Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Postby PDR » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:36 pm

Hi,
I moved over from England at the start of last year and have only just recently got back on a bike. In England I raced. I am 20 years old and live in Caloundra. I ride to work in Maleny each weekday and am now looking for some weekend rides to help improve fitness and do a bit of socialising. I have been looking around on the net and have found that rides go from bowman road each day but have found 2 different times. 5.30am and 6 am. I am just wondering which is the correct time and what other rides are around and what clubs are in the area. Any information would be appreciated.
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Re: Sunshine Coast

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:37 pm

It could be what most groups do Paul, they have a slow and fast group time. :)

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Re: Sunshine Coast

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:11 pm

+1, i don't know about the Caloundra rides in particular but i'd bet London to a brick the 5:30 start is for the guns and 6 is for the mere mortals.
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Re: Sunshine Coast

Postby queequeg » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:13 pm

From memory, bowman rd is the bike shop yes? I did some rides with those guys a while back. They stuck me with the B group, and when I smashed the b group in the first open sprint section and found myself waiting at the regroup point for minutes, the A group came by from the longer route and told me to jump on the back!
It was the wildest ride of my life as they ran a pace line up past the university and around the back of mooloolaba before returning via the coastal roads and back down Nicklin Way.

I enjoyed riding from Golden Beach up to Noosa & back when I was there (my parents had an apartment there until recently, but that was solo. The shop rides I went on were mid-week smash fests, not social outings.
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Sunshine Coast

Postby TheWall » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:11 am

Rather than start a new thread...

I am based at Mount Coolum and looking for riding groups for weekend rides. They seem to be either Noosa or Maroochydore/Kawana way...any in the middle?

Any ideas?

Thanks and see you out there!
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Re: Sunshine Coast

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:35 pm

I'm at Mt Coolum at the moment too, and the only group rides i know of start either further south or further north. I reckon it's worth hopping in the car or getting up earlier to go up to Noosa for rides, there's a really nice bunch that leaves from Raw on Gympie Terrace at 5:30 on Sundays.
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Re: Sunshine Coast

Postby duds2u » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:22 pm

Check with Bob at Coolum Cycles at Seachange. There used to be a bunch riding from Coolum but I haven't seen them of late.
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