Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:56 am

clydesmcdale wrote:Still un-decided on how I'll ride. Probably look at maintaining 30+ till about Coomera and pick up the speed for a fast finish if a bunch will go with. Would like to crack 3hrs, but more likely 3.20 or so.


see - you're going the pace I was aiming for (3:20) - need to find my occy strap
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Comedian » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:00 pm

jasonc wrote:
clydesmcdale wrote:Still un-decided on how I'll ride. Probably look at maintaining 30+ till about Coomera and pick up the speed for a fast finish if a bunch will go with. Would like to crack 3hrs, but more likely 3.20 or so.


see - you're going the pace I was aiming for (3:20) - need to find my occy strap

oh puhleese... You'll do better than 3:20. Especially on a shiny new bike. ;)
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: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:11 pm

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clydesmcdale wrote:Still un-decided on how I'll ride. Probably look at maintaining 30+ till about Coomera and pick up the speed for a fast finish if a bunch will go with. Would like to crack 3hrs, but more likely 3.20 or so.


see - you're going the pace I was aiming for (3:20) - need to find my occy strap

oh puhleese... You'll do better than 3:20. Especially on a shiny new bike. ;)


not silly enough to buy on saturday, ride 100kms sunday
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Comedian » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:35 pm

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Comedian wrote:
jasonc wrote:[quote="clydesmcdale"]Still un-decided on how I'll ride. Probably look at maintaining 30+ till about Coomera and pick up the speed for a fast finish if a bunch will go with. Would like to crack 3hrs, but more likely 3.20 or so.


see - you're going the pace I was aiming for (3:20) - need to find my occy strap

oh puhleese... You'll do better than 3:20. Especially on a shiny new bike. ;)


not silly enough to buy on saturday, ride 100kms sunday[/quote]
oh I would. Be a crime to leave a beauty like that at home.
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Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:38 pm

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jasonc wrote:not silly enough to buy on saturday, ride 100kms sunday

oh I would. Be a crime to leave a beauty like that at home.


let's not pre-empt anything. and we're getting way off topic here.

weather: tailwind still looking really good
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby PB12IN » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:51 pm

at 8 this morning down here out riding it was stinking hot. shoud be toasty at the end of 100km.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby colaiacw » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:13 pm

it will be warm.. they are predicting 32°C top.

Better keep the fluids up. Hoping to do a 2:50 time this year. the tail wind should help. :D
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby darkelf921 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:36 pm

Now it looks like it will be 35C. I better make sure I finish early :-)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:50 pm

jasonc wrote:not silly enough to buy on saturday, ride 100kms sunday


I bought my Scott 2nd hand on a friday, rode it for the very first time in my first Noosa Century on the Sunday. Got top 50 too :) .
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Comedian » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:18 pm

Does anyone have a garmin file or a strava ride for a good direct ride back from the coast?

My mates are threatening to ride back... but I'm still reluctant. The forecast has been increased to 35 for Sunday. :shock: :shock:
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: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:25 pm

Comedian wrote:Does anyone have a garmin file or a strava ride for a good direct ride back from the coast?

My mates are threatening to ride back... but I'm still reluctant. The forecast has been increased to 35 for Sunday. :shock: :shock:


get the train back with me (I've booked the bus back to helensvale, but that'd be an on-the-day decision)

EDIT - had to check I had money on the gocard - it's been that long

EDIT2: another reason NOT to ride back - headwinds!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby marinmomma » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:37 pm

Comedian wrote:Does anyone have a garmin file or a strava ride for a good direct ride back from the coast?

My mates are threatening to ride back... but I'm still reluctant. The forecast has been increased to 35 for Sunday. :shock: :shock:



Here is Keith's return ride from last year

http://app.strava.com/rides/6083358

It's going to be too hot and into a headwind for a return ride for me...I'm chickening out!
I'll be happy to do the ride in 3:30 terriority :shock:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:40 pm

marinmomma wrote:I'll be happy to do the ride in 3:30 terriority :shock:


take 10 minutes off and you've got me and clydesmcdale
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby marinmomma » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:48 pm

jasonc wrote:
marinmomma wrote:I'll be happy to do the ride in 3:30 terriority :shock:


take 10 minutes off and you've got me and clydesmcdale


I'll see how I go I've got a bit of a head cold at the moment....hopefully it will be better tomorrow
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby hosko » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:35 pm

Updated forecast for tomorrow

Clear. High of 30C. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 km/h shifting to the WSW in the afternoon.

So if you hang around on the coast a bit and head back in the Arvo with the cool change, might make the trip home to Brissy better.

Of course, that will depend on how long you want to hang around for.

I do like the look of that tail wind for the journey down the coast :)
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Comedian » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:02 pm

Going to be some crotch pot cooking tomorrow. :mrgreen:
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: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Le Velo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:22 pm

Riding back to the western suburbs is going to be fun no doubt .... Looks like the tanning line will get a good workout too :shock:
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby drumondo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:58 pm

Le Velo wrote:I'm in forest lake .... up at 3:30am then out the door by 4am for a gentle roll to the city and crawl our way as far to the front as possible. 20 ks there ....100 down and 80 back ..... Should be good day in the saddle


That's awesome! I'm from Forest Lake also, might try that one next year when I have some more time in the saddle.

100km will be more than double my longest ride as it is!
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:05 pm

drumondo wrote:
Le Velo wrote:I'm in forest lake .... up at 3:30am then out the door by 4am for a gentle roll to the city and crawl our way as far to the front as possible. 20 ks there ....100 down and 80 back ..... Should be good day in the saddle


That's awesome! I'm from Forest Lake also, might try that one next year when I have some more time in the saddle.

100km will be more than double my longest ride as it is!

If you can do 50km you will be surprised how easy you would find the B2GC. It's very flat with alot of people riding to help motivate you.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby marinmomma » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:03 am

Due to my dumb @pple device being somehow set to Sydney time I'm up a whole hour before I needed to be.
Fortunately we noticed that another clock was showing Qld time and realised what had happened. Now I'm killing time as its not really worth going back to bed.
Good luck everyone, enjoy your ride and stay safe
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby baghwan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:22 am

marinmomma wrote:Due to my dumb @pple device being somehow set to Sydney time I'm up a whole hour before I needed to be.


Happened to me and my old man as well, android and blackberry are just as dumb. >_<
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:46 am

marinmomma wrote:Due to my dumb @pple device being somehow set to Sydney time I'm up a whole hour before I needed to be.
Fortunately we noticed that another clock was showing Qld time and realised what had happened. Now I'm killing time as its not really worth going back to bed.
Good luck everyone, enjoy your ride and stay safe


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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby PB12IN » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:59 am

morning all, are we ready for a good day? perhaps going to an engagement party last night was a silly idea, but oh well, gotta do the family thing don't we.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Wazza » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:28 am

On the train heading back from the coast. Spied one accident just past the Glenn Hotel. The guy had a little blood on his face but he was upright and in good hands with the Ambos. The Retro Riders made it safe and sound however Wal had to unpick a chain tangle. Bloody Strava segments. Hope all enjoyed the day and had a safe journey especially the newbies.
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Re: Brisbane to Gold Coast ride

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:33 am

Hey waz I think I can see you on the train!
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