Newsletter – September 13, 2018

We need your help!! Check out below and if you can help, please get in touch. No new ride reports this fortnight so I’ve taken a look back over the figurative shoulder at 2016. John explains what its like to be a new RO and I’m still waffling on about drivetrain lubrication and gearing. Enjoy the ride.

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We need your help

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In order to keep the club wheels spinning we have a need to find people for the following activities.

Treasurer

The Queensland Treasurer is going on leave next year and we need a caretaker while he is away. Anyone interested please contact Brian Hornby (0418 711 417) or Kym Raffelt (0431 471 839). Now I’ve had a discussion with Kym with a view to taking this on, however I lack the bandwidth to also do the newsletter. And so…

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Get in touch to find out whats involved. It’s enjoyable, doesn’t take a lot of time, it isn’t rocket science and I need to find a new owner to take this on in 2019 in any case owing to other commitments.

Contact me here: audaxqld@gmail.com

Reading

Earlier this year I called for ride reports from an RO’s perspective. John McMullan answered the call and tragically, his article has languished on my computer until now. Deepest apologies to John for this oversight. Nonetheless I have added it to the library, but chose to publish it here rather than as a ride report as its a very good read.

John observes:

For others that want to see the other side of the rides hopefully this is a glimpse – other RO’s can talk about supported rides but for an extra challenge, put your hand up to be an RO.

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Esk at night – RO’s at work

If you want to know more about becoming an RO, drop a line here: audaxqld@gmail.com

Read more.

Technical

I continue my fascination with drivetrain lubrication. A number of “next generation” wax based lubes are tested with interesting results. I’ll definitely be giving the recommended product a try once I need to grab some new lube.

Read more.

Earlier this year I described the modifications made to my Defy in order to tackle the local hills. I went with the 8070 gs (mid cage) rear mech, 52-34 (oval) on the front and 11-34 on the back. It seems I may not have gone hard enough.

This series of articles shows how the changes could have been taken to the next level. And while this is done with a manual drivetrain, it appears equally possible with Di2 with some customisation of the e-tube software.

Read more.

Ride Reports

I have no new ride reports for you and so I thought I would cast my eye to the past and see what we were doing two years ago.

Anthony Richardson reflects on the final Middle Park Medley.

Read more.

Kym Raffelt shares his Scenic Rims experience.

Read more.

Upcoming Rides

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Spring Castaway (2018)

As good as a seaside holiday. Head North to Brighton, then feel the wind in your helmet as you meander down the Eastern coastline; taking in Wellington Point, Cleveland Point, Victoria Point, and a quick pass through the Gold Coast.

Mostly flat.  The course includes bike paths, and roads, and an easy sprint home along Veloway 1.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
300km
BRM
06:00 A relaxing coastal getaway, taking in the Eastern points of SEQ and returning home on the Veloway1.  Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anzac Park, Toowong

Contact

Tara Horner  Ph: 0403972579  Email: frouste@gmail.com

Ride Date: 15-Sep-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 13-Sep-2018

Roller Coaster Ride (2018)

Roller Coaster Ride

Starting on the edge of Brisbane’s northern suburbs and heading west towards the hilly Brisbane Hinterland, this ride will offer you stunning views when climbing Mt.Mee and flowy rides through cattle property’s as well as breath taking downhills on serpen

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
100km
BA
06:30 Roll around the hills Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Kallangur, QLD

Contact

Christian Weiss  Ph: 0431401507  Email: christianweiss27@gmail.com

Ride Date: 22-Sep-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 21-Sep-2018

The Hippie Highway (2018)

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Cruise the Hippie Highway and pedal your way back to simpler and more colourful times. Magnificent hinterland riding, with many ups and downs. Some lovely gravel roads to give riders the good vibrations, just like the good old days

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BA
06:00 Cruise the Hippie Highway and pedal your way back to simpler and more colourful times. Magnificent hinterland riding, with many ups and downs. Some lovely gravel roads to give riders the good vibrations, just like the good old days Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Tyalgum

Contact

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

Ride Date: 29-Sep-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 28-Sep-2018

River Loop October (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

Tara Horner  Ph: 0403972579  Email: frouste@gmail.com

Ride Date: 02-Oct-2018 5:30 am
Registration Close Date: 01-Oct-2018

Inglorious Mee (2018)

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Hilly 200 km ride taking in Mt Glorious, Somerset Dam, Kilcoy, Woodford and Mt Mee. Very scenic, a nice 200, stacks of fun. There will be a few little tweaks on the previous course that i think you will like.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BA
06:00 Hilly 200 $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Samford

Contact

Andrew Bragg  Ph: 0434284532  Email: andrewbragg1@yahoo.com

Ride Date: 06-Oct-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 05-Oct-2018

Beaudesert Bash V3.0 (2018)

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A scenic and fairly flat ride to Beaudesert and beyond with plenty of farming country on show. Takes in Bromelton, Kerry Valley, Darlington, Christmas Creek and Beaudesert before the hilly return leg to Mount Warren Park via Veresdale Scrub and Logan Village.

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

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BRM
06:30 A scenic and fairly flat ride to Beaudesert and beyond with plenty of farming country on show. Takes in Bromelton, Kerry Valley, Darlington, Christmas Creek and Beaudesert before the hilly return leg to Mount Warren Park via Veresdale Scrub and Logan Village. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
110km
BA
06:30 A complimentary ride for the 200 following the same course out and back as far as Gleneagle. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Mount Warren Park

Contact

Peter Watson  Ph: 0466494910  Email: peter.bmwk75rt@gmail.com

Ride Date: 14-Oct-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 12-Oct-2018

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