Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby dodge » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:18 pm

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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Drunkmonkey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:44 pm

Where are they going to ride? They cant exactly do the river loop at the moment.

Nice gesture by Lance and Robbie :mrgreen:
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby dodge » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:15 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:Where are they going to ride? They cant exactly do the river loop at the moment.

Nice gesture by Lance and Robbie :mrgreen:

NO idea sorry..Thats all the info I have at the moment
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Drunkmonkey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:18 pm

dodge wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:Where are they going to ride? They cant exactly do the river loop at the moment.

Nice gesture by Lance and Robbie :mrgreen:

NO idea sorry..Thats all the info I have at the moment


Brissie to Robbie's coffee shop would work well :lol:
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby MountGower » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:31 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:Where are they going to ride? They cant exactly do the river loop at the moment.
Man, you've got to get out more.
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Drunkmonkey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:47 pm

MountGower wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:Where are they going to ride? They cant exactly do the river loop at the moment.
Man, you've got to get out more.


Where did I say I only ride the river loop?

Where do you suggest they ride (starting in the City/Southbank)?

Keeping in mind there will be tons of wobbly inexperienced riders wanting to take part.
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Drunkmonkey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:14 pm

Hmmm as posted eleswhere........

Genuine flood relief, or shallow marketing opportunity. you decide:

To All Bike Riders, In response to the Queensland Flood Crisis I have asked our Brisbane BMW and Westside BMW cycling ambassador Robbie McEwen to host a casual bike ride in Brisbane next week after the Tour Down Under to assist in raising much needed funds for flood relief.

Not only has Robbie agreed to attend but he has arranged for his fellow Radio Shack team mate, the one and only Lance Armstrong to be part of this ride. This is an amazing show of support from Lance and Robbie.

The event is going to occur on Monday 24th January around 11am (for obvious reasons the exact location, times and details will be announced shortly).

Please keep the time free in your diary and let as many of your family, friends, colleagues and fellow bike riders know of this amazing opportunity. Yours sincerely,

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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Max » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:36 pm

It's a shame that those of us who work for a living won't be able to attend. Why not just do it two days later on the public holiday? :(

For what it's worth:
Robbie McEwen wrote:Brisbane RNA Showgrounds monday morning. People can sign up online on the Courier Mail website. 11am start


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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Drunkmonkey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:46 pm

Max wrote:It's a shame that those of us who work for a living won't be able to attend. Why not just do it two days later on the public holiday? :(

For what it's worth:
Robbie McEwen wrote:Brisbane RNA Showgrounds monday morning. People can sign up online on the Courier Mail website. 11am start


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Yeah it is a shame a lot of people will be working and unable to make it :(
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby MountGower » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:12 pm

Not the most well thought out meeting place or day or time, but from there I'd say over to Kelvin Grove Rd, Old Northern Rd, Strathpine, Lawnton, Petrie, Anzac Ave, Redcliffe waterfront, Brighton, Sandgate, Sandgate Rd. Perhaps over the Story Bridge and down Wynnum Rd to some bayside loop could be a good route.

It all seems a bit rushed and certainly would have been a great idea for Australia Day. Fortunately I have Monday off.
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Postby heay » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:16 pm

I can not for the love of my life find where the sign on is on either of the websites?
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Drunkmonkey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:26 pm

MountGower wrote:Not the most well thought out meeting place or day or time, but from there I'd say over to Kelvin Grove Rd, Old Northern Rd, Strathpine, Lawnton, Petrie, Anzac Ave, Redcliffe waterfront, Brighton, Sandgate, Sandgate Rd. Perhaps over the Story Bridge and down Wynnum Rd to some bayside loop could be a good route.

It all seems a bit rushed and certainly would have been a great idea for Australia Day. Fortunately I have Monday off.


The start point probably has a lot to do with making sure only those that pay get to ride - no freeloaders tagging along. Route probably wont be made public for the same reason.

Australia day would have been perfect for the ride.

Sign up for the ride is here: http://www.moshtix.com.au/Event.aspx?id=44243
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby MountGower » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:12 pm

Thanks very much for the link.
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Drunkmonkey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:26 pm

Registrations open at 10am tomorrow.

From the sign up page:

Registrations are now open for cyclists to sign-up to the 25km Queensland Ride Relief fundraiser with a $50 entry donation per rider. The charity event is expected to raise up to $500,000 for the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.

Lance and Robbie will fly into Brisbane this Monday to lead the ride, after completing the Tour Down Under in Adelaide the day prior.

The ride will depart from the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, head out of the city over the Story Bridge down Wynnum Rd and wind through Bulimba back over the Story Bridge, returning to the Showgrounds by 12pm.
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby The Womble » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:06 pm

Impromptu twitter ride my backside! How much of the donations are going to the Premiers Appeal with the way this has been organised? I knew BMW drivers had earned their reputation but the whole things just stupid!
If they held it on a Saturday and asked all those who turned up for coin donations they would double the amount taken. I garantee it!
Shame Robbie. What the boss says goes?
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:03 am

From my point of view, any money raised is better than none at all! :?

What if it is a marketing ploy? It was always going to look like it was, why, because they are high profile sportsmen, so they're doomed if they do and doomed if they don't! :roll:
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Max » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:26 am

The Womble wrote:Shame Robbie. What the boss says goes?


Sponsorship is an amazing thing. If you don't do what the boss says, they stop sponsoring you. Figure that! :roll:

Bad timing on their part, but good on them for doing something to help raise funds.

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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Comedian » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:58 am

It's 11am on a Monday.... to a destination unknown... Kinda makes it hard do plan... :shock:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby MountGower » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:24 am

It's a 20km ride according to the idiot box last night.
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Postby Comedian » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:34 am

MountGower wrote:It's a 20km ride according to the idiot box last night.

Well I guess 20k isn't really that far from the cbd. So at most it's a 40k ride.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby MountGower » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:38 am

I'd say you're looking at 20km.
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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby dodge » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:03 am

The Womble wrote:Impromptu twitter ride my backside! How much of the donations are going to the Premiers Appeal with the way this has been organised? I knew BMW drivers had earned their reputation but the whole things just stupid!
If they held it on a Saturday and asked all those who turned up for coin donations they would double the amount taken. I garantee it!
Shame Robbie. What the boss says goes?

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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby dodge » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:04 am

Comedian wrote:It's 11am on a Monday.... to a destination unknown... Kinda makes it hard do plan... :shock:

"The ride will depart from the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, head out of the city over the Story Bridge down Wynnum Rd and wind through Bulimba back over the Story Bridge, returning to the Showgrounds by 12pm."

:wink:
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Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Comedian » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:40 am

dodge wrote:
Comedian wrote:It's 11am on a Monday.... to a destination unknown... Kinda makes it hard do plan... :shock:

"The ride will depart from the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, head out of the city over the Story Bridge down Wynnum Rd and wind through Bulimba back over the Story Bridge, returning to the Showgrounds by 12pm."

:wink:

Good work. :). Will see if I can get the time off.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Possible Lance Armstrong Twitter ride brisbane

Postby Drunkmonkey » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:43 am

MountGower wrote:I'd say you're looking at 20km.


Its 25 km:

Registrations are now open for cyclists to sign-up to the 25km Queensland Ride Relief fundraiser with a $50 entry donation per rider.
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