Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby elantra » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:35 pm

OldGuysRule wrote:Hello all, I am doing the ride this year. Did the Goondiwindi to Gold Coast back in 2005 which was a great ride. How many on here are doing the ride this year?

I am.
It will be my first Full CQ ride, did the second half of it in 2010.
I was driving through Beaudesert in September 2005 and did stop and talk to some of the Goondiwindi to GoldCoast riders because they had a lunch stop there.
I think it was the second last day.
The persons that i talked to were very enthuisiastic about that ride, although it was at the height of the drought and the landscapes were very dry.
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Postby OldGuysRule » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:48 pm

Thanks for the reply elantra. Tracing back through the posts on this topic I now figure there are 10 people coming from this forum, maybe more...
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby elantra » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:16 pm

Newsflash !
Live music with James Blundell on the Rest day, 5 dollars PP.
Also tour options on the rest day are booking now.
http://www.granitebeltwinecountry.com.a ... queensland

also there is a 40 km ride on the southside bris tomorrow as a training event for CQ
starts at Sunnybank Coffee Club 7am
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/584912
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Postby OldGuysRule » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:56 pm

Nice on-line booking system for the rest day events. Stanthorpe tourism is more organized than I expected - good to see. And the apple pie advertised on the northern winery tour has won me.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:07 am

I'll be going with a mate. I'm going to put in the entry next week. :o
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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Postby OldGuysRule » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:48 am

That makes 12.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:27 pm

I am a +2 as I have a tagalong....
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:22 pm

Hire car booked for the trip to Stanthorpe for the two of us. Cool... way less hassle than boxing bikes and it was cheaper :)

I guess that means I'm officially going now. :o
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Postby OldGuysRule » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:39 pm

....to Stanthorpe..? Are only doing the second half? Or did you mean Goondiwindi?
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:40 am

OldGuysRule wrote:....to Stanthorpe..? Are only doing the second half? Or did you mean Goondiwindi?

yep sorry... second half only :)
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:51 am

Barely a month to go! I'm so excited!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:15 pm

Max wrote:Barely a month to go! I'm so excited!!! :mrgreen:

Max

Officially paid up now... I'm joining on the rest day. :)
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:22 am

Woohoooooo, Comedian! :D :D :D :D

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:03 am

Perhaps we should have a rest day BNA meet/drink/coffee
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Postby OldGuysRule » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:21 pm

Good idea. But can we do it after 3pm, I'm off to the winery tour ( the one that includes apple pie) :-)

What about 5pm at the CQ bar?
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:26 pm

OldGuysRule wrote:Good idea. But can we do it after 3pm, I'm off to the winery tour ( the one that includes apple pie) :-)

What about 5pm at the CQ bar?


I'm in :D

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby elantra » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:31 pm

OldGuysRule wrote:Good idea. But can we do it after 3pm, I'm off to the winery tour ( the one that includes apple pie) :-)

What about 5pm at the CQ bar?


Great idea!

Re : Rest day tour options -
I am sure the northern tour goes to some memorable estates but few places would be more memorable than this

It is 15 km south of town so i would favour the southern tour, although the exact itinerary is a mystery at this stage
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Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby OldGuysRule » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:34 pm

elantra wrote:
OldGuysRule wrote:Good idea. But can we do it after 3pm, I'm off to the winery tour ( the one that includes apple pie) :-)

What about 5pm at the CQ bar?


Great idea!

Re : Rest day tour options -
I am sure the northern tour goes to some memorable estates but few places would be more memorable than this

It is 15 km south of town so i would favour the southern tour, although the exact itinerary is a mystery at this stage


Good catch! I can see a plan forming for an activity on the first afternoon in Stanthorpe. After all, what's an extra 30k on top of 100?
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:38 pm

I'm suspecting this will be the way of things to come but I shall be at the bar with tokens to burn :o
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:02 pm

Howdy all,

I'm going with a friend from work. I already head to Stanthorpe most winters for the cold :D Bramble Patch is great! So is Vincenzo's, good food and Italian Deli http://www.vincenzos.com.au/ or Suttons Farm http://suttonsfarm.com.au/ great juice & cider and good food!

I won't be doing any of the organised tours as I've visited most of the local wineries and bushwalked the hell out of Girraween. I'll be heading to one of the above for a bit of R&R

See you all in a few weeks!
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:30 pm

5 pm it is . Shall we all wear white roses so whe recognise each other?
BTW I'll be the crazy tall fat guy on the bike friday tandem with the 6yo.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:10 pm

Or maybe all the BNA ers head to vincenzos? Commandeer the bus?
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Postby OldGuysRule » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:34 pm

Is the training & preparation happening?

I got hill climb to Beachmont today.

Wadda you got?
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:50 pm

OldGuysRule wrote:Is the training & preparation happening?

I got hill climb to Beachmont today.

Wadda you got?

1200k's a month is all I got. Hopefully that's enough. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:14 am

Not long now!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

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