Newsletter – November 12, 2018

A troubling week in the wake of the the death of Sunshine Coast cyclist and cycling safety advocate Cameron Frewer. His passing has been widely commented on, and is hoped to be a catalyst to improving road safety for cyclists. Legendary frame builder Mario Rossin leaves us. A little of his story below. The Yeronga Medley has come and gone and with it tales of triumph and woe. Audax Queensland riders cover vast amounts of kilometres in the previous season. And finally, lots of great rides to contemplate as well as the 2018 AudaXmas Party. Enjoy.

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2018 AudaXmas Soiree – December 15

Croquet!! Tuition provided for the very few who haven’t mastered the mallet yet. All equipment supplied but please wear flat shoes. Channel your inner Alice but best leave the flamingo at home.

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More information here.

We still 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.

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.

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.

Legendary Stuff – or just another year at Audax Queensland?

The previous season was a big year for Queensland Region. 220,000 km of rides homologated (186,000 km 2017)

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Eligible for Annual Awards:

  • 10,000 km: Jeff Franklin, Raoul Dover, Tara Horner, Peter Watson, Brian Hornby
  • 5,000 km: Mark Riley, John McMullan, Peter Jenkins, Mark Harris
  • 2,500 km: Scott McCarthy, Gayle Sticher, Pat Lehane, Anthony Richardson, Helen Marson, Vaughan Kippers
  • 1,000 km: Paul Witzerman, Steve Powell, Tracey Howley, Kyle Pratt, Nicholas Booth, Roger Hawley, Hugh Fyson, Kym Raffelt, Andrew Watson, David Taylor, Graham Jensen, Heath Carney, Thomas Matyja, David Booth, Ruth Brown, Nola Kerswell

Permanents:

275 permanents were ridden for a total homologation of 41,000 km.

Congratulations to everyone that participated this year contributing to this outstanding effort.

Byron Bay Big Bash

Congratulations to Brian Hornby, Ral Dover, Mark Harris, Jeff Franklin, Tara Horner, Scott McCarthy, David Taylor, Thomas Matyja who all completed the Byron Bay Big Bash. David and Thomas completed their first 600 km brevet.

Discussion is underway for the Byron Bay Bash again in August, October, September 2020. Organisers are open to suggestions about a better route through the Gold Coast.

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Let them know here: audaxqld@gmail.com

News

Vale Cameron Frewer

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past week, you will have heard of the passing of Cameron Frewer, father, friend to many, avid cyclist and cycling advocate. He grimly predicted his untimely demise on the roads of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and his departure has sparked what I and many others hope is a turning point in numbers of senseless and avoidable cycling fatalities Australia wide.

Read more.

Vale Mario Rossin

LUTTO | 11/11/2018 | 10:42 (from https://www.tuttobiciweb.it)

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Mario Rossin, a great Veronese artist, grew up in Brianza at the Ernesto Colnago school. After setting up his own business, Rossin has created splendid bikes, confirming himself as an authentic master of processing, especially steel.

This is how Giuseppe Figini wrote about him:

«Veronese di Pressana, born in 1941, but he has always been practicing with great success in the two-wheel sector. On the runner up to the amateur category, Rossin himself prefers to fly over and takes refuge in the Decoubertinian “Important is to participate …” . At the beginning he worked in the welding sector, then particularly important in the construction of very special, just at Colnago, where he refined, with peculiar skills, the trade. He then realizes his experience as a craftsman, in Monza , with his surname as a brand: Rossin. In the mid-70s, together with other partners and with a new corporate configuration, always with Rossin as a brand that widens the field of action, the construction of the bikes is based in a modern workshop in Cavenago Brianza».

His stellar but relatively brief career under his own name left us with some great moments in bicycle racing. The Bici group acquired the name in the 90’s and sadly, were unable to achieve sales successes of the past with Carbon bikes bearing the Rossin name.

Hennie Kuiper on the way to his 1983 Paris-Roubaix victory on a Rossin Record, the super bike of the day. Kuiper covered 274km at an average 40km/h including crashes and breakdowns. 32 of the 193 starters completed the course that year.

Men of steel as well as bikes of steel in those days.

Read more.

Ride Reports

PAP 2018

“Perth is the most remote city in the world, and this is the most remote twelve hundred in the world” said event organiser Wayne Hickman. ‘Remote’ doesn’t quite cover it: there’s a 135km stage with not a single house, junction, shop, garage, anything.

Andrew Preston recounts the 2018 Perth Albany Perth. This is a great read, best done with a good coffee.

Read more.

Yeronga Medley

The forecast for the day of the Yeronga Medley suggested mild weather. I needed to complete the 200km course to gather the requirements for the Nouveau Randonneur. A reasonably flat and gentle ride by Audax standards, what could possibly go wrong?

Read more.

Blast from the past.

Revisit the 2015 Middle Park Medley with Brian.

Read more.

Apology

My sincere apologies to Mark Harris, incorrectly attributed as the author of the  deeply insightful VAC management guide. The author of course is Mark Riley.

If you are yet to see what all the fuss is about, here’s a brief glimpse.

