In the past two weeks it’s become appreciably cooler here in Brisbane earlier in the morning with enough clear weather to convince even the least audacious to venture out on their velocipede. And so I did, and you can read about it below. I’ve also provided the most current Oppy information including where to watch the spots, and where you need to be at about 0700 this Sunday to cheer the finishers home and hear their tales from the road first hand.
Many of our bikes are tweaked to suit our needs and personal preferences. I’ve prepared a summary on the mods performed to my bike which won’t take long to read, but there is some additional information buried in links within the text which probably will.
Did I mention the Oppy is on this Sunday. Whether you’re riding, spotwatching or supporting, enjoy.
What about the weather?? It’s been insanely hot when it’s not been bucketing down making the riding a challenge. Nonetheless, the hardier folks have lined up to take on recent brevets. I’m looking forward to a cool change when I hope we might see even more people line up for rides, including myself.
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Berry Good 200 riders
This special AGM edition celebrates the achievements of the 2016-2017 season, reviews the year that was and looks forward to the events of 2018.
This edition contains lots of reading thanks to the generous submission of reports from Not the Alpine Classic and Esk by Night rides. Many thanks to the authors, I enjoy reading your recollections very much.
We collectively covered a lot of gravel kilometres last year, I’ve found some gravel articles to give you food for thought and hopefully some inspiration for this year.
There’s a further shameless plug to encourage you to get your Oppy plans squared away now and a reminder the Qld AGM is on February 24 and will be preceded by a gentle 50km ride. Details in the upcoming events below.
As always if you have anything you would like to see or something to share, send it here: email@example.com. Continue reading
Fleche Opperman (The Oppy) Saturday 24th March 2018
A reminder regarding the Oppy for 2018. If you are contemplating participating in the event, get in touch with the coordinators here: AudaxQld@gmail.com
2018 is well underway with events run and post ride drinks dispatched. Turns out it’s hot at this time of year and there is wild weather to contend with as well. Read all about that in the current ride reports. Mark enthuses about the forthcoming Oppy, offers historical insight to this venerable event and makes a strong case for your participation this year.
Welcome to the last newsletter for 2017. I’m looking forward to sharing some of what’s happened since last time you got one of these, which turns out to be a fair bit.
Christmas Soiree – 16 December 2017
As usual the weather at this time of year is humid and ridiculously hot which can make typical Christmas gatherings in the park something akin to a feat of endurance. In a stroke of genius, barefoot bowling at Chermside happened, the weather was kind, the bowling great fun, the food plentiful, the function room air conditioned.