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Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:11 am
by elantra
Here is a ride event scheduled for this monday (the public holiday !)

I have ridden this course a few years ago. Relatively easy, just a few short sharp hills.
might be pleasantly cool but hopefully sunny.
http://www.chappychallenge.com.au/

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:15 am
by Abby
Robbie McEwen has posted on Twitter that deails will be coming soon about 'his new Gran Fondo event at the Gold Coast, combined with a big cycling weekend on November 16-18'.

That's the same weekend as the Darren Smith Classic race at Nerang (which is run by Robbie's club), so looks like plans are afoot to turn that great event into part of a 3 day cycling festival. Looking forward to hearing some more details... :D

Cheers,
Abby

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:56 pm
by hosko
Same weekend as the Tour de Tamborine. You would think someone might have thought to put it on a different weekend?

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:07 pm
by ldrcycles
I know which one i'd be doing.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:45 am
by jasonc
pre-sale offer for bq members for b2gc is now open
just bought my ticket in the 30+ category

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:34 pm
by hosko
Just a reminder that the http://ridegc.com.au event is on the Gold Coast next Sunday. $95 entry fee which includes a jersey. Should be a good event.

Weather at the moment is forecast to be 10min and 19max for the day but sunny.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:54 am
by Crawf
hosko wrote:Just a reminder that the http://ridegc.com.au event is on the Gold Coast next Sunday. $95 entry fee which includes a jersey. Should be a good event.

Weather at the moment is forecast to be 10min and 19max for the day but sunny.


Pretty poor form to have it the same day as one of the biggest rides of the year.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:57 am
by jasonc
ldrcycles wrote:
population100 wrote:The cycle of giving rides (10, 35, 70 110Km) are Sunday 19th Feb. http://www.cycleofgiving.com/event.html

It's to raise awareness for organ donation and entry is only $20


That sounds great, thanks for putting it up. I'll have to check but i'm pretty sure i'm free for that day, should be fun.


A workmate did that one this year - he said it was excellent.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:05 pm
by PB12IN
hosko wrote:Just a reminder that the http://ridegc.com.au event is on the Gold Coast next Sunday. $95 entry fee which includes a jersey. Should be a good event.

Weather at the moment is forecast to be 10min and 19max for the day but sunny.


Damm, ride starts at 6.30, my wife gets home from work at 8. I don't see this working.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:48 am
by BrisVegas
Eeeek! I've agreed to do the Rainbow Ride 160km course with my riding group. :shock:

4 months to go, lots of work to do. Did my first 100km at Ipswich this year and have done 100 again since. I can get up Mt Cootha ok now, albeit slowly. I'm looking at the hill climbs and they look ok-ish in isolation. Might have to walk up the Smith Street Wall. Would it be fair to say that the climbs are somewhat like the front & back fo Cootha? Cootha back is 2.2km and 199m.

Not sure how I'll go doing them all on the same day though....

160k King of the Mountains Climbs:
Distances are bottom of climbs
(31k) Pocket Road Rocket (1.3 kilometres 100m elevation)
(57k) Burringbar Burner (2.0 kilometres 160m elevation)
(88k) Smith Creek Wall (0.5 kilometres 130m elevation)
(95k) Burringbar Buster (3.0 kilometres 160m elevation)
(111k) Pottsville Pacer (1.2 kilometres 150m elevation)

I'm just over 100kgs now (6'2"), but hopefully can drop into the mid-90's by the ride and improve my hill climbing. Wish me luck or tell me I'm dreaming! :lol:

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:38 pm
by elantra
BrisVegas wrote:Eeeek! I've agreed to do the Rainbow Ride 160km course with my riding group. :shock:

4 months to go, lots of work to do. Did my first 100km at Ipswich this year and have done 100 again since. I can get up Mt Cootha ok now, albeit slowly. I'm looking at the hill climbs and they look ok-ish in isolation. Might have to walk up the Smith Street Wall. Would it be fair to say that the climbs are somewhat like the front & back fo Cootha? Cootha back is 2.2km and 199m.
Not sure how I'll go doing them all on the same day though....

160k King of the Mountains Climbs:
Distances are bottom of climbs
(31k) Pocket Road Rocket (1.3 kilometres 100m elevation)
(57k) Burringbar Burner (2.0 kilometres 160m elevation)
(88k) Smith Creek Wall (0.5 kilometres 130m elevation)
(95k) Burringbar Buster (3.0 kilometres 160m elevation)
(111k) Pottsville Pacer (1.2 kilometres 150m elevation)

I'm just over 100kgs now (6'2"), but hopefully can drop into the mid-90's by the ride and improve my hill climbing. Wish me luck or tell me I'm dreaming! :lol:

You know there is a saying that goes something like this - Disgression is the better part of Valour !
I did the Rainbow ride a few years ago and it almost finished me.
I am a Coot-tha veteran and i would say beware - all of those hills will challenge you especially if it is hot.
I am considering having another go at it this year and am more worried about the descents than the climbs.

