ldrcycles wrote:This video should put paid to any suggestions Mike was hard to see- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvZpUjE ... e=youtu.be
Funnily enough, there was a comment on Facebook about the legal status of the race, referencing my dealings with the police over the Innisfail-Cairns record mentioned above by find_bruce. Just to clarify, QPS have since advised that they consider the relevant section of the traffic act DOES NOT apply to a single rider, adhering to normal road rules. NSW and ACT have almost identically worded rules, but I haven't yet contacted the police there about it. It is debatable as to how IPWR would be considered under those rules, on one hand the participants were single riders, adhering to normal road rules and separated by sometimes hundreds of kilometres. On the other hand, it was very clearly promoted and run as a race. The only thing I'm sure of is I would not like to be in the organiser's shoes, he must have gone through an enormous amount of stress ever since the event, and it's unlikely the legal side of things will be resolved for a long time yet.
That would be me - and only going off what I remembered and referenced in your original post. If they have since changed tack, that's awesome - but I do still see a worrying amount of grey in the "here's a ride that I am doing, and if you want to do the same ride at the same time you're welcome to" type of approach. I recall that when I first mentioned the now-apparently-defunct Melbourne Gravel Grinders rides, Il Padrone was dubious as to their legality.