classification

// Casually Deliberate (No Drop) // Cogal

  1. @Barracuda I wouldn’t worry about going to the trouble of booking a time, however a little pre-warning never hurts.

    I’m gonna throw an event up on the Adelaide Cyclists site for it, cos there’s a pretty heavy Southern Suburbs concentration on there so they may be keen for it. A little celeb courting never hurts, may have to see if you can get Keenan to mention it on the Bike Lane!

  2. @Mikael Liddy

    Event added to Adelaide Cyclists

    http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/events/velominati-fleurieu-peninsula-cogal

    Well played, hope my route planning works out but should be ok !

  3. Gathering momentum already, 15 confirmed thus far.

  4. Thanks to Simon and Kirsten, owners of this fine establishment, for agreeing to open early on the 8th to provide pre ride caffeine to all Cogal riders.

    http://ninoscafe.com.au/

    If your down the night before call in and grab a feed also.

  5. @Barracuda

    Wondering if you could quantify “casually deliberate” for this ride. I can handle the distance and the climbing but I’m a relative newb and don’t want to embarass myself. Would an average of 23-25 kph be acceptable?

  6. @geoffrey I’d expect that’s the range we’ll be in

  7. @geoffrey

    @Barracuda

    Wondering if you could quantify “casually deliberate” for this ride. I can handle the distance and the climbing but I’m a relative newb and don’t want to embarass myself. Would an average of 23-25 kph be acceptable?

    Correct, even if the pace creeps up due to some eagerness, there is numerous stops along the way to cater for all !  That was the point.

    Its a “no drop” ride so even if we split we will regroup at certain points.

    Anticipated stops so far are at Myponga, Willunga, Goolwa then last stop for brews at Nino’s. So if you look at the map, they are spaced quite nicely.

    Hope that helps

  8. @Barracuda

    Thanks. I’m in.

  9. @geoffrey good man

  10. Dear Barracuda, how does one get “an entry” for this ride????

  11. @Cummquott

    Dear Barracuda, how does one get “an entry” for this ride????

    Simply confirm your attending and front up at Vidtor Harbor, the rest will take care of itself on the day!

    Where are you coming from ?

  12. A month to go, any additions to the ranks ?

  13. Hi ‘Cuda, just realised the ride is a Saturday. I’m afraid I can’t make it, work…..

    Hope you all have a great ride and even better brews and look forward to reading the report.

  14. @Daccordi Rider – no worries,  hopefully get enough numbers together.

    Report to follow

  15. @Daccordi Rider bloody hell, we’re dropping like flies! Not sure the bike dramas will be sorted by next weekend & don’t think I can rely on Phil’s charity again…

  16. @Barracuda Hey guys, I’m probably coming from Murray Bridge with potentially one or two others. I’ve been gradually seeding the idea with the VMW and I look forward to making the most of my leave pass for the day.

    I hope the weather is kinder than this week. It seems we have been alternating between 40C temps or 40kmph southerly’s over the last few weeks!

  17. @Benjamin

    @Barracuda Hey guys, I’m probably coming from Murray Bridge with potentially one or two others. I’ve been gradually seeding the idea with the VMW and I look forward to making the most of my leave pass for the day.

    I hope the weather is kinder than this week. It seems we have been alternating between 40C temps or 40kmph southerly’s over the last few weeks!

    Well done Benjamin, I take it thats a definate then, as above posts from @Daccordi Rider and @Mikael Liddy weve lost a couple.  The pace wont be outragious so weather shouldnt be an issue.

  18. @Barracuda you mustn’t have riden with me before then ;)

  19. @benjamin

    @Barracuda you mustn’t have riden with me before then ;)

    So does that mean pace may be a bit slow for you ?

  20. @Barracuda should be fine, we’ll ride at the pace of the group. Is there a proposed route map and distance?

  21. @Benjamin G

    @Barracuda should be fine, we’ll ride at the pace of the group. Is there a proposed route map and distance?

    Refer top of page and click on the following link

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Basically, Victor to Myponga, Myponga to Willunga, Willunga to Currency Creek, then Goolwa and back to Victor.

  22. Barracuda – I am not going to make it across this year – like to suggest that 2015 is on one of the weekends adjacent to TDU. Hope all goes well.

  23. @asyax

    Barracuda – I am not going to make it across this year – like to suggest that 2015 is on one of the weekends adjacent to TDU. Hope all goes well.

    Yeah, agree, spacing it out sounded like a good idea at the time.

  24. Hi. A couple of us aren’t able to commit for the whole day, but we are keen to ride down and then join in for the  Victor Harbour to Willunga stretch. We are going to ride down from McLaren Vale via Willunga Hill, Pages Flat Road and Hindmarsh Tiers leaving Oxygen Cycles at 6am. Anyone’s welcome to join us. Pace will be “Casually Deliberate” with a dose of “not mucking around as we need to keep total average around 27km/hr of we want time for coffee at Nino’s”.