Good luck and don't be afraid to do some walking !

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:00 pm
by pumapants
Another ride in Ipswich on the 22nd July 2012 oraginsed by the team at Yellow Jersey through the 24/7 Cycling Safety Fund with 25, 50 and 100k course as well as a childrens fun ride around the park. http://247csf.com.au/events/

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:33 am
by kljubic
Could not see this on your lists:

Logan City Charity Bike Ride - 90km, 40km and a 10km family ride on Sunday 29th July 2012

http://loganbikeride.org.au

Thinking of entering the 40km ride as my first ever event ride.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:58 pm
by marinmomma
Abby wrote:Robbie McEwen has posted on Twitter that deails will be coming soon about 'his new Gran Fondo event at the Gold Coast, combined with a big cycling weekend on November 16-18'.

That's the same weekend as the Darren Smith Classic race at Nerang (which is run by Robbie's club), so looks like plans are afoot to turn that great event into part of a 3 day cycling festival. Looking forward to hearing some more details... :D

Cheers,
Abby


The website for this is up and taking registrations.

http://www.gcfoc.com.au/#&panel1-3&panel2-5

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:59 am
by DTdotcom
marinmomma wrote:
Abby wrote:Robbie McEwen has posted on Twitter that deails will be coming soon about 'his new Gran Fondo event at the Gold Coast, combined with a big cycling weekend on November 16-18'.

That's the same weekend as the Darren Smith Classic race at Nerang (which is run by Robbie's club), so looks like plans are afoot to turn that great event into part of a 3 day cycling festival. Looking forward to hearing some more details... :D

Cheers,
Abby


The website for this is up and taking registrations.

http://www.gcfoc.com.au/#&panel1-3&panel2-5


It will be interesting to see if this goes ahead this yr or gets cancelled yet again. What a disaster in terms of scheduling vs a well established event already using the same mountain?

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:03 am
by RobM
FYI

The Robbie McEwan Gran Fondo and the Tour De Tambo are now at differnt dates.

New date for Tour de Tambo is 2 December 2012.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:05 pm
by marinmomma
punk_rob wrote:FYI

The Robbie McEwan Gran Fondo and the Tour De Tambo are now at differnt dates.

New date for Tour de Tambo is 2 December 2012.


Thanks for the up-date...might be interested now that it's a month after the Noosa Tri

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:59 pm
by BrisVegas
Anyone else doing the Byron Bay Rainbow Ride next weekend? I decided, after much soul searching, to nominate for the 100km event. I just don't think I'm bike fit enough yet for that hilly course. Group of 5 of us staying down there Sat night, 3 of us doing the 100, two lunatics doing the 160. Hopefully I survive and it's a fun ride.

I'll prob wear a green Diabetes Qld jersey in case anyone sees me.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:46 pm
by elantra
BrisVegas wrote:Anyone else doing the Byron Bay Rainbow Ride next weekend? I decided, after much soul searching, to nominate for the 100km event. I just don't think I'm bike fit enough yet for that hilly course. Group of 5 of us staying down there Sat night, 3 of us doing the 100, two lunatics doing the 160. Hopefully I survive and it's a fun ride.
I'll prob wear a green Diabetes Qld jersey in case anyone sees me.

Me and a mate are doing the 100 km also.

We entered as a team, that way you save about 10 dollars.
We are the Wallis and Grommet team.
Might wear this jersey, but not sure.
I will look out for your jersey for sure, i have a personal interest in diabetes
Steve

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:45 pm
by Comedian
I'm doing Robbie's grand Fondo on the 18th. :)

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:12 pm
by moreegolfer
BrisVegas wrote:Anyone else doing the Byron Bay Rainbow Ride next weekend? I decided, after much soul searching, to nominate for the 100km event. I just don't think I'm bike fit enough yet for that hilly course. Group of 5 of us staying down there Sat night, 3 of us doing the 100, two lunatics doing the 160. Hopefully I survive and it's a fun ride.

I'll prob wear a green Diabetes Qld jersey in case anyone sees me.

Good luck BV, you'll be ok if you just think happy thoughts as you climb 8) 8) . Seriously though hope it is enjoyable in some way for you.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:14 pm
by moreegolfer
Comedian wrote:I'm doing Robbie's grand Fondo on the 18th. :)

+1, saw the tweet from the organisers that there was 511 riders entered in the draw for the bike package.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:51 pm
by BrisVegas
Robbie's ride cool. Have fun Tom.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:37 pm
by ldrcycles
Looks like this will be the 3rd year in a row i'll miss the Rainbow Ride :evil: . Fingers crossed i might be able to do the Grand Fondle.

Re: 2012 SEQ Cycling Events

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:56 am
by dclnmurray
There are 8 of us Crouching Tigers doing the 160km Rainbow Ride this year. Third year in a row and love this ride. Beautiful country riding at its best, best of all, NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS. Love the scenery and out to enjoy.

Have fun whoever is doing it.

Dave