Newsletter: 13th June, 2017


Audax Queensland rider Rod Staines: TransAm-ing. The stuff of dreams…………and nightmares.

Ride News:

Beach and Bush – Saturday June 3rd, 2017

A new ride, Bald Knob Rd going up, Errol supporting: It was a ride to check out. Coolish at the beginning. But the coast moderated temperatures… A bit.
That’s John McMullan, John Paxevanos, Vaughan Kippers, Mark Riley, Peter Jenkins.
From beach up to Bush:
Yeah, it was even better than it looks.
Here demolishing the food on offer at Mary Cairnscross Park:
Then back down to Noosaville:

Yep, I think this one is a keeper. Ride report below.

River Loop June – Tuesday 6th June 2017


There are always Audax riders every Tuesday doing a River Loop starting from Toowong. We pride ourselves on how slowly a RL can be done. Not sure why only 3 appear in the pic above. Usually there are 6-8 people riding.

Dirty Mee – Sunday 11th June 2017

I don’t believe this had any takers, but please correct me if I’m wrong. RO Andrew Bragg is making his come-back after a bicycle-car interaction. This is one to penciled in for next year.


Ride Reports:

Beach & Bush (03/06/17) – John McMullan


Permanent Ride Reports:

Sandgate – Scarborough 100 (10/06/17) – Andrew Gills


News:

TransAm – 6920 km

Rod Staines going strong.

Currently he is 20th place: at 3124km in 10days 19hrs; out of 159 starters, 46 have withdrawn so far. For tracker & webpage links see previous Newsletter.

Martins’s Trial postponed.

This time it was because the appointed judge decided that the two weeks allocated for the trial might not have been long enough as he is leaving for a 5 week European holiday at the end of the trial. Yes – this could have anticipated and dealt with before the expense of starting the trial. And yes – you tax-payers are paying for this.

https://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/time-too-risky-for-trial/3188844/


The Secret Pro:

In the last newsletter the Secret Pro was: Ronald Reagan.

I was surprised I didn’t get Jacques Tati from the pipe.

Correct answers in order received: David Taylor.
The IOU beer/coffee list: David Booth 3; Brian Hornby 1; Leonie Lucas 1; Peter Jenkins 1; Dave Minter 5; Dino Morgante 1; Kym Raffelt 2; Peter Robertson 1; David Taylor 2; Wayne Williams 1; Melvyn Yap 2. You have to ride to collect David.

Today’s Secret Pro is on holiday!


Upcoming Rides:

Frank’s Ride – Saturday 17th June 2017

A ride on some of Frank’s favourite roads in Northern NSW. Frank unfortunately passed away as a result of an accident he had while riding in this area. The scenery and terrain here, is exactly what he liked to ride.

Start: Currumbin; 6:30 AM
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: 110k, 200k
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes for 200
Contact: Brian Hornby (0418 711 417 / brianhornby19@gmail.com)

Goat Track Gambol – Saturday Jun 24th 2017

Take a gamble on the Goat Track: an easy and traffic free way up Mt Glorious. A gentle descent over the back leads to a flat return via Fernvale, Rosewood and Mutdapilly. There are small sections of dirt road well-suited for road bikes. Ride Documentation.

Start: Anzac Park, Toowong 6:30 AM
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/maps: 200k
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Mark Riley (0416 802 834 / m.riley@uq.edu.au)

SK 600 Out and Back – Saturday Jun 24th 2017

Definitely one for audacious riders, this route is very isolated with only one service station along a 240km stretch of the Marlborough-Sarina Rd. Undulating all the way but only one significant climb. We head back via the same route with a tailwind.

Start: Kay Court, North Mackay 6AM
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/Maps: 600km BRM
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Peter Robertson (0497 270 621 / audaxmackay@gmail.com)

Freedom Ride 400 – Saturday July 1st 2017

A scenic ride including Yamanto, Peak Crossing, Rosewood, Laidley, Kilcoy and Peachester.

Start: Ferny Hills 6am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
On-line rego: here
Distance/Map: 400 km BRM
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Brian Hornby (0418 711 417 / brianhornby19@gmail.com)

River Loop July – Tuesday 4th July 2017

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

Start: Regatta, Toowong; 5:30 am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
On-line rego: here
Distances/Maps: 50, 100
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Brian Hornby (0418 711 417 / brianhornby19@gmail.com)

Lotus Creek Out and Back – Saturday 8th July 2017

Cool down after the SK600 with a gentle ride on quiet roads to the petrol station caravan park in the middle of nowhere, Lotus Creek. Hot food, cold drinks and a shower if you fancy before riding back to the big smoke.

Start: Kay Court, North Mackay 6am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance/map: 300k BRM
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Peter Robertson (0497 270 621 / audaxmackay@gmail.com)

The Cheap 3 Peaks Challenge – Saturday 8th July 2017

The Cheap 3 Peaks Challenge, is a spectacular ride taking in scenic climbs north of the river. Mt Me, 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 6am
Costs: $6 members / $16 non members
Distance/map: 200k,300k
Supported/Lighting Rules: No/Yes
Contact: Andrew Bragg (0434 284 532 / andrewbragg1@yahoo.com)
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