Pushiest Galore 2013 - Brisbane swap meet 14 July

Pushiest Galore 2013 - Brisbane swap meet 14 July

Postby ozdavo » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:03 am

Just came across this, not sure if it has been mentioned elsewhere...


http://www.pushiesgalore.com/events/pushies-galore-2013/

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Postby gbannerman » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:00 pm

Thought I should start the conversation re: rides to the event on Sunday. Last year there was a 9am ride from Cup Coffee in Russell St, West End.

Has anyone got a ride planned?

I'll have to leave it up to a few keen souls to gather a group from wherever suits them; I'll be putting up marquees from the early hours.



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Postby dubrat » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:13 pm

Have been chatting to Dayne re the ride.... Lets put it out there retro ride who wants in......
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Postby koen » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Thanks for posting rides. I'd like to try and make one. Riding to the event would be good as it reduces parked cars once there but I'll be going on also to the the Star Trek Fair the fan club runs in the valley same day, same time...I'll have to ride to counter the intake of all the hot dogs at each event:)
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Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:39 pm

I was planning on donning my tweed and getting down there with a few of my bikes but the local club has a 2 day stage race on this weekend. If they let me use a different bike for the hillclimb stage i'll use my steel singlespeed though :D .
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Postby munga » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:05 pm

had a fat time at Pushies again this year. great to catch up with some mates and buy a few bargains (or not-so-bargains, depends on who's asking).
rain might have been annoying, but good to see plenty of guys and girls toughing it out.
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Postby elantra » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:26 pm

munga wrote:had a fat time at Pushies again this year. great to catch up with some mates and buy a few bargains (or not-so-bargains, depends on who's asking).
rain might have been annoying, but good to see plenty of guys and girls toughing it out.

Certainly was the case.
Here's a few photos, no doubt there are many more on other webplaces.
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Postby Retro man » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:24 am

I didn't have my camera with me. Are there any photos on the web some where?
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Postby marinmomma » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:26 pm

Check out instagram and search #pushiesgalore and there's nearly 300 photos to look at!

Great day despite the wet stuff putting in an appearance
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Postby gbannerman » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:57 pm

Thank you everyone for making it a great day. I must say we were a bit worried early on, but it fined up and I'm so glad we went ahead.

Some pics up on my Flickr

And some nice bike shots up on the Campag Delta Brakes blog.
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Postby im_no_pro » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:55 pm

gbannerman wrote:
And some nice bike shots up on the Campag Delta Brakes blog.



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Postby DavidI » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:40 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
gbannerman wrote:
And some nice bike shots up on the Campag Delta Brakes blog.



AFK cleaning drool puddle off my desk..... 8) 8)

Just a shame I'm there messing up the photo of the Kangeroo (sic) Point Cycle Club Pinarello :oops:
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Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:12 pm

Daaaamn I'd love to add a Baum or a Ritte to my collection :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby im_no_pro » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:24 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Daaaamn I'd love to add a Baum or a Ritte to my collection :twisted: :twisted:


Try living near Baum... Every so often I see them out on a ride. Not every day you see a bunch of 6 or so blokes all on pristine Baum's :shock:
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Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:03 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Daaaamn I'd love to add a Baum or a Ritte to my collection :twisted: :twisted:


There were 2 Rittes at the race I did on the weekend instead of going to Pushies, seriously hot bikes.
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Postby gbannerman » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:23 pm

Pushies show 'n' shine entrants portraits online now: Pushies Portraits
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:03 pm

gbannerman wrote:Pushies show 'n' shine entrants portraits online now: Pushies Portraits


The very first one is Mustang! :)

EDIT: and I can't remember the name of Mr 233 but boy do I remember that gorgeous Healing :) .
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Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:10 pm

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Lukeyboy wrote:Daaaamn I'd love to add a Baum or a Ritte to my collection :twisted: :twisted:


There were 2 Rittes at the race I did on the weekend instead of going to Pushies, seriously hot bikes.


