Queensland Newsletter – February 21, 2019

Welcome to February 21st edition of the  Queensland Region newsletter. This is a bit of a bumper edition due to the National and Regional AGMs being held in the last couple of weeks. We have a new club constitution and we saw some very good rides in the last fortnight.

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Jeff Franklin receiving the Martin Pearson Memorial Trophy for outstanding Audax riding.

If you look closely, Jeff also received a 25,000km lifetime distance award plus a Woodrup 5000 award – an awesome achievement since Jeff has only been riding Audax for a little over a season.

News

Annual General Meetings

The National and Queensland Region AGMs were held in the last fortnight with a few significant items resulting from each.

National AGM

Association Constitution

At the National AGM a new constitution was presented for acceptance by the members present. The few key items were to incorporate amendments to the current Constitution to ensure compliance with the Associations Reform Act 2012 (Act) that provide greater association transparency for members. The new constitution was accepted by the members present. The Constitution will come into effect once Consumer Affairs Victoria approves the new Constitution.

President’s report highlights

Garry Wall thanked volunteers that had completed key activities for the club:

  • Russel Noble – On-line Ride System and Ride Blast Promotion,
  • Kerri Ann Smith – updated Constitutions and Rules & Regulation review,
  • Thomas Price – For the Website re-write which is almost complete
  • Richard Scheer and Phillip Hayes – Centralised Financial System
  • George Judkins – ride voucher system
  • Michael Bentley – reflective anklets
  • David Fairweather – heat policy.

The amount of effort for some of these achievements has been quite significant. Many thanks to them.

Mat Rawnsley advised that Audax Australian riders completed 987,751 km over 1732 rides with 6014 riders taking part. Between 2008 and 2019 riders completed 11 Million Km.

Over-achievers for last season:

Jeff Franklin, Thomas Price, Raoul Dover, Tara Horner, Chris Rogers, Howard Dove, Brian Hornby, Peter Watson, Rebecca Morton. Jeff is the first rider to complete more than 20,000km and 100 Brevets. Well done to all. Queensland is very well represented.

Results of the election of National Office-bearers

  • Garry Wall – President
  • Thomas Price – Vice President
  • Kevin Grimmer – Treasurer
  • Bruce Berg von Lindhe – Secretary
  • General Members
    • Peter Carr
    • Robert Hoehne
    • Tom Nankivell
    • David Riddel

Queensland Region AGM

The Queensland Region AGM started with a very nice ride where the peleton quickly disintegrated. The re-assembly at the Crit track clubhouse was as usual catered very well by Anne who looked after the hungry cohort as efficiently as ever.

The Queensland Region AGM heard reports from our Region President, Treasurer, Communications Officer and Newsletter Editor. All reports put us in good stead. All the details will appear in the next newsletter.

An important part of the local AGM is the election of office-bearers. Important changes are :

  • Keith Heinrich – Queensland Region Treasurer
  • Tara Horner – Queensland Region Secretary
  • John McMullan – Queensland Region Newsletter Editor

More details will be included in the next Newsletter

Queensland Awards Presentation

There were a number of awards presented at the Queensland Region AGM in Brisbane.

Among the list of award recipients were our high mileage riders: Jeff Franklin, Raoul Dover, Tara Horner, Brian Hornby and Peter Watson.

Full award details extracted from the National President’s report are here and of course we can’t have awards being presented without Keith Heinrich taking photos of the presentations which are found here.

Overall, Queensland has some pretty amazing achievements by riders – 5 of the top 10 over-achievers, Tara being the third female rider to achieve more than 10,000km in a season, multiple Australian and ACP Super Randonneurs but please read the extract from the presidents report mentioned above.

Recent Rides

Since the last newsletter, three rides have occurred.

Queensland AGM

We had 19 riders turnout for this ride but the carpark looked like a Far North Queensland ride due to another event being on at the Crit track at the same time.

Yeronga Medley 1

52598644_10156952522186069_4314425301737144320_nThis ride ran with all 5 distances being selected, a shiny new 600km route and in a first that Ant can recall all riders starting and finishing. Weather was pretty good, we had riders new to Audax (Michael Diaz). Ruth Brown and Frederik Vekeman completed their first 300km rides. Frederik completed his 300km ride 7 minutes after I completed my 200km and I am in no way embarrassed about that – Frederik had made dinner arrangements.

Frederik gave his insight “What does one say about it? I liked it and all went well. Looking forward to the next one” but did comment at the finish that it was tough. I think that was because he took 12 hours and 8 minutes.

Ruth Brown starts her ride report “The Yeronga Medley was the prime choice for my first 300km ride. Leading up to the day, the hot weather was not on my side….” Read more here.

Crepe Escape

How does a ride organiser contend with a ride that has 125 riders registered for it? I will find out and get back to you all on that one.

Currently out riding

The Tour de Tassie is currently on with riders getting to the end of the 400km ride. Next is the 600km that has enough hills to make Andrew Bragg happy. Good luck for the rest of the ride.

All things Bike Tech

Keith has done a wonderful job giving us insights into various problems and solutions for our trusty steeds. I will continue to find interesting information and experiments to amuse and educate.

On one of my morning commutes I had a funny bump coming from the rear wheel. This is one sight that we don’t want to see in the middle of an audax:20190212_073019rs

Needless to say, it and it’s front wheel counterpart have been replaced with new rubber.

