It’s Nearly Time For Sir Hubert’s Huge Happening (also called) .....
The Opperman All Day Trial
The Fleche Opperman All Day Trial & Petit Opperman, as the name suggests, allows you to ride all day just for fun (or 14 hours just for fun if you are doing the Petit). Sound jolly inviting? If it does, why don't you and a minimum of two and a maximum of four of your mates/friends/casual acquaintances/people you met on the internet etc, come and join us?
Start anywhere you desire (although it's probably best not to start in Goondiwindi), and aim to cover at least 360km for the Fleche or 180km for the Petit before finishing at 9.00am on Sunday 25th March in Sydney at the cafe in Parramatta Park.
Saturday 24th March (with a roll out time of 9:00am) and then for the next 24 hours.
Start organising your teams now and prepare to enjoy a day and night of fun, possibly inclement weather and other peoples possibly annoying personal habits.
Online entry is now open: http://regonline.activeglobal.com/OppermanNSW
Further information is available on the Audax NSW website.
If you can find no like-minded individuals yourself, then use the patented Opperman dating service (strictly platonic) and we will try and match you up. Please send your name, Fleche or Petit option, speed of riding (fast, slow, glacial) and any quirky personality traits others may find disagreeable.
Ian and Katherine
So I've sent out an email to the local (Illawarra) Audax riders and so far grantw has indicated interest in the Petit version and I'm up for either option. The traditional start location for the Illawarra Audax rides is Dapto station but as with the rest of the route the start point is something the team can decide on together. If we end up with multiple teams then each team can have it's own start point and route although I think it'd be nice to try and line up the final 25km section to meet up and ride in together.
So if your interested reply to the thread with your preffered distance option as well as you location or what sort of area you'd be happy to travel to for a start location and we'll see if we can get some teams together.