Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby chucknitro » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:35 pm

Gassy wrote:I love the atmosphere of the weekend, it's a great location, I'll be having fun! There should be good comradery as we all head up Buffalo, again, and again and again :roll: . No pressure, no expectaions, and lots of fellow cyclists.


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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby jules21 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:07 pm

ausrandoman wrote:You could have bought travel insurance. Did you?

i highly doubt the insurer would provide coverage to someone for whom the amended route didn't take their fancy.
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby jimsheedy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:12 pm

So are you blokes volunteers or is that where my $180 has gone?
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby clackers » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:53 pm

jimsheedy wrote:So are you blokes volunteers or is that where my $180 has gone?


Audax relies on volunteers, Jim.

There are people who were giving up their weekend to put on that event for you.
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby jimsheedy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:26 pm

Stop it please. They were not volunteering for me they were doing it because they enjoy it.

This is crazy. I voiced a legitimate concern about a refund for a ( to me ) significant amount of money I had paid to ride the ace 250. I am well aware of the status of the audax association and it's members. I have enjoyed their events in the past and have been most impressed with every aspect of the organization. It's obvious that it is pointless to continue on this topic as I have no wish to get into a slanging match with a bunch of nameless fan boys.
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby clackers » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:37 pm

jimsheedy wrote:Stop it please. They were not volunteering for me they were doing it because they enjoy it.


Oh, is that so? What would they say if that statement was read to them? :cool:

Volunteer work almost always includes a sense of duty, of putting a cause ahead of self-interest - a point you seem to have missed.

Boo to the fire authorities too, for being selfish enough to close a road when there's a Very Important bike event scheduled.
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:50 am

The whole situation is a bummer and has changed my plans. I drove 10 hrs from Adelaide and whilst planned to do the 140, for personal reasons won't be doing it, and that is my choice.

I have had a great time experiencing some great times and scenery doing Mt Buffalo & Falls Creek, and hopefully Tawonga Gap today. I really feel for the organisers, but feel that they have taken the best decision, regardless of how badly it affects some peple.

Sometimes stuff happens, and its called life. Spare a thought for the proprietors of shops and accom sitesthat now will miss out on a lot of traffic due to the fire, or worse still, those that lose stuff directly to the fire.

M grateful to have experienced for the first time, and above all safely.

Thanks to all of those people that put their heart & soul into this event nd have had to make a heart breaking decision for the safety of the participants.
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby bardygrub » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:10 am

well guys, there is always the Saturday morning bunch ride down the road in Wangaratta at 8 in the morning cnr of greta rd and vincent rd at the carpark if you are keen?
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby clackers » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:12 am

MichaelB wrote:
Sometimes stuff happens, and its called life. Spare a thought for the proprietors of shops and accom sitesthat now will miss out on a lot of traffic due to the fire, or worse still, those that lose stuff directly to the fire.


You obviously see the bigger picture, Michael.

There are some in society who see us cyclists as suffering from an elevated sense of entitlement, it clearly doesn't apply to you.
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:21 am

Cheers clackers, I actually work in a strategic role, so its inbred in me.

No doubt im disappointed, but i've had a great time here so far, and hope those that do go and do Buffalo however many times do it safely and have a great time :D
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby oldnewby » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:38 pm

oldnewby wrote:As i said in a previous post - if the worst that comes of a bushfire in the Vic high country is that a couple of bike rides get cancelled or changed, it's a good result.
I also don't envy the event organisers - no win situation for them. There'll be (understandably) disappointed ppl whichever decision they make.


quoting myself - but just to reiterate...
Looking fwd to Buffalo x 3 on Sun :)

Glad you got some good riding in MichaelB, hope to see a few of you others on Mt Buffalo!
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby chucknitro » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:00 am

The motel I was staying in said they we're down $8k from cancellations this weekend. :(
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby gabrielle260 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:21 am

A thunderstorm has just rolled through Bright and a natural assumption would be that the downpour would put out the brushfire. But this is how the Harrietville fire started - there was rain in Bright but just up the valley only lightning.
Lets hope Harrietville and Mt Feathertop got the rain!
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby jules21 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:30 pm

jimsheedy wrote:Stop it please. They were not volunteering for me they were doing it because they enjoy it.

the voice of reason, people..
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby jimsheedy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:57 pm

Maybe I need some tips on being reasonable.


jules21 wrote:check out these numpties.. some people need a good slap across the side of the head
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby jules21 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:15 pm

i stand by my comments!
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby gabrielle260 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:54 pm

Moving on....
Bonjour Bright is getting bigger and better - got some great stuff and saw some interesting bikes.
Bright itself is coming around too - it is now very cyclist friendly compared to how it was when I first started coming here 25 years ago.
One of the things we have noticed this trip is how the whole region is getting behind the rail trail and cycling tourism.
Final thought - if you haven't already, check out Cafe Velo up the top of the Main Street where the back packers used to be... Good food and coffee together with Fantastic cycling memorabilia!
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby jules21 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:06 pm

i got out for a quick jaunt up to tawonga lookout this morning, but i'm sitting in my rental place in bright right now doing work :cry:
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby oldnewby » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:16 pm

I just got to my motel in Myrtleford, went to Bright, got my rider kit... am excited!
Yeah Bright sure is buzzing, awesome place :)

Gonna head out for 30-40km, might go to Buffalo River, then back towards Happy Valley.

See you folks on the road!
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby Gassy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:20 pm

Good luck everyone. :D
Say g'day if you see me. I'm in one of the new 10 year plus award jerseys on a Specialized red/black roubaix, and by the way, i'll be riding somewhere on Mt Buffalo!
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby newie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:32 pm

Yes, good luck all.
I arrived last night, after my 10 hr drive down.
A gentle 40k this morning. Then a bit of time hanging out at bonjour bright, then off to cafe velo to watch the TDU with like minded souls. Now after a little restorational snooze, it's time to get everything ready for tomorrow.
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby oldnewby » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:56 pm

sure will gassy & newie :) I'm on a red & black Avanti, wearing last years AAC jersey, and I'm a bloke...
See you somewhere on Mt Buffalo!
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby clackers » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:46 pm

oldnewby wrote:
Gonna head out for 30-40km, might go to Buffalo River, then back towards Happy Valley.


It's a top little ride out to Lake Buffalo, Oldnewby ... a good one to take less serious mates/family when they want a change from railtrails. :-)
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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby sblack » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:24 pm

I'll be on a Black Felt wearing blue Merino Jersey, with the Sony action cam on the front axle.

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Re: Alpine Audax 2013 - so who's in ?

Postby oldnewby » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:40 pm

will keep an eye out for you sblack.
spot on clackers, 43km Myrtleford - Lake Buffalo & back, just what I needed, except for the puncture. Hopefully that means I don't get one tomorrow :)
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