  25. @Bert Olio

    Hi. A couple of us aren’t able to commit for the whole day, but we are keen to ride down and then join in for the Victor Harbour to Willunga stretch. We are going to ride down from McLaren Vale via Willunga Hill, Pages Flat Road and Hindmarsh Tiers leaving Oxygen Cycles at 6am. Anyone’s welcome to join us. Pace will be “Casually Deliberate” with a dose of “not mucking around as we need to keep total average around 27km/hr of we want time for coffee at Nino’s”.

    Excellent Bert, great idea !

    See you Saturday morning, either text myself or Hugh on the morning if you are running abit late.

  26. Get psyched folks, the day is nearly upon us! There’s only the small matter of the 100k trundle down there for me to negotiate this afternoon/evening once the baby sitter arrives!

  27. @Mikael Liddy

    Get psyched folks, the day is nearly upon us! There’s only the small matter of the 100k trundle down there for me to negotiate this afternoon/evening once the baby sitter arrives!

    Unquestionable display of #4 and #11 .     Shall be duly noted in dispatches also !

  28. Sorry, I will not be rule compliant today. Too hot for the Murray Bridge crew, we’re doing an early local loop instead to beat the heat. I hope the cogal is a success! VLV

  29. Nice ride. Thanks.

  30. I vote next time I get to choose the roads….

    Bishop

  31. 2014 Fleurieu Peninsula Cogal done and dusted !

    Massive Rule #5 and Rule #9 conditions with stong North wind and temps in the 40 degree Celsius (and then some) range.

    Full report to follow soon when I can feel my legs again !

  32. http://www.flickr.com//photos/hughmoore/sets/72157640670803463/show/

    Some photos from todays hot hot ride!

  33. @hughmoore Nice one guys.  Bit different to current UK weather.

  34. Whilst we came up short of the planned distance I think all would agree that the high temperatures above 40 degrees outweighed the loss of 30 kms by a long way !

  35. @hughmoore

    Yeah, reckon my turkey was well and truly cooked at that stage.   Ouch

  36. @hughmoore

    Looks great – I miss that sort of countryside, in fact any countryside at all which isn’t predominantly sand.

    Forgive me for making a mental tally of rule violations as I looked through… as long as it wasn’t you wearing the yellow jersey and sporting an EPMS.

  37. @ChrisO

    @hughmoore

    Looks great – I miss that sort of countryside, in fact any countryside at all which isn’t predominantly sand.

    Forgive me for making a mental tally of rule violations as I looked through… as long as it wasn’t you wearing the yellow jersey and sporting an EPMS.

    Sadly i dont think a majority adhered!  Alot came from the Adelaide Cyclists website where the ride was also posted, and yes, rule violations a plenty.   I think 4 out of 20 where close to compliance.     Im willing to make exceptions given the absolute shit weather we had !  If not for the strong northerly winds and 45 degree temps then the piss would have been taken out of alot of people.

    The fact they rode at all is good enough for me !

  38. @ChrisO there were certainly violations aplenty, however as @Barracuda mentioned, it was difficult to fault anyone who toughed out those conditions!

  39. @Bert Olio damn, wouldn’t been better to have a crack at that one yesterday while I was on a bike that wasn’t mine!

  40. @Mikael Liddy

    @Bert Olio damn, wouldn’t been better to have a crack at that one yesterday while I was on a bike that wasn’t mine!

    *would’ve*

  41. Oh dear…….many did not have Rule #5 in mind………..!

  42. @Mikael Liddy Indeed, which is why I kept it a mental tally, rather than enumerating them for all to see.

    One can only hope that the Velominati represented were rule-compliant and thereby set such a good example that the benighted ones will see the error of their foolish ways and come into the light.

  43. @ChrisO well as the only actually in V-Kit, I’d like to think I had most of them covered…

  44. @ChrisO

    @Mikael Liddy Indeed, which is why I kept it a mental tally, rather than enumerating them for all to see.

    One can only hope that the Velominati represented were rule-compliant and thereby set such a good example that the benighted ones will see the error of their foolish ways and come into the light.

    Yes we were !  Very Rule compliant,  we tried to lead by example but our efforts were wasted on some.  Refer pics.

  45. @Mikael Liddy casually deliberate

  46. This bloke dropped a hot pie in 45 degree temps 60 Kms into ride. Hardcore

  47. Solo! Ah, the childhood memories.  Reminds me of finding Bundaberg Ginger Beer in Port Townsend, Washington, having not seen it since I left Oz.  And I can remember thinking DAB was a premium import back when I saw it at a Sydney bottle-o, when now I know it’s basic piss.  

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