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This web address remains a historical repository of old Audax Queensland Newsletters and Ride Reports. For the latest Newsletters go to the new Audax Australia website (audax.org.au/queensland/) and navigate to Regions > Queensland > News.

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Queensland Newsletter, 13th June 2019

Here we are in the grip of another Queensland winter with overnight temperatures in the positives and daytime temperatures in the mid 20s.While we do have some chilly areas just above zero, we have pretty good riding weather.

Tomewin heaven – where the gradient eases off. Jeff describes Tomwein as ‘5ks of goodness wrapped in a bow with a box of chocolates at the top’. Unless you mistake the slippery when wet sign for a bow, I don’t see one!
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Queensland Newsletter May 30th, 2019

Welcome to the late May edition of the Queensland Newsletter. In the last two weeks we have seen some firsts: the Far North Queensland riding of the Fleche Opperman All Day Trial; A new Ride Organiser and a brand new ride.

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What a calm setting! You can hardly spot the horizon. Vic Point on ‘What’s the Point?’

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Queensland Newsletter, May 16th 2019

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After effects of a windy night – Bedrock 2019 courtesy Tara Horner

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Queensland Newsletter May 2nd, 2019

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When I was discussing with some of the Queensland Committee members about becoming the newsletter editor one theme seemed to come out often and that it is good to have someone that participated in the rides on a regular basis. For the most, I seem to tick that box except for the long rides so to speak. One advantage is I also get an opportunity to take some cool photos. Mark’s editorial theme was the free coffee for unravelling the puzzle, you will notice the occasional photo that I have taken on a ride. Full points if you recognise the photo above that I took on a recent ride. I am also taking the opportunity to inform you of any changes to events and where possible advise how the recent rides have gone.

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Queensland Newsletter April 18th, 2019

Mt Walker House

Here we are at the start of the Autumn riding weather for another edition of the Queensland Newsletter. Several rides have completed since the last newsletter with mixed results and we have some on and off road rides coming up so check out the details below.

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Queensland Newsletter, April 4th, 2019

Welcome to a rather full edition of the Queensland newsletter. Queensland had a very successful Oppy this year with all teams completing and with some outstanding record breaking to boot. More on that a little later.

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Only Oppy riders can appreciate a beautiful morning like this

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Queensland Newsletter, March 21st, 2019

Here we are a few days out from the 2019 Fleche Opperman All Day Trial and I hope teams have completed their preparations for another awesome Oppy. I take my hat off to those riding the full distance – something I have yet to do but it is always in my plans. On a trip to the MCG I took time to read up on Sir Hubert Opperman in the Sporting Hall of Fame and took this photo of once of his steeds.

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Amazing what you find at teh MCG Sporting Hall of Fame. I wonder if bar mounted bidons will make a big return?

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Queensland Newsletter March 9th, 2019

Welcome to the March 9th edition of the Queensland Newsletter. This edition has some good reading for your rest day after a long ride. Remember to make sure all your Oppy preparations are in order – team and rider registration and course nomination because the Oppy is only two weeks away!

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Queensland Newsletter – February 21, 2019

Welcome to February 21st edition of the  Queensland Region newsletter. This is a bit of a bumper edition due to the National and Regional AGMs being held in the last couple of weeks. We have a new club constitution and we saw some very good rides in the last fortnight.

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Jeff Franklin receiving the Martin Pearson Memorial Trophy for outstanding Audax riding.

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