Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby betterthanwalking » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:45 pm

I just spent 10 minutes looking at the website and couldn't see what time it starts. Anyone point me to the start time??

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Max » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:55 am

Betterthanwalking, try this link:

What time do the rides start on Sunday 9 October 2011?

The Wilson HTM Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge 100km will begin at 5:15am with progressive starts until 6:15am. Faster riders will set out first and then each speed category thereafter in descending order. It is recommended you get to the start site 45min before your ride starts. The 60km ride will start at 8.00am until 8.15am.


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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby betterthanwalking » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:48 am

Thanks Max, missed that completely. :roll:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:44 pm

Well my other half has copped an injury so it looks like i'll be doing it solo, look out Comedian and friends!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Comedian » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:31 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Well my other half has copped an injury so it looks like i'll be doing it solo, look out Comedian and friends!

Can anyone tell me why everyone is after me on this ride? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'll have to have the fires stoked by the sounds of it. :twisted: :twisted:
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 Waza » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:19 pm

is there a course map at all? i cannot find one.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Comedian wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Well my other half has copped an injury so it looks like i'll be doing it solo, look out Comedian and friends!

Can anyone tell me why everyone is after me on this ride? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'll have to have the fires stoked by the sounds of it. :twisted: :twisted:


I can't speak for the others, but i'm after you cos everyone else is hahaha. Isn't peer pressure great? :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby marinmomma » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:19 pm

Waza wrote:is there a course map at all? i cannot find one.



Follow the thousands of cyclists riding through the Busway.... :wink:

I haven't seen a map on the website, but here is my husband Garmin map from last years ride.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/55778316

hope that helps...after a edit heres the link :oops:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:01 pm

Waza wrote:is there a course map at all? i cannot find one.


From the last time i finished it (in 2008!) the course was exceptionally well signed with marshalls all over the place, so a course map is not necessary (would help with giving you a mental picture of where you are on the course though). There is a route on bikely from the 06 event.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby brades68 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:41 pm

Comedian wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Well my other half has copped an injury so it looks like i'll be doing it solo, look out Comedian and friends!

Can anyone tell me why everyone is after me on this ride? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'll have to have the fires stoked by the sounds of it. :twisted: :twisted:

I won't be after you Steve, you'll be after me :lol: :lol: :lol:


i wish, i'm aiming for under 3.5hrs. Registered a few days ago, better get cracking to ensure i do crack the 3.5

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ezzy » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:29 pm

brades68 wrote:
Comedian wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Well my other half has copped an injury so it looks like i'll be doing it solo, look out Comedian and friends!

Can anyone tell me why everyone is after me on this ride? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'll have to have the fires stoked by the sounds of it. :twisted: :twisted:

I won't be after you Steve, you'll be after me :lol: :lol: :lol:


i wish, i'm aiming for under 3.5hrs. Registered a few days ago, better get cracking to ensure i do crack the 3.5

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Is that a continuous run or with breaks?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Waza » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:44 am

marinmomma wrote:
Waza wrote:is there a course map at all? i cannot find one.



Follow the thousands of cyclists riding through the Busway.... :wink:

I haven't seen a map on the website, but here is my husband Garmin map from last years ride.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/55778316

hope that helps...after a edit heres the link :oops:


thanks for that. helps alot.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Hamster » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:43 pm

I’m in – just look for a fat, bald, grumpy old dude and that’ll probably be me. I haven’t decided which bike I’ll take but the ’85 Peugeot needs an outing.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby winstonw » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:13 pm

I'm not entering until last week of September, as the BOM still has above average rainfall in their spring outlook, and I won't ride if the course is wet or the event postponed (again). IMHO, they really need to bring the event forward into August Sept when average rainfall is lower.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/
http://www.bom.gov.au/watl/rainfall/exceedance.shtml?dataview=exceedance&excpercentage=75&excamount=&tabletype=&tablelocation=cap&zoomlocation=aus

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:56 pm

Hamster wrote:I’m in – just look for a fat, bald, grumpy old dude and that’ll probably be me. I haven’t decided which bike I’ll take but the ’85 Peugeot needs an outing.


Nice, i'll keep an eye out, i remember seeing a guy on the Brisbane-Coot-tha on a GORGEOUS gold Univega, really like seeing nice bikes on rides like this.

winstonw wrote:I'm not entering until last week of September, as the BOM still has above average rainfall in their spring outlook, and I won't ride if the course is wet or the event postponed (again). IMHO, they really need to bring the event forward into August Sept when average rainfall is lower.


+1, plus the temp is usually a little lower which is nice.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby brades68 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:40 pm

ezzy wrote:Is that a continuous run or with breaks?

ezzy, ride time so it the breaks / refuel / resus will add to the overall time.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ClownBoy » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:54 am

I am putting together a team as part of my sponsorship with GIANT.

Everyone still has to pay their own way but PM me your details if you want in - for discount sake at least.

First 10 people I'll have to ask to transfer the cash to me as I have to pay for 10 people when I register the team. So let me know if you are willing to do that.

Everyone else can let me know they want in and I will send an invite.

I plan on registering a couple of days before the deadline but would like to form the team ASAP so let me know.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:32 am

When is the deadline? I need to stretch it out as long as possible because i'm getting very few hours over winter and finances are tight.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby winstonw » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:37 am

ldrcycles wrote:When is the deadline? I need to stretch it out as long as possible because i'm getting very few hours over winter and finances are tight.


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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby rhysnotreece » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:14 pm

Is there a course map available for this? I am planning to do a practise ride at some point in time.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby marinmomma » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:33 pm

rhysnotreece wrote:Is there a course map available for this? I am planning to do a practise ride at some point in time.



Scroll up this page to my last post for a link to a Garmin map from last years ride.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Ken Ho » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:57 am

So, which speed group are you lot enrolling in ?
I have my 20 year Uni re-union on in Bris the night before, so, while I did not think I would make this ride, I am planning on cutting my next contract short and getting back in time for that. I would then have to get up early enough to make the start line, and put lots of coffee in my bidon.
I'd be inclined to go for the 30+ group usually, but I know I'll be a bit under the weather and tired after the night before, so maybe 25-30 ??
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Waza » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:55 am

Im only in the 20-25 group, as ive never done that distance before. i know on the flats i normally get up to about avg 30. but the hills are killing me at the moment.
so i thought the lower group will be good for me.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Comedian » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:05 am

I'll be 30+ and trying to push my way to the front for the start. :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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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Ken Ho » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:32 am

Waza wrote:Im only in the 20-25 group, as ive never done that distance before. i know on the flats i normally get up to about avg 30. but the hills are killing me at the moment.
so i thought the lower group will be good for me.


Sounds like you are selling yourself a bit short.
If you've done anything over 50km, the 100 won't be a problem for you. I have just graduated to the over 100km group recently, and it really was not much of a step up from 50-75, and my average speeds did not really drop either. So long as you have enough water to keep well hydrated, and have some jam sammy's in your pockets for bonk-time, you will be fine.
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