Gold Coast Airport to O'Reilly's rainforest retreat

sparco
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Gold Coast Airport to O'Reilly's rainforest retreat

Postby sparco » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:25 am

Need feedback on the following route please:

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/O'Re ... m1!1b1!3e0

Will be riding this mid-August, probably start Sunday morning.

- is there a better alternative?
- what is the traffic like on the selected route?
- what is the weather like mid-August, can I get away with bibs and jersey and no jacket?

Cheers.


Uncle Just
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Re: Gold Coast Airport to O'Reilly's rainforest retreat

Postby Uncle Just » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:13 pm

FYI there is a way of posting a much shorter URL for Google maps references.....
Select menu, choose share or embed maps then tick short url and copy and paste that.

Here is your example using this method: https://goo.gl/maps/BXAEsgEjdv72

richbee
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Re: Gold Coast Airport to O'Reilly's rainforest retreat

Postby richbee » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:42 am

sparco wrote:- what is the weather like mid-August, can I get away with bibs and jersey and no jacket?


Never mind mid August, I was in my summer cycling kit this morning and still sweating like a dog

sparco
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Re: Gold Coast Airport to O'Reilly's rainforest retreat

Postby sparco » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:20 am

Uncle Just wrote:FYI there is a way of posting a much shorter URL for Google maps references.....
Select menu, choose share or embed maps then tick short url and copy and paste that.

Here is your example using this method: https://goo.gl/maps/BXAEsgEjdv72


Thanks, I'll try to remember this.

sparco
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Re: Gold Coast Airport to O'Reilly's rainforest retreat

Postby sparco » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:23 am

jack11 wrote:There is an alternate route to taking the highway from the airport to Burleigh - much safer:


Any suggestions on a good/safe place to do a stop?

richbee
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Re: Gold Coast Airport to O'Reilly's rainforest retreat

Postby richbee » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:20 am

Outpost Cafe at Canungra should be OK. It's right at the turnoff onto the O'Reilly's road and should be good for a refuel before you start the uphill grind.

sparco
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Re: Gold Coast Airport to O'Reilly's rainforest retreat

Postby sparco » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:39 pm

Thanks guys.

Ride went well, except for one 4 wheel drive blasting his horn whilst overtaking us towards Canungra.

I was surprised how temperature fluctuates on the way up to O'Reillys. One point it was warm to getting hot, then suddenly gets a bit chilly, then back up again.

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