STCC

Re: STCC

Postby skull » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:36 pm

Giant Pete wrote:As a keen cyclist with family commitments on a single wage (mostly), I find that $220 for a Masters 3 licence a tad excessive.


Good thing Masters licences are only $150 then 8)
User avatar
skull
 
Posts: 1709
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:48 pm

by BNA » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:14 am

BNA
 

Re: STCC

Postby Giant Pete » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:14 am

master6 wrote:Is it $220? I have yet to renew my CA licence, however I believe the fee for masters 3 to 7 is $150.

I have been involved in Water Skiing and Kart Racing, and find cycling to be cheap by comparison. Entry fees for race events in Tasmania are bargain basement.
Have you looked at the cost of the various "challenges", or "fun rides" as I call them. I think that you would get a lot more "event" activity via a CA licence and race entry fees, than you would get via "fun rides" for a given annual cost.

As an example close to home, look at the Mt Wellington Challenge.
It was a cycle club event, and the entry was $20. Last year it was taken away from the cycling clubs, and the entry fee went to $40.

While you agonise over cycling costs, have a look at the Dome Coffee rides from Sandy Bay, and the Wednesday morning Richmond Bakery rides. Best value for money in cycling. Free :D

Jeff


As I'm new to all of this, my fact-finding can be a little misguided, perhaps.
On the Cycling.org website membership for Race Masters 1 to 7 is $220. Although I haven't checked out local pricing as yet.

I've been following the Dome and Richmond Bakery threads. They do sound like something I'd be interested in, but not until my children reach a manageable age (they are 2 & 4 just now). Maybe I'll have to wait until I'm an old fart :shock:

I rode the Norfy and the Channel last year, which I enjoyed very much. At least I'm getting a good 250k during the week between my commutes and lunch-time.
In the meantime, I've signed up for the Wellington Challenge and would have done the recently announced PMM Challenge except it's on the same day as Wellington.

Thanks for your help Jeff.
User avatar
Giant Pete
 
Posts: 67
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:03 pm
Location: Kingston, Tasmania

Re: STCC

Postby master6 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:31 pm

Giant Pete wrote:[As I'm new to all of this, my fact-finding can be a little misguided, perhaps.
On the Cycling.org website membership for Race Masters 1 to 7 is $220. Although I haven't checked out local pricing as yet.

I've been following the Dome and Richmond Bakery threads. Maybe I'll have to wait until I'm an old fart :shock:



Someone cocked up when they designed the "life plan".
When you are young, you have the energy, desire, and body to achieve and perform whatever your mind can conceive. Marriage, mortgage, children, work, study,and dozens of other obstacles get in the way.
When you are older, the main obstacles have been overcome, you perhaps have the necessary finances, but a new hurdle emerges; your body!
Do what you can.

The fees are "interesting". Perhaps we are over governed, as we are in political life. Federal, State, and Local Governments. Do we need them all.?

In cycling, within Australia, we have Cycling Australia, State Bodies, and Clubs. All need money to do their jobs. Perhaps we would have only two levels of cycling administration to pay for, if we did not have states.??
The fees you see on the internet sites for CA, and the various State sites, include the fees to cover all 3 bodies.
Different states and clubs demand whatever fee they need, / or the market will accept.

Your masters 3 to 7 research will show the following:-

Tasmania $150
Qld $203
NSW $220
Vic $198
SA $220
ACT $210
NT Alice Springs $196 Darwin $201

An option is to buy a 3 day race licence for $44. I dont know whether there are any limits to repeat purchases. The $44 is applied as a credit toward the cost of an annual licence subsequently purchased in the same calendar year.

My suggestion is to "dip your toe in the water" with a 3 day race licence.
Have you noticed that STCC have a training ride tomorrow, free. You wont get a better deal than that, and you will be able to grab the ear of committee members , with all your questions, while you ride. See details on the STCC site.
master6
 
Posts: 2670
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: depends on who is asking, and why.

Re: STCC

Postby master6 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:53 pm

BarryTas wrote:STCC training ride this Sunday 22/02/2012 (AT) 9am at the Taph


And a top ride it was. :)

Perfect weather. :)

Well organised. :)

Well led. :)

Regrouping kept everyone in the event. :)

BBQ ready to eat on arrival at Cornelian Bay. :)

Thank you to the organisors, and chef Bucky.
master6
 
Posts: 2670
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: depends on who is asking, and why.

Re: STCC

Postby Giant Pete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:13 pm

master6 wrote:
BarryTas wrote:STCC training ride this Sunday 22/02/2012 (AT) 9am at the Taph


And a top ride it was. :)


Bugger. I was down in Doo Town enjoying a bbq with friends.
I will keep my eyes peeled.

Thanks again.
User avatar
Giant Pete
 
Posts: 67
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:03 pm
Location: Kingston, Tasmania

Re: STCC

Postby skull » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:32 pm

Ahhh Doo Town, even just the mention of that place makes me smile
User avatar
skull
 
Posts: 1709
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:48 pm

Re: STCC

Postby master6 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:01 pm

Doo spread the word about the 50 yrs and over race with STCC at Richmond this Sunday 29/1. Start time 9am.

