The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:46 pm

The name says it all :twisted:

A few of us here met up to put names to faces for a group ride up Mt Glorious the other week and in subsequent discussion it came up that we should try to do something similar every couple/few weeks as some of us were getting back on bikes/doing the grand fondo later in the year/don't do alot of climbing etc. We don't go flat out all the way so I've put up some of my favorite rides and routes that includes a mix of climbing, long descents, flats and just complete breath taking scenery (the Kilcoy and return route is just breath taking). A lot of them go through small country towns so there's plenty of options for rest spots/catch up points and places to grab some coffee and food. So if you are sick of the same roads, want a fantastic backdrop to your rides, cars pissing you off, don't get out of Brisbane on a bike or want to join a friendly group for a ride this is the thread for you :P I don't know all the roads around SEQ so feel free to chuck your route in too. It doesn't have to be a mega long route like some of mine but mine are longer as some might want to venture out further away from Brisbane with fantastic scenery than they might have done on their own/something different. It also came up in the Brisbane to Gold Coast cycling challenge thread that some of us might do it as a group so if there are any large group rides feel free to chuck them in here and into the events thread. Here's something. After the B2CG ride how about continuing up to Springbrook? Any takers? haha :P

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Brisbane to Kilcoy and return Via Mt Nebo/Mt Glorious/Summerset Dam/Woodford/Mt Mee/Clear Mountain - 245km
Northern Mountain Challenge Via Mt Coot-Tha/Mt Nebo/Mt Glorious/Dayboro/Mt Mee/Clear Mountain/Sandgate Road - 214km
Brisbane to Mt Mee loop and return Via Clear Mountain - 167km
Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge - 100km (Sunday 20th October)
Brisbane to Clear Mountain and return Via Petrie/Samford Range/Camp Mountain/Kedron Brook Bikeway - 95km
Brisbane to Mt Glorious and return Via Mt Nebo/Camp Mountain - 62km
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:03 pm

Oh, and just in case others want to a few of us will be meeting up at Southbank (West End side of the Goodwill Bridge) and departing around 6.30 heading to Mt Mee and back.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby albertgaleano » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:40 pm

nice one mate!!! you have a few big rides on here, see you tomorrow
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Crawf » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:33 pm

I'll no doubt be doing the B2GC and return.
I head down at a reasonable speed, but not break neck speed - leaving plenty in the tank, if anyone is also...
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Pax » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:42 pm

Crawf wrote:I'll no doubt be doing the B2GC and return.
I head down at a reasonable speed, but not break neck speed - leaving plenty in the tank, if anyone is also...


If I do the B2GC I'll be doing the round trip too, so definitely interested :)
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby brett.hooker » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:19 pm

Great list of rides. Will get myself along to some of them.
Also, already locked in for b2gc and the gc fondo as well.
You can safely assume that I will be the back marker... :-)
Loving my Merida's and working towards adding a Pinarello to the stable... Go go go...
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby albertgaleano » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:14 am

Boys, I gave it a half hour, still raining so I am pulling the pin. See you guys next time.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Abby » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:03 pm

Looks like fun!!

While I can't long-term commit to anything (kids' sport comes first!), I'm keen to hit up as many of those as I possibly can... I'm hopeless n the hills, but this looks like a great excuse to give them a crack... :)

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:17 pm

We decided to just go up clear mountain instead. Missed a good ride. Squeaking bikes, wheelspinning going up clear mountain, missing cleat bolts, that nice forestry smell :P

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:51 pm

Was a fun ride. The wheelspins up the mountain were a little worrying, but the views at the top (and the smell of the forest) were awesome. Looking forward to future rides :)
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:29 pm

Mmm, pics. Good idea!

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:14 pm

So who's up for a bash this Sunday? :P
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby albertgaleano » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:41 pm

I am not sure I can make it this Sunday, but if I can when and where are you planning on riding 8)
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:59 pm

I'll be racing out at Somerset Dam on the Saturday so I was planning on doing a nice and easy run up Camp Mountain-Samford-Closeburn (Mt Samson Road)-Clear Mountain or vice versa around mid morning. But if others want to head out somewhere else I'd be up for that too.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Crawf » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:17 am

Possibly, also depends on how I feel after Saturday.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:13 pm

Oh the Rapha Rising Challenge is on this weekend. Anyone here keen for Mt Coot-tha-Mt Nebo-Mt Glorious-Mt Samson-Clear Mountain-Camp Mountain? :twisted: The last ride we did up Glorious and back was about 2k so this should be in the 2.5-3k range :P
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby InTheWoods » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:20 pm

I don't have time. If I do this Rapha thing, its going to be by getting the most climbing done in the shortest amount of time, which unfortunately means repeats of Cootha with maybe something else thrown in to break up the boredom...
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:43 pm

Doesn't Rapha Rising start on the Monday?

EDIT: Nope! Blimey. Well I haven't ridden at all since last Thursday, guess I'd better do something this Sunday.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:58 pm

I might be up for a bit of a ride. If you've got a gang going I might tag along for the start (say Coot Tha/Nebo/Glorious) and then see how I feel. Don't want to overdo things on day one (seeing as I'm still trying to get back to 100% fixed), but I do want some decent climbs.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Crawf » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:18 am

Lukeyboy wrote:I'll be racing out at Somerset Dam on the Saturday so I was planning on doing a nice and easy run up Camp Mountain-Samford-Closeburn (Mt Samson Road)-Clear Mountain or vice versa around mid morning. But if others want to head out somewhere else I'd be up for that too.


Div 2? Sandbagger.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby anbiribabot » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:51 pm

I'd like to swing in with you on Sunday Lukeyboy, keep us updated on the meeting time and place please :)
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby CaptainSlow » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:09 pm

I'm a maybe for Sunday - been sick all week so will see how I'm feeling by then. Might be part of the way too - unlikely that I'll be up for 3k climbing even if I make it.

Good luck at Somerset tomorrow too - would love to join you but I'd cough up a lung!
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby marinmomma » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:46 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:I'll be racing out at Somerset Dam on the Saturday



Div 1 or 2 race?

I'm down for Div 2, not ready for the 100k version yet :roll:
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:16 pm

marinmomma wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:I'll be racing out at Somerset Dam on the Saturday



Div 1 or 2 race?

I'm down for Div 2, not ready for the 100k version yet :roll:


Div 2 here aswell.

Crawf wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:I'll be racing out at Somerset Dam on the Saturday so I was planning on doing a nice and easy run up Camp Mountain-Samford-Closeburn (Mt Samson Road)-Clear Mountain or vice versa around mid morning. But if others want to head out somewhere else I'd be up for that too.


Div 2? Sandbagger.


Hahaha. I was tossing up between divs. It will be my first road race so I thought I'll stick to the best division. Anyway I don't think my legs would be able to do the whole 100kms at pace since I haven't been on a bike since last Friday or Saturday or something.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Crawf » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:53 pm

My first road race too, thought I'd throw myself in the deep end. See you there!
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