Brissie to the Bay 2011

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby MacG10 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:27 pm

nitramluap wrote:Don't worry about it too much! :)


Thanks for you advice. I am not worried at all, but I guess I am the kind of person that plans ahead and does not like to show up at the start looking around me thinking 'if I only would have thought about that before...'

And I am also doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer in August, so it's too late to worry anyway. I just need to gently easing myself into the world of charity bike rides.

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:44 pm

MacG10 wrote:
nitramluap wrote:Don't worry about it too much! :)


Thanks for you advice. I am not worried at all, but I guess I am the kind of person that plans ahead and does not like to show up at the start looking around me thinking 'if I only would have thought about that before...'

And I am also doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer in August, so it's too late to worry anyway. I just need to gently easing myself into the world of charity bike rides.


I guess the best advice is to listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable, back off, and make sure you start at a steady pace. Too many people go out hard early only to pay the price later. It's far more impressive to finish looking good! ;)
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:47 pm

BTW...

I collected my 'rider pack'... what a waste of paper. Everything in it (and much more actually) is available on the website apart from the bib number which, frankly, we could just print out ourselves and bring on the day.

Also, it states that it is compulsory to have the helmet sticker on your helmet... except that there is no helmet sticker. There is a bib sticker, a prize draw sticker & a luggage tag sticker!

Just my 2c worth
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby ezzy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:15 pm

nitramluap wrote:
MacG10 wrote:I just signed up for the 100 km. As this will be my first 100km ride I am hoping to get some advice from the other riders here. At the moment my longest ride has been 50 km commutes, so it will be very interesting to see how I go on this ride. luckily the majority of the ride is familiar terrain from my commute, so I should be able to pace myself accordingly.

Judging by the course and rest points I am thinking I will need two water bottles. First two stops at 24 and 46km would be ok with just one I guess but the 45 to 88km would be hard on just one?

Also, how many days before a ride like this would you stop riding to rest up? I usually try to fit in a longer commute on Friday, but I guess I am better off to rest on that day?

Will the rest stops just have water and should i bring some energy bars with me?


Hi MacG10,

Firstly, everyone is going to tell you something different!

A few things.
- it is a charity ride, not a race (many people will ignore this fact and will look like they're in a stage of the TdF) so don't push it too hard.
- you will almost certainly finish, don't worry. Even at a slow pace you'll do it in good time. The course is quite flat.
- don't forget that you can always take a train home at any stage (close to the line in most parts)
- a rule of thumb for water is about 1 litre per hour IF you are pushing it hard & sweating a lot. Don't drink too much as this is even worse than being slightly dehydrated.
- you'll need the equivalent of a pinch of salt with each litre so some salty snacks are all you need
- energy bars & drinks are a waste of money (the drinks are really bad for your teeth too). You will not deplete your glycogen stores with such a short ride (ie. you won't 'hit the wall'...)

Put it this way, a relative of mine is an Ironman. He has qualified for Kona 9 times - he is 59 years old. He doesn't touch these energy bars and limits his fluid intake. Guess what he drinks at the marathon stage - this is after 3.7km swim & a 180km ride (average speed 35km/h)? Coca cola... that's right, coca cola. A little sugar & caffeine at that stage (ie. glygogen depleted) makes a difference, but not before. Both he and I are medical doctors so we do have a pretty good knowledge of human physiology.

As for what to do beforehand, that's up to you. I ride everyday for transport (to/from work, shops, restaurants as well as 'training' if you can call it that...) and I'm not planning on changing my routine just for this ride. Athletes would normally rest for a few days in the lead up to an event and carbo load and so on... but again, this is just not necessary for such a ride. My breakfast on the day will be the same as it normally is and I'll be taking some water and some salty cashews to nibble on. This is precisely what I did for the Ipswich 100 recently:


Don't worry about it too much! :)

Far out... you've overtaken a lot of riders going downhill.
Must have been the coke power :)
and what salty snacks did you bring? like vinegar and salt chips?
Anyway, awesome ride

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:24 pm

ezzy wrote:Far out... you've overtaken a lot of riders going downhill.
Must have been the coke power :)
and what salty snacks did you bring? like vinegar and salt chips?
Anyway, awesome ride


Haha... no, only water on this ride. I had some dried apricots and some salted cashews. All up I drank about 3 litres (camelback & two bottles) and wasn't too dehydrated at the end :)
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby Comedian » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:33 pm

nitramluap wrote:
ezzy wrote:Far out... you've overtaken a lot of riders going downhill.
Must have been the coke power :)
and what salty snacks did you bring? like vinegar and salt chips?
Anyway, awesome ride


Haha... no, only water on this ride. I had some dried apricots and some salted cashews. All up I drank about 3 litres (camelback & two bottles) and wasn't too dehydrated at the end :)

I did the 100 mile version. I didn't have any apricots but I had 1 litre of water an hour plus a tablespoon of concrete to help with the hills. :shock: :shock: :mrgreen:

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:55 am

Comedian wrote:I did the 100 mile version. I didn't have any apricots but I had 1 litre of water an hour plus a tablespoon of concrete to help with the hills. :shock: :shock: :mrgreen:


I think apricots have the opposite effect to concrete :shock:
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby Phill_B_34 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:00 pm

nitramluap wrote:BTW...

