Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:43 am

So is anyone doing this this year? I'm hooking up with a mate and some others but only doing the 50klm ride. :mrgreen:

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby RonK » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:47 am

Nope. Beware of the gumbies. Dangerous.
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby bprb » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:03 am

I'm doing the long ride. I've always found the standard of riders generally good at the Ipswich 100 (compared to say the Bris-GC and certain other participation events), but admittedly I've always done the longer versions. I guess with the shorter route you will get people new to cycling, but Foo should be able to keep his wits about him and even offer some friendly advice to people who are learning. Events like this can be a great stepping stone for people who are new to cycling. The first time I did the Bris-GC it was genuinely an unknown for me, on flat peddles in shorts and t-shirt — just before the Dreamworld stretch a guy rode up beside me who clearly was capable of being already at the GC and half way back to Brisbane by that time, but he'd chosen to ride along with the newbies offering encouragement and tips (positioning, cadence, equipment, whatever), with not a hint of condescension, just pure encouragement and sharing his love of riding. I've always appreciated his kindness, I learned a lot in the 10 - 15 mins or so he rode with me.

The volunteers are always great at the Ipswich 100, and a very high proportion of the entry fees actually goes to charity, so it's an event I always look forward to.

The 50 km route is pretty flat and hopefully you'll dodge the worst of the wind and heat that can make the longer routes interesting. The car traffic is generally pretty well behaved once you get away from Ipswich itself. Have fun on the day!
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:04 pm

Yeah thanks Bprb let me know closer to the day what kit ya riding in and I will try and say hi. I think my kit will be DTS = blue and white. :)

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby cancan64 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:35 pm

I am tossing up between this and the noosa century... Hills or no hills

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby Venus62 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:48 pm

I did the Ipswich 50 last year. It was my first ever charity/large group ride. I also went on to do the Brissie to Bay 50 and the B2GC. Of those three, I felt safest on the Ipswich ride. Just not as busy and riders quite spread out. I'm away at that time this year or would have done it again (or maybe tried the 100).
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby 17sjs » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:14 pm

I reckon I'll be in for the 50, local event and all so I probably shouldn't be trying to skip out!
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby brett.hooker » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:37 am

I will be doing the 100 mile again this year... See if I can finish it before the take down the banner this year... :-)
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby vaeske » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:16 pm

I'm certainly keen and I think wazza, munga, elantra, redrover are all keen for this too.

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby munga » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:22 pm

posted on https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/ so should get some additional entries from there too
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby Crawf » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:38 am

RonK wrote:Nope. Beware of the gumbies. Dangerous.


Not if you're at the front.
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby RonK » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:54 am

Crawf wrote:
RonK wrote:Nope. Beware of the gumbies. Dangerous.


Not if you're at the front.

This is the most dangerous time, when everybody tries to get to the front.

Last time we entered my wife only got 50m before some d^^khead knocked her down, and we spent the next couple of hours at the hospital getting her finger pad stitched back on.

The year before, another gumbie who wasn't paying proper attention knocked her down from behind - she was concussed and the blow caused a detached retina and the total loss of vision in one eye.

So nope, never doing it again.
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby Crawf » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:01 am

I'm not talking about getting to the front, i'm talking about being up in the front group. Where you will find the stronger, faster, fitter, more skilled cyclists. Generally a FRED free zone.
Doesn't sound like your scene though, that's some bad luck.
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby Dragster1 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:39 pm

RonK wrote:
Crawf wrote:
RonK wrote:Nope. Beware of the gumbies. Dangerous.


Not if you're at the front.

This is the most dangerous time, when everybody tries to get to the front.

Last time we entered my wife only got 50m before some d^^khead knocked her down, and we spent the next couple of hours at the hospital getting her finger pad stitched back on.

The year before, another gumbie who wasn't paying proper attention knocked her down from behind - she was concussed and the blow caused a detached retina and the total loss of vision in one eye.

So nope, never doing it again.

That sounds terrible sorry to hear this, you must want to stomp on their face with your cleats. Probably they are the same knuckle heads that think they are super quick on their new carbon road bikes and I manage to overtake them on my old mountain bike and they cant keep the pace up so they eventually turn off after a few ks
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby brett.hooker » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:47 pm

I had a great experience with it last year. Just started at the back of the pack and let things unfold in front of me and tapped out my own pace... It was my first and only 100 mile ride and I am looking forward to having a crack again this year...
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby marinmomma » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:12 am

Hoping to be able to sign up for the 100 mile version, will depend on when/if I'm having surgery for my elbow.
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:12 pm

Ok so who is going here? I will be doing the 50. :D

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby elantra » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:52 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Ok so who is going here? I will be doing the 50. :D

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Not this year for me Foo.
Would love to do it again but no leave pass for sunday.
If i get a pass i will turn up on the day but that is unlikely.
The 50km ride is fairly flat, basically it is a big loop around Amberley Airport so you might see some big aircraft.
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:26 pm

Yeah I know the area well Elantra, that's my old training grounds. :) A good thing to that there are no big hills on this course, because I don't have hill conditioning in my legs at the moment and thanks. :wink:

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby dclnmurray » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:21 am

As usual, us Crouching Tigers will be there and most doing just the 100km ride. Going to be interesting as some of us are riding out to the event, doing the ride then riding home. All up 200km's. Gee, I haven't done a 200km ride since the nineties so this is going to be interesting and tiring. :D

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby brett.hooker » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:53 am

I will be there... Coming off two weeks of a cold recovery... Still hoping to complete the 100 miles; albeit slowly. Will be on a Merida steed with 2014 Lampre Merida kit on, if anyone wants to give me a wave...
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:35 am

I will keep an eye out for you Brett and Dave. I will have a DTS kit on and be on the Wheeler bike. Red black and silver. :)

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:12 pm

This was a good ride and was well organised.:cool:

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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby kingswood » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:09 pm

A big thumbs up from me too. I did the 100 km and had a great time. A big thanks to all the officials enroute. Everyone was really friendly, and some great scenery along the way.
As Foo said, it was very well organised.
It was great to have the start/finish at the same point, as far as transport is concerned.
I look forward to the next one.
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Re: Ipswich 100 Charity Ride 2014

Postby dclnmurray » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:16 pm

Was a great event for the 100km ride. Great to see so many out and enjoying the relatively cooler conditions. Three of us ended up doing our 200km's easy even with the threat of rain. Got home about 2 having done 203k in 7:56 with 2000 mtrs of climbing. Not too bad for an old codger :D

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