Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Comedian » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:49 pm

Bike cleaned - CHECK
BLINGY carbon wheels fitted - CHECK
New brake pads - CHECK
Chain oiled - CHECK
Spares good - CHECK
Bike number fitted - CHECK
Lights fitted - CHECK
Test ride - CHECK
Clothes out - CHECK
Food ready - CHECK
Nanna nap - Interrupted by small person (oh well).

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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 Max » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:33 pm

Good luck for the ride tomorrow folks! I'll be getting up bright and early to ride to the start line. Dear Weather: no more rain, mmmkay? And a tailwind would be lovely, thanks.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ozdavo » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:55 pm

Sitting at Helensvale station waiting in the train to bris (the one in 10mins, not the 4am one)... Staying in the city so I can get an extra hours sleep... I known I just could go to bed an hour earlier, but there is something fundamentally wrong with getting up before 4am... EVER! (IMO )
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby hosko » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:53 am

Just woke... yuk!

Will get to up to the Coomera station just after 3.30am for the 4am train. Good luck to everyone today!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby winstonw » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:54 am

right...kookaburras...so out of bed after going to sleep at 8pm. had the alarm set for 4am but near enough is good enough.

breaky :
4am 750 mls water
415am 2 weet bix, 1/2 cup muesli, 1 cup of berries, multivitamin, MSM, LSA, coffee
445am 250 mls electrolyte
515am 150 mls electrolyte

carrying
2x800 + 1x600 mls electrolyte
300 Cals of home made sports gel on a maltodextrin base.
2 x 40g muesli bars

2 tubes, money, driver's licence photocopy
topeak multi-tool, pump
phone

wearing
nicks, short jersey, cap no arm warmers

maintenance
check tightness of pedals, headstem, seat post, saddle, wheel quick releases, derailleur bolts, brake calipers, bottom bracket, cranks
cleaned thoroughly
new tire on front....other rotated to rear.
test ridden up and down street for 10 minutes
gears fine tuned
brakes stress tested.
number attached

Safe and happy riding everyone
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:58 am

Just getting ready. Didn't get to sleep until 11 pm ( why does that always happen before events) good luck and have fun everyone. Remember it's not actually a race so play nice with the other children. Say gday if you recognize me.
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Postby themerlin » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:13 am

3:08 not too bad for first 100k ride so close to 3 hours though
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:42 am

themerlin wrote:3:08 not too bad for first 100k ride so close to 3 hours though


For your first 100k that's really good, did you have a head wind?
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Postby themerlin » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:06 am

nah it seemed really still
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby hosko » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:56 am

3:!2 was my time... pulled a bunch of people through the cane fields and no one stepped up to take a shot at the lead!!!!! :roll:

Stopped at the second stop for some water...was a bit thirsty. Shouldn't have stopped. Would have been a sub 3hr I think had I not stopped as I was feeling pretty good.

Anyway, only my second Charity 100K, much faster than the GC100.

Those bus lanes.... AWESOME :)

Rode back to Coomera station after the event to get the car...bloody head wind all the way!! Passed hundreds of riders still completing the course and I had been at the finish for 1 hour before I rode back. Quite unbelievable how many were on the road.

I seriously am very very happy I swapped the Maxxis Refuse tyres out for the Michelin Pro Race 3's... they were a dream to ride on.

Ave speed for me was 31.5km/h. Very very happy with that as with the Refuse tyres I wouldn't have been over 30.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Dimma » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:49 pm

What a great ride down and back this morning.
Average 35.6, only dropped one from the group, and not not a single flat.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby dclnmurray » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:05 pm

Had a great day and so good to see everyone enjoy themselves.
I am an all right rider, turning 50 shortly and commute to work so know I can ride a reasonable speed. Last year only averaged round 29kph for the ride.
Started out wanting to average minimum 30kph. Flew along the Busway and thought well, try for the 3hr time as was averaging around 36kph. At 2hr mark had covered 74km's. Had to stop for water at second stop (bypassed first) and picked up a group and pace again. Ended up doing 2hr 43min at 36.8kph. Really stoked as didn't know I could go that speed group riding.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ezzy » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:08 pm

3:08.... Meet Paul aka Nitramluap in his velomobile at the starting line and passed me at Klump Rd.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ozdavo » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:15 pm