It Doo pay to advertise :D Doo'nt it? :D
master6
 
Posts: 2670
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: depends on who is asking, and why.

Re: STCC

Postby doggatas » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:01 pm

It's definitely 30+ racing on Sunday yeh?
doggatas
 
Posts: 332
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:13 pm

Re: STCC

Postby master6 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:23 pm

doggatas wrote:It's definitely 30+ racing on Sunday yeh?


Details here dogga:-

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 1Z1E#gid=0

I'm pretty certain that the Time Trial event next week, 5/2/12, is open to all ages. I will check this for you on Sunday.
master6
 
Posts: 2670
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: depends on who is asking, and why.

Re: STCC

Postby master6 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:48 pm

Dogga, time trials are open to all ages. See you at Richmond next Sunday . 20 km time trial, starting at 9am.

Your big day has arrived :D :D :D
master6
 
Posts: 2670
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: depends on who is asking, and why.

Re: STCC

Postby doggatas » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:53 pm

And looking forward to it. :D
doggatas
 
Posts: 332
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:13 pm

Re: STCC

Postby RobRollin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:01 pm

Everyone got their 808's or full disc wheels ready for the TT?

or could you be hardcore and do it on your road bike, no deep dish and no aero bars. Oh wait I've done that.
Image
RobRollin
 
Posts: 1792
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:44 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: STCC

Postby BenevolantDictatorD » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:32 pm

Doesn't count - its 20kms not 11kms
BenevolantDictatorD
 
Posts: 239
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:41 pm
Location: Bellerive, Tasmania

Re: STCC

Postby doggatas » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:16 pm

I'll be doing it on the roadie, never done one before so I have no time to beat.

Variables aside, I'll use clip-ons next time and aero wheels and clip-ons the time after.
doggatas
 
Posts: 332
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:13 pm

Re: STCC

Postby RobRollin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:46 pm

Nice Dogga, have a crack.
Image
RobRollin
 
Posts: 1792
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:44 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: STCC

Postby RobRollin » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:25 am

If you are doing the Mt Wellington Challenge the TT on Sunday wuld be great training. Usually get a good turn out of riders.
Image
RobRollin
 
Posts: 1792
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:44 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: STCC

Postby master6 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:56 pm

doggatas wrote:I'll be doing it on the roadie, never done one before so I have no time to beat.

Variables aside, I'll use clip-ons next time and aero wheels and clip-ons the time after.


Job well done by both you and barrytas Dogga. Sub 30 minutes is not far away. Congratulations to both of you.
master6
 
Posts: 2670
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: depends on who is asking, and why.

Re: STCC

Postby doggatas » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:17 pm

master6 wrote:Job well done by both you and barrytas Dogga. Sub 30 minutes is not far away. Congratulations to both of you.


Thanks Master6, sub 30 is something I will aim for :D
doggatas
 
Posts: 332
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:13 pm

Re: STCC

Postby BarryTas » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:17 am

when do we stop for coffee???

Image
BarryTas
 
Posts: 1252
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:53 am
Location: Hobart

Re: STCC

Postby iaintas » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:22 pm

How did you enjoy your first outing with the vets barry, was a great turn out and some quick times in there.
Image
iaintas
 
Posts: 331
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:37 pm

Re: STCC

Postby BarryTas » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:25 am

iaintas wrote:How did you enjoy your first outing with the vets barry, was a great turn out and some quick times in there.



it was grest, my fav bit was the fruit cake :D

oh it was my 3rd vets race for the year :D
when do we stop for coffee???

Image
BarryTas
 
Posts: 1252
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:53 am
Location: Hobart

Re: STCC

Postby iaintas » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:54 am

What other races have you done Barry?, that was the first time i have seen you out there!
Image
iaintas
 
Posts: 331
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:37 pm

Re: STCC

Postby BarryTas » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:31 am

um i did the first Road race and one TT, the other races that i missed were due to me doing other races :roll: , coles bay tri, summer survival etc :D which is annoying as i like both of the New Norfolk and Back Tea Tree routes
when do we stop for coffee???

Image
BarryTas
 
Posts: 1252
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:53 am
Location: Hobart

Re: STCC

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:02 pm

needs more open races and hilly races, or even a race that has a hill top finish. I was blown away by the racing upnnnnnorth
when do we stop for coffee???

Image
BarryTas
 
Posts: 1252
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:53 am
Location: Hobart

Re: STCC

Postby master6 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:29 pm

BarryTas wrote:needs more open races and hilly races, or even a race that has a hill top finish. I was blown away by the racing upnnnnnorth

Do you mean that the other riders "blew you away" Barry (frankly, I doubt that), or do you mean that the racing caused you to feel excited?
master6
 
Posts: 2670
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: depends on who is asking, and why.

PreviousNext

Return to Tasmania

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


PM Issues
Known Bug - error message displayed when sending PM's caused by tapatalk. Read more


Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit