Riding home tonight there were "Caution Cyclists: USM Brisbane to Noosa Century" signs along the highway in Aspley and Strathpine. They might have been there for a while but it is the first time I've seen them (I have been off the bike since 18th May, and today was my first day back to riding). Very exciting.
Having been off the bike for so long I am not sure that I'll do the return trip now, but then again perhaps I'll just look at the time off as "Extreme tapering" in preparation for the ride. Of course to go with the extreme tapering I have also been extreme carbo loading (there are carbs in beer, chocolate and chips aren't there
...I've been binge eating a bit...do that when stressed, not a good thing really, and have put on a few kgs
) All in all, that plus the lack of a long ride since early April, the return trip is in jeopardy.
Anyway bottom line is that I still think I'll give it a go but will make a final decision on the day. Will pace myself a bit more than originally intended, and will definitely have a clear set of bail out points on the way back (ie intermediate train stations probably...must get onto google maps and check that all out tonight). Think I'll ride to the start in the morning so that'll give me 30k (with a good rest) towards the 300 before the ride even starts, and will reduce the homeward leg to about 110k for the 300 total, should mean that I can bail 'at a station somewhere between Caboulture and Lawnton (home) if I' don't feel like riding all the way but still clock the 300.
If anyone is interested in "deciding on the day" pm me your mobile so we can try to hook up on the day. For that matter if anyone wants to meet up at the start regardless of the return trip, PM me too.
winona_rider wrote:seriously thinking about doing this...
Hey Winona did you end up registering??
RepcoMonaco wrote:Registered today.
Repco, I'll txt you at the start hopefully we will be able to meet up.