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new to town

Postby elpatron » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:30 pm

Howdy, i just moved up a couple of weeks ago. In the couple of weeks I've already figured out the riverloop, mt cootha & nebo and wynumn rides on my own.
I was wondering what other popular routes there around anything under 150 is cool I am not some all day rider but I used to be able to handle kinglake & dandenongs loops from the northern suburbs of melbs.
I was trying to research the mountains around here gold coast seems to have a couple of good ones in the peaks challenge ride.
Also we had night rides down there like 5-6-7pm "tour de suburbs" or various groups down beach rd which is a great for those who can't make early group rides or want a change.
Is there anything like that around here? I guess they'd get wiped out in the summer storms but could still be good most days.
thanks in advance

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Re: new to town

Postby jack11 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:47 pm

Welcome to Brisbane!

Regular rides other than those you listed would inlcude:

- Brookfield/3 Fingers (Out to the end of upper brookfield road);
- Redcliffe loop;
- Samford - Dayboro - Mount Mee - Dayboro - Petrie;

Hope this helps - if you want more detailed instructions for these rides let me know.
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Re: new to town

Postby elpatron » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:24 pm

Thanks! That's easy enough to follow, I can lurk leader boards for riders on strava to get exact directions.
I found two ways to get to Redcliffe one goes Petrie-Kallangur-Mango Hill-Rothwell-Redcliffe the other goes Petrie-Narangba-Burpengary-Deception Bay-Redcliffe what's the difference? I can't see any difference they both go through some shop sections and cross the highway entry/exit from google street view.

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Re: new to town

Postby jack11 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:31 pm

elpatron wrote:Thanks! That's easy enough to follow, I can lurk leader boards for riders on strava to get exact directions.
I found two ways to get to Redcliffe one goes Petrie-Kallangur-Mango Hill-Rothwell-Redcliffe the other goes Petrie-Narangba-Burpengary-Deception Bay-Redcliffe what's the difference? I can't see any difference they both go through some shop sections and cross the highway entry/exit from google street view.


It really depends on where you start from and how far you want to ride. If leaving from the city I would normally take Gympie Road to Petrie, then Old Gympie Road then Deception Bay Road across to Newport. Loop around Scarborough and head down over the Hornibrook Bridge and then link on to Sandgate Road to get back to the city.

I will post Strava links for the rides I listed tonight.
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Re: new to town

Postby jack11 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:02 pm

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Re: new to town

Postby jasonc » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:49 am

mount gravatt
mondo loop (gap creek rd, kenmore hills, clockwise coot-tha)
long pocket loop
fig tree pocket loop
dimma also does a seventeel miles rocks loop

if you are looking for a social group, I run one where we do a few different rides on tuesdays but wednesday is coot-tha and thursday is a lazy riverloop
pm me if interested
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Re: new to town

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:56 pm

Goat Track/Nebo/Mt Glorious is a nice route if you want some nice constant climbing :)

Cedar Creek - https://www.strava.com/routes/923046

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Re: new to town

Postby elpatron » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:11 am

Thanks for the extra information and loops there
I take it Brisbane doesn't have any evening bunches? That sucks

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Postby RonK » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:30 am

elpatron wrote:Thanks for the extra information and loops there
I take it Brisbane doesn't have any evening bunches? That sucks

Perhaps you haven't noticed yet, but there is no twilight up here. That's why we don't bother with daylight saving. By 6pm (5pm in winter) the sun is gone and it's dark. Who can be bothered.
Traditionally, cyclists ride early in the morning here all year round. If that doesn't suit you can always ride around in the evening by yourself. And if you don't like our cycling traditions you can always go back to Victoria. :lol:
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Re: new to town

Postby jasonc » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:56 am

That's a bit cruel Ron

From memory lifecycle used to do a coot-tha loop on a tuesday arvo
the other reason that rides are almost exclusively in the morning is that the afternoon are too damn warm
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Re: new to town

Postby elantra » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:03 pm

jasonc wrote:That's a bit cruel Ron

From memory lifecycle used to do a coot-tha loop on a tuesday arvo
the other reason that rides are almost exclusively in the morning is that the afternoon are too damn warm

Brisbane traffic at dusk is b. awful, i have seen occasional small bunches out at night recently who must have done Coottha.
But too many airhead drivers out at that time of day for my liking.
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Re: new to town

Postby elpatron » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:44 pm

So there's too much traffic and it gets dark too soon? Sounds a bit soft to me. We still ride all through winter down south where it's actually cold. My favorite ride starts at 7pm which is pitch black through winter and it even has some steep descends where you hit close to 80 in the dark.