My first 100k ride, was hoping for sub 4hr, not really knowing what to expect. Rode with two fit friends who ride, but aren't cyclists if you know what I mean. They weren't into drafting so it was like a solo ride... But at someone else's pace... I felt strong but stayed with them until Hope Island (about 82k), then told them I see them at the finish and took off to push hard for the finish. I ended with a time of 3.28, which I am stoked with :D . Oh, and I put 8min into my friends over the last 18k!
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Postby themerlin » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:35 pm

Seemed to be loads of people in the 30+ category who couldnt even do 20ks down the bus way, but other then that it was great ride. I wish the police would stop traffic like that on my way to work :)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:07 pm

Personal goals met:

Get rider weight to 75kg pre-ride
Arrive Gold Coast by 8am (only just) - 2:41
No technical failures/stops/accidents
Have fun
Breakfast at Tedder Ave
Still have energy to ride to Helensvale Station

Personal fails:
Tail-light fell off

I reckon that's a win!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby jasonc » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:23 pm

I really enjoyed the ride. i had the chain fall off 4 times (borrowed bike) and the speedo only recorded 85kms. endomondo says i did it in less than 4 hours which is good enough for me. speedo for what i did record says i averaged 29km/h.i spent a heck of a lot of time just cruising waiting for my riding partner. won't be doing that next year. will also be using my own bike. a very well organised event.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Hamster » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:04 pm

Hamster completed the ride in 4 hours and 5 minutes which is 15 minutes faster than last year. I left the start at 06:30 and arrived at the finish at 10:35, not too bad for a 26 year old bike with just 12 gears (and I used every one of them) and a rider that is well, far older.

Brilliantly organized event and a credit to all concerned. Congratulations to all who took part.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Disco » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:24 pm

3:02 riding time...

Helped alot by the decent peleton we hooked onto for the last leg through Helensvale - about 40 of us all hammering along 40-45km/hr... Some random old bloke next to me huffing and puffing and going "We'll be right as long as we can hang on to these bastards!"

Was good fun, a couple of guys on the front kept trying to drop us through the round-abouts and corners but we held on, took our turn on the front and had a great ride in.

All in all a great day, but so many people throwing used gel packets onto the ground, especially through the cane fields - they're not bio-degradable people!!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby notwal » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:27 pm

It was a first for me. What a buzz. Tons of bunches doing good speed to just suck you along. My average for the GC100 was 32. For this one it was 36 a PB.
I was just hoping to get in under 3 hours but I beat that by about 15 minutes.

I rode back to Bris too and there were lots of bikes riding back. I was expecting to crawl back by myself but I got in a good bunch and rode it back to Beenleigh. Then the rot set in and I shared the next 40 km with one other bloke. The total distance for the day was 225, another PB. So that's 2 PBs. Yay!

Now for my next PB, a loooong bath and a few beers. :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby notwal » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:31 pm

Disco wrote:...
All in all a great day, but so many people throwing used gel packets onto the ground, especially through the cane fields - they're not bio-degradable people!!


Grubs! Tubes aren't bio-degradable either.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Waza » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:33 pm

well it was my first 100km ride. previously longest ride was only 48kms.
my goal was to do it around the 4:30 mark. i did it in 4:08 with a bottom bracket issue which thanks to 99 bikes was fixed at the coomera stop. so could of been sub 4hrs. so im stoked :-)
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Postby hosko » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:41 pm

Waza get it into Ian & Andy and get them to pull it apart so that it's sorted properly.

Looking forward to next year, just for those bus lanes!!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Comedian » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:02 pm

Well... I'm back and I'm alive. :o

Hell of a run down.... felt like I was flying. 2:44 ride time... avg 36.5. In hind sight.. confusion reigned early on in my group. 2/10 as one of them said for organisation. That was probably a little generous :mrgreen: We should have just put the hammer down from the start. If you see the log below you can see how easy we took it at the start. At about 1:20 we just put the hammer down. Will just smash it next year.

See the ride down here.

The ride home was **much** slower for my group. We stuffed around getting away.. had a flat... stopped for a pie at Yatala... etc. :)

I'm just necking brews watching the GP :) 209k down.. what a day! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby marinmomma » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:19 pm

Awesome ride, I'm stoked with my ride today, rode the 101k's in 3 hours 32 mins with an average of 28.6! My best ever :D :D :D

Flew down the last 5 ks of the busway with an average of 36k :shock: Did another sub 9min 5k split in the last 10k :shock: :shock:

Met Steve at the start line and met Brades out on the course just before the 2nd stop, nice to meet you!

With my ride to the start and back to Paradise Point I did a totaly of 126k's...that makes to day my longest and fastest ride to date!

Looking forward to next year!
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