Newsletter: 1/11/16


Ride News:

Atherton BikeFest – 75k(BD), 100k(BA), 200k(BRM) – (22/10/16)

Another well attended series of rides in FNQ with 55 finishers: 26(BD), 27(BA), 2(BRM)

From Gayle Sticher:
Thanks to everyone who participated in Atherton BikeFest Audax last weekend. It was an amazing weekend of all things cycling.

I have (finally) completed a Ride Report ( and collated ride times ( for the 100km, 200km and 75km dirt rides.

Stay tuned for more details of our next 100km Audax ride on 4 December 2016, starting on Cairns Esplanade. Our Christmas Ride is enticingly titled “Rudolph’s Revenge”, with Wil Bird as RO.

MalenyMee – 300k – (22/10/16)

Peter Watson, Philip Giddings and Alex Morgan completed this ride.
Stand-in RO Peter Watson: Hi Brian, We all finished within 40 min of each other. I got in 9:20 and Philip just after 10. I got a bit of rain on jinker track, otherwise a dry ride. All went well. Peter

Broke Back Mountain 200k – (29/10/16)

This ride has cancelled due to Andrew Bragg, who was providing transportation to the start, being seriously injured after being hit by a car. Best wishes to Andrew for a speedy recovery.

Ride Reports:

See link to Atherton BikeFest report above.

MalenyMee 300k from Peter Watson


End of Audax Season and Xmas Party

Audax Queensland cordially invites you and your partner to attend an
End of Audax Season and Xmas Party
Sunday 18th December
45 Rhyndarra St, Yeronga
Midday till Late

This is a great opportunity to show your support for your favourite cycling club, chat with your fellow randonneurs, and thank your partner who has put up with your long days in the saddle…

Mix of BBQ fare and hors d’oeuvres. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks provided.

Places are limited so RSVP now to avoid disappointment.

Cost: This event is free and sponsored by Audax Queensland
Dress Code: Casual + togs
RSVP: By Sunday 11 December to Ant (

Petit Year Round Randonneur Award

One ride each month, each of at least 50 km but all 12 must total at least 1200 km.
Details: here
FAQs: here

Do the pledge, it is on your Audax profile. What, you didn’t know that you have an Audax profile?

Go to the Audax website (
Login (Select “Membership” from the “Membership” dropdown menu)
Login (email, password)
What, you don’t know your password? (Click on “Forgot password”)
– And while you’re there you might as well…
– Pay your overdue membership renewal (Click “Pay On-line”)
Edit profile (Click on “Edit profile”)
Scroll down to “Petit Year Round Randonneur Pledge”
Check the box: “I will be riding the PYRR in 2016-17”
Save (Scroll to end and click “Save” button)
Go ride your bike.

The Rider

– from Peter Jenkins

The Latest from China


Social/Recovery Rides:

There is an Audax Ride every Tuesday. Meet on bike way opposite the Regatta, Toowong at 5:30 am.

The sun is getting higher:
The city from Toowong, 5:30am, 25/10/16

The Secret Pro:

Last week’s Secret Pro was: Chris Froome. Seen below going on attack mano a mano. Winner: Peter Jenkins (again!)
Chris Froome
Two correct entries in order received: Peter Jenkins and Rodney Clarke.

The current IOU beer/coffee list: Peter Jenkins 1; Dave Minter 3; Dino Morgante 1; Kym Raffelt 1; Rod Staines 1; Wayne Williams 1; Melvyn Yap 1. You have to ride to collect.

Today’s Secret Pro is

Email answers to: The winner is drawn randomly from all correct answers sent in before the next newsletter.

Upcoming Rides News:

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

Mulgowie Meander UAF – Saturday Nov 5th 2016

This is not the Moose, it’s the Meander. Visit the Grandchester Range in a 22.5 k/h average group ride. On-line rego below. (Tip: If you click on the on-line rego, you can see who else is riding.)

Sarina Double Century – Saturday Nov 12th 2016

November is a terrible time for riding in Mackay, between the heat and the magpies, however if you must then along the coast is best. So it’s time to venture a little further afield and take in the beautiful coastal terrain around Sarina. This ride of just under 201 km takes you to many of the scenic vantage points along the coast including Freshwater Point, Campwin Beach, Grasstree Beach and Louisa Creek. Starts outside McDonalds and Corry Cycles on Kay Crt. Expect a warm start to the day and some real heat by the time you head home, but the views are worth the pain.

Upcoming Rides:

Mulgowie Meander UAF – Saturday Nov 5th 2016

From Rosewood over the Grandchester Range past Mulgowie and Thornton, then return.

Start: Rosewood (Park in John St); 7AM
Costs: $10 members / $20 non members
Distance: 100 km BUAF
On-line rego: here
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: No
Contact: Vaughan Kippers (0733766761 /

Sarina Double Century – Saturday Nov 12th 2016

A double century ride taking in most of the coastal communities close to Sarina as well as some of the farm land between Mackay and Sarina.

Start: Kay Court, North Mackay; 5:00 am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance/Map: 200k BRM
On-line rego: here
Supported: No
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Peter Robertson (0497270621 /

B-P-B – Saturday Nov 12th 2016

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

Start: 10 Sunwell St. Brighton; 6:00 am
Costs: $30 members / $40 non members
Distance/Map: 200k BRM
On-line rego: here
Supported: yes
Lighting Rules Apply: yes
Contact: Peter Jenkins (0407149375 /

Midnight Century – Saturday Nov 26th 2016

Start at midnight and ride through the Lockyer and Brisbane Valleys to finish on Sunday morning in Ipswich for breakfast at Brothers Leagues Club.

Start: Ipswich; 11:59 PM
Costs: $50 members / $60 non members
Distance: 160 BA
Supported: Yes
Lighting Rules Apply: Yes
Contact: Mark Riley (0416 802 834 /
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