Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:37 pm

I'm up for a rest day meet - maybe a get-together in the afternoon? Or were people thinking of some sort of outing earlier in the day?

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby elantra » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:11 pm

Max wrote:I'm up for a rest day meet - maybe a get-together in the afternoon? Or were people thinking of some sort of outing earlier in the day?

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What about meet up on the evening before ?
then if there are some of us uncommited to a rest day activity some plans might be made. :idea:

On another note, i had some CQ-related fun this morning.
In the good old days cardboard bike-boxes used to just fit snugly into the back passenger space of a sedan car.
These days either cars have got smaller or bikes have got bigger because there was no way this one was gonna fit.
I wont let on how i eventually managed to transport it from bikeshop back to home.
Then to cap it off i tripped and broke my toe :oops:
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Postby Comedian » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:23 pm

Youch elantra! :(

If you want to meet the half way crew we should be settled in and thirsty by 5pm on the rest day. We won't really be there any earlier.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:29 pm

elantra wrote:What about meet up on the evening before ?


Sounds good to me! Perhaps we should all swap our phone numbers via PM, so we can find each other in the thronging crowd?


elantra wrote:Then to cap it off i tripped and broke my toe :oops:


Yowsa! Will you be OK to ride?

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby elantra » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:34 pm

Max wrote:
elantra wrote:Then to cap it off i tripped and broke my toe :oops:


Yowsa! Will you be OK to ride?

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Might slow me down a bit, but i already know cycling is more comfortable than walking !
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:43 am

5pm rest day in the cafe?
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:22 am

Sounds good to me, Grid :)

Ok, I seriously gotta start packing. Bloody hell, could I *BE* any more disorganised?????

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:32 pm

Oh great, inspection of the bike last night revealed a broken saddle....good timing for breaking in a new one :!:
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:59 pm

the grid wrote:5pm rest day in the cafe?


Ok... it's locked in Eddie. :)

I'll send a PM around with a mobile number later.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby winstonw » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:07 pm

Met two baby boomers last Friday night who are doing the full ride - Michael (accountant) and Cathy.
Told them to keep an eye out from Stanthorpe for two 6ft3inch sub 80kg missiles, who will probably have a beer welded to their hand when not on the bike. :)
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby elantra » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:20 pm

the grid wrote:5pm rest day in the cafe?

will try to make this but as i am a part-time riding volunteer i might have "work commitments"

Because of the "volunteering" commitments i have not planned anything for the rest day yet.
Gotta get there first i guess.
Can't wait.

P.S. broken toe is no impediment to riding a bike :D
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby the grid » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:56 pm

Max wrote:Sounds good to me, Grid :)

Ok, I seriously gotta start packing. Bloody hell, could I *BE* any more disorganised?????

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Not packed but have tomorrow off....oh sh#(AT)
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Postby Max » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:02 pm

Well, I've finally packed. But the bags are much lighter than last year... have I forgotten something important? Will I discover something crucial is missing? Damnit, I better check my checklist. Again.

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Postby OldGuysRule » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:29 pm

3 degrees in Stanthorpe for Tuesday morning. Hope everyone packed something warm.
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Max » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:48 am

OldGuysRule wrote:3 degrees in Stanthorpe for Tuesday morning. Hope everyone packed something warm.


Bloody hell! I knew it'd be cold, but I was still in denial about it. I might add a few things to the bags this morning!

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby DaveOZ » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:57 am

this sounds like fun. Hope you all have a great time and stay safe.
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Postby Max » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:44 am

:D :D :D :D
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby astroboy67 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:18 pm

Oh yeah, we're all very excited! Heading out early in the a.m. for the 4+hr drive to Gundi !YeeHaa :!: :!:
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Postby Max » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:01 pm

We're here and it is effin' cold :shock:

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby marinmomma » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:26 pm

Have a good ride everyone, stay warm and safe...although if this wind keeps up you'll all be back in Brissy by Monday :wink:
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:46 pm

marinmomma wrote:Have a good ride everyone, stay warm and safe...although if this wind keeps up you'll all be back in Brissy by Monday :wink:

Gees I hope not or I'll be two days behind them in Stanthorpe. :D
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Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby Comedian » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:27 am

I hope you guys and gals are having a great ride!

There is much packing going on here. I just spoke to my ride buddy and found out his definition of taking it easy over 450k and five days is averaging 30. God help me. :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: Cycle Qld Goondawindi to Brisbane

Postby marinmomma » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:33 pm

Comedian wrote:I hope you guys and gals are having a great ride!

There is much packing going on here. I just spoke to my ride buddy and found out his definition of taking it easy over 450k and five days is averaging 30. God help me. :shock: :mrgreen:


You'll be fine Steve, as long as the wind doesn't change to an easterly or northerly! Have fun getting up Mt Walker :shock:

Mr MM and I are hoping to join in the fun for next years ride!
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Postby Max » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:17 pm

Easy day yesterday. Bloody cold night! :shock:

Today's ride was a mixed bag. I joined two other girls not long after leaving camp and we rode well together. They set a cracking pace (guessing avg 33kph which is fast for me). I was baked by the time we reached the first stop. In hindsight, I should've taken it easy. After the rest stop, the rest of the ride felt super-tough. Bonk city :(

Still, it was fun. Not sure how I feel about tomorrow's ride!!!

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Postby Max » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:52 am

Bummer. A mechanical failure stopped me at around 50 km yesterday. :( Hopefully Epic will have it fixed for tomorrow!

Shaping up to be a nice day in Stanthorpe today. :)

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