Newsletter 13th October 2015

Whilst I may be pre-empting it looks almost a certainty that Mark Riley’s dancing fingers and magic with words will soon grace your eyes as we transition from my guard to his with the newsletter. A small change that will come with this is a move to a fortnightly newsletter which as you can all appreciate we live in a busy world and time is precious, we appreciate your understanding.

It has been an enjoyable ride providing weekly updates and news to you all both with a cycling spin on it but also with what happens within my own life.

I took on the role with great trepidation from my predecessor Mr Simon Faber who is currently enjoying his version of a National Lampoons vacation in the USA some 2 years ago. His wit and humour in using the English language was a real scare. I think that even though my level of comprehension is less than this it has still provided you all with a great read and has kept you well informed when it comes to Audax.

This is a great club providing a great sporting pursuit that caters for riders of all abilities and capabilities. This is what drew myself in first time round. Its not about winning its about completing the course and making it home. To this I will take the opportunity to thank one particular RO who has kept me going when the chips were down and resignation was on the table. These were tough courses for me but I survived all thanks to Roger H. love his rides and the challenges they present and will continue to develop my courses with hills and gravel…thanks Rog.

Ok back to reality….

With the movement to a more user friendly on-line service members are strongly encouraged to update their Emergency Contact details. As you can appreciate this is a very important part of the clubs administration that provides additional protection to riders when on rides. Whilst we hope the need never arises to rely on this information its comforting to know that should we need to its there.

The following link to the Audax membership webpage will give you instant access to exactly where you need to go to manage your account with some instructions on what to do when your there. If you are having trouble signing on please reply to us so we can assist.

Audax Membership

Once there…..

1. Choose a password: Your password has been set to random text, you can reset the password and choose a new one here:

Follow the instructions and a link will be sent to your e-mail account which will allow you to choose a new password.

2. Once you have reset and chosen a new password, login to the membership system with your e-mail address and the new password.

3. Click Profile to view your profile (or follow this Link to Your Profile), and then click the Edit button.

4. Update any details which might be incorrect.

5. Add your Emergency Contact details into the profile. You may also like to add yourself to the regional mailing lists. You will automatically be added to the region you are affiliated with, but you can subscribe to other regional newsletters if you have an interest.

6. Don’t forget to save your Profile updates. The save button is at the bottom of the page.
7. Optionally, Renew Your Membership. When viewing your profile if your next renewal date is coming up in the next month you’ll find a Renew button. This will allow you to renew your membership (at the same level) and make an online payment.

Ride Report

Nothing this week.

This Weekend

Low & High UAF – Saturday 17 October 2015

A supported ride on relatively quiet country roads starting at Middle Park & taking in Peak Crossing (cooked breakfast), Rosewood (morning tea in the park), Glamorgan Vale Hotel (counter meal at a lovely county pub – to be paid for on the day by each rider) and back to Middle Park for a cold beverage.

This is a great opportunity for new and experienced audaxers to chat, share experiences and generally just take in the scenery at a relaxed pace. Riding speed is just 22.5 kph for the entire peloton so if you haven’t ventured on a 200 km ride before, this may be the time.

Look forward to seeing you all for a fun day on the bike.

Start: 12 Kellan Place, Middle Park
Start Time: 6:00am
Costs: $25 members / $35 non members
Distances: 200 km UAF
Supported: Yes
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes

Contact Chris Richardson on 0433 210 996 or email

Editor’s note: if you have never done a 200km ride then this is a perfect introduction. Sharing the road with other riders and riding the course as a peloton means you’ll never be alone. A ride captain ensures the group stays together although re-groupings are common atop any significant climbs. The perfect introduction to Audax.

Upcoming Rides

South of the Border – Saturday 24 October 2015

Enjoy a brief sojourn riding around the border district amongst rain-forest & mountains whilst same time enjoying beautiful Spring weather. Final ride in the Polka Series.
Enjoy a coffee and cake at the lovely Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park/Cafe at the top of the range.

Start: Boonah
Start Time: 6am
Costs: $16 members / $26 non members
Distances: 100 km BA & 200 km BRM
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes to the 200 km BRM only

Contact Rodney Clarke on 0411 699 661 or email

Mulgowie Meander UAF – Sunday 1 November 2015

From Rosewood over the Grandchester Range past Mulgowie and Thornton then return.
Group ride speed 22.5 kph

Start: Rosewood
Start Time: 7am
Costs: $10 members / $20 non members
Distances: 100 km BUAF
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: No

Contact Vaughan Kippers on 07 3376 6761 or email

Middle Park Medley 1 – Saturday 7 November 2015

Flattish course away from the traffic of Brisbane with distances of 100, 200, 300, 400 & 600km taking in the scenic rim & the Brisbane & Lockyer Valleys.

Start: Middle Park
Start Time: 6am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distances: 100 km BA, 200,300,400 & 600 BRMs
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Only to 200 km and above distances

Contact Chris Richardson on 0433 210 996 or email

B-P-B – Saturday 14 November 2015

A moderately challenging 200 from Brighton to Peachester via Mt Mee the easy way returning by a flatter route. An abbreviated April Animation

Start: Brighton
Start Time: 7am
Costs: $26 members / $36 non members
Distances: 200 BRM
Supported: Yes
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes

Contact Peter Jenkins on 0407 149 375 or email

For further information on any rides or on Audax Australia simply visit:
Rodney Clarke
Audax Queensland Communication Officer

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