Shepparton Pussy Cats


Shepparton Pussy Cats

A bunch of wannabees, couldabeens, rogues and local sporting legends of yesteryear who are the self appointed B-graders of the Shepp cycling scene. Go hard, but don't take yourself too seriously, or you'll cop a spray from Burlsey, Sully or Walks.

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Location: Shepparton
Members: 103
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Sac back, or Grumpy's bag

Started by Leigh (Muddy) McIntyre Jan 3, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by Nev Laffy on March 19, 2015 at 7:26am

Hope all riders that fell today are okay.

Just a road rule too on the intersection of Boundary and Old Dookie if you meet a group there.

(5) If the driver is turning right, the driver must give way to—

                         (a)  any vehicle approaching from the right, unless a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the approaching vehicle; and

            (b)       any oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead or turning left at the intersection

Comment by Brendan Bicknell on March 18, 2015 at 3:10pm

Fairly intense on this sight that last couple of days!!! Let's all just chill a bit hey! On a lighter note, there are 4 spots available on the Tour De Fight Back ride if anyone is interested. Great experience and a fantastic cause. You have to raise $2000 to ride, but as I said it is a great experience. It is set for October this year. If you want any details about it let me know. Cheers

Comment by david paton on March 18, 2015 at 1:32pm

Great ride this morning Phil, just like Monday but keep it a secret.

Comment by david paton on March 18, 2015 at 12:36pm

Man of so many words G 

Comment by Phil Hoare on March 18, 2015 at 12:11pm

nice ride this morning - sshhhh
Comment by G on March 18, 2015 at 11:49am


Comment by Ranso. on March 18, 2015 at 10:18am

Except it seems a few on this site, to say the 51 thing has been building for months, from 51’s perspective at least is rubbish.  As Cobbles rightly pointed out the wrong end of the stick has been grabbed a hold of.  Apart from a degree of frustration about the pedalling of mistruths (hence this post) I can personally vouch it’s barely occupied a moments attention among 51. 

For the past 6 months at least, 51 has consisted essentially of Sherl, Tony, Indi, Leigh, Trent, Myself, Jonesy, Eddie, Pickles and Trav when he’s not working.

Can someone please explain to me when any of these people have cut the cats group up?  On not a single occasion have I heard from anyone above “let’s go hit the cats”.  Monday, a light day, is the day where generally 51 will meet the cats.  Typically its 3 or 4 blokes.  Again on not a single occasion have I seen any of our crew cut the cats bunch up.

It seems the difficulty lies in those not being capable or unwilling to discern who rides at 51 and who doesn’t.  It is lazy to continue the mindless ranting and take easy cheap shots in the collective at a group instead of having the courage call aside the actual perpetrators for a discussion about safety if that’s your concern.

Finally on the point of group exclusivity, some groups ride faster, some slower and the mood of a bunch evolves constantly. The cats are no different in this regard to any other.  The route most popular with cyclists around the town is chosen due to a general lack of traffic.  Last time I checked no one group had a mortgage on a piece of bitumen. Cycling groups of different levels around the world converge and diverge. If you’re travelling on the freeway and a cars are doing 130 are you compelled to follow?  Would you then blame them if you’re caught for speeding? So if you don’t have the clarity of thought, the maturity and independence of mind to make the correct decision with respect to your ability or the way you wish to ride on a particular day then it might be best for all if some did in fact find somewhere else to ride.

Instead of the precious naval gazing, finger pointing, misinformed, mindless hysteria being posted on the websites in recent months that achieves nothing except division it would be far more productive for all to reflect on their personal responsibility, get the facts right, have the courage to have a mature discussion with someone you have a beef with based on facts and grow up. 

that is all

Comment by Ranso. on March 18, 2015 at 10:15am

Post 1 of 2.

This is not generally a forum I prefer to express my views but the misinformed rubbish appearing on the websites recently cannot continue unquestioned.

Yesterday I read with interest possibly the best piece of fiction since the Harry Potter series; placing the blame for an ordinary ride at the feet of 51.  I believe Sherl (Lostso) and Cobbles (Mangi) have succinctly clarified the facts around this. 

In recent times this seems to typify the misinformation, hysteria, and mindless following of another’s rant to form what those incapable of independent thought then deem to be fact.

We are all guilty of poor decision making on the roads, but it’s the height of hypocrisy to continue ranting on the website about ‘everyone’ else. 

To site a few isolated in examples. In the same recent period I’ve witnessed:

  • The cats plough through a give way sign into the 51 bunch at Old Dookie and Boundary.  There was no apology, remarkably one person actually defended it!
  • Witnessed one rider almost mown down 3 times in one Monday morning because instead of coming back down inline they were on their own, dead centre in the right hand lane of the road with a car approaching from behind on each occasion.  They later posted on the website ‘great ride this morning ave 39.5’ blindly unaware the grief they’d caused 3 motorists!
  • Sat in the bunch on another Monday and watched 4 blokes who don’t ride with 51 cut the cats to ribbons in a cross wind and all I heard was f…51, 51 dickheads, 51 wankers and on it went.
  • Rolled through amiably with the cats bunch one morning with Sherl, Tony, Jonesy and Davo only to be told f..k off dickheads.
  • I could go on.

The point of outlining these instances is not to apportion blame or suggest we’re without fault but perhaps some recognising of fact from fiction, self-reflection and personal responsibility might be better received and serve a more productive purpose.


Comment by jon mathieson on March 18, 2015 at 9:31am

A frustrated wife buys a pair of crotchless panties in an attempt to spice up her dead sex-life. She puts them on, together with a short skirt and sits on the sofa opposite her husband sipping a glass of wine.
At a strategic moment she uncrossed her legs wide enough that her husband asked, "Are you wearing crotchless panties?"

"Yes, I am!" she answers with a seductive smile.

"Oh, thank God, I thought you were sitting on the cat."

He never saw the glass coming.

this was strad

Comment by G on March 17, 2015 at 8:19pm



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