Ride Start Date: 2018-03-24
Author: Mark Riley
In 2018 the SEQ Fleche Opperman finished at St Lucia for the first time, where it was great to celebrate with other teams and supporters. There were 5 Oppy and 2 Petit Oppy teams that successfully finished in SEQ, which together with the 2 Oppy and 3 Petit Oppy FNQ finishers, made it the biggest Oppy year Queensland has had. The weather was great on the day but the attrition was substantial on the pointy end; there was just enough wind to make conditions difficult for the two teams vying for the Queensland record. Of the nine riders in the two teams, only four finished: Koiled Crazies with three and the Flat Out Oppytunists with one. Congratulations to the Koiled Crazies who completed 560 km in a new Queensland record.
Koiled Crazies: Matthew Locker(c), Rachel Edwards, Michael Newell
Here are the teams in order of distance attempted:
And if you think those jersey look purpose-made, you’d be right:
And if you think those socks look purpose-made, you’d be right again: