Newsletter – March 8, 2018

Thomas Price - 08/03/2018

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 to send me your ride reports and any other newsworthy items. Please send them here: audaxqld@gmail.com

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Berry Good 200 riders

Video Time

PBP means different things to different people. The video below offers insight into how some folks approach this event.

Ride Reports

David Booth shares his recollections from the Yeronga Medley. And some gorgeous photos as well.

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John at the Yeronga Medley.

Over twenty participants at a variety of distances. Weather fine thankfully cooler than the previous week. Route to the first control over familiar bike paths and roads…

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Brian, Peter and John,  casually deliberate at Flavours Cafe Boonah

Upcoming Rides

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Mangroves to Mountains (2018)

Choice of distances – 50/100/150/200 km through undulating countryside. This ride is unsupported but the controls are at conveniently spaced coffee shops and bakeries.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
50km
BA
07:00 A pleasant ride to the seaside haven of Nudgee Beach incorporating a cafe stop at the ever popular and cycle friendly Pam’s Cafe 88. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
150km
BA
07:00 A longer loop offering a more scenic option via Ocean View Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
100km
BA
07:00 A scenic loop through the Samford Valley, returning via Dayboro and Redcliffe Peninsula Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Brighton

Contact

Peter Jenkins  Ph: 0407149375  Email: berlioz@bigpond.net.au

Event Date: 18-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 17-Mar-2018

Fleche’s Little TrOppy (2018)

Teams of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Choose your own starting point and plan your own route – just ride 180km in the 24hrs from Saturday morning. Join all the teams for a Sunday morning breakfast at the Lure Restaurant, Port Douglas Pier, to brag about your efforts!

More information about the Oppy – http://www.longrides.bike/?page_id=17538

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
180km
Fleche
07:00 Finishing at the Lure Restaurant, Port Douglas Pier, at 7am Sunday morning25 March and join the teams for breakfast and coffee. Organise your team of 3-5 riders and plan your own route. Ride the 180+kms to commemorate the great Australian cyclist Sir Hubert Opperman. $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anywhere in Far North Queensland

Contact

Gayle Sticher  Ph: 0428440411  Email: gayle.sticher@bigpond.com

Event Date: 24-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 18-Mar-2018

Fleche’s Big TrOppy (2018)

Teams of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Choose your own starting point and plan your own route – just ride 360km in the 24hrs from Saturday morning. Join all the teams for a Sunday morning breakfast at The Lure Restaurant, Port Douglas Pier, to brag about your efforts!

More details about riding the Oppy – http://www.longrides.bike/?page_id=17538

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
360km
Fleche
07:00 Finishing at The Lure Restaurant, Port Douglas Pier at 7am Sunday morning 25 March and join the teams for breakfast and coffee. Organise your team of 3-5 riders and plan your own route. Ride the 360+kms to commemorate the great Australian cyclist Sir Hubert Opperman. $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anywhere in Far North Queensland

Contact

Gayle Sticher  Ph: 0428440411  Email: gayle.sticher@bigpond.com

Event Date: 24-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 18-Mar-2018

Petit Opperman – QLD (2018)

The Petit Oppy challenge is to ride 180km together in a group of 3 to 5 bikes to finish at St. Lucia riding for the first 12 and the last 2 hours of the Oppy. Join the other teams for breakfast at St Lucia

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
180km
Fleche
08:00 Choose your own course. Distance ridden can be 20% below or 15% above your nominated distance with a minimum of 180 km. Ride ends at UQ St Lucia $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anywhere

Contact

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

Event Date: 24-Mar-2018 8:00 am
Registration Close Date: 21-Mar-2018

Opperman All Day Trial – QLD (2018)

A team must consist of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Each team chooses its own start point and course. A minimum of 360 km must be ridden in 24 hours from Sat morning and all teams finish at the same point (St Lucia) for breakfast at St Lucys.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
360km
Fleche
08:00 A team must consist of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Each team chooses its own start point and course. A minimum of 360 km must be ridden in 24 hours from Sat morning and all teams finish at the same point (St Lucia) for breakfast at St Lucys. $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

anywhere

Contact

Mark Riley  Ph: 0416 802 834  Email: m.riley@uq.edu.au

Documentation:

http://www.audax.org.au/public/index.php/fleche-opperman

Event Date: 24-Mar-2018 8:00 am
Registration Close Date: 22-Mar-2018

March Madness (2018)

A scenic ride to Kilcoy for lunch, folowed by tea at Mooloolah. Then it’s all flat back to Banyo.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
300km
BRM
07:00 Scenic ride via Dayboro to Kilcoy, Peachester, Mooloolah and a flat return trip. $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

10 Sunwell St. Brighton

Contact

Peter Jenkins  Ph: 0407149375  Email: berlioz@bigpond.net.au

Event Date: 31-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 28-Mar-2018

River Loop April (2018)

A social ride followed by a coffee somewhere interesting on Montague Rd

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
50km
BA
05:30 A social river loop Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
100km
BA
05:30 A social river loop + an extension Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Toowong

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: +61418711417  Email: Brianhornby19@gmail.com

Event Date: 03-Apr-2018 5:30 am
Registration Close Date: 31-Mar-2018

Yeronga Medley 2 – 2018 (2018)

Reasonably flat course with distances of 110, 200, 300, 400 and 600 km. We start with part of the river loop, and then head west, taking in the Scenic Rim and the Brisbane and Lockyer Valleys. Please contact me if you need sleeping arrangements.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
110km
BA
06:00 110 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
200km
BRM
06:00 200 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
300km
BRM
06:00 300 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
400km
BRM
06:00 400 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
600km
BRM
06:00 600 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Yeronga

Contact

Anthony Richardson  Ph: 0467771869  Email: anthony.richardson@csiro.au

Event Date: 07-Apr-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 04-Apr-2018

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