Newsletter – September 27, 2018

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.

Lions Moreton Bay 100 2018

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. Don’t be shy, step right up.

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

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.

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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.

News

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.

I’ve linked a submission on the topic here.

Ride Reports

Spring Castaway

Cap’n Castaway Harry reports on the antics of the Castaway Crew. Why are we Castaways? Because we arrrrrrr!!!

Read more.

 

See more here.

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.

Lions Moreton Bay 100 2018

Upcoming Rides

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

Broke Back Mountain (2018)

Scenic Ride out and Over the Bunya Mountains before returning back to Crows Nest Hilly

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
230km
BA
06:00 Scenic Ride out and Over the Bunya Mountains before returning back to Crows Nest $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Crows Nest (QLD)

Contact

Roger Hawley   Ph: 0439202228  Email: r.hawley@outlook.com.auRide Date: 20-Oct-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 17-Oct-2018

Yeronga Medley 4 – 2018 (2018)

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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: 27-Oct-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 26-Oct-2018

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