Newsletter – May 24, 2018

There’s been some cracking rides the past few weeks. In particular the FNQ 600 which provided entertainment for days for the 4 hardy souls who signed up. You can read more about that below. I attempted the Bedrock and maintained my 100% fail rate. Leonie Lucas tackled the BVRT and of course the Fassifern Folly happened and looked quite splendid. I’m sadly short of ride reports, but I heard folks had an awesome time.

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Paris Brest Paris Information Night

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Paris Brest Paris (PBP) is on again in August 2019. If you are interested in riding this great event or just wanting to find out more, please come along – RSVP essential.

Only comes around every 4 years. Not too late to set a goal for next and build up for it.

6 June at 18:30–21:30

The Fox Hotel
71 – 73 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Facebook event link.

Audax Information Session – Atherton

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Expert presentations on Audax riding, membership, training, gear and packing for long rides, nutrition, night riding, navigation and more. Also information on longer Audax events – including the 1200 km Perth-Albany-Perth and Paris-Brest-Paris and the 1400 km London Edinburgh London.

30 June at 14:30–19:00

Atherton, Queensland, Australia

Facebook event link.

Audax Australia Team Wear

Audax Australia is pleased to offer members the opportunity to purchase the New Audax Australia Team Wear.

The Winter Ordering window is now open and will close on the 2nd of June.

Audax Australia is offering members the following Team Wear:

  • Relaxed Fit Short-sleeve and Long-sleeve Jerseys
  • Thermal Jacket with Rear Pockets
  • Bib’n’Brace and Short Knicks
  • Reflective Vest
  • Arm Warmers
  • Knee Warmers
  • Cycling Cap

For what its worth the reflective vest is my favourite bit of cycling apparel, massive pockets, windproof at the front, open at the back so you don’t end up with heat exhaustion and most importantly can be seen from space.

Audax members refer to your email for details of how to access the shop.

Movie Review

Marinoni: The Fire In the Frame

Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to attempt the world hour record for his age group, all on a bike he built with his own hands almost 40 years ago.

Inspirational.

 

Ride Reports

Leonie Lucas hits the BVRT again. It looks splendid and I really need to get out there and ride it myself.

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Read more.

There had been a definite buzz in the FNQ cycling air about the FNQ 600 for months. Listen closely and you could hear snippets of conversation about this big Audax challenge. Mostly the snippets contained words like “why” and “how far” and were punctuated with the obligatory F bombs.

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Read more.

Upcoming Events

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Frank’s Ride (2018)

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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)

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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)

Brisbane Valley Rail TrailRide 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: 02-Jun-2018

River Loop June (2018)

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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: 05-Jun-2018

PBP Information Night (2018)

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Wanting to find out about Paris Brest Paris 2019? All welcome to find out more about this great ride. We will have past anciens there from the last 3 editions to talk about their experiences We will also discuss how you can qualify and participate.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
0km
Soc
00:00 PBP Information Night $0.00 (mbrs)
$10.00 (Non)

Start Location

South Brisbane

Contact

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

Event Date: 06-Jun-2018 6:30 pm
Registration Close Date: 05-Jun-2018

Round The Mountains 400 (2018)

Round The Mountains 400km

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

Beach and Bush 2018 (2018)

Beach and Bush starts on the River Esplanade, Mooloolaba and traverses some coastal urban roads and paths before some highway traffic to Landsborough. Thence via country roads through Beerwah and a gentle climb through Peachester and Bald Knob to Mary Cairncross Park (lovely Glasshouse Mountains views). More country roads through Maleny, downhill through Conondale to Kenilworth, undulating country roads to Cooroy, downhill through Tewantin and by the beautiful Noosa River and home via a very scenic return coastal route to Mooloolaba.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BRM
07:00 Ride starts at River Esplanade, Mooloolaba (Charles Clarke Park – Carpark and Toilets), end of Foote Street Map $30.00 (mbrs)
$40.00 (Non)

Start Location

Mooloolaba

Contact

Errol Ross  Ph: 0437377657  Email: errol_ross@yahoo.com.au

Event Date: 16-Jun-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 11-Jun-2018

Dirty Boonah Triple (2018)

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A choice of rides around the Scenic Rim on quiet country roads. 3 distances on offer to suit all riding abilities. All roads are public roads and can be ridden on 28mm+ tyres.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
150km
BG
07:00 A 50/50 mix of gravel and sealed roads. This quiet route will travel around Boonah, Lake Maroon, Lake Moogerah and a short stretch of the Bicentennial National Trail Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
100km
BG
07:00 All the fun of the 150km course without the loop around Kalbar. Still taking in the views of Lake Maroon, this ride will bypass the Bicentennial National Trail and have you back in Boonah in time for lunch. Expect 75% gravel. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
50km
BG
07:00 Follow the longer courses for the first 40km, then return to Boonah via Dugandan and Old Mt.Alford Rd. With over 80% gravel, this ride will not disappoint. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Boonah

Contact

Justin Bennett  Ph: 0415928313  Email: justin.jbe@gmail.com

Event Date: 23-Jun-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 22-Jun-2018

 

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