Newsletter – October 11, 2018

As the season rolls to an end its time to reflect on all the good times as you prepare your awards applications. Information on how to do that can now be found on the website. A further opportunity to discuss tales from the road will occur on December 15 at the year end soiree. Details are yet to be announced, but keep the date free. Results from the Qld contingent to 2018 the Perth Albany Perth have been documented. Mark Harris offers a solution to that awkward situation which arises now and then, and there are some excellent ride reports for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.

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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. 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

Awards

Its that time of year again and many of you would have seen an email reminding you that its time to submit your application for awards.

Awards Application Deadlines

  • Audax Australia multi-season Ultra Randonneur or Australian Randonneur Awards you must apply by 20 November, 2018.
  • Audax Australia single season awards or the Woodrup 5000 Award are due by 7 December, 2018.
  • ACP multi-season Randonneur 5000 and Randonneur 10000 Awards via the International Brevet Secretary (brevets@audax.org.au) are due by 31 October, 2018.

An Awards menu has been created on the website to provide a reference and you will find details how to apply there. This is for the current season and will be changed to reflect the 2018-2019 season in the new year.

News

15 December 2018

Note this date in you diary for the Grande Audax Queensland Christmas Soiree. Last year was a very enjoyable barefoot bowls session followed by a fine repast in air conditioned comfort. How will we possibly top that this year??

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“And its straight to the sin bin if I see anyone bowling overarm…”

Meanwhile, in the west…

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The 2018 Perth Albany Perth has been completed. Congratulations to Brian Hornby, Raoul Dover and Steve Powell who completed the event. This was Brian’s third time round, and a maiden round for Raoul and Steve. Steve finished first – amazing effort for such a distance on the first time out.

Commiserations to Gayle Sticher and Jeff Franklin who retired from the event.

Technical

Rule 53 states :

As a courtesy to those around you, your kit should always be freshly laundered, and, under no circumstances should the crackal region of your shorts be worn out or see-through.

And who hasn’t faced the unwelcome vista lurking behind a pair of knicks whose use by date has well and truly expired? Thankfully, Mark Harris has researched the issue and found a solution.

Read more.

Ride Reports

John McMullan shares his FNQ Six Pack and Six Bumps experiences and Gayle tells us about her Innisfail adventure. There was a podium girl??

Blast from the past

I am still traumatised after taking the wrong gears around the hills last year. Andrew Gills had a much better time and relates his 2017 Rollercoaster experience.

Read more.

Upcoming Rides

Click on the ride name for online registration.

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

Mulgowie Meander UAF (2018)

From Rosewood over the Grandchester Range past Mulgowie and Thornton, then return.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
103km
BUAF
07:00 From Rosewood over the Grandchester Range past Mulgowie and Thornton, then return. Map $10.00 (mbrs)
$20.00 (Non)

Start Location

Rosewood

Contact

Vaughan Kippers  Ph: 0733766761  Email: vaughankippers@bigpond.comRide Date: 04-Nov-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 01-Nov-2018

 

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