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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:37 pm
by Max
I'm up for a rest day meet - maybe a get-together in the afternoon? Or were people thinking of some sort of outing earlier in the day?

Max

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:11 pm
by elantra
Max wrote:I'm up for a rest day meet - maybe a get-together in the afternoon? Or were people thinking of some sort of outing earlier in the day?

Max

What about meet up on the evening before ?
then if there are some of us uncommited to a rest day activity some plans might be made. :idea:

On another note, i had some CQ-related fun this morning.
In the good old days cardboard bike-boxes used to just fit snugly into the back passenger space of a sedan car.
These days either cars have got smaller or bikes have got bigger because there was no way this one was gonna fit.
I wont let on how i eventually managed to transport it from bikeshop back to home.
Then to cap it off i tripped and broke my toe :oops:

Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:23 pm
by Comedian
Youch elantra! :(

If you want to meet the half way crew we should be settled in and thirsty by 5pm on the rest day. We won't really be there any earlier.

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:29 pm
by Max
elantra wrote:What about meet up on the evening before ?


Sounds good to me! Perhaps we should all swap our phone numbers via PM, so we can find each other in the thronging crowd?


elantra wrote:Then to cap it off i tripped and broke my toe :oops:


Yowsa! Will you be OK to ride?

Max

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:34 pm
by elantra
Max wrote:
elantra wrote:Then to cap it off i tripped and broke my toe :oops:


Yowsa! Will you be OK to ride?

Max

Might slow me down a bit, but i already know cycling is more comfortable than walking !

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:43 am
by the grid
5pm rest day in the cafe?

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:22 am
by Max
Sounds good to me, Grid :)

Ok, I seriously gotta start packing. Bloody hell, could I *BE* any more disorganised?????

Max

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:32 pm
by astroboy67
Oh great, inspection of the bike last night revealed a broken saddle....good timing for breaking in a new one :!:

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:59 pm
by Comedian
the grid wrote:5pm rest day in the cafe?


Ok... it's locked in Eddie. :)

I'll send a PM around with a mobile number later.

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:07 pm
by winstonw
Met two baby boomers last Friday night who are doing the full ride - Michael (accountant) and Cathy.
Told them to keep an eye out from Stanthorpe for two 6ft3inch sub 80kg missiles, who will probably have a beer welded to their hand when not on the bike. :)

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:20 pm
by elantra
the grid wrote:5pm rest day in the cafe?

will try to make this but as i am a part-time riding volunteer i might have "work commitments"

Because of the "volunteering" commitments i have not planned anything for the rest day yet.
Gotta get there first i guess.
Can't wait.

P.S. broken toe is no impediment to riding a bike :D

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:56 pm
by the grid
Max wrote:Sounds good to me, Grid :)

Ok, I seriously gotta start packing. Bloody hell, could I *BE* any more disorganised?????

Max

Not packed but have tomorrow off....oh sh#(AT)

Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:02 pm
by Max
Well, I've finally packed. But the bags are much lighter than last year... have I forgotten something important? Will I discover something crucial is missing? Damnit, I better check my checklist. Again.

Max

Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:29 pm
by OldGuysRule
3 degrees in Stanthorpe for Tuesday morning. Hope everyone packed something warm.

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:48 am
by Max
OldGuysRule wrote:3 degrees in Stanthorpe for Tuesday morning. Hope everyone packed something warm.


Bloody hell! I knew it'd be cold, but I was still in denial about it. I might add a few things to the bags this morning!

Max

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:57 am
by DaveOZ
this sounds like fun. Hope you all have a great time and stay safe.

Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:44 am
by Max
:D :D :D :D

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:18 pm
by astroboy67
Oh yeah, we're all very excited! Heading out early in the a.m. for the 4+hr drive to Gundi !YeeHaa :!: :!:

Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:01 pm
by Max
We're here and it is effin' cold :shock:

Max

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:26 pm
by marinmomma
Have a good ride everyone, stay warm and safe...although if this wind keeps up you'll all be back in Brissy by Monday :wink:

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:46 pm
by Comedian
marinmomma wrote:Have a good ride everyone, stay warm and safe...although if this wind keeps up you'll all be back in Brissy by Monday :wink:

Gees I hope not or I'll be two days behind them in Stanthorpe. :D

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:27 am
by Comedian
I hope you guys and gals are having a great ride!

There is much packing going on here. I just spoke to my ride buddy and found out his definition of taking it easy over 450k and five days is averaging 30. God help me. :shock: :mrgreen:

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:33 pm
by marinmomma
Comedian wrote:I hope you guys and gals are having a great ride!

There is much packing going on here. I just spoke to my ride buddy and found out his definition of taking it easy over 450k and five days is averaging 30. God help me. :shock: :mrgreen:


You'll be fine Steve, as long as the wind doesn't change to an easterly or northerly! Have fun getting up Mt Walker :shock:

Mr MM and I are hoping to join in the fun for next years ride!

Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:17 pm
by Max
Easy day yesterday. Bloody cold night! :shock:

Today's ride was a mixed bag. I joined two other girls not long after leaving camp and we rode well together. They set a cracking pace (guessing avg 33kph which is fast for me). I was baked by the time we reached the first stop. In hindsight, I should've taken it easy. After the rest stop, the rest of the ride felt super-tough. Bonk city :(

Still, it was fun. Not sure how I feel about tomorrow's ride!!!

Max

Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:52 am
by Max
Bummer. A mechanical failure stopped me at around 50 km yesterday. :( Hopefully Epic will have it fixed for tomorrow!

Shaping up to be a nice day in Stanthorpe today. :)

Max