Upcoming Rides

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Esk at Night (2019)

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This 100, 200 & 300km ride takes in the sights of Esk, Somerset and Laidley valleys. About 100 km of the ride will be in daylight and the rest at night. Lights required for the 100, 200 and 300km events. Fully supported ride.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
101km
BA
14:00 This 100, 200 & 300km ride takes in the sights of Esk, Somerset and Laidley valleys. About 100 km of the ride will be in daylight and the rest at night. Lights required for the 100, 200 and 300km events. Fully supported ride. Map $15.00 (mbrs)
$25.00 (Non)
201km
BRM
14:00 This 100, 200 & 300km ride takes in the sights of Esk, Somerset and Laidley valleys. About 100 km of the ride will be in daylight and the rest at night. Lights required for the 100, 200 and 300km events. Fully supported ride. Map $25.00 (mbrs)
$35.00 (Non)
301km
BRM
14:00 This 100, 200 & 300km ride takes in the sights of Esk, Somerset and Laidley valleys. About 100 km of the ride will be in daylight and the rest at night. Lights required for the 100, 200 and 300km events. Fully supported ride. Map $35.00 (mbrs)
$45.00 (Non)

Start Location

Esk

Contact

John McMullan  Ph: 0407731567  Email: clanmc@tpg.com.au

Ride Date: 23-Feb-2019 2:00 pm
Registration Close Date: 22-Feb-2019

Round The Mountains 400 (2019)

Round The Mountains 400km

Scenic ride from Ferny Grove, through Caboolture, Kilcoy, Esk etc. around the mountains west of Brisbane back to Ferny Grove.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
400km
BRM
06:00 Ferny Grove, Caboolture, Kilcoy, Ipswich back to Ferny Grove Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Ferny Grove

Contact

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

Ride Date: 02-Mar-2019 6:00 am
Registration Close Date: 01-Mar-2019

Berry Good 200 (2019)

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A ride on relatively quiet roads starting at Lowood and heading west to the foothills of the range at Mt Berryman. This ride is semi supported – Lunch is provided at Blenheim, and Ma Ma Creek and Laidley controls are at cafes.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
205km
BRM
06:30 Lowood – Mt Berry – Lowood Map $15.00 (mbrs)
$25.00 (Non)

Start Location

Lowood

Contact

Vaughan Kippers  Ph: 0733766761  Email: vaughankippers@bigpond.com

Ride Date: 09-Mar-2019 6:30 am
Registration Close Date: 08-Mar-2019

A Birthday Ride (2019)

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Help Ian celebrate his birthday with a relaxed ride on quiet country roads with very little traffic. Start is at St Andrews Church Hall. Plenty of off street parking. Entry includes – Tea/Coffee, Egg Burger or Bacon & Egg burger or Sausage and egg burger – from 6.30. Loo’s on site. Finish at the old Toogoolawah Railway station (Market day)

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
52km
BA
07:00 Quiet country roads with very little traffic Map $14.00 (mbrs)
$24.00 (Non)

Start Location

Toogoolawah

Contact

Ian Bailey  Ph: 0428481474   Email: iansrs@bigpond.com

Ride Date: 09-Mar-2019 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 06-Mar-2019

Horizontal Hundred UAF (2019)

An easy paced group ride on a very flat route utilising mostly lightly trafficked roads and cycle paths. A good introduction for newcomers to the gentle art of BUAF. Includes a leisurely brunch at Scarborough. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
104km
BUAF
07:00 Flatter than The Netherlands and some nice scenery too. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Nundah Crit Circuit

Contact

Peter Jenkins  Ph: 0407149375  Email: berlioz@bigpond.net.auRide Date: 16-Mar-2019 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 15-Mar-2019

The Atherton Step Up (2019)

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Time to step up a notch or two ???  The Atherton Step-Up gives you a little more challenge than our normal FNQ Audax day out.  The 150km course has a 10 hour time allowance, and winds around the best areas of the Tablelands.  For even more fun, go for 300km and spend up to 20 hours exploring (almost) every bit of bitumen around the area.

For Audax members, the 150km will count towards your annual Nouveau Randonneur Award.

The 300km is a qualifying ride for Paris-Brest-Paris entry, or you can tackle it just for the challenge of a big day out.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
150km
BRM
06:30 150km road Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
300km
BRM
05:30 300km road
Map $16.00 (mbrs)
$26.00 (Non)

Start Location

Atherton Information Centre, Robert St, Atherton

Contact

Gayle Sticher  Ph: 0428 440 411  Email: gayle.sticher@bigpond.com

Ride Date: 17-Mar-2019 5:30 am
Registration Close Date: 14-Mar-2019

Opperman All Day Trial – QLD (2019)

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A team must consist of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Each team chooses its own start point and course. A minimum of 360 km must be ridden in 24 hours from Sat morning and finishing at the same point (St Lucia)

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
360km
Fleche
08:00 A team must consist of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Each team chooses its own start point and course. A minimum of 360 km must be ridden in 24 hours from Sat morning and finishing at the same point (St Lucia) $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anywhere

Contact

Mark Riley  Ph: 0416 802 834  Email: m.riley@uq.edu.au

Ride Date: 23-Mar-2019 8:00 am
Registration Close Date: 20-Mar-2019

Petit Opperman – QLD (2019)

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The Petit Oppy challenge is to ride 180km together in a group of 3 to 5 bikes to finish at St. Lucia riding for the first 12 and the last 2 hours of the Oppy. Join the other teams for breakfast at St Lucys Cafe (St Lucia).

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
180km
Fleche
08:00 Choose your own course. Distance ridden can be 20% below or 15% above your nominated distance with a minimum of 180 km. Ride ends at UQ St Lucia $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anywhere

Contact

Mark Riley  Ph: 0416802834  Email: m.riley@uq.edu.au

Ride Date: 23-Mar-2019 8:00 am
Registration Close Date: 20-Mar-2019

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