Brisbane to Gold Coast challenge - october 12

Postby deks » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:37 pm

nah too far for me i think
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Postby sillyboy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:25 pm

I rode from Brisbane to the Gold Coast the other day as "fun", boy was I wrong. I do hope to enter this event though, and just take it nice and easy :)
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Postby tatt2 » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:33 pm

Just sent my entry away... :D.. look for the wild man with tatts everywhere and say HI
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Postby winona_rider » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:55 pm

johnnyc wrote: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


you have like 4 weeks to prepare.
just do some stages...like a 40k ride, then next week a 50k ride and then a 60k ride and then maybe a 70k ride.
i am preparing for this event atm and feel so weak. but the fact that i will get to draft and have some psychological impetus (ie other riders around me to tell me to HTFU) - that helps a bit.
and plus i am gonna eat and drink like there is no tomorrow.
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Postby Pax » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:26 pm

I contacted BQ to see if they would post the route on Bikely, but they said that it was pretty much the same as the 2006 route that is already on the site:

"Hello Tim,
A version of the route is already on Bikely - it's the 2006 ride and this year's event is pretty much the same but without the detour to Jacobs Well. Check it out and see what you think.

Regards,
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The Bikely route is http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/20 ... enge-route
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Postby neil13 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:55 am

deks wrote:nah too far for me i think


Do the shorter 60km ride!!!

It's actually not that hard of a route, it's pretty flat.
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Postby tatt2 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:28 am

deks wrote:nah too far for me i think
You'd be surprised once you start riding with 7000 people how quick the 100kms will go...as neil13 said do the 60kms if you dont feel confident...
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Postby deks » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:14 am

tatt2 wrote:
deks wrote:nah too far for me i think
You'd be surprised once you start riding with 7000 people how quick the 100kms will go...as neil13 said do the 60kms if you dont feel confident...


mmm...alright i'll talk to the mrs and see how i go. the other thing is i dont have anyone to ride with and i dont want to do it by myself. So i'll see if i can con her into bringing her bike along for it.
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Postby tatt2 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:28 am

deks wrote:
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deks wrote:nah too far for me i think
You'd be surprised once you start riding with 7000 people how quick the 100kms will go...as neil13 said do the 60kms if you dont feel confident...


mmm...alright i'll talk to the mrs and see how i go. the other thing is i dont have anyone to ride with and i dont want to do it by myself. So i'll see if i can con her into bringing her bike along for it.
You wont have any worries being by yourself mate, once you get going you'll be surprised how many new friends you'll make along the way... :D
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Postby deks » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:34 am

well how are u guys getting home? riding again or is there transport? or does everyone get picked up?
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Postby tatt2 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:50 am

At this stage it will be the train, BQ have a bus that runs back to brissy with the bikes taken back in a truck, im also looking at that option...you should get the missus to pick you and make a day of it...this should give you some good info...
http://www.bq.org.au/b2gc100/?page_id=4
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Postby beauyboy » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:33 pm

I'm getting the bus back for ease.

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Postby neil13 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:29 am

I'm getting the bus back as well.

deks, there's rest stops from memory at about 40 and 76kms which help break the ride up.
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Postby plasmapuff » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:05 am

deks wrote: mmm...alright i'll talk to the mrs and see how i go. the other thing is i dont have anyone to ride with and i dont want to do it by myself. So i'll see if i can con her into bringing her bike along for it.


Double dare mate? I'm seriously thinking about entering it as well if I get everything fixed up in time. :wink:
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Postby deks » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:24 am

plasmapuff wrote:
deks wrote: mmm...alright i'll talk to the mrs and see how i go. the other thing is i dont have anyone to ride with and i dont want to do it by myself. So i'll see if i can con her into bringing her bike along for it.


Double dare mate? I'm seriously thinking about entering it as well if I get everything fixed up in time. :wink:


well if u get everything fixed up mate i just may be keen. let me know!
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Postby Moz » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:15 pm

Just entered. Cant wait!
Havent pushed 100k yet, but getting oh so close. Doing 60-80ks at the moment on a weekend morning.

Hope to push out a 100k run this sunday.

No problem returning hme, I live at Paradise Point, the route goes pretty much past my place.
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Postby tatt2 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:02 pm

Wonder if i can sneak into Annas peloton :D
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Postby baarg » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:47 pm

Hey Tatt2 - I noticed your sig says OCR3 07, is that a Giant and your bike I take it (?). If that's the case, mine is also a Giant OCR3!!! and probably a 2007 as I got it in March on a special. Although mine is smaller since it's the female model. Awesome bike though!!!!
Sorry, completely unrelated to the topic... I might as well say something about the challenge...ah! CAN'T WAIT!!!! did a 65km ride on Saturday and wasn't tired afterwards so i think I can take it! :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby lukas » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:55 am

I'm coming up to it with some guys from our Brisbane office. I seem to do more of these organised rides in QLD than I do in NSW! Cootha Challenge, Bris-Noosa century, now this.

Looking forward to it.
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Postby tatt2 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:59 pm

baarg wrote:Hey Tatt2 - I noticed your sig says OCR3 07, is that a Giant and your bike I take it (?). If that's the case, mine is also a Giant OCR3!!! and probably a 2007 as I got it in March on a special. Although mine is smaller since it's the female model. Awesome bike though!!!!
Sorry, completely unrelated to the topic... I might as well say something about the challenge...ah! CAN'T WAIT!!!! did a 65km ride on Saturday and wasn't tired afterwards so i think I can take it! :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby tatt2 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:02 pm

baarg wrote:Hey Tatt2 - I noticed your sig says OCR3 07, is that a Giant and your bike I take it (?). If that's the case, mine is also a Giant OCR3!!! and probably a 2007 as I got it in March on a special. Although mine is smaller since it's the female model. Awesome bike though!!!!
Sorry, completely unrelated to the topic... I might as well say something about the challenge...ah! CAN'T WAIT!!!! did a 65km ride on Saturday and wasn't tired afterwards so i think I can take it! :twisted: :twisted:
Yeah it started out as a Giant OCR3 has some 105 running gear and shimano wheels now, soon will have compact cranks and 10 speed with 105 shifters, might have to call it a OCR special
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Postby chris641 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:00 pm

Hello good people, new to the site! But i shall be doing the 100ker.. 2 weeks to go! quite excited. I'm only a young chap - 17, but ive put myself in the fastest bracket, should be fun!
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Postby tatt2 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:50 pm

chris641 wrote:Hello good people, new to the site! But i shall be doing the 100ker.. 2 weeks to go! quite excited. I'm only a young chap - 17, but ive put myself in the fastest bracket, should be fun!
I'll wave as I go past :D
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Postby Moz » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:01 pm

Does anyne know if you can move up to the next group on the ride? I mean, if I find that I am riding faster/slower than the group, can I just go at my own pace or do you have to stay in a group?
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Postby tatt2 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:39 pm

Moz wrote:Does anyne know if you can move up to the next group on the ride? I mean, if I find that I am riding faster/slower than the group, can I just go at my own pace or do you have to stay in a group?
Go as quick or as slow as you want mate
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