Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Comedian » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:14 pm

jasonc wrote:hey comedian - am looking at averaging 30km/h this year, then getting the train back :D
36km/h - no thanks

To use a video game parlance I had like 12% life force remaining by the time we got there... :roll: :roll: :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 ride

Postby Wal42 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:57 pm

I'm riding down & back, not taking the modern racer (couldn't be bothered with all the serious 'expert' racer types), so I'll either ride the Repco retro or the single speed, so I'll probably look to average mid to high 20kph range (maybe even as high as 30kph), but not much more than that, so if anyone is looking for a more relaxed ride down (warning I don't stop at refreshment stops on the way down, as I carry enough supplies onboard), give us a hoy, even if you just want to do the down & go back another way.

The return trip I intend to just do the sight seeing relaxed ride back, via the same route but just looky looky on the way back.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby dungee » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:09 pm

I rode back last year after hammering down. Got severely dehydrated on the return leg, you know, dizzy, disorientated and blurred vision. Got lost and ended up with 220k's. Definitely need more than one bidon for the return journey.....

I'm with Comedian, if you're gonna push the pace on the way down, get public transport home or else remember lots of fluid and food!

This year I'm the domestique for my wife as it will be her first 100k ride, no way she's gonna ride back so it's the train for us.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:44 pm

Wal42 wrote:I'm riding down & back, not taking the modern racer (couldn't be bothered with all the serious 'expert' racer types), so I'll either ride the Repco retro or the single speed, so I'll probably look to average mid to high 20kph range (maybe even as high as 30kph), but not much more than that, so if anyone is looking for a more relaxed ride down (warning I don't stop at refreshment stops on the way down, as I carry enough supplies onboard), give us a hoy, even if you just want to do the down & go back another way.

The return trip I intend to just do the sight seeing relaxed ride back, via the same route but just looky looky on the way back.


Wal - I think your "maybe as high as 30" will probably too quick for my "30"
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Ozzroo » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:42 pm

Many single speed adventurers going?

I am taking the single although we have a mini group with work and guessing
we may be across different speed categories.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Le Velo » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:08 pm

Registered .... Aiming to sneak it to the front bunch with corporate and have a smashfest 8)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby clydesmcdale » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:00 pm

Registered, downloaded the map, edited on bikeroutetoaster for a 3hr finish, uploaded to the new Garmin Edge 500. All set.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:25 am

clydesmcdale wrote:Registered, downloaded the map, edited on bikeroutetoaster for a 3hr finish, uploaded to the new Garmin Edge 500. All set.


i have a garmin edge 500, how the hell do i do that? (am not aiming for 3 hours though)
EDIT: mapity map map map

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1305268
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby darkelf921 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:37 pm

I'm registered to this year as well. Hopefully the winds will be nothing like the first day on the RTCCBR.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Wal42 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:57 pm

jasonc wrote:
Wal - I think your "maybe as high as 30" will probably too quick for my "30"



I don't think that will be the case mate, I'm riding the Vertex (which is a very early 80's model) it's 2x6 speed downtube shifting, I think there'll be a few of us on retro bikes riding as a pack, but we don't mind what you ride as long as you have a friendly attitude, we're more interested in having a good time whilst riding not breaking land speed records or trying to prove that we're the 'big fish', the plan is to stop at the pub near that touristy park place (owned by the movie company) & maybe have a counter lunch but definitely a beer or 2 (light beer of course) before a gentle trip back to Brissie.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:25 am

Wal42 wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Wal - I think your "maybe as high as 30" will probably too quick for my "30"



I don't think that will be the case mate, I'm riding the Vertex (which is a very early 80's model) it's 2x6 speed downtube shifting, I think there'll be a few of us on retro bikes riding as a pack, but we don't mind what you ride as long as you have a friendly attitude, we're more interested in having a good time whilst riding not breaking land speed records or trying to prove that we're the 'big fish', the plan is to stop at the pub near that touristy park place (owned by the movie company) & maybe have a counter lunch but definitely a beer or 2 (light beer of course) before a gentle trip back to Brissie.


thanks Wal - am definitely contemplating it
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby clydesmcdale » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:34 pm

jasonc wrote:
clydesmcdale wrote:Registered, downloaded the map, edited on bikeroutetoaster for a 3hr finish, uploaded to the new Garmin Edge 500. All set.


i have a garmin edge 500, how the hell do i do that? (am not aiming for 3 hours though)
EDIT: mapity map map map

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1305268


Ok... have done it multiple times. Essentially your telling the Garmin that last you did it, you did it at the pace you’ve set and you want your Virtual Partner to set the selected pace.

I've set mine to 3hrs, but I doubt i'll get there. More likely a 30km/h ride for me.

