Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby OldGuysRule » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:05 pm

Wow 1200. I'd say you are all set.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby elantra » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:03 am

Comedian wrote:
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:

I went to an Outdoors shop in The Valley yesterday.
Bought a few thermal shirts and socks.
Doesn't matter how fit you are, if you get a cold rainy day on the bike you will struggle.
The Texas to Stanthorpe stage is about 100 km.
No shops to warm up in along the way IIRC.
That will be cold one if the rain sets in. :lol:
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:38 am

Woohoo
Rider packs arrived today. Now I am excited. Apres ride entertainment looks good too.
Hopefully the new tandem will be fixed in time.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:56 am

the grid wrote:Woohoo
Rider packs arrived today. Now I am excited. Apres ride entertainment looks good too.
Hopefully the new tandem will be fixed in time.


Ditto the "WooHoo" Rider 0400 :D
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Postby OldGuysRule » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:55 am

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:27 am

Rider number 4 here. I can't believe 3 other bastidges got in ahead of me!!! :lol:

16 days and counting :D

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:16 pm

Max wrote:Rider number 4 here. I can't believe 3 other bastidges got in ahead of me!!! :lol:

16 days and counting :D

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Hehehe "bastidges".....you kiss your mother with that mouth? :D
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:33 pm

astroboy67 wrote:Hehehe "bastidges".....you kiss your mother with that mouth? :D


Ewwwwwwwwwww!!!! I don't know about the sort of relationship you have with your mother, but we don't roll that way!

;)

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:05 am

Max wrote:
astroboy67 wrote:Hehehe "bastidges".....you kiss your mother with that mouth? :D


Ewwwwwwwwwww!!!! I don't know about the sort of relationship you have with your mother, but we don't roll that way!

;)

Max


Woops, thought you were quoting "Johnny Dangerously".....I was :oops:
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:09 pm

astroboy67 wrote:
Max wrote:
astroboy67 wrote:Hehehe "bastidges".....you kiss your mother with that mouth? :D


Ewwwwwwwwwww!!!! I don't know about the sort of relationship you have with your mother, but we don't roll that way!

;)

Max


Woops, thought you were quoting "Johnny Dangerously".....I was :oops:


No, I was self-censoring. Next time, I'll just say "bastards", consequences be damned. :lol:

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:17 pm

8 days to go and still haven't got the tandem back from the mechanic ...hope its ok aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Hope I am not on the SAG wagon all the time ( except day 3)
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:19 am

One more day before I go on leave, one more day before I go on leave, one more day, one more day, one more day......

Then I'll be spending every day until CQ riding because my winter laziness seem to have left me a little bike unfit! I think I'll be on one of those SAG buses on day 3! :shock:

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:44 am

Countdown is on. Sounds like the cold and/wet has hampered everyones efforts for getting some training in. :oops:

Showers forcast for Gundi next week, hopefully clearing by the weekend! http://www.weatherzone.com.au/long-range-forecast/28-day-rain/qld/darling-downs
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Postby OldGuysRule » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:50 pm

Uh-oh, luggage overweight at first attempt. Start again.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:40 am

OldGuysRule wrote:Uh-oh, luggage overweight at first attempt. Start again.


Same, trying to get a folding chair in so I can get some sort of back support!
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Fred Nurk » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:41 pm

Good luck to you all, and safe riding.

It's still way too cold for me to consider doing... I found it cold enough in Monto last year.
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Postby OldGuysRule » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:05 pm

astroboy67 wrote:
OldGuysRule wrote:Uh-oh, luggage overweight at first attempt. Start again.


Same, trying to get a folding chair in so I can get some sort of back support!



Astro, on the 2009 ride they set out quite a lot of plastic chairs & tables for breakfast & dinner. Wasn't hard to find one, so my choice this year is to take advantage of the chairs & only pack a small 3leg stool.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:58 pm

Yeah, I was there in 09, I found the dining area pretty busy and had resort to my 3 legged camp stool most nights :roll:
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:58 am

astroboy67 wrote:Yeah, I was there in 09, I found the dining area pretty busy and had resort to my 3 legged camp stool most nights :roll:

I found getting a chair in 2010 difficult too.
Kmart have $5 camping chairs with back support that seem very light.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:18 pm

astroboy67 wrote:Yeah, I was there in 09, I found the dining area pretty busy and had resort to my 3 legged camp stool most nights :roll:

I'm not going to chance it. After all day crouched over the bike, at the end of the day I want a bit of back support. Could be an age thing? :oops:
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:09 am

Nice mail today $200 Ground Effect Voucher for registering online...Spent already but not sure it will get here by Friday for departure.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:45 am

Man, I'm really slack. I haven't washed any clothes, haven't packed any bags, haven't done bugger-all. I'd better get cracking!

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:09 am

the grid wrote:Nice mail today $200 Ground Effect Voucher for registering online...Spent already but not sure it will get here by Friday for departure.

Nice work, I got a $100 Voucher for being rider #400! :D
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:12 am

Max wrote:Man, I'm really slack. I haven't washed any clothes, haven't packed any bags, haven't done bugger-all. I'd better get cracking!

Max

I've had all my gear sprawled out on the lounge room floor all week. Packed last night, weighed, unpacked, repacked, reweighed, unpacked etc etc etc.....
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:57 am

So did we all decide on a rest day meet?
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