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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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??
Meanwhile, in the west…
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.
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.
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.
Click on the ride name for online registration.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.comRide 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
Mulgowie Meander UAF (2018)
From Rosewood over the Grandchester Range past Mulgowie and Thornton, then return.
Vaughan Kippers Ph: 0733766761 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRide Date: 04-Nov-2018 7:00 am