- Go to this link http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1305268and download a gpx or trs of the map onto your PC
- Go to http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/
- Click on Course creator
- You’ll now see a google map
- On the right of screen in the OPTIONS box, set your desired speed on flat and climbing speed, click SAVE SETTINGS
- Click the COURSES tab at the top of screen
- Browse to the location of your gpx or trs file and click the upload button
- This will take you back to the google map, now with your route tracked start to finish
- Click the SUMMARY tab at the top of screen
- Read the Course Details to see your Estimated Time and some other details
- If you want to go faster or slower you’ll need to go back to the MAP screen and adjust your speed then re-upload your course.
- Once you’ve got your speed and time where you want it in the SUMMARY screen, name your course and download to your desired format. In my case tcx for use with the Garmin Edge 500
- Plug your Garmin into the PC
- Browse to the NewFiles folder
- Copy and paste your course into this folder
- Disconnect the Garmin from your PC
- Once disconnected, turn the Garmin on. It will start converting the file from NewFiles into FIT course files
- Once the conversion is complete they should appear under COURSES on the Garmin
- Then edit the name to what you want it to appear if you so desire.
- Then start the course as usual when you go for the ride.

Although I haven’t done it, I think you can do all this in Garmin Connect also.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Wazza » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:18 am

Wal42 wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Wal - I think your "maybe as high as 30" will probably too quick for my "30"



I don't think that will be the case mate, I'm riding the Vertex (which is a very early 80's model) it's 2x6 speed downtube shifting, I think there'll be a few of us on retro bikes riding as a pack, but we don't mind what you ride as long as you have a friendly attitude, we're more interested in having a good time whilst riding not breaking land speed records or trying to prove that we're the 'big fish', the plan is to stop at the pub near that touristy park place (owned by the movie company) & maybe have a counter lunch but definitely a beer or 2 (light beer of course) before a gentle trip back to Brissie.

Just registered for the ride. Does that mean 2 'Raturday Retro Riders' confirmed? Munga, Pentland, Vaeske & Digger time to step up :lol:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby PawPaw » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:05 pm

I intend to ride, but am in two minds whether to hammer it and go for a sub 2h45m time, which would require drafting in a pack, or just ride my own pace solo most of the time. Sub 3 hours riding solo would be tough, but a more honest and safer feat than drafting. Will see how I feel in the lead up week. I intend to ride back, but only after an extended brunch.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:14 am

Ideally I'll be wanting to do it in sub 3hr by myself. I'll attack the run to Beenleigh and depending how my knee is feeling since it was dislocated i'd either knock off some pace/ride back or keep up the pace and train/ride back. Most likely the latter :P I'll have multiple GoPros dangling off me or on the bike so I shouldn't be that hard to spot if you want to say hello haha.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Wazza » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:43 am

Has anyone seen their rider's kit yet?
Fellow Rats,
A work colleague is going to join us for the run down to Broadbeach. Please go easy on him as he doesn't understand 'Steel' so he will be on Scott Addict.
Group for the coast:
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Digger #2
Waz
The Elf (my mate)
anymore?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Crawf » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:39 am

I'm signed up, would love to smash it on the way down but I'll be doing the return trip so I'll need to keep a little in reserve - I remember the cramps kicking in badly at around Logan last year.

Has anyone every been at the very, very front? What happens up there?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:47 am

Wazza wrote:Has anyone seen their rider's kit yet?
Fellow Rats,
A work colleague is going to join us for the run down to Broadbeach. Please go easy on him as he doesn't understand 'Steel' so he will be on Scott Addict.
Group for the coast:
Wal
Digger
Digger #2
Waz
The Elf (my mate)
anymore?

jasonc (my bike isn't steel either - it's not even a bent bar)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:48 am

Crawf wrote:Has anyone every been at the very, very front? What happens up there?


my understand is the group right at the front last year (time of around 2:39) got a police motorbike escort all the way done
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Crawf » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:26 am

jasonc wrote:
Crawf wrote:Has anyone every been at the very, very front? What happens up there?


my understand is the group right at the front last year (time of around 2:39) got a police motorbike escort all the way done


VIP's or just first in best possi?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby PawPaw » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:41 am

Crawf wrote:VIP's or just first in best possi?


I'm told there's an assortment of self styled VIPs in the first 30-50, who will diss you if you try and elbow your way into their rows.
Anyone who looks fit and can handle a bike can get in behind them and not get hassled. There's up to 120 in the first group, they get the police escort and right of way through many of the traffic lights. I don't know how much the police escort dictates speed, and I understand there's a pecking order on who is allowed towards the front of the pack.

Getting on this group is supposed to be easier and safer than starting up to 10 minutes behind it - big pack = big suck.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:16 am

Aren't the VIPs also top donators/people from major sponsors and backing etc??
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:04 am

so 2 weeks to go. can't ride this weekend :cry:
during the week next week, i'll do the riverloop twice, maybe coot-tha once
long weekend next weekend, thinking of 2 rides - saturday and monday. then just cruise to work tuesday to friday
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Le Velo » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:31 pm

Rider kit arrived in the mail today ..... Bike bib and red wrist band ..... Oh and a free Out riding door hanger :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:34 pm

Le Velo wrote:Oh and a free Out riding door hanger :D


got one of those for another event - would that have been the coot-tha challenge?
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