Newsletter – July 26, 2018

Not much to report I’m afraid, but there is some reading. Don’t forget to send your ride reports and pictures here: audaxqld@gmail.com

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News

Sleepy July is upon us as once again we take our virtual holiday all over France following the 2018 tour. So far its been exceptional viewing with plenty of drama and even a little racing. Froome finds himself in an unfamiliar position as Thomas looks set to win his first Grand Tour. Gilbert exited spectacularly at speed and as usual most of the sprinters went home after falling off the back once the road went up. Quintana reminded us of his mountain climbing ability, taking the win on stage 17 only to crash the following day. Sagan as usual has an iron grip on the green jersey and proving that he is only human, also took a tumble on stage 17. The Mitchelton-Scott team have had a shocker, with Yates trying everything but falling out of the top 10.

Reading

If like me you enjoy keeping up with whats out there in new bikes, then Gran Fondo magazine is one to add to your list. Based in Germany, they ride exotic things we don’t get here, take them to interesting places and flog the living daylights out of them – all documented with glorious images. It’s a good read and even if you have no intention of buying, one can dream a little, right?

Read more.

Technical Articles

I’ve added an article on keeping your the chain clean and your ride smooth with minimal effort. There are many ways to do this, some involving fancy equipment and special tree hugging degreasers, but being me, this is a cost and time effective approach and a thing easily done in a few minutes after each ride.

Read more here.

As a bonus, check out the video on why you should choose wisely with some bike cleaning products. I’m using car wash for the infrequent occasions the bike actually needs a bath, but you can imagine what this stuff might do over time if you need to wash your bike frequently. The directions do say spray on and hose off, but still…

Ride Reports

None to report sadly. Consider sending a few words to share your big day out with us all.

audaxqld@gmail.com

Upcoming Rides

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Rathdowney Rumble (2018)

Bring a camera as going through beautiful countryside of Rathdowney (coffeee) -Woodenbong-Tooloom Lookout- Urbanville ) -Woodenbong-small loop around base of Mt Barney finishing at Rathdowney (food)

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
160km
BA
06:30 Bring a camera as going through beautiful countryside of Rathdowney (coffeee) -Woodenbong-Tooloom Lookout- Urbanville ) -Woodenbong-small loop around base of Mt Barney finishing at Rathdowney (food) Map $50.00 (mbrs)
$60.00 (Non)

Start Location

Rathdowney

Contact

RogerHawley  Ph: 0473594699  Email: r.hawley@outlook.com.au

Ride Date: 29-Jul-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 28-Jul-2018

6 Bumps & 1 Hill (2018)

Ride around the Gold Coast hinterland and northern NSW. Currumbin Creek – Tweed Heads – Bilambil – Chillingham – Tyalgum – Uki – Stokers Siding – Mooball – Wooyung – Cabarita Beach – Murwillumbah – Tomewin – Currumbin Creek

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BRM
07:00 Start at Winders Park on Southern Bank of Currumbin Creek Map $25.00 (mbrs)
$35.00 (Non)

Start Location

Currumbin

Contact

Vaughan Kippers  Ph: 0733766761  Email: vaughankippers@bigpond.com

Ride Date: 04-Aug-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 03-Aug-2018

River Loop August (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

Ride Date: 07-Aug-2018 5:30 am
Registration Close Date: 07-Aug-2018

Innisfail 200k ‘Oh No, we’ve got to go round it’ (2018)

Starting in Tropical FNQ this ride will travel anticlockwise around Qld. highest two mountains Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker including Gillies Highway climb, southern tablelands before descending the Palmerston Highway and back to Innisfail.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BRM
06:30 Starting in Tropical FNQ this ride will travel anticlockwise around Qld. highest two mountains Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker including Gillies Highway climb, southern tablelands before descending the Palmerston Highway and back to Innisfail. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Innisfail Far North Queensland

Contact

Sean Mc Guinness  Ph: 0429068496  Email: seanmary1@iprimus.com.au

Ride Date: 12-Aug-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 09-Aug-2018

Innisfail 100k ‘The Boulders and the Beautiful’ (2018)

This ride will start in Innisfail and will travel North to Eubenangee Swamp, Mirriwinni and the sugar town of Babinda. Enjoy FNQ popular swimming spot at the Boulders. Extra Kudos goes for the cyclist who bring a towel and have a dip. Track back towards Babinda for first control point and onto Mirriwinni and to the beautiful Bramston Beach for the second control point where you can admire the view to the islands or have a coffee in a really nice sleepy café before heading back to Innisfail for some well-deserved lunch or a refreshing ale.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
100km
BA
06:40 Innisfail 100k 2018 Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Innisfail Far North Queensland

Contact

Sean Mc Guinness  Ph: 0429068496  Email: seanmary1@iprimus.com.au

Ride Date: 12-Aug-2018 6:40 am
Registration Close Date: 09-Aug-2018

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 35 (2018)

The final in the BVRT Dirt series is a one way trip from Yarraman to Linville. With a 20 km downhill it’s a nice way to end the series with a cold beer at the famous Linville Hotel to finish.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
35km
BD
11:59 The final in the BVRT Dirt series is a one way trip from Yarraman to Linville. with a 20k downhill it’s a nice way to end the series with a cold beer at the famous Linville Hotel to finish $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Yarraman

Contact

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

Ride Date: 12-Aug-2018 11:55 am
Registration Close Date: 11-Aug-2018

Ride for the No-Shows (2018)

Cheaper than entry to the Ekka and you won’t get bored as fast. Bring along those friends who said that they always wanted to do an Audax ride (the No-Shows) and show them what they are missing. No dodgy showbags, just sweet riding pleasure.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
100km
BA
07:00 Your Showbag will contain a Brevet and a Cue Sheet. Do you ever need anything more in life? $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Toowong

Contact

Mark Riley  Ph: 0416 802 834  Email: m.riley@uq.edu.au

Ride Date: 15-Aug-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 14-Aug-2018

Low and High UAF (2018)

A group ride in the UAF style on relatively quiet roads starting at Middle Park, breakfast at Peak Crossing, morning tea at Rosewood and a lunch stop at the historic Glamorganvale Hotel. Breakfast and morning tea provided.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BUAF
06:00 A group ride on relatively quiet roads Map $30.00 (mbrs)
$40.00 (Non)

Start Location

Middle Park

Contact

Chris Richardson  Ph: 0433210996  Email: sales@richardsonremovals.com.au

Ride Date: 18-Aug-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 17-Aug-2018

Yeronga Medley 3 – 2018 (2018)

Reasonably flat course with distances of 110, 200, 300, 400 and 600 km. We start with part of the river loop, and then head west, taking in the Scenic Rim and the Brisbane and Lockyer Valleys. Please contact me if you need sleeping arrangements.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
110km
BA
06:00 110 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
200km
BRM
06:00 200 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
300km
BRM
06:00 300 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
400km
BRM
06:00 400 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
600km
BRM
06:00 600 km Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Yeronga

Contact

Anthony Richardson  Ph: 0467771869  Email: Anthony.Richardson@csiro.au

Ride Date: 25-Aug-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 24-Aug-2018

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