Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby Dave R32 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:35 pm

Hi all,

I am doing the 100km option and noticed that not many riders have signed up.

Maybe some members here will be interested in doing this ride on the 11th of August.

http://moretonbay100.org.au/Home.htm

There are 50km, 100km and 160km options. Routes and route profiles are on the site.

Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with organising this event, just sharing the link.

Cheers
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Re: Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby briztoon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:51 pm

I'd love to know, are roads closed to traffic for these events, or do you have to share the road with traffic?

I've never participated in any such event, as I work weekends, but after my recent travels, I'd love to participate in some events if the roads are closed to traffic.

If the roads aren't closed, I don't really see any attraction as it wouldn't be much different to most peoples every day rides.
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Re: Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby Dave R32 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:02 pm

Normally in charity rides the roads are open If you are lucky you may get waved through controlled intersections.

Even most road races will only have rolling closures.

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Re: Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby brett.hooker » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:10 pm

I am signed up for the 160km...
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Re: Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby richbee » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:49 am

100k looks a good ride.
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Re: Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby winstonw » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:07 am

At least one reason for not many signing up is most people capable of doing the 100 and 160 can and probably do ride these routes regularly.
They are also not as scenic as the blurb suggests, and they go through areas well populated by cyclist hating bogans.

Myself and many guys I ride with are disinterested in charity rides these days - i.e. Brissie to Bay, Coot-tha Challenge.
The only one I've done for the last 3 years is Bris to Gold Coast, cos I like going down the busway, which can't be done normally.

As for the charitable side, I already devote more time, labor, and dollars than most I know towards charity, so I don't feel a heel for not considering yet another charity ride.

I think people who want to raise money from cycling could recognize this market is a little saturated, and requires more creativity to compete for cyclists' time, energy, and dollars.
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Re: Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby Dave R32 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:39 am

winstonw wrote:At least one reason for not many signing up is most people capable of doing the 100 and 160 can and probably do ride these routes regularly.
They are also not as scenic as the blurb suggests, and they go through areas well populated by cyclist hating bogans.

Myself and many guys I ride with are disinterested in charity rides these days - i.e. Brissie to Bay, Coot-tha Challenge.
The only one I've done for the last 3 years is Bris to Gold Coast, cos I like going down the busway, which can't be done normally.

As for the charitable side, I already devote more time, labor, and dollars than most I know towards charity, so I don't feel a heel for not considering yet another charity ride.

I think people who want to raise money from cycling could recognize this market is a little saturated, and requires more creativity to compete for cyclists' time, energy, and dollars.


Why bother posting if you aren't interested, this isn't a thread about why you don't do charity rides it is simply a thread to help spread the word about the ride.

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Re: Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby winstonw » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:02 pm

Dave R32 wrote:Why bother posting if you aren't interested,
Cheers
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I presumed you were genuinely interested in the success of this charity ride, and in line with that, have given you coal face views what can be done to make that more likely. I wonder if the people organizing the event surveyed Moreton Bay or Hamilton Wheelers CCs to see what interest there'd be.
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Re: Moreton Bay 100 or 75 or 160

Postby WMC1 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:05 pm

Just wondering how everyone that entered went on the 160k version of this event.

apart from a few missing signs and wrong turns it was a good day. i noticed that i only clocked up 143km? did anyone else have similar distance. i had the route downloaded to my garmin, but i noticed that it went off course alot. i followed all the signs that i could find, i think i missed part of the course.

overall, i was happy with my effort, and look forward to entering next year.

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