Queensland Newsletter – January 10, 2019

John McMullan - 10/01/2019

Happy 2019 to you all. The new year has started in fine fashion with a number of rides completed already.  You can read about the 11 out of 11 below. I’m hoping those that did the 400 will recover sufficiently share their experiences also. Check out the upcoming rides, and with the national and regional AGM’s forthcoming, please consider contributing some time to the club committee.

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Audax Business

Audax nationally and regionally relies on the support of volunteers to fulfill the various operational roles to keep the wheels spinning. If you have a desire to assist, consider nominating for a place on the club committee, either state or national. Unsure about whats involved?? Contact a committee member to learn more.

National Committee

From Russell Noble, National Secretary and Returning Officer.

As returning officer for the election of members of the National Committee I am informing the membership that within the standard deadline prescribed in the constitution 17(a) nominations have been received only for the Vice-President and one General Representative position.

As such the provisions of 17(b) allow nominations for vacant positions to be received until 20 days before the AGM. Nominations will be accepted for the President, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 remaining General Representative positions until January 18th.

Nomination forms and links to position descriptions can be found in the AGM Notification on the website.

The meeting minutes from the 2018 AGM have been added to the AGM Notification on the website. If you are intending on attending the AGM you must register in advance. The link to register is also in the AGM Notification.

The National AGM meeting will be held via teleconference. The Brisbane location is the Banyo Library, St Vincents Road Banyo, Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 7:00 pm AEST

Queensland Committee

The Queensland AGM will be held at the Nundah Criterium Track 09-Feb-2019, preceded by a gentle 50km ride. The ride departs 7:00 am and the meeting will commence 10 am. Keep an eye out for more information in the weeks ahead.

News

Update: Cameron Frewer

The driver who struck and killed cyclist Cameron Frewer on the Sunshine Coast late last year has been charged after after it was revealed he was allegedly high on drugs at the time. The matter goes before the courts next week.

Ride Reports

Rudolph’s Revenge

Up in the north, seventy-six eager cyclists took on the weather for this annual ride under increasingly darkening skies and a cyclone in waiting off the coast. What could possibly go wrong??

Read more.

11 out of 11

This  ride is almost certainly the first supported Audax ride anywhere in the world every year. Always popular, this year’s ride had in excess of 40 starters and an improved course that put the gateway climb first. A huge thanks to RO’s Simon and Vaughan for an excellent day out.

Read more Keith Heinrich.

Read More David Booth.

Reading

A thing that had never crossed my mind until recently was need by some for attention to and maintenance of the posterior bicycle contact point. I’ve heard discussions about the search for the right saddle, the right knicks and so forth, but until now lacked a true appreciation for why this attention to detail is so vital. Read on. And take care down there.

Read more.

Video

I am sure we all prefer descending to climbing. Watch how the professionals do it and try not to panic as Nibali shaves the wall at speed. Someone catches some air and Cancellara is just superbly in control. Sagan of course is Sagan, and so does it his way. As I recall Geraint Thomas went off the road on this descent during the event. Not for the faint of heart or marginal of bike control.

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZcxikw6wFo

 

Upcoming Rides

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Marburg Warthog (2019)

Marburg Warthog2019

A scenic ride around the Lockyer Valley passing through Rosewood, Laidley, Ma Ma Creek, Gatton and Glenore Grove on quiet roads with a few hills.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
201km
BRM
06:30 Laidley, Mulgowie, Mt. Sylvia, Ma Ma Ck. Lilydale return Gatton and Tarampa Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
105km
BA
06:30 Laidley, Forest Hill, Glenore Grove, Tarampa and Minden Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Marburg

Contact

Peter Watson  Ph: 0466494910  Email: peter.bmwk75rt@gmail.com

Ride Date: 13-Jan-2019 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 12-Jan-2019

Mt Coot-tha loops (2019)

MountCoot ThaLoop2019

The iconic Brisbane Saturday morning ride. The front, the back and the Gap Ck loop. (With time left over to mow the lawn in the afternoon).

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
51km
BA
06:30 The iconic Brisbane Saturday morning ride. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Documentation

here

Start Location

Anzac Park, Toowong

Contact

Mark Riley  Ph: 0416802834  Email: m.riley@uq.edu.au

Ride Date: 19-Jan-2019 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 18-Jan-2019

Not the Alpine classic (2019)

Not the Alpine, I hear you say. Riders will not be short changed on either scenery or elevation. QLD does it better.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
215km
BRM
06:00 BRM Time Limit 13h30m Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
215km
BA
06:00 BA Time Limit 14h20 Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Canungra

Contact

Andrew Bragg  Ph: 04342845329  Email: andrewbragg1@yahoo.com

Ride Date: 26-Jan-2019 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 25-Jan-2019

Smashing Mee (2019)

A scenic hilly 200 that will give you plenty of excuses to get off your bike to take a photo or two. Dayboro and Mt Mee with a few dirt roads and 4500 of vertical gain. What else could you ask for? The only way is up!

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
210km
BRM
06:00 BRM Time Limit 13h30m Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
210km
BA
06:00 BA time limit 14h00m More time to savour the ride or appreciate the scenery. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

37 Yathong Court Arana Hills

Contact

Andrew Bragg  Ph: 0434284532  Email: andrewbragg1@yahoo.comRide Date: 02-Feb-2019 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 01-Feb-2019

National AGM (2019)

Audax Australia National Annual General Meeting

Time: 8pm Australian Eastern Summer Time – please be sure to adjust to local time.

Sydney, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 8:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 8:00 pm AEDT
Canberra, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 8:00 pm AEDT
Hobart, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 8:00 pm AEDT
Adelaide, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 7:30 pm ACDT
Brisbane, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 7:00 pm AEST (Banyo Library)
Darwin, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 6:30 pm ACST
Perth, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 5:00 pm AWST

The AGM will be held online with conference facilities in each region. Registration is required to allow appropriate rooms to be booked.

For registration please choose the region you will be attending. If you are not in a listed city please choose ‘Other’.

Access to the conference lines will be provided to validated and financial members.

Note:- For members outside the listed cities access is being investigated but you will likely require internet access and a laptop capable of running a modern browser to make use of the WebRTC protocol or mobile phone with an Android or Apple App or you will need to call a conference line. You can check your laptop/internet capabilities at https://meet.jit.si/

To register for this the meeting you must login to the portal. The login is the email address you used when joining Audax, and the password you selected. If you’ve forgotten your password you can reset your password.

Ride Date: 07-Feb-2019 8:00 pm

QLD AGM (2019)

An easy 50 km prior to AGM

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
50km
BA
07:00 A social ride prior to the AGM, hopefully trying out some new bike paths. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Nundah Criterium Circuit

Contact

Peter Jenkins  Ph: 0407149375  Email: berlioz@bigpond.net.auRide Date: 09-Feb-2019 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 08-Feb-2019

One reply on “Queensland Newsletter – January 10, 2019”

  1. Mark says:

    Great start to the year Keith! Love the ride reports: “…more complicated than Jacques Anquetil’s love life.” of D Booth; your veloview of “that hill” and the lead pic in Rudolf’s Revenge are highlights.

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