Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

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Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:24 pm

Anyone here keen on doing the Gran Fondo with Henk Vogels up at the Sunshine Coast on November 25th?? 127km with 2k of elevation gain.

Route: https://www.relive.cc/view/1773000778

Despite what the website says you can enter as an individual. Use the code BBSFD1 and get $20 bucks off.

https://cyclesunshine.com.au/

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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 am

Unfortunately beyond the 18th I'm grounded as Mrs LDR is due with Mini LDR #2. That's a cracking course though, you'd want to make sure you have some low gearing for the steep pinches. The first photo is the Wall at Eudlo, I was down to 5kmh up there a couple of weeks ago. The climb up to Peachester is beautiful, and the downhill from Dulong Lookout to Nambour is fantastic fun. I haven't ridden the back side of Bald Knob, but have driven it a few times and it would be a good workout for sure.
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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:29 pm

Yeah looks like a hell of a ride. Gonna be a biggie for me. Riding there and then riding home haha.

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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:22 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Yeah looks like a hell of a ride. Gonna be a biggie for me. Riding there and then riding home haha.


Hells bells, that ride PLUS another 200 odd k!? :shock:
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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:23 pm

Chances are high that i’ll hit the pub until the train comes past hahaha!

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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby TheWall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:18 pm

I am doing it. Looks fun.

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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:18 am

ldrcycles wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:Yeah looks like a hell of a ride. Gonna be a biggie for me. Riding there and then riding home haha.


Hells bells, that ride PLUS another 200 odd k!? :shock:


He's chasing your Landsborough to Brisbane record. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:37 pm

foo on patrol wrote:
He's chasing your Landsborough to Brisbane record. :mrgreen:

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I missed that one :cry: I'd certainly be keen to see lukeyboy have a crack at it, if you need an observer I'm happy to step in.
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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:30 pm

What's the record? :P

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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:37 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:What's the record? :P


3:02:41 from Landsborough-Brisbane, 2:23:16 from Brisbane-Landsborough. Brisbane-Ipswich might interest you too, only 1:06:00, and as you can't use the motorways it's about 45kms (actually further than it was in the 1930s!). Full list here- https://roadrecordaus.weebly.com/queensland.html
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Re: Cycle Sunshine Gran Fondo (Sunshine Coast)

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:24 pm

3:02....... I see :P

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