Newsletter: 28th June 2016

2016-06-25 07.56.48

Ride News:

Goat Track Gambol 200km (25/06/16)

A newly sign-posted “Goat Track” greeted Andrew Bragg, Nick Fisk, Mark Hankin, Tim Hockey, Brian Hornby, Chris Lewthwaite, Mark Riley, Rod Staines, Jason Steele, Robert Topping, Peter Watson. Eleven of the eleven starters finished.

This is where it starts getting interesting:
GoatTrack

This is where it starts getting cold (yes, that’s 2°C coming down Mt Glorious):
Temp

On every ride, there is always a mailbox worth photographing:
DevilMailbox

Get yourself some Middle Road perspective:
MiddleRdPerspective

No rides the previous week, but there were permanents on offer. Brian, Mark show Gayle the sights:
PeachyMee
The highlight being the very dodgy Morayfield burger bar.

Ride Report:

Dirty Mee (12/06/16)

from Peter Watson: here.
Some more pics; Andrew in camo:
DirtyMee1

Quality dirt hairpins:
DirtyMee3

DirtyMee2


News:

FNQ GT

Hot off the press:
FNQ2

You’ll be hearing more about this, but briefly the GT series will also have a concurrent series of 100 & 200k ride options. Something for everyone.

FNQ1

Inspirational Rides:

Highest Annual Mileage Record (HAM’R):
In the two weeks since the last newsletter, Amanda Coker has ridden 5,103.9 km, how much have you ridden? She has currently averaged 362 km/day for the past 45 days.
Strava here; lots of “visualisations” here.

AmandaCoker

Inspirational Bikes:

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Reader Contributions:

None this week

YehudaMoon:

(http://yehudamoon.com/)
2015-05-12

The Secret Pro:

In the last newsletter the Secret Pro was: Cadel Evans. I would have also accepted “Cuddles”. Winner: Peter Jenkins
evans

There were 3 correct entries: Peter Robertson, Peter Jenkins and Alex Morgan. You will have to go back to Newsletter 12 April, 2016 to find details of my random selection “algorithm”. Briefly, the 3rd page of “The Rider” starts: “I wipe my tires clean and get onto the bike.”; the 3rd word of the 3rd page is “my”, which has 2 letters, 2nd answerer wins.

The current IOU beer/coffee list: Wayne Williams 1; Rodney Clarke 2; Dino Morgante 1; Peter Jenkins 2; Rod Staines 1. You have to ride to collect. Hint: I will be at “Another Dam Audax” where you can collect your winnings before, during, or after the ride.

Today’s Secret Pro is shown here at the end of one of the most exciting races I’ve seen.
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Email answers to: audaxqld@gmail.com. The winner is drawn randomly from all correct answers sent in before next newsletter.


Upcoming Rides News:

Forms: Ride Entry Form, Lighting Rules, Reflective Vest Rules

The Cheap 3 Peaks Challenge – Saturday July 2nd 2016

Andrew: “Starting to get a bit of interest for the 200 and 300 course. You are best not to look at the profiles, can be a bit off putting. Might even get a jersey designed for this ride, I have a few ideas in mind.
3peaks

Another Dam Audax – Saturday July 9th 2016

Mark: “Just don’t expect any of Anne’s “unsupported ride” support. No fruit cake, no bananas, no gummy snakes, you’re on your own. Just 200 sweet kms with only 1600 m ascent and finishing outside the Fernvale pie shop.


Upcoming Rides:

The Cheap 3 Peaks Challenge – Saturday July 2nd 2016

The Cheap 3 Peaks Challenge, is a spectacular ride taking in scenic climbs north of the river. Mt Mee, Mt Glorious and Mt Coot-tha. With plenty of hills in between. A tough ride, unsupported with a 2 peak 200 km or 3 peak 300 km challenge.

Start: 37 Yathong Court Arana Hills; 6:00 am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance/Maps: 200, 300 BRM
On-line Rego: here
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Andrew Bragg (0434 284 532 / andrewbragg1@yahoo.com)

Another Dam Audax – Saturday July 9th 2016

A ride on relatively quiet roads starting at Fernvale and visiting Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams.

Start: Fernvale; 6:30 am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance/Map: 200 km BRM
On-line Rego: here
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Mark Riley (0416 802 834 / m.riley@uq.edu.au)

6 Bumps & 1 Hill – Saturday Jul 16th 2016

Ride around the Gold Coast hinterland and northern NSW. Currumbin Creek – Tweed Heads – Bilambil – Chillingham – Tyalgum – Uki – Stokers Siding – Mooball – Wooyung – Cabarita Beach – Murwillumbah – Tomewin – Currumbin Creek.

Start: Currumbin; 7:00 am
Costs: $30 members / $40 non members
Distance: 200 BRM
Supported: Yes
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Vaughan Kippers (33766761/ v.kippers@uq.edu.au)

Middle Park Medley 3 – Saturday Jul 23rd 2016

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; 6:00 am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance/Maps: 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 km
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes, except for 100
Contact: Anthony Richardson ( Anthony.Richardson@csiro.au)
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