Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby brett.hooker » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:13 pm

I am signed up for the slow-ass group... :-)

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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby colaiacw » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:37 am

I will be there. I am in the second fastest group. It is a nice ride and you will enjoy it. If you rode it last year, they have changed the start location, but it seems to be the same route.

Do you know if they have advised the group start times yet?

Looking to ride to the start, do the ride, then ride back home. Should be 150km all up. Hopefully the rain will hold off, otherwise i will ride my training bike.

Have a great ride. Cheers.
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby brett.hooker » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:58 pm

They published start times in an email update a couple of days ago. Copy paste from that email:

Event Schedule
Please arrive half an hour before your start time.
4:45am: Information/Baggage Tent opens
5:05am: Ride Briefing for 22-27kmph packs
5:15am: 25-27kmph Start*
5:25am: 22-24kmph Start
5:45am: 25-27kmph Start*
6:00am: Ride Briefing for 34-36kmph pack
6:10am: 34-36kmph Start
6:15am: Ride Briefing for 28-33kmph packs
6:20am: 28-30kmph Start*
6:35am: 31-33kmph Start*
6:45am: 28-30kmph Start*


From 10.00am: Brunch, Presentations, and Avantiplus Fortitude Valley bike giveaway.

*These packs will be split into 2 groups with different coloured bike numbers. Please refer to the colour of the bike number in your event kit to determine your start time. If you would like to change groups so you can ride with friends or family members, please visit the registration tent on event morning.
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby brett.hooker » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:59 pm

I am planning on riding to the start as well. Short trip from Ashgrove...
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby colaiacw » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:27 am

Hi, thanks for that. i had an email come through with the details last night. Off to get my riders kit today.

Have a great day on Sunday. Cheers.
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby sogood » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:54 pm

Clever BMW marketing! MAMIL is their perfect target. :mrgreen:
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby Kenzo » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:38 pm

I'll be there - riding in the last group to leave.

sogood wrote:Clever BMW marketing! MAMIL is their perfect target. :mrgreen:

Indeed - not only that, but the entry fee includes the lycra! All riders must wear the provided jersey..
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby Le Velo » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:20 pm

I'm in .... In the 34-36kph group.
Have done this ride since its started 3 years ago and find the organization to be top notch .... Great pit stop in the middle and breakfast pack at the end.....this years jersey ain't too bad either (better than last year anyway)
Enjoy the ride .....
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby colaiacw » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:04 am

sogood wrote:Clever BMW marketing! MAMIL is their perfect target. :mrgreen:


Not following?

This is an very well organized charity ride event, i wish all were as good, for a good cause. It caters for all ages and is an enjoyable ride through the suburbs of Brisbane.

Have a good day.
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby neoppg » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:07 pm

I will be there.!.... Looks like it just may be very wet!!

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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby brett.hooker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:14 pm

Fingers crossed that the rain does what it needs to do tonight, and we just have nice clean fresh roads to ride on tomorrow morning when the sun is shining...

:-)

Oh, and MAMIL... BWAHAHAHA.... Middle Aged Men In Lycra I assume... Yes, a great target market for BMW. It is a great charity event, but absolutely it is also a great opportunity to remind us of the support of the sponsors. A useful symbiotic relationship... ;-)
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby colaiacw » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:18 am

Le Velo wrote:I'm in .... In the 34-36kph group.
Have done this ride since its started 3 years ago and find the organization to be top notch .... Great pit stop in the middle and breakfast pack at the end.....this years jersey ain't too bad either (better than last year anyway)
Enjoy the ride .....


Hi Le Velo, I was wondering how you found the 34-36kph group this year. I was in the 31 -33 group and it seemed a bit slow this year due to stragglers. I was thinking of joining the faster group next year. What was your actual average speed? Not sure I could keep up on the hills, although I could catch up on the flats no probs.

Hope you had a great ride and your team leaders knew the route? Ours got a bit lost at times on the run back. We ended up doing an extra 3 kms.

Had lots of fun and was on the front from take off to Cleavland point. Even had a turn in the lead for 15km, not many volunteered though due to the head wind. Plenty attacked (pushed in) on the run home though with the tail wind, same story as last year. So much for riding as a group hey. A big cheer to the organizers for another great event. :D

The ride back home sucked due to the now stronger (50km/h gusts) head wind :cry:. Oh well.....at least it did not rain.

All the best. Cheers.
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby Kenzo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:07 am

Friend of mine in the fast group had a Strava Avg speed (via his Garmin) of 33km/h.

They got stuck toward the top of the Sir Leo Herschill (Gateway) Bridge when they caught the slow group there. (I cruised over the bridge and still beat his bridge time by more than a minute.)
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby neoppg » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:27 am

Kenzo wrote:Friend of mine in the fast group had a Strava Avg speed (via his Garmin) of 33km/h.

They got stuck toward the top of the Sir Leo Herschill (Gateway) Bridge when they caught the slow group there. (I cruised over the bridge and still beat his bridge time by more than a minute.)


Unfortunately the planning of the event did backfire in that respect. When the fast group caught the slower group in front and weren't allowed to pass it was very dangerous.
in saying that, the ride out was great..... Hats off to the guys out front that pushed all that wind!!!

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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby Le Velo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:17 am

We got stuck in the rear of the slow group yes before the gateway which made us slow down and crawl up and down the gateway .... we also got our fair share of wrong turns too and ended with a few extras K's. Not sure on the average for the ride itself as I didn't reset the garmin as I rode from home and back but ended with a total of 152km for the day with an average of 32.6kph
The pace of the fast group was ok when it got going but too many surges ..... I can honestly say that the B2GC was much easier even having cracked a 41.8kph on that one. It seemed that the escort was taking each intersection as they came which made the slow / start a bit annoying .... maybe they should've made it stop all or run all but again the event was well planned so hats off to BMW and to the blokes of Chem for leading the pack in the winds
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby Kenzo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:52 pm

He also said - up to Cleveland - the avg was nudging 33 and by the time they got to the bridge they had brought it up to over 34.

Kenzo wrote:Friend of mine in the fast group had a Strava Avg speed (via his Garmin) of 33km/h.

They got stuck toward the top of the Sir Leo Herschill (Gateway) Bridge when they caught the slow group there. (I cruised over the bridge and still beat his bridge time by more than a minute.)
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Re: Anyone doing the BMW ride this Sunday?

Postby colaiacw » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:15 pm

Thanks for the info guys. I may give the orange group a crack next year.

Cheers.
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