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Re: new to town

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:55 pm

You are correct Jason, Lifecycles does Tuesday evening laps of the backside. I just checked out their website.
Meet at 6 for 6:15 leave. Back by 7:30 they reckon.

Isn't there some sort of swap off at Nundah in the afternoons as well?

Mr Patron there always has to be a first why don't we make some sort of evening route. "Build it and people will come"

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Re: new to town

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:11 pm

no one does nundah at dusk/night for obvious reasons.

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Re: new to town

Postby Smithstreet » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:22 pm

elpatron wrote:So there's too much traffic and it gets dark too soon? Sounds a bit soft to me.


Yeah, nothing a ride OUT of the city environs and a decent set of lights wouldn't fix eh? :wink:

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Re: new to town

Postby jasonc » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:29 pm

Smithstreet wrote:
elpatron wrote:So there's too much traffic and it gets dark too soon? Sounds a bit soft to me.


Yeah, nothing a ride OUT of the city environs and a decent set of lights wouldn't fix eh? :wink:


if you want to ride with someone who has decent lights - lukeboy has one of those exposure lights - the big bugger. having him in front is useful. behind you is hopeless
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Re: new to town

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:41 pm

elpatron wrote:So there's too much traffic and it gets dark too soon? Sounds a bit soft to me. We still ride all through winter down south where it's actually cold. My favourite ride starts at 7pm which is pitch black through winter and it even has some steep descends where you hit close to 80 in the dark.


Yup, Brisbane too, but only for a few weeks when it will easily get down to 2 degrees in Western Suburbs in winter. We ride all through winter (as it's dry) and are usually home well before sunrise. Just too humid in the afternoons to ride.
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Re: new to town

Postby elpatron » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:02 pm

So in summary if I'm looking for a group in the evening I should just ride by myself.

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Re: new to town

Postby DTdotcom » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:27 pm

elpatron wrote:So in summary if I'm looking for a group in the evening I should just ride by myself.


Hi mate,

Very few night group rides, most common option would be either Gravatt or Cootha reps.
I've got a range of options if you wanna PM me.

Moggill Ferry - https://www.strava.com/activities/132832210/
Heinemann loop - https://www.strava.com/activities/108048307/
7 Sisters - https://www.strava.com/activities/131331026/
17 Mile Rocks - https://www.strava.com/activities/97414042/
West Mt Cotton/Avalon/Ford/Grieve - https://www.strava.com/activities/214027776/

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Re: new to town

Postby Crawf » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:04 am

Dimma wrote:
elpatron wrote:So in summary if I'm looking for a group in the evening I should just ride by myself.


Hi mate,

Very few night group rides, most common option would be either Gravatt or Cootha reps.
I've got a range of options if you wanna PM me.

Moggill Ferry - https://www.strava.com/activities/132832210/
Heinemann loop - https://www.strava.com/activities/108048307/
7 Sisters - https://www.strava.com/activities/131331026/
17 Mile Rocks - https://www.strava.com/activities/97414042/
West Mt Cotton/Avalon/Ford/Grieve - https://www.strava.com/activities/214027776/


Don't do it elpatron, he's just recruiting for his Strava KOM leadout train :P

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Re: new to town

Postby jasonc » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:23 am

I noticed LukeyBoy does a shop ride on Wednesday arvos
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Re: new to town

Postby elpatron » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:41 pm

Crawf wrote:
Dimma wrote:
elpatron wrote:So in summary if I'm looking for a group in the evening I should just ride by myself.


Hi mate,

Very few night group rides, most common option would be either Gravatt or Cootha reps.
I've got a range of options if you wanna PM me.

Moggill Ferry - https://www.strava.com/activities/132832210/
Heinemann loop - https://www.strava.com/activities/108048307/
7 Sisters - https://www.strava.com/activities/131331026/
17 Mile Rocks - https://www.strava.com/activities/97414042/
West Mt Cotton/Avalon/Ford/Grieve - https://www.strava.com/activities/214027776/


Don't do it elpatron, he's just recruiting for his Strava KOM leadout train :P


Hey at least somebody gave me some routes to ride.

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Re: new to town

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:42 pm

jasonc wrote:I noticed LukeyBoy does a shop ride on Wednesday arvos

I think our new friend wants a smashfest though

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Re: new to town

Postby Crawf » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:09 pm

Red are the common routes, explore away: http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#12/152. ... /gray/bike

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Re: new to town

Postby elpatron » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:26 pm

That looks like they just threw spaghetti on a map, the Strava heat map doesn't really help me at all

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