Newsletter: 21st February, 2017

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All smiles at the start, but another tough day/night at the office for the fifteen riders of the “Esk at Night”.

Ride News:

Esk at Night – 100 / 200 / 300k – (18/02/17)

A multi-distance supported Audax ride. What could be better? It brings out a mixture of the new & old and the young & old. 15 riders at the start:
100 km riders: David Booth, Keith Heinrich, Laura Diaz, Justin Bennett, David Foster, Peter Jenkins and Pat Lehane.
200 km riders: Raoul Dover, Lisa Stanhope, Emery Bridge and Grant Williams.
300 km riders: Rod Staines, Nick Booth, Liz Nelson and Brian Hornby.

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Searing heat, headwinds, lightning storm, pouring rain; this ride delivered. Supporting the riders through this were RO Kym Raffelt and John McMullan. Well done guys. And well done to all who took on the challenge. Ride Reports below.

Ride Reports:

Esk at Night – Liz Nelson

Esk at Night – Brian Hornby

News:

“The OPPY”, the FOADT, or the Flèche Opperman All Day Trial

Oppy: Ride as a team of at least 3 – 5 riders at least 360k in 24hr.
or
Petit Oppy: Ride as a team of at least 3 – 5 riders at least 180k in 24hr.

There is an special button that will be awarded to all of this years Oppy entrants:
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(full disclosure: not an original idea: originator here)

At time of press, we have only a single definite team entered: the “Flat Out Oppytunists” (Anthony Richardson, Nick Booth, Nick Burnett, Mark Riley, Rod Staines)

But there have been many expressions of interest. Be nimble, be quick, it may be perfect riding conditions on March 18th. If you are keen, but have no team, email: AudaxQld@gmail.com for a matchmaker service.


The FNQ GT Series

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The registrations are now open. Access both GT and 6-pack registrations here.

At time of writing: GT 24 places left; 6-pack 22 places left.

Cartoons

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(courtesy of Debra Kruz on Facebook)

Classifieds

One (1) pair of Giant SLR1 tubeless ready disc brake rims for $100.
They haven’t seen much use (2489 km, to be precise).
Enquiries: Peter Jenkins (berlioz@bigpond.net.au)

Audax QLD AGM

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This years AGM will again be held at the Hamilton Wheelers Clubhouse. (Location here)
Sunday: 10 am, 26th February, 2017.
Everyone can go and should go.

Why should you go? It’s interesting. You get to see the “issues”, such as they are. Don’t be afraid, innocent bystanders do not find themselves suddenly elected.
How do you get there? Go on the AGM ride (7AM start). At the end of the ride is the AGM. See below.


The Secret Pro:

The last newsletter Secret Pro was: Frank Zappa.
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Yes, that’s right, that is him on the left; suited & before the goatee.
Correct answers in order received: Brian Hornby, Dave Minter.

Frank Zappa eventually dropped the suit and went on to greater things.
One of which was the Album:
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Still working under “The Rider” algorithm (sorry: “My world on wheels” will come soon); winner: Brian Hornby

The current IOU beer/coffee list: Brian Hornby 1; Dave Minter 5; Dino Morgante 1; Kym Raffelt 2; Peter Robertson 1; Rod Staines 1; Wayne Williams 1; Melvyn Yap 2. You have to ride to collect.

Today’s Secret Pro is clearly “specialized” but who is it?:
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Email answers to: audaxqld@gmail.com. The winner is drawn randomly “calculated” from all correct answers sent in before the next newsletter.


Upcoming Rides News:

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

The AGM Ride – Sunday Feb 26th 2017

Revolution may be upon us!
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Berry Good 200 – Saturday March 4th 2017

(Note correction: This is not a UAF ride)
Vaughan’s away, but we’ve found a replacement:
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Upcoming Rides:

Koumala Calling – Saturday Feb 25th 2017

Come and visit this tiny town on the Bruce Highway via the back roads around Mackay. Includes the winding Sarina Range.

Start: Kay Court, North Mackay 5AM
Costs (member/nonmember) : $6/16
Distances/Map: 200 BRM
On-line rego: here
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Peter Robertson (0497 270 621 / audaxmackay@gmail.com)

QLD AGM – Sunday Feb 26th 2017

Flat, friendly and fifty! An easy pre-AGM ride to set the mood. (AGM starts at 10.00AM).

Start: Nundah Criterium Circuit 7:00AM
Costs: $20 members / $30 non members
Distance/Map: 50k BA
On-line rego: here
Supported/Lighting Rules: Yes/No
Contact: Peter Jenkins (0407 149 375 / berlioz@bigpond.net.au)

Get Your Cape and Hatton – Saturday March 4th 2017

210 km jaunt to Cape Hillsborough region then Finch Hatton valley before returning. With a bit of dirt, ocean views, lush countryside and a short range to climb this ride has something for everyone.

Start: Kay Court, North Mackay 5:30AM
Costs (member/nonmember) : $6/16
Distances/Map: 200 BRM
On-line rego: here
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Peter Robertson (0497 270 621 / audaxmackay@gmail.com)

Berry Good 200 – Saturday March 4th 2017

A supported ride on relatively quiet roads starting at Lowood and heading west to the foothills of the range at Mt Berryman.

Start: Lowood 7:00AM
Costs: $25 members / $35 non members
Distance/Map: 200k
On-line rego: here
Supported/Lighting Rules: Partial/Yes
Contact: Mark Riley (0416 802 834 / m.riley@uq.edu.au)

Crepe Escape – Sunday March 5th 2017

Escape reality up in Kuranda; fresh mountain air, quiet rainforest roads and French crepes! Suitable for mountain, hybrid, gravel and CX bikes – 75% dirt/gravel roads encountered so we recommend 28C or wider tyres.

Start: Kuranda Village Info Centre 7:00AM
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance/Map: 47k BD
On-line rego: here
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/No
Contact: William Bird (0437 890 069 / cyclefnq@gmail.com)

River Loop March – Tuesday March 7th 2017

A social ride followed by a coffee somewhere interesting on Montague Rd

Start: Toowong, opposite Regatta 5:30AM
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance/Map: 50k BA, 100k BA
On-line rego: here
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/No
Contact: Brian Hornby (0418 711 417 / Brianhornby19@gmail.com)

Smashing Mee – Saturday March 11th 2017

A scenic hilly 200 that will give you plenty of excuses to get off your bike to take a photo or two. Dayborro and Mt Mee with a few dirt roads and 4500 of vertical gain. What else could you ask for? The only way is up!

Start: 37 Yathong Court Arana Hills 6:00AM
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance: 200k BRM
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Andrew Bragg (0434 284 532 / andrewbragg1@yahoo.com)
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