They certainly are. Its a shame that they don't make the Ritte 1919 TT bike anymore. Looked like a beast!
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:15 pm

What's the meaning of the 1919 name? A quick google didn't provide any answers.
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Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:47 pm

Just before the start of the race "Ritte" shouted: "I will ride you all to hell !!!". Race favorite Jules Vanhevel had the best laugh on hearing the declaration and "Ritte" replied to him: "You shouldn't laugh because I'll ride you off my wheel in front of your own house!!!"

True to his opening declaration Van Lerberghe kept his promise and attacked on a hill in the Town of Ichtegem (hometown of Jules Vanhevel!!!). Amused by the theatrics, the other racers let him have the initial breakaway. By the time the peloton realized the size of the gap and started to chase him, it was too late. "Ritte" was too far ahead.

Steadily in heavy North Sea winds he rode away and with the velodrome finish line in sight Van Lerberghe stopped at a local pub and simply ordered a "Demie" (a demie is Belgian blond beer). It tasted so good he ordered another and then another. Race official Oscar Van Braeckel noticed "Ritte" sitting in the pub and he summoned Van Lerberghe's coach to fetch him.

After considerable persuasion Van Lerberghe's coach succeeded in dragging him from the pub. While "Ritte" was doing his “lap of honor” in the velodrome (walking because he wasn't able to ride his bicycle) he cried out to the public: "You can all go home, I've got half a day lead on the others!!!!!" He had actually only 14 minutes left of his initial advance because of his little passage through the Pub. Henri Vanlerberghe did complete the course and crossed the finish line for the 1919 victory in the Tour of Flanders.


What made it even more legendary was that he did it on a borrowed bike (turned up at the start with everything minus a bike), convinced one of the support guys that their rider retired and took his feed bag and jumped through a train stuck at a level crossing.
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Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:03 pm

Tour Of Flanders 1919 - Borrowed Bikes And Beer.
The tale of the legendary 1919 Tour of Flanders has been told many times, but in the week of the one of the greatest races in the cycling calendar, I'm sure nobody minds if I repeat it. A true story of borrowed bikes, blonde beers and troublesome trains.

Henri Van Lerberghe took to the start line of the 1919 Tour of Flanders in Gent straight from his military post just 4 months after the end of World War One in full cycling attire but something was missing, the minor detail of his bike. After securing a ride borrowed from the brother-in-law of fellow competitor Jules Messelis, Van Lerberghe declared to his fellow 46 entrants: 'I will ride you all to hell!'. This caused much amuse with race favourite Jules Messelis and the rest of the bunch who laughed allowed. (Van Lerberghe was not a cyclist of particular note, his palmares were and still are very limited) Van Lerberghe replied with the threat that he would 'drop them all at their own front doors on the way to victory'.

Van Lerberghe was true to his word and attacked on the first climb that the riders came across, the peloton let him escape to take a brief, pitying, moment of glory assuming that his attack would inevitably be fruitless. Further up the road he saw a helper with a bag of food waiting for Marcel Buysse, and after he convinced the helper that Buysse was already out of the race, cheeky Van Lerberghe took the food for a much needed energy boost. It was to late when the peloton decided it was time to bring reel him back in. The 46 starters would not see Van Lerberghe again until the finish line.

Henri Van Lerberghe rode away with such intent that nothing was going to get between himself and victory, as the story goes he would later arrive at a downed level crossing, block by a freight train, where undeterred he lifted his bike onto his back and crawled through the open train carriage, escaping on the other side. (In 2004 the pro peloton would ride through a giant train in the Ronde erected in memory of the Van Lerberghe legend.) When the finish was within almost touching distance (Henri could see the velodrome) Van Lerberghe had such a time gap that he decided to stop at a local public house and order himself a local blonde Belgian beer. One led to another...and another, until a race official spotted Van Lerberghe enjoying his pint(s) and ordered the race leaders manager to go and fetch him.

With some eventual persuasion Van Lerberghe made his way to the finishing line within the velodrome where on his lap of honour, which heavily intoxicated, he walked, he announced to the onlooking spectators that 'You can all go home! I have half a days lead on the others!'. In fact by the time Henri crossed the finish line he only had a 14 minute lead on the eventual 23 finishers - even after his train adventure and several pints of Belgium's best, 14 minutes remains the largest time gap between first and second place in the history of the race.
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