Audax events

Audax events

Postby master6 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:46 pm

I am trying to view the Audax calendar of events in Tasmania. I can get other states , but nothing in Tasmania. What Am I doing wrong?
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by BNA » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:49 pm

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Re: Audax events

Postby mcdurdin » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:49 pm

Tasmania is too small for an audax event. You run out of land. :)
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Re: Audax events

Postby skull » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:11 pm

Yeah there use to be a few events listed there on previous years. I think interest was poor so the few audax committed have stop trying to organise anything.
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Re: Audax events

Postby master6 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:23 am

A quick check of Vic, NSW, and Qld for November and December reveals a total of 26 Audax day rides. Of this 26, only 1 day does not have a ride of 200km or less.
There are many 50 or 100km rides listed. I guess that these distances might not entice a self respecting audaxer out of bed, however they probably encourage new participation. They have for me, however I draw the line at 250km. Yes, soft in audax terms I guess.
I noticed last year that Tassie audax distances were very largely confined to 300 and more.

The reason that I returned to the Audax site a few days ago was to seek some variety in activity, and the hope that I might find a couple of events "do-able" for me.

Stvcc racing, Dome rides, Richmond Wednesday rides, solo rides, Dales February Canter, are all events I enjoy, however we humans are never totally satisfied. :D

"Variety". Wish I had thought of that word earlier; I could have saved a lot of your time.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Audax events

Postby RobRollin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:43 am

You forgot where the real men are...at the Track...come race the Xmas carnivals. Also you forgot the Crits as well
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Re: Audax events

Postby master6 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:16 am

RobRollin wrote:You forgot where the real men are...at the Track...come race the Xmas carnivals. Also you forgot the Crits as well



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Did all that in my youth Rob (youth:- peson aged 10 yrs to 40 yrs)

I would love to race on the track again, however , in order of importance, obstacles are:-

* I have seen many friends over age 50 suffer serious injuries from falls that would have been abrasions only in our youth.

* My track bike was sold in 1990

* I doubt that there are many people of my age racing track. The talent and performance characteristics of most riders over 50 or 55 are different to those of younger riders , and would be more obvious in track racing than any other form of cycling.

* You need non participating cyclists at track meetings to act as pushers in handicaps. (unless you have enough starters to run heats and a final.)

Where the "real men" are could open up a can of worms. I would say "at the top of Gibralter range". No doubt the audax specialists would say "PBP". And so on.

I must admit, if the real answer is "PBP", I will take up cross dressing with you; anything to avoid that much pain Rob. :D :D
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Re: Audax events

Postby RobRollin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:55 pm

master6 wrote:Did all that in my youth Rob (youth:- peson aged 10 yrs to 40 yrs)

I would love to race on the track again, however , in order of importance, obstacles are:-

* I have seen many friends over age 50 suffer serious injuries from falls that would have been abrasions only in our youth.

* My track bike was sold in 1990

* I doubt that there are many people of my age racing track. The talent and performance characteristics of most riders over 50 or 55 are different to those of younger riders , and would be more obvious in track racing than any other form of cycling.

* You need non participating cyclists at track meetings to act as pushers in handicaps. (unless you have enough starters to run heats and a final.)

Where the "real men" are could open up a can of worms. I would say "at the top of Gibralter range". No doubt the audax specialists would say "PBP". And so on.

I must admit, if the real answer is "PBP", I will take up cross dressing with you; anything to avoid that much pain Rob. :D :D


I thnk the older you get the faaster you get, some of the older guys are doing as fast a times as the guys in the Aust team. Me being a first yearer on the track and young, I'm just racing my first year to learn.

Track bikes arent expensive these days :P

Rumor has it this year, there are no assists it will be all standing starts. Which makes the start even more tactical.

I thought we all did cross dress in our lycra? :shock: :D
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Re: Audax events

Postby BarryTas » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:01 pm

Master I have found the same thing

I have contaced the guy that organised last years Seven Hill dash, he said that he will not be organising this year, so i dont think it will be on.

The DMOE TAX man and I (i dont like using others peolples names on ze internets) are thinking of doing our own version
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Audax events

Postby skull » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:38 pm

BarryTas wrote:The DMOE TAX man and I (i dont like using others peolples names on ze internets) are thinking of doing our own version

I'll be in on that.
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Re: Audax events

Postby BarryTas » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:40 pm

skull wrote:
BarryTas wrote:The DMOE TAX man and I (i dont like using others peolples names on ze internets) are thinking of doing our own version

I'll be in on that.



we shall bring it up at post DOME coffee
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Audax events

Postby master6 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:34 pm

Post Dome coffee; one of my favourite cycling events :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

rivalled by Wednesday Richmond gathering.
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