Another busy couple of weeks with lots going on. In the recent Downs and Back ride, Brian reported “All 9 riders completed the course. For 5 of the riders this was their first 600 km they have completed.“ Sensational effort. The Eight Tablelands Towns event attracted 110 riders… which is an amazing effort on the […]
In this newsletter, tales of truly epic rides from the north, guidance on keeping the chain silent and clean, and some suggested reading for those times between brevets. Don’t forget to check the calendar, and I hope to see you on the road soon.
The 2018 Oppy has been a great success with some interesting tales from the road and a raft of pictures for you to enjoy. I’ll leave the ride reports in the usual place, but you can click here to read more about the Oppy. Aside from ride reports, you’ll find technical articles and a book […]
In the past two weeks it’s become appreciably cooler here in Brisbane earlier in the morning with enough clear weather to convince even the least audacious to venture out on their velocipede. And so I did, and you can read about it below. I’ve also provided the most current Oppy information including where to watch […]
What about the weather?? It’s been insanely hot when it’s not been bucketing down making the riding a challenge. Nonetheless, the hardier folks have lined up to take on recent brevets. I’m looking forward to a cool change when I hope we might see even more people line up for rides, including myself. Don’t forget […]
This edition contains lots of reading thanks to the generous submission of reports from Not the Alpine Classic and Esk by Night rides. Many thanks to the authors, I enjoy reading your recollections very much. We collectively covered a lot of gravel kilometres last year, I’ve found some gravel articles to give you food for […]
Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman was Australia’s most famous endurance cyclist. He was the Patron of Audax Australia until his death at 91 in 1996, while happily riding his exercise bike. The Fleche Opperman All Day Trial (The “Oppy”) is named after him.
2018 is well underway with events run and post ride drinks dispatched. Turns out it’s hot at this time of year and there is wild weather to contend with as well. Read all about that in the current ride reports. Mark enthuses about the forthcoming Oppy, offers historical insight to this venerable event and makes […]