Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby themerlin » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:13 pm

Not seen any posts about this but it looks like a really good course.
http://www.gcfoc.com.au

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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby ozdavo » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:42 pm

Always looking for new rides & ride partners in SE QLD area
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby Damaged People » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:18 pm

I live near the Gold Coast. What's it all about?
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby marinmomma » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:24 pm

Check out the website, it has all the info.
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby Damaged People » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:29 pm

I'm not a fan of websites generally. I think it's something to do with my ASD. Can't you just tell me?
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby marinmomma » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:42 pm

Don't feed the troll MM, don't feed the troll......
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby Crawf » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:50 am

Should be a good ride, 2000m+ of climbing through the green stuff.
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby Christina Brinkmann » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:27 pm

I am registered for the Grand Fondle. Accommodation all booked as well, I just need to learn how to climb.
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby shaneporter » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:59 pm

worth thinking about for sure...

"Special announcement from ROBBIE McEWEN: Sign up for the Gran or Piccolo Fondo by midnight Oct 31 & go in the ‘dream draw’ to win a Scott Foil 40 GreenEDGE style - including Scott helmet, GreenEDGE cycling kit, and Oakley Radar. Plus I’ll take you out for a ride with your new kit! #howweroll"
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby moreegolfer » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:05 pm

Crawf wrote:Should be a good ride, 2000m+ of climbing through the green stuff.

I'll be in the hurt locker for sure but I'm a definite starter. Now what's the website for Jenny Craig again... :lol:
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby fionahills » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:59 pm

doing the piccolo - not got the nerve to do the big one - hoping we are not embarrassed - two daughters coming along- lots of practice happening here - still not good at elevation charts - is it very lumpy on the 50?
i suffered a bit on the ride 4 MD last weekend. :oops:
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby munga » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:04 am

Christina Brinkmann wrote:I am registered for the Grand Fondle.

can i also register for the Grand Fondle, or any Fondle, in fact?
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby RobM » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:19 pm

Ive signed up for the Gran Fondo. You get a jersey as well which is pretty cool (pick up on the day i think). Fondles are optional.

Now, who has ridden up Mt Tamborine east side OR Beechmont Rd and can tell me what its like??

I am preparing the 28th cassette for use on Mt Tambo :shock:
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby A_P » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:12 pm

both are steep climbs for non climbers
tambo is longer and steeper in sections but a couple of false flats to tease,
beechmont is not as steep but relentless.
both will have you wishing you were somewhere else.... :shock:
have a look at strava for gradients
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby RobM » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:45 pm

Right. So im screwed then 8)


Hello, Hurtlocker. You look cozy, mind if i come in?
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby elantra » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:52 pm

punk_rob wrote:Ive signed up for the Gran Fondo. You get a jersey as well which is pretty cool (pick up on the day i think). Fondles are optional.

Now, who has ridden up Mt Tamborine east side OR Beechmont Rd and can tell me what its like??

I am preparing the 28th cassette for use on Mt Tambo :shock:


Well you did ask - i did pedal up that road from Canungra to Beechmont once, 24 years ago.
i think the vertical gain is about 3 times that of Mt Coot-tha. Similar road conditions.
The other climb up the east face of Tamborine is not as great an altitude gain but might be worse because it is steeper and more cars.
There is another climb near the finish if that is not enough !
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby Dimma » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:10 pm

punk_rob wrote:Right. So im screwed then 8)


Hello, Hurtlocker. You look cozy, mind if i come in?


You'll be fine mate, back of Beechmont is mostly steady 5km's (AT) 8% average, but there is a 1km section (AT) 13.2% average.

The route up Tambo for the day is the easiest of the 4 options, in my opinion.

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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby hosko » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:43 am

It's a great website though. I love to countdown as it coincides with my holidays when I am off on a cruise around the pacific islands.

I check everyday to see how many days before I enjoy a nice drink on an ocean liner.

Oh...and I will be thinking of you all who are participating and having a drink for you all... and chuckling to myself! :)
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby RobM » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:26 pm

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This is the jersey every entry recieves. Pretty nice bit of kit!

Anyone know if they are posting them out or do we pick it up beforehand?
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby brett.hooker » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:02 pm

Looks like I will sign up for this one!!!

100 km of pain for this big boy... My new Merida has 11-25 and I am slow as heck to start with... Going to be feeling it out there... But there is one good way to get better; sign up and turn up...

Going to get the kids into the kids fondo too... They will love that...
Loving my Merida's and working towards adding a Pinarello to the stable... Go go go...
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby RobM » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:08 pm

brett.hooker wrote:Looks like I will sign up for this one!!!

100 km of pain for this big boy... My new Merida has 11-25 and I am slow as heck to start with... Going to be feeling it out there... But there is one good way to get better; sign up and turn up...

Going to get the kids into the kids fondo too... They will love that...


Nice one Brett! It will be a hard slog but the feeling after will be worth it. Well, that's the motto I'm sticking with :mrgreen:
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby Crawf » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:40 pm

I was expecting a decently designed jersey and it is!
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby marinmomma » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:22 pm

brett.hooker wrote:Looks like I will sign up for this one!!!

100 km of pain for this big boy... My new Merida has 11-25 and I am slow as heck to start with... Going to be feeling it out there... But there is one good way to get better; sign up and turn up...

Going to get the kids into the kids fondo too... They will love that...


Looks like I'm getting signed up for this one too...I'll be hurting way more than you...and I have a 27 on the back :shock:

Discussions to continue tomorrow!
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby brett.hooker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:23 pm

I caved and swapped the 11-25 for a 12-27... Did a test ride on Friday night and is so much better for me!!! Hills are kinda, sorta my friend again... Seriously, the 8% difference in the 27 over the 25 is noticeable enough that my mind has stopped over thinking things and I just settle back into getting up the hill...

Right, back to training for me. These hills will be MUCH easier when I drop a few more pounds off the old mid-rift...
Loving my Merida's and working towards adding a Pinarello to the stable... Go go go...
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Re: Gold Coast Festival Of Cycling

Postby Crawf » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:32 am

Got my timing chip in the mail :)
Grrr to having too pick up my jersey before the ride, post ride would be so much easier.
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