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Meanwhile…

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Upcoming Rides

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Every Which Way (2018)

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These rides head into the Brisbane City via Logan road & the South East Bikeway. The 200 km goes to Scarborough before returning over the Gateway bridge & the bayside suburbs. The 100 km returns over the Gateway bridge & follows the Bulimba Creek bikepath. The 150 km goes to the Centenary Bikeway then the Gateway Bridge then follows the 200 km course.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
207km
BRM
06:00 Ride through the city before riding to Scarborough. Heading back via Gateway Bridge and the bayside suburbs. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
150km
BA
06:00 This ride goes to the Centenary Bikeway then heads to the Gateway Bridge and back via the Bayside. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
107km
BA
06:00 This ride follows the 200km course to Kedron Brook then heads to the Gateway Bridge and back via the Bulimba Creek bikeway. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Tudor Park, Clarks Rd. Loganholme

Contact

Peter Watson  Ph: +61466494910  Email: peter.bmwk75rt@gmail.com

Ride Date: 17-Nov-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 16-Nov-2018

Midnight Century (2018)

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Start at midnight and ride through the Lockyer and Brisbane Valleys to finish on Sunday morning after competing three separate loops at the same place you started in Fernvale.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
161km
BA
23:59 The classic “imperial” Century for the traditionalists. Map $40.00 (mbrs)
$50.00 (Non)
108km
BA
23:59 The metric Century: forgo the third loop and be home for a second breakfast. Map $25.00 (mbrs)
$35.00 (Non)

Start Location

Fernvale

Contact

Simon Faber  Ph: 0448887839  Email: sasfaber@bigpond.net.au

Ride Date: 24-Nov-2018 11:00 pm
Registration Close Date: 21-Nov-2018

Midnight Century (Dirt) (2018)

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Be part of QLD Audax history by riding the inaugural Midnight Century Brevet Dirt. Start and finish at Fernvale.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
104km
BD
23:00 The inaugural Midnight BD ride. Be a ground breaker! This ride is the first in the 2018-19 Dirt Series. Map $25.00 (mbrs)
$35.00 (Non)

Start Location

Fernvale

Contact

Simon Faber  Ph: 0448887839  Email: sasfaber@bigpond.net.au

Ride Date: 24-Nov-2018 11:00 pm
Registration Close Date: 21-Nov-2018

Inland Indulgence (2018)

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Indulge yourself in a scenic inland ride through the rolling hills of Brookfield and Moggill to Ipswich. Return on flatter terrain through Wacol and the Centenary suburbs

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
103km
BA
06:30 scenic inland ride through the rolling hills of Brookfield and Moggill to Ipswich returning on flatter terrain through Wacol and the Centenary suburbs Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

7 Donna St. Kenmore

Contact

Rosie Godwin  Ph: 0421546118  Email: Godwinrm@gmail.com

Ride Date: 02-Dec-2018 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 01-Dec-2018

Rudolph’s Revenge (2018)

The Festive Season is upon us again, so grab your bike (along with your family and friends) and join us for a fun-filled ride on the scenic side; Barron Gorge, Redlynch Valley, Copperlode, Edge Hill and Freshwater.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
50km
BA
07:00 Santa’s pre-Christmas training route. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Freshwater Railway Station

Contact

William Bird  Ph: 0437890069  Email: cyclefnq@gmail.com

Ride Date: 02-Dec-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 29-Nov-2018

River Loop December (2018)

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A social ride followed by a coffee somewhere interesting on Montague Rd

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 + another loop Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Toowong

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: 0418711417  Email: Brianhornby19@gmail.com

Ride Date: 04-Dec-2018 5:30 am
Registration Close Date: 04-Dec-2018

PeachyMee (2018)

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Scenic rides heading North from Ferny Grove

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
302km
BRM
06:00 Scenic ride: Samford, Mt Mee, Maleny and a loop of Redcliffe Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
202km
BRM
06:00 Scenic ride: Samford, Mt Mee, Peachester and a loop of Redcliffe Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
152km
BA
06:00 Scenic ride: Samford, Mt Mee and a loop of Redcliffe Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
107km
BA
06:00 Scenic ride: Samford, Dayboro and a loop of Redcliffe Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
51km
BA
06:00 Scenic ride: Winn Rd loop Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Ferny Grove

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: 0418711417  Email: brianhornby19@gmail.com

Ride Date: 08-Dec-2018 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 07-Dec-2018

AudaXmas Party (2018)

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Croquet and BBQ. Festivities extend until 6:00PM. Partners welcome (No charge)

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
00km
Soc
14:00 Croquet!! Tuition provided for the very few who haven’t mastered the mallet yet. All equipment supplied but please wear flat shoes. Channel your inner Alice but best leave the flamingo at home. Map $0.00 (mbrs)
$10.00 (Non)

Start Location

4 McIlwraith St. Auchenflower

Contact

Jeff Franklin  Ph: 0402566227  Email: jefffranklin70@yahoo.com.au

Ride Date: 15-Dec-2018 2:00 pm
Registration Close Date: 12-Dec-2018

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One Response to Newsletter – November 12, 2018

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great newsletter! Glad I clicked through for the full experience.

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