Newsletter – May 10, 2018

Another busy couple of weeks with lots going on. In the recent Downs and Back ride, Brian reported All 9 riders completed the course. For 5 of the riders this was their first 600 km they have completed. Sensational effort. The Eight Tablelands Towns event attracted 110 riders… which is an amazing effort on the part of all concerned. Can you imagine 110 cyclists rolling into town?

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Paris Brest Paris

Paris Brest Paris (PBP) will run again in 2019. It is proposed that Audax Queensland will hold a PBP information night Wednesday 6 June 2018. If you are interested in hearing from PBP anciens please come along.

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Even if you have not planning to ride PBP next year but have an interest in finding out more about 1200 km rides, please come along. More information and location for this evening will follow.

Ride Reports

Warthog 200

John McMullan shares his Warthog 200 experience.

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Unlike last year I found the hills a lot easier to climb and apart from some nasty little orange insect getting his milligram of flesh when I was navigating a river crossing I started to enjoy the tailwinds to make some good speed on the way to Ma Ma Creek.

Read more.

Eight Tablelands Towns

And from the north, a huge time was had on the Eight Tablelands Towns event. 110 riders?? Yep, that’s an event.

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The vistas were talked up and the Control stops were well stocked, hopefully to distract riders from the relative lack of coffee shops along the route. It was a new one-day record for FNQ Audax, with 110 riders signing up for the challenge.

Read more.

Downs and Back

Two reports for this ride. Mark Riley analyses the antics of the Downs and Back riders. Brian shares us his view from the saddle and offers some wisdom.

 

By all accounts, a big and successful weekend. I’ve never heard of tumbleweeds being a hazard to cyclists before, but if you spend enough time in the saddle, I expect you see some unusual things.

Mark’s report.

Brian’s report.

Upcoming Events

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Bedrock (2018)

Scenic rides over Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BRM
06:30 Starting at Ferny Hills, ride to Redcliffe via Mt Nebo and Clear Mountain before heading back to Ferny Hills Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
150km
BA
06:30 Starting at Ferny Hills, Over Mt Nebo, Mt Glorious, Clear Mt return via dayboro. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
100km
BA
06:30 Starting at Ferny Hills, Over Mt Nebo, Mt Glorious, Clear Mt return. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
60km
BA
06:30 Starting at Ferny Hills, Over Mt Nebo, Mt Glorious return. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Ferny Hills

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: +61418711417  Email: brianhornby19@gmail.com

Event Date: 12-May-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 11-May-2018

Fassifern Folly (2018)

A meander through the food bowl of the Fassifern Valley taking in country scenery and mountain vistas. The ride will be undulating and traverse some of the less travelled roads in the valley.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BRM
07:00 Supported Map $30.00 (mbrs)
$40.00 (Non)

Start Location

Ipswich

Contact

Rosie Godwin  Ph: 0421546118  Email: Godwinrm@gmail.com

Event Date: 20-May-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 18-May-2018

Frank’s Ride (2018)

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.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BRM
06:30 Scenic ride Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
110km
BA
06:30 Scenic ride Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Currumbin

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: 0418711417  Email: brianhornby19@gmail.com

Event Date: 26-May-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 25-May-2018

Glorious Foursome (2018)

Explore four faces of glorious Mt Glorious, just for fun. With lots of fast descending and wonderful views, this is a ride for the hardy and determined rider. Start and finish outside The Gap police station at Walton Bridge.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
160km
BA
06:30 Explore four faces of glorious Mt Glorious, just for fun. With lots of fast descending and wonderful views, this is a ride for the hardy and determined rider. Start and finish outside The Gap police station at Walton Bridge on Waterworks Rd, The Gap. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

The Gap police station, Walton Bridge, Waterworks Rd., The Gap

Contact

Paul Witzerman  Ph: 0412402673  Email: witzerman@gmail.com

Event Date: 02-Jun-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 01-Jun-2018

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100 (2018)

Ride the first stages of the BVRT to Mt Hallen and return. Plenty of dirt and some beautiful scenery (and bakeries of course) Part of the BVRT dirt series.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
100km
BD
06:30 100k Dirt Ride on the BVRT Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Diamantina St, Blacksoil

Contact

Simon Faber  Ph: 0448887839  Email: sasfaber@bigpond.net.au

Event Date: 03-Jun-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 31-May-2018

River Loop June (2018)

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

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
50km
BA
05:30 A social river loop Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
100km
BA
05:30 A social river loop + an extension Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Toowong

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: +61418711417  Email: Brianhornby19@gmail.com

Event Date: 05-Jun-2018 5:30 am
Registration Close Date: 02-Jun-2018

Round The Mountains 400 (2018)

Scenic ride from Ferny Hills, through Caboolture, Kilcoy, Esk etc. around the mountains west of Brisbane back to Ferny Hills.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
400km
BRM
06:00 Ferny Hills, Caboolture, Kilcoy, Ipswich back to Ferny Hills Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Ferny Hills

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: 0418711417  Email: brianhornby19@gmail.com

Event Date: 09-Jun-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 08-Jun-2018

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