Audax Australia rides 2015

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Postby p_mayson » 28 Apr 2015, 22:29

Summary: Audax ride from Parramatta; out to Windsor; then into the Blue Mountains and back. 150km / 200km / 300km / 400km options

Key details (including start/finish, registration, route etc): http://api.ning.com/files/vnQhPUwEod2Yu ... IW2015.pdf

Suitable for: Strong 28s / Middies

Notes: People may wish to join for some, but not all, of the ride. Stronger riders to wait for others at the top of climbs

Current list - 300km option:
Adam W
Paul M


Disclaimer: Please note that this is not a club-sanctioned ride
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Postby p_mayson » 28 Apr 2015, 23:05

It's not a club-sanctioned ride, because it's not a ride that has been sanctioned as an official ride of the club to which this forum relates.

You're right - you can't just turn up, and need to register and pay online first. That information is set out in the link in the "Key details" section of the original post (set out again for convenience: http://api.ning.com/files/vnQhPUwEod2Yu ... IW2015.pdf)

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Postby Eleri » 29 Apr 2015, 07:51

Sure - it doesn't relate to this forum but it's useful for people who may not know that Audax is part of Cycling Australia and that the same insurance and liability arrangements exist.

Which may all be a moot point now that the insurance arrangements changed a couple of years ago.

What I would expect from a sanctioned ride is that there is a thought out route, that there are some sort of safety arrangements in place and that the club takes on some liability.

But worth noting. If it is an Audax ride, then it's a good idea to note in the original post that it isn't free and people can't just turn up. Something I've discovered is that not everyone reads the instructions :-)

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Postby p_mayson » 29 Apr 2015, 10:46

Makes sense

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Postby Adam W » 29 Apr 2015, 21:42

More notes:

1) Register Here:
https://regonline.activeglobal.com/buil ... ID=1687712

2) For all but the 150km option you will need a reflective vest and 2 sets of front and rear lights. See Paul's link for details.

3) Paul promised that I can get the train home if I get sore legs.

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Postby Timich » 01 May 2015, 10:17

I've posted in the adventure ride thread for a training ride people might be interested in...

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Postby Camilla » 04 May 2015, 11:40

I'm thinking of doing the River Ride next Saturday:
http://www.audax.org.au/public/index.ph ... dit&id=357

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Postby Timich » 04 May 2015, 15:29

Were you thinking of the 150 or 200?

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Postby Camilla » 04 May 2015, 15:53

Either, but I've not done a long ride for a while and am not sure I can be bothered with the lights bizzo. That said, it would only take me 5 minutes to work out the lights and it's not like the 50km extension looks particularly onerous so I could easily be swayed!

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Postby Timich » 04 May 2015, 16:05

I'd consider the 150 if I caught the train out to the start, then maybe do the ride home.
I'm not really sure what that extra 50 kms gets you, there's no extra hills or a massive change in scenery...
200 is probably pushing it for me anyway.

What pace you would you ride at (kph avg or finish time)?

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Postby Camilla » 04 May 2015, 16:14

I'd probably look to borrow Ted's car (2 bike racks). Or convince Eleri to come with her Prius (3 racks). I'd be ok riding out there, but not home. Too much traffic. So reversing your plan would also be an option for me. 150 sounds good. I like to go at a strolling pace while audaxing and enjoy the scenery. Something in the lower half of the 20kph range. But could go faster if people wish.

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Postby Phil D » 04 May 2015, 16:43

The 150km river ride looks interesting - may I join you on Sat? I'm ok to ride out there.

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Postby Timich » 04 May 2015, 17:05

I'll start a list. I guess everyone will make their own way there (and back) or organise otherwise.

Audax River Ride 150, Sat 9 May 2015
http://www.audax.org.au/public/index.ph ... dit&id=357
Bring 2 bidons, 2 spares, pump, snacks and a little cash.
Pace looks to be fairly cruise-y. Course is mainly flat apart from 3 bigger hills incl. East Galston.

1. Camilla
2. Tim
3. Phil D

Note: this ride is conducted under the Audax Australia Cycling Club not DHBC.
You need to register before the event through the website above to participate.


Maybe we should make a new thread for this since it's not 'wing it west'?

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Postby Camilla » 04 May 2015, 17:23

Or we should just rename this thread to Audax NSW?
if we were to ride out, from where and what time would we depart?

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Postby p_mayson » 04 May 2015, 18:00

River Ride: Saturday, 9 May 2015

Details: http://audax.org.au/public/index.php?op ... dit&id=357

List: 150km
1. Camilla
2. Tim
3. Phil D


Wing it West: Saturday, 23 May 2015

Details: http://api.ning.com/files/vnQhPUwEod2Yu ... IW2015.pdf AND https://regonline.activeglobal.com/buil ... ID=1687712

List: 300km
1. Adam W
2. Paul M

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Postby Phil D » 04 May 2015, 18:23

Audax website suggests we be at Waitara at 6:45 to roll out at 7am. May I suggest meeting at opp Enmore theatre at 5:05ish? I'm open to alternative suggestions.

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Postby Camilla » 05 May 2015, 13:54

sounds good to me Phil. 5.05 at the Enmore for the River Ride.

I was just going to switch this to a new thread as per Timich's suggestion but see that you've updated the title Paul. Thanks.

Although is it too confusing to have multiple rides intertwined?

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Postby canthes » 05 May 2015, 14:41

Yep I'm tempted to join you for the 150km
on Saturday, I will decide shortly and if so I will meet at Enmore Theatre at 5.05am to roll out
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Postby Timich » 05 May 2015, 14:51

I'll see everyone at the meet point, I'm going to be getting the train there.

This is a link to the Strava Route. You can download it onto your Garmin GPS (though you should also bring a copy of the cue sheet)

https://www.strava.com/routes/2277009

Weather looks like it should be a fantastic day.
Tim

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Postby canthes » 05 May 2015, 16:02

List: 150km
1. Camilla
2. Tim
3. Phil D
4. Cameron - will be driving to the start

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Postby Camilla » 05 May 2015, 17:54

River ride May 9
Details: http://audax.org.au/public/index.php?op ... dit&id=357

Looks like we're all driving/training it to the start now.

List: 150km
1. Camilla - will be driving to the start with Cameron
2. Tim - will be catching a train to the start
3. Phil D - will be driving to the start with Cameron
4. Cameron - will be driving to the start
5. Michele Pezzutti?
6. Jo Troutman?

Wing it West: Saturday, 23 May 2015

Details: http://api.ning.com/files/vnQhPUwEod2Yu ... IW2015.pdf AND https://regonline.activeglobal.com/buil ... ID=1687712

List: 300km
1. Adam W
2. Paul M

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Postby Eleri » 06 May