Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Max » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:15 am

I'm in the 20-25 group, from memory. I'd rather take it easy and enjoy the ride! :)

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:58 pm

Comedian wrote:I'll be 30+ and trying to push my way to the front for the start. :o


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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Waza » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:41 pm

Ken Ho wrote:
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.


Im the same as max. but ive never done a ride anywhere close to that distance. maybe 50ks if im lucky. i just want to enjoy the day. i just want to finish it as it is my goal.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby notwal » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:07 pm

For those riding back to Bris, is there a preferred route and a rendezvous to make up a bunch?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Crawf » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:28 pm

notwal wrote:For those riding back to Bris, is there a preferred route and a rendezvous to make up a bunch?


Same, same. I'm keen for the return journey at a relaxed pace :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby schurms » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:16 pm

Yes. I would be interested in a returrn journey too - though I live on the southside of bris so wouldn't be going the whole way back to Brisbane
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Hamster » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:48 pm

Max wrote:I'm in the 20-25 group, from memory. I'd rather take it easy and enjoy the ride! :)

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Hey Max that's the group I'm in.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Stoo » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:52 pm

Was thinking of doing this too.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby marinmomma » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:53 pm

See the thread below to join in with those who are planning on riding back...

http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=41433

I'm planning on riding back, it will depend on the direction of the wind!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby armyduck » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:45 pm

Hello fellow riders,

This will be my first Brissy to Gold Coast, and whilst I imagine the font runners easily form groups, does anyone know from experience whether groups generally form further back in the 20-25km and 25-30km speed category?

I've heard there may be as many as 10,000 riders so I imagine that there are often people around?

Is the course well signed, as a solo rider I am keen to not be isolated / get lost? I suppose you are generally in sight of some other riders? I am not worried about the bus way but more the latter part of the course as I am unfamiliar with the area and will probably be getting tired.

I regularly ride river loops and commute as well as starting 50km-75km rides out to the bay as the ride gets closer so i'd just like to get there and enjoy the experience of my first group ride.

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:20 pm

armyduck wrote:Hello fellow riders,

This will be my first Brissy to Gold Coast, and whilst I imagine the font runners easily form groups, does anyone know from experience whether groups generally form further back in the 20-25km and 25-30km speed category?
I imagine that there are often people around?

Is the course well signed,


From the experience of my first B2GC when i was doing a fairly sedate pace, there weren't really any groups it was just a matter of turning over the pedals.

I can confidently say YES to the other two questions though, with the number of entrants there are always plenty of people within cooee, and the course is exceptionally well signed with plenty of marshalls and police.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby armyduck » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:40 am

Thank your for your prompt reply and advice, I look forward to participating in my first event and making it to the Coast in good time safely.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby marsbe » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:18 pm

Just thought I'd check, are there any last minute teams forming that are welcoming people to join?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby jasonc » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:29 pm

I just signed up to ride last night - never done more than 70kms before. I've sourced a road bike for the ride. Am a commuter, so I'll go for a few longer rides over the next weekends (did just over 40kms this morning) and I should be OK, I hope. :o
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Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Max » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:34 pm

You'll do just fine, Jason :)

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby jasonc » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:56 pm

Max wrote:You'll do just fine, Jason :)

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Thanks for the support Max - my brother convinced my uncle and I to do it. I'll do it whether he does or not. What's the difference with the average speed thing?
I selected 25-30?
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Postby Max » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:49 pm

Jason, the average speed categories exist so that faster riders start ahead of slower riders. That way, the speed demons don't get caught behind slowpokes. This prevents frustration and reduces the chances of "unpleasant" interactions. So it's important that you nominate a realistic average speed (or more to the point, put yourself in the right section at the start line).

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby viv » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:47 pm

Hi all .... I am new to this forum ! I am riding the brissy to gold coast for the third time this year and looking for some company /riding buddy .....i am riding in the 25-30 catergory . :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby jasonc » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:38 pm

Max wrote:put yourself in the right section at the start line


k - well depends who I ride with, thanks
100kms by myself will be boring as hell. but i've got 2 possibilities, so will see what happens.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby notwal » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:55 pm

jasonc wrote:
Max wrote:put yourself in the right section at the start line


k - well depends who I ride with, thanks
100kms by myself will be boring as hell. but i've got 2 possibilities, so will see what happens.


You wont be by yourself. There will be a few thousand others on the road :)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby marinmomma » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:25 pm

jasonc wrote:
k - well depends who I ride with, thanks
100kms by myself will be boring as hell. but i've got 2 possibilities, so will see what happens.


Look for someone else who appears to be on their own and ask if you can ride together...I did that for the Ipswich 100 ride, found another rider who was on her own, we rode together for the whole 100k...and waited together for our husbands to come in after their 100mile ride :wink:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby hosko » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:51 pm

Signed up today for the HTM ride - 25-30km/h group... lets hope for a nice tailwind!
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Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Max » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:53 pm

Nice one hosko :)

I received my jersey yesterday. It's nice but not as nice as last year's. Bummer.

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Postby hosko » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:58 pm

What extra did the jersey cost you? Is it one of the scody ones?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast 2011

Postby Max » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:27 pm

hosko, I think it was somewhere between $80 and $90. Yes, it's the Scody one.

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