I’m pushing this one out a few days early on account of the Ekka holiday on Wednesday. Lots of interesting things to read this time round including some great ride reports and various tech items including bike pumps (I have a few it seems), and a report on what looks like an interesting chain lubricant.
Not much to report I’m afraid, but there is some reading. Don’t forget to send your ride reports and pictures here: firstname.lastname@example.org
This fortnight I am pleased to be able to share some sensational rides. Please take a look, I am sure you will find a couple you really need to attend. I’ve included some interesting tech from Eurobike which is worth a look. Will it become mainstream one day?
I’ve resisted making any comments about le Tour although inexplicably I am weary again much the same as every July. I should possibly see someone about that. Ruth Brown shares her account of the Goat Track Gambol, and I take a peek at what went on up on the tablelands. There is a some random light reading as well. Enjoy.
In a departure with tradition, this newsletter has some news (what a concept) which you can quickly check out below. I note there’s a lot of great rides coming up as well. The Rathdowney Rumble in particular look splendid. I hear it can be ridiculously cold and is definitely a good solid ride. Add it to your list if you’ve not done so already. And to ensure the great rides continue, join the crew at the RO calendar workshop to see what goes on and put a case forward for your favourite ride. Three sensational ride reports with a difference round out this missive. Enjoy.
Not much Audax news from me just now although I see plenty has been happening. Sadly I’m in work mode with little opportunity to be out and about and catching up on whats been going down. I can’t even regale you with tales of my own, although I might have some news to share in the next newsletter (he said mysteriously).
There’s been some cracking rides the past few weeks. In particular the FNQ 600 which provided entertainment for days for the 4 hardy souls who signed up. You can read more about that below. I attempted the Bedrock and maintained my 100% fail rate. Leonie Lucas tackled the BVRT and of course the Fassifern Folly happened and looked quite splendid. I’m sadly short of ride reports, but I heard folks had an awesome time.
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 part of all concerned. Can you imagine 110 cyclists rolling into town?