The mild Spring weather has arrived and with it the adventures of The Castaways for your reading pleasure. I suspect the Castaways crew were a little surprised to see me heading in the other direction, but I was working on my Oppy preparations for next year. Right now the inquest for Mike Hall is underway with a fair amount of dark commentary from some quarters. Don’t forget that we are looking for hands to help man the sails, step right up if you can assist. And as usual, there is a swathe of epic rides on the horizon as well.
We need your help
In order to keep the club wheels spinning we have a need to find people for the following activities. Don’t be shy, step right up.
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…
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: email@example.com
I’ve been besotted these past few weeks with a tome of the work of Graham Watson. You know, the guy that’s been photographing cyclists for the past four decades, hence the title of his book, 40 Years of Cycling Photography. His insights into life inside the peloton and array of anecdotes are a suitable accompaniment to his glorious images.
For an enthusiast like myself, the epic images, behind the scenes insight and nostalgic journey through time with the equipment, the riders and the machinery is a perfect storm. I highly recommend this book.
The inquest of Mike Hall is currently underway with emerging reports suggesting the investigation may be less than impartial. I’ll refrain from saying any more, other than to note there has been a lot of emotion expressed in various forums, which while understandable, isn’t especially helpful. Due process will take its course and I guess we shall see what happens then.
Cap’n Castaway Harry reports on the antics of the Castaway Crew. Why are we Castaways? Because we arrrrrrr!!!
Lions Moreton Bay 100
Ok so not an Audax ride, but pretty much what I’ve been up to for the past 12 months as an event organiser. We managed to send just under 300 riders around the Moreton Bay region in various directions. John and David rode 160 and 100km’s respectively. Olivia backed up from the Rollercoaster the day before to put away 100km for a worthy cause. On about 2 hours sleep, I took a lot of photos. Funds raised go to the Lions Charities.
Hopefully I can join you all now this is done and dusted.
The Hippie Highway (2018)
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
Paul Witzerman Ph: 0412402673 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Date: 29-Sep-2018 6:00 am
River Loop October (2018)
A social ride followed by a coffee somewhere interesting on Montague Rd
Tara Horner Ph: 0403972579 Email: email@example.com
Ride Date: 02-Oct-2018 5:30 am
Inglorious Mee (2018)
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.
Andrew Bragg Ph: 0434284532 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Date: 06-Oct-2018 6:00 am
Beaudesert Bash V3.0 (2018)
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.
Mount Warren Park
Peter Watson Ph: 0466494910 Email: email@example.com
Ride Date: 14-Oct-2018 6:30 am
Broke Back Mountain (2018)
Scenic Ride out and Over the Bunya Mountains before returning back to Crows Nest Hilly
Crows Nest (QLD)
Roger Hawley Ph: 0439202228 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRide Date: 20-Oct-2018 6:00 am
Yeronga Medley 4 – 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.
Anthony Richardson Ph: 0467771869 Email: Anthony.Richardson@csiro.au
Ride Date: 27-Oct-2018 6:00 am