Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby morini » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:10 pm

Lachlan.............you've killed it. Poor old thing was trying so hard to beat you and now look what's happened.
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Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:59 am

PMSL! The poor thing :) .
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Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:49 pm

This is the latest on the SDSR website-

SDSR wrote:SDSR's Steam Locomotive No. 971 is currently under going repairs from last years mechanical breakdown near Wallangarra.

Whilst these essential repairs are being undertaken, Queensland Rail Limited have kindly leased their C17 Locomotive No. 974 to SDSR for a short time.

This lease allows SDSR to continue to provide heritage steam train services, which in turn will help to raise the much needed funds to continue to repair 971.


I reckon it might be worth having a chat to them and seeing if they want to organise an official race as a fundraiser, i'd certainly be up for it :) .

In other Southern Downs/Granite Belt cycling news, my aunty just let me know about this one on facebook, a 100km charity ride from Glenlyon Dam southwest of Stanthorpe, to Storm King Dam to the east of the town. There's a 50km option as well, which I think would be popular as the elevation profiles are a bit scary!

http://www.thatdamride.com.au/pages/details.html
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Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby Smithstreet » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:54 pm

ldrcycles wrote:This is the latest on the SDSR website-

SDSR wrote:SDSR's Steam Locomotive No. 971 is currently under going repairs from last years mechanical breakdown near Wallangarra.

Whilst these essential repairs are being undertaken, Queensland Rail Limited have kindly leased their C17 Locomotive No. 974 to SDSR for a short time.

This lease allows SDSR to continue to provide heritage steam train services, which in turn will help to raise the much needed funds to continue to repair 971.


I reckon it might be worth having a chat to them and seeing if they want to organise an official race as a fundraiser, i'd certainly be up for it :) .

In other Southern Downs/Granite Belt cycling news, my aunty just let me know about this one on facebook, a 100km charity ride from Glenlyon Dam southwest of Stanthorpe, to Storm King Dam to the east of the town. There's a 50km option as well, which I think would be popular as the elevation profiles are a bit scary!

http://www.thatdamride.com.au/pages/details.html

I'd be up for the Dam ride if anyone else is keen.
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Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby elantra » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:29 pm

Smithstreet wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:............................................................................................................

In other Southern Downs/Granite Belt cycling news, my aunty just let me know about this one on facebook, a 100km charity ride from Glenlyon Dam southwest of Stanthorpe, to Storm King Dam to the east of the town. There's a 50km option as well, which I think would be popular as the elevation profiles are a bit scary!

http://www.thatdamride.com.au/pages/details.html

I'd be up for the Dam ride if anyone else is keen.


I reckon that would be a good ride. Have done most of it in the past on other occasions.
Sealed road, relatively low traffic, undulating but no really massive hills, nice scenery, a few cattle grates to contend with. etc

Not sure if i would be free to do it on the 9th of Feb. :idea:
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Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:50 pm

Looks like another challenge on the horizon, pending confirmation with SDSR on times/dates etc, Warwick to Goondiwindi on the 2nd weekend of June.

201kms, the train is scheduled to do it in 6:45 which means an average speed just less than 30kmh. I'll be rebuilding my Tom Wallace to the single chain ring and 5 speed derailleur set up she originally had, should fit the bill nicely :) .
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Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby coyote » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:03 am

ldrcycles wrote:Looks like another challenge on the horizon, pending confirmation with SDSR on times/dates etc, Warwick to Goondiwindi on the 2nd weekend of June.

201kms, the train is scheduled to do it in 6:45 which means an average speed just less than 30kmh. I'll be rebuilding my Tom Wallace to the single chain ring and 5 speed derailleur set up she originally had, should fit the bill nicely :) .


Good Luck, may you have a tail wind. :D
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Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:07 pm

You might be lucky and not have a screaming westerly this time of the year Idry but remember it will be very cold. :wink:

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Re: Race the Darling Downs Dasher steam train

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:51 pm

Yea those are my two big fears, a headwind and the awful border country cold :) . I don't think i'm ever going to forget the biting pain in my face from the first time i did Warwick to Stanthorpe.
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