Happy 2019 to you all. The new year has started in fine fashion with a number of rides completed already. You can read about the 11 out of 11 below. I’m hoping those that did the 400 will recover sufficiently share their experiences also. Check out the upcoming rides, and with the national and regional AGM’s forthcoming, please consider contributing some time to the club committee.
Audax nationally and regionally relies on the support of volunteers to fulfill the various operational roles to keep the wheels spinning. If you have a desire to assist, consider nominating for a place on the club committee, either state or national. Unsure about whats involved?? Contact a committee member to learn more.
From Russell Noble, National Secretary and Returning Officer.
As returning officer for the election of members of the National Committee I am informing the membership that within the standard deadline prescribed in the constitution 17(a) nominations have been received only for the Vice-President and one General Representative position.
As such the provisions of 17(b) allow nominations for vacant positions to be received until 20 days before the AGM. Nominations will be accepted for the President, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 remaining General Representative positions until January 18th.
Nomination forms and links to position descriptions can be found in the AGM Notification on the website.
The meeting minutes from the 2018 AGM have been added to the AGM Notification on the website. If you are intending on attending the AGM you must register in advance. The link to register is also in the AGM Notification.
The National AGM meeting will be held via teleconference. The Brisbane location is the Banyo Library, St Vincents Road Banyo, Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 7:00 pm AEST
The Queensland AGM will be held at the Nundah Criterium Track 09-Feb-2019, preceded by a gentle 50km ride. The ride departs 7:00 am and the meeting will commence 10 am. Keep an eye out for more information in the weeks ahead.
Update: Cameron Frewer
The driver who struck and killed cyclist Cameron Frewer on the Sunshine Coast late last year has been charged after after it was revealed he was allegedly high on drugs at the time. The matter goes before the courts next week.
Up in the north, seventy-six eager cyclists took on the weather for this annual ride under increasingly darkening skies and a cyclone in waiting off the coast. What could possibly go wrong??
11 out of 11
This ride is almost certainly the first supported Audax ride anywhere in the world every year. Always popular, this year’s ride had in excess of 40 starters and an improved course that put the gateway climb first. A huge thanks to RO’s Simon and Vaughan for an excellent day out.
A thing that had never crossed my mind until recently was need by some for attention to and maintenance of the posterior bicycle contact point. I’ve heard discussions about the search for the right saddle, the right knicks and so forth, but until now lacked a true appreciation for why this attention to detail is so vital. Read on. And take care down there.
I am sure we all prefer descending to climbing. Watch how the professionals do it and try not to panic as Nibali shaves the wall at speed. Someone catches some air and Cancellara is just superbly in control. Sagan of course is Sagan, and so does it his way. As I recall Geraint Thomas went off the road on this descent during the event. Not for the faint of heart or marginal of bike control.
Click on the ride name for online registration.
A scenic ride around the Lockyer Valley passing through Rosewood, Laidley, Ma Ma Creek, Gatton and Glenore Grove on quiet roads with a few hills.
Peter Watson Ph: 0466494910 Email: email@example.com
Ride Date: 13-Jan-2019 6:30 am
The iconic Brisbane Saturday morning ride. The front, the back and the Gap Ck loop. (With time left over to mow the lawn in the afternoon).
Anzac Park, Toowong
Mark Riley Ph: 0416802834 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Date: 19-Jan-2019 6:30 am
Not the Alpine, I hear you say. Riders will not be short changed on either scenery or elevation. QLD does it better.
Andrew Bragg Ph: 04342845329 Email: email@example.com
Ride Date: 26-Jan-2019 6:00 am
A scenic hilly 200 that will give you plenty of excuses to get off your bike to take a photo or two. Dayboro and Mt Mee with a few dirt roads and 4500 of vertical gain. What else could you ask for? The only way is up!
37 Yathong Court Arana Hills
Andrew Bragg Ph: 0434284532 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRide Date: 02-Feb-2019 6:00 am
Audax Australia National Annual General Meeting
Time: 8pm Australian Eastern Summer Time – please be sure to adjust to local time.
Sydney, Australia Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 8:00 pm AEDT
The AGM will be held online with conference facilities in each region. Registration is required to allow appropriate rooms to be booked.
For registration please choose the region you will be attending. If you are not in a listed city please choose ‘Other’.
Access to the conference lines will be provided to validated and financial members.
Note:- For members outside the listed cities access is being investigated but you will likely require internet access and a laptop capable of running a modern browser to make use of the WebRTC protocol or mobile phone with an Android or Apple App or you will need to call a conference line. You can check your laptop/internet capabilities at https://meet.jit.si/
To register for this the meeting you must login to the portal. The login is the email address you used when joining Audax, and the password you selected. If you’ve forgotten your password you can reset your password.
Ride Date: 07-Feb-2019 8:00 pm
An easy 50 km prior to AGM
Nundah Criterium Circuit
Peter Jenkins Ph: 0407149375 Email: email@example.comRide Date: 09-Feb-2019 7:00 am