Brisbane to Gold Coast challenge - october 12

Brisbane to Gold Coast challenge - october 12

Postby winona_rider » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:14 pm

Just registered. $65!
quite a bit of money - but it's for charity.

anyone else riding?
I know you are donald!
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Postby vonhazza » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:43 pm

I will be but have not entered yet, my 3rd time, 1st on a recumbent.

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Postby beauyboy » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:41 pm

I'm in when I pay. Hopefully work is going to cover the cost of it.
It's only $55 if your a BQ member.

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Postby tatt2 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:58 pm

Hoping to be there this year...
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Postby Max » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:03 am

Just signed up for the 100Km. Already shitting myself! :shock:

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Postby neil13 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:54 pm

I'll be heading down again this year, don't know about trying to beat the 3hrs I did it in last year!!
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Postby Crawf » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:24 pm

Fo sure!
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Postby baarg » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:25 pm

I'm new here (Hello) but I am going!
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Postby russellgarrard » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:46 pm

Would anyone be keen to lend one of their older bike's to a really keen person? I DON'T think a repco anaconda will make it (well, the rider won't at least on one of those pos's) and neither will my electric bicycle.

Or would you know where to rent a really good racer/road bike?

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Postby Pax » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:10 pm

Anyone planning to ride the round trip?

I'm in training for a 250k in Nov and Oct 12 would be great for a 200k, but it'd be a nicer ride with a group :D ...any takers?
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Postby russellgarrard » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:49 pm

Forgot to mention, just stipulate the conditions for borrowing! Hell, I even got commendations from QPS last ride I did!
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Postby muggah » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:58 pm

I'll be there, just hoping it's not blowing hard from the south on that day!!

How effective are the speed brackets? Is the ride fairly free flowing or is there a lot of slowing etc due to slower riders ahead?
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Postby winona_rider » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:17 pm

i've never done it before but i imagine it will be like the MS one where they let about 200 riders go at a time separated by about 3 or 4 minutes...

for a ride this size they will need to let more go, more frequently i reckon...

once you get past the start and the first 3 kms it usually opens up...
that's my thinking anyway!
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Postby Chooky78 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:14 pm

I'll be there!! I've only done relatively short rides around town so far, but am doing Cycle Queensland next week (600km in 8 days) so should be ready for the 100km...
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Postby neil13 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:21 pm

muggah wrote:How effective are the speed brackets? Is the ride fairly free flowing or is there a lot of slowing etc due to slower riders ahead?


I did it last year and thought the speed brackets were rubbish!!! I started out towards the front in what was supposed to be the fast brackets and got sick of going around people riding 3 wide down the bus way at 20-25km/h
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Postby russellgarrard » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:56 pm

But I bet it feels so good just blowing past and overtaking them :D I love that feeling!
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Postby neil13 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:15 pm

That bus way is really nice and smooth. Very nice if you can get a rhythm going!!

For those that haven't done it before be VERY careful coming off the bus way, it's nice and flowing straight into a sharp turn left with a change of surface in the middle of the corner.
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Postby beauyboy » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:17 pm

I'm not looking forward to that bend either

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Postby baarg » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:41 pm

neil13 wrote:
muggah wrote:How effective are the speed brackets? Is the ride fairly free flowing or is there a lot of slowing etc due to slower riders ahead?


I did it last year and thought the speed brackets were rubbish!!! I started out towards the front in what was supposed to be the fast brackets and got sick of going around people riding 3 wide down the bus way at 20-25km/h


Sorry, new to the terminology, the speed brackets means the times they send you off according to the speed you put you could ride? That is, if you said you'd do 20/25km/h you'd be placed in that group and will send you off accordingly... not sure if I'm clear. But if that is the case, do you mean that people put they could go at say 30km and they couldn't go that fast?
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Postby neil13 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:28 am

Basically, yes. I might even go so far as to say that they never intended to go that fast, they just wanted to get away from the start early as it does take a while to get every over the start line.

The start has signed areas in which you're supposed to put yourself in the grouping of the average speed you are going to ride. These are set up the fastest closest to the start and then going back from there. The exception to that is the team riders of the sponsoring companies, they start right on the front.

In saying all this though I think I need to chill a bit more at the start, but it is rather tempting on that nice smooth bus way to let the legs go and get some speed going!! :D
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Postby Wazza » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:17 pm

Just paid up and looking forward to the ride. :wink: I will be looking for other riders in blue jerseys on the way to say hi. :P
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Postby beauyboy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:05 pm

I've paid up. Look for the fool with no shirt, backpack and thongs :oops:

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Postby winona_rider » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:05 pm

has anyone got their ride pack yet?
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Postby Max » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:56 pm

Not yet, winona :(

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Postby johnnyc » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:23 pm

Hi guys and gals,

I've registered for this event, but I haven't cycled a bike in over 2 years.

The site recommends a training program of cycles and rides I should to to prepare for the distance, but can anyone here point me in a better direction for training advice?

For the last two weeks I've just been in the gym, spinning away on the stationary bike watching fox sports!
I wouldn't mind a bit more guidance from some of the more experienced people on the site :D
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