Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Le Velo » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:48 pm

jasonc wrote:
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?


That's the one yes ....
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:28 pm

got my number today - if anyone has a number, that isn't provided by a sponsor, lower that mine, I may just eat my number....
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby brett.hooker » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:40 pm

Signing up tonight via work's registration... Very excited to be back on the road, albeit slowly...
Loving my Merida's and working towards adding a Pinarello to the stable... Go go go...
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Comedian » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:50 am

Le Velo wrote:Rider kit arrived in the mail today ..... Bike bib and red wrist band ..... Oh and a free Out riding door hanger :D


Phew ... saw the envelope and thought I hadn't paid a bill.... :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 Wazza » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:20 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: hope it comes Monday
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Wazza » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:16 pm

Happy Now, got my bike bib, Orange 4966. See ya there! :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:38 pm

Got my red bib #1767. If you see me say hi or give a friendly wave to any of the gopros hanging off me/on my bike :P :P
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Wal42 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:38 pm

We must have paid at the same time Waz, you're 13 ahead of moi.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:39 pm

Wal42 wrote:We must have paid at the same time Waz, you're 13 ahead of moi.


still waiting for a number to come up that's close to mine
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Le Velo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:03 pm

jasonc wrote:
Wal42 wrote:We must have paid at the same time Waz, you're 13 ahead of moi.


still waiting for a number to come up that's close to mine


What number did you get? Spill it out !
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:05 pm

Le Velo wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Wal42 wrote:We must have paid at the same time Waz, you're 13 ahead of moi.


still waiting for a number to come up that's close to mine


What number did you get? Spill it out !


it starts with a 1 and is followed by a few 0's
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby munga » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:00 pm

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?


wazza:
rumour has it there could be two renegades sans race numbers, gatecrashing the ride, possibly both on retro bikes.
don't know if there's any truth in the rumour, but it sounds cool 8)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Wal42 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:25 am

munga wrote:
wazza:
rumour has it there could be two renegades sans race numbers, gatecrashing the ride, possibly both on retro bikes.
don't know if there's any truth in the rumour, but it sounds cool 8)



That's the spirit, nothing like kicking the establishment in the testicles. :lol:

Oh & you're not gate crashing, you just may be riding down to the Gold Coast & happen to meet us somewhere (like the start) or you were out for a ride & you ran into us. :o

Or you're just taking advantage of the fact that I donate more than enough money to these charities every year & you're getting some value for my dollar (considering I always lose the receipt at tax time & never claim it). :?

Or you're just upholding the principles of retro riders & kicking the establishment in the testicles (yep that's always the best reason to do anything) :lol:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby darkelf921 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:55 am

Hmmmm. I still haven't received my kit...
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby PawPaw » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:53 pm

Hmmm...well that's it. I am canning the ride. Oct 7 long range rainfall forecast just went up to 50-75%.
For the life of me I don't understand why they don't bring the event forward 4 weeks. October av. monthly rainfall is 146% higher than September.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Le Velo » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:59 pm

PawPaw wrote:Hmmm...well that's it. I am canning the ride. Oct 7 long range rainfall forecast just went up to 50-75%.
For the life of me I don't understand why they don't bring the event forward 4 weeks. October av. monthly rainfall is 146% of September.


Last year it bucketed the day before and 3 years ago they cancelled and re-scheduled the event (That's my experience with this ride due to my "newbiness" as a cyclist ..... not sure about the previous years but October is well know for it's wet periods yes .... Time will tell :?
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:01 pm

pawpaw - worth noting that a lot of rain we get at this time of the year is due to storms. storms predominantly roll in after 2pm and hence the ride wouldn't be affected.

but also agree it should be in September, not October
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:23 pm

Better take the external mics of my bike and install the waterproof housings on the GoPros then haha.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:19 am

4985 for Dan & Il Bombo

for what its worth rain means you won't get sunburnt.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby darkelf921 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:34 am

PawPaw wrote:Hmmm...well that's it. I am canning the ride. Oct 7 long range rainfall forecast just went up to 50-75%.
For the life of me I don't understand why they don't bring the event forward 4 weeks. October av. monthly rainfall is 146% higher than September.


Damnit. Well, as mentioned above, here's hoping if it does rain it occurs after 2pm like most storms at the moment.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby vaeske » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:33 pm

come on now chaps, lets be men here.

besides rain makes the ride more fun!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:43 pm

vaeske wrote:come on now chaps, lets be men here.

besides rain makes the ride more fun!


I agree. However, a quick BOM search reveals total rainfall of 13.2mm on October 7 over the decade 2002-2011, with only 2 years (2003 and 2011) recording rainfall at all - 7.8mm and 5.4mm, respectively.
Pack suncream, not a poncho. Besides, it never rains on my birthday parade...
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Crittski » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:02 pm

PawPaw wrote:Hmmm...well that's it. I am canning the ride. Oct 7 long range rainfall forecast just went up to 50-75%.
For the life of me I don't understand why they don't bring the event forward 4 weeks. October av. monthly rainfall is 146% higher than September.


Lol, rain would make this event loads of fun by removing the masses who think carbon dissolves!!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby darkelf921 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:11 pm

I'll still be riding, rain or sunshine. I've just bought Bolle's new release prescription cycling sunglasses and was hoping to give them a real test on the ride.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:21 pm

wal42 wrote:Or you're just upholding the principles of retro riders


Any news on the jerseys?
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