I collected my 'rider pack'... what a waste of paper. Everything in it (and much more actually) is available on the website apart from the bib number which, frankly, we could just print out ourselves and bring on the day.

Also, it states that it is compulsory to have the helmet sticker on your helmet... except that there is no helmet sticker. There is a bib sticker, a prize draw sticker & a luggage tag sticker!

Just my 2c worth



In your pack there is a separate sticker with you number (white with black text) for your helmet, it's about 100mm x 40mm.
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:33 pm

Phill_B_34 wrote:In your pack there is a separate sticker with you number (white with black text) for your helmet, it's about 100mm x 40mm.


Ah... then I'm missing it! There was nothing else in my pack. A large yellow sticker (3 in 1) and some A4 printouts from the website. I'll look into that. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby lethoso » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:18 pm

nitramluap wrote:Nice to see they've changed the wording... I'm sure I wasn't the only one to complain.


* Please note: Due to safety reasons, children 10 years and under will not be permitted to participate in the 25km bike ride. BMX bicycles and bicycles with 22" wheels will also not be permitted. N.B. Please note this does not apply to recuments or hand cycles.


for real? That's ridiculous... my dad & I did the Brisbane to GC on moultons (16" wheels) a couple of years ago.
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:41 pm

lethoso wrote:for real? That's ridiculous... my dad & I did the Brisbane to GC on moultons (16" wheels) a couple of years ago.


Yes, it's for real... and yes, it is plainly ridiculous. If you want to ride on your Moultons I would suggest writing to the organisers. That's how I was accepted.

It smells of elitism.

"If you're not a roadie, you're not a 'real' cyclist..."

I'd prefer most of our 'cyclists' to look like this, frankly:
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...but they would be excluded from such charity races... oops! I mean RIDE... it's not a race, they keep reminding us. :roll:
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby pumapants » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:42 pm

Signed up and picked up my kit today, I am now doing the 100, should be interesting. I can't wait, first organized ride and first ride of this distance.
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby term » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:43 am

I've signed up to 50 because I had assumed based on the diagram that the 100 was just laps, when checking again I noticed I was wrong so am changing to the 100. I haven't done anything more than 30km river loops for about 6 months but do those 3 times a week and run 8km 2 days a week so hoping I'll have the juice in the legs. scheduled a test 100 on Thursday morning and Saturday morning this week to make sure I can do it comfortably.

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:49 am

term wrote:I've signed up to 50 because I had assumed based on the diagram that the 100 was just laps, when checking again I noticed I was wrong so am changing to the 100. I haven't done anything more than 30km river loops for about 6 months but do those 3 times a week and run 8km 2 days a week so hoping I'll have the juice in the legs. scheduled a test 100 on Thursday morning and Saturday morning this week to make sure I can do it comfortably.


I'm sure you'll be fine. You shouldn't hit the wall on a race this short so as long as you don't go too hard you'll have no trouble. I won't be properly warmed up for at least 15 minutes so I'll be taking it easy at the start. A strong finish looks much more impressive than a strong start! ;)
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby term » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:01 am

Went and picked up my bib today, I was green late 6000's for my 50 - did they start at 6000 I wonder? I was given instead a yellow one 3908, I wonder if thats 900 riders doing the 100 or they started at a lower number and theres more, what numbers are you guys, I need more data

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby Phill_B_34 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:50 pm

term wrote:Went and picked up my bib today, I was green late 6000's for my 50 - did they start at 6000 I wonder? I was given instead a yellow one 3908, I wonder if thats 900 riders doing the 100 or they started at a lower number and theres more, what numbers are you guys, I need more data



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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:18 am

term wrote:Went and picked up my bib today, I was green late 6000's for my 50 - did they start at 6000 I wonder? I was given instead a yellow one 3908, I wonder if thats 900 riders doing the 100 or they started at a lower number and theres more, what numbers are you guys, I need more data


I'm doing the 100 - 'Yellow 339'
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby brades68 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:49 pm

I'll be reading this forum to hear you lot say how much of a good ride it was and wishing i was doing it :(

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:52 pm

According to an official email there are a total of 3,499 riders so far (that's all rides though).

Hopefully this will mean that no driver can say SMIDSY... ;)
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby HiChris » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:09 pm

I'm in for the 100k's, haven't ridden 100 before but shouldn't be too hard....
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby nitramluap » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:21 am

dungee wrote:I'm in for the 100k's, haven't ridden 100 before but shouldn't be too hard....


Don't worry, as the police will not be waving us through red lights you'll have plenty of time to regenerate! :shock:
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby Yongkun » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:13 am

weather forecast for sunday: rain :(

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby leighthebee » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:20 am

Yongkun wrote:weather forecast for sunday: rain :(


:( I was going to do it on the oldie. might have to take the newie....

fingers crossed for fine weather..... :P

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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby Phill_B_34 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:33 pm

Yongkun wrote:weather forecast for sunday: rain :(


BOM reckons it's going to be fine (at the moment).....

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/brisbane.shtml
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Re: Brissie to the Bay 2011

Postby Comedian » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:01 pm

Phill_B_34 wrote:
Yongkun wrote:weather forecast for sunday: rain :(


BOM reckons it's going to be fine (at the moment).....

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/brisbane.shtml


And warm! No need for leg warmers that day. 12 is balmy!

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