Audax 300 km - Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Audax 300 km - Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Postby chuckchunder » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:41 pm

I rode this last weekend. Quite a pleasant route, and despite the wheat harvest I counted less than a dozen wheat hauling B-doubles.

Even saw an eagle.

If you've been thinking about an Audax ride, reckon this wouldn't be a bad start! The weather forecast is better than last week, that's for sure.

http://www.audax.org.au go to the online calender for start details

ride route - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2851970


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Re: Audax 300 km - Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Postby zues » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:52 pm

Hi Glen,
Is there any public drinking water between Karagullen and Beverley? :?:
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Re: Audax 300 km - Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Postby chuckchunder » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:15 pm

sorry mate, didn't see this until just now. I know the answer is not much use to you if you're doing the ride, but for posterity the answer is: nope.
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Re: Audax 300 km - Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Postby zues » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:25 pm

Thanks for the Info.
I didn't do the ride but hope to later.
I will take 3 bottles with me.
Anyway the elevation profile looks like it's all down hill for the first 200km.
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Re: Audax 300 km - Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Postby chuckchunder » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:45 pm

Yeah I liked the look of the profile : )

I had about 4 litres when I left at 0600 and arriving at Beverley about 1100 was drinking the last dregs. Mind you, headwind all the way and the forecast top was 37c for Perth. When I rolled into Northam around 1500 the thermometer in town was showing 39c.

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Re: Audax 300 km - Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:37 pm

I have it on good authority that there was only 1 registered rider who showed up for this one. He subsequently pulled the pin when he learnt he'd be riding on his pat malone and the ride was, in effect, cancelled.

Didn't altogether surprise me to be honest. Most of the die hard local Audax members were over east for the Sydney to Melbourne 1200km.

I plan to knock over a 300km this year, but I was a bit iffy about this one cos that long stretch on Brookton H'way and the time of year etc. (Yeah Yeah.. excuses excuses, I know)


Aside from the calendar rides, myself and one or two other members are planning to ride a few of the 200km Permanent routes locally overnight during the summer months if there's any others interested. PM me and I can keep you in the loop. Most likely Friday evenings at this stage.
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Re: Audax 300 km - Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Postby chuckchunder » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:11 pm

HappyHumber wrote:I have it on good authority that there was only 1 registered rider who showed up for this one. He subsequently pulled the pin when he learnt he'd be riding on his pat malone and the ride was, in effect, cancelled.

Didn't altogether surprise me to be honest. Most of the die hard local Audax members were over east for the Sydney to Melbourne 1200km


That's a real shame, it was perfect weather and would have been a really nice ride.

Of the 300's in this year's WA calender I can recommend the Bumpy Boddington as another very enjoyable route. It is also listed as a Permanent.
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