Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Pax » Fri May 14, 2010 9:48 pm

Just a quick post for now. BQ has announced the date for this year; it is Oct 10th.

Gotta get to bed now, heading into the Mountains with Winona and friend at 5.00am in the morning, after a series of late nights :roll:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby lethoso » Mon May 17, 2010 7:24 pm

day after my birthday, so it'll either be a quiet night or a slow ride I guess :?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby brades68 » Mon May 17, 2010 9:06 pm

Sweet! Plenty of time to Register, book flights and find some accommodation. It'll be expensive for myself and the family to come down, but this is my beer and smokes :) :)
And bugger driving down, drove down for the Ipswich 100 - won't do that again - the drive that is.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Max » Tue May 18, 2010 5:44 am

Are entries actually open yet? I went to the "enter" link, but can't see where to actually click to enter! I'm probably just blind or stupid or both. :oops:

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby soc » Tue May 18, 2010 8:53 am

I can't find it either Max. :? :?

Maybe it's a bit early then. Keep watching the site, hopefully it will become apparant...
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby BrisBoy » Wed May 19, 2010 12:08 pm

http://www.bq.org.au/b2gc100/?cat=2

"by the end of may" apparently.

Can't wait till October :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby goneriding » Wed May 19, 2010 2:11 pm

I'd love to have another crack at this. I might have to earn some big brownie points to fly up for the ride. It might even warrant a crack at O'Reilly's the day before as a warm up:)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Pax » Wed May 19, 2010 7:10 pm

goneriding wrote:I'd love to have another crack at this. I might have to earn some big brownie points to fly up for the ride. It might even warrant a crack at O'Reilly's the day before as a warm up:)

Great plan...love your thinking...You know where to find riding buddies if you do that :lol:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby brades68 » Thu May 20, 2010 1:37 pm

BrisBoy wrote:http://www.bq.org.au/b2gc100/?cat=2

"by the end of may" apparently.

Can't wait till October :D


Sent an email the other day to BQ, reply today - should be updated with costs and online entry in approx 2 weeks

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Lark2004 » Thu May 20, 2010 5:12 pm

Pax wrote:
goneriding wrote:I'd love to have another crack at this. I might have to earn some big brownie points to fly up for the ride. It might even warrant a crack at O'Reilly's the day before as a warm up:)

Great plan...love your thinking...You know where to find riding buddies if you do that :lol:


+1 :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Max » Sat May 29, 2010 6:48 am

Update! Entries will open Wednesday 2 June 2010!

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Max » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:09 am

Entries are open! :D

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby soc » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:17 am

So we should see Max with the 0001 ride number then? :) :)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Max » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:10 pm

Ha! Maybe! Did I mention I was the first rider to register for CQ? :D

I figure with my cycling being what it is, the only time I will ever be first is in the registration process. :lol:

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Scuba23 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:12 pm

Anyone living on the south end of the Gold Coast - I am getting a few people together for a Brisbane to the Tweed ride as a few of us live down this way and its easier to ride home then to find transport.

Feel free to jump on board and get a lift home.

Also thinking of ways to get up to brissie for the start - thinking of taking the train from burleigh and ride from tweed to the station(can detour and pick people up on the way if interested) ... it does make for a very arly start though!
I have to ride early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing...
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Max » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:36 am

Scuba23 wrote:Also thinking of ways to get up to brissie for the start - thinking of taking the train from burleigh and ride from tweed to the station(can detour and pick people up on the way if interested) ... it does make for a very arly start though!


My mum lives in Currumbin, and she gets the train up to Brisbane for the event. The train usually arrives just on the ride's start time. You're right, it makes for a very early start, but it beats driving up!

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby brades68 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:48 pm

I'll be flying down from Rockhampton, stuff the drive!
and wouldn't dream about taking the train.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Scuba23 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:08 pm

brades68 wrote:I'll be flying down from Rockhampton, stuff the drive!
and wouldn't dream about taking the train.

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rocky to brissie on the train would be a bit of a mission for a 100km ride... any one know how many people they had riding last year?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby brades68 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:23 pm

BQ website said about 9600 did it last year

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby brades68 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:21 am

Registered this morning.

There is also an Amy Gillet ride being organised in/around Rockhampton for the 1st August with 25, 60 & 100km rides. I'll post details once they are received for anyone nearby.

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ps seems like i better HTFU and ignore the cold weather and spend some time in the saddle training
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby anniegray » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:52 am

Hi All,

I am a newbie, I would like to do this ride, but am a bit concerned about having a mechanical breakdown on the way. I can do basic maintenance. For those who have done this before, do they have any mechanical support in case you get stuck?

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Max » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:24 pm

Annie,

Yes, there is a SAG wagon and mechanical assistance on the route. Check out the FAQ.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby anniegray » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:04 pm

Thanks Max.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby Scuba23 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:13 pm

Max wrote:Annie,

Yes, there is a SAG wagon and mechanical assistance on the route. Check out the FAQ.

:)
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There is a SAG wagon but is the mobile coffee van going to be follow me?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast Challenge 2010

Postby anniegray » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:09 pm

Scuba23 wrote:
Max wrote:Annie,

Yes, there is a SAG wagon and mechanical assistance on the route. Check out the FAQ.

:)
Max


There is a SAG wagon but is the mobile coffee van going to be follow me?


The mobile coffee van following, I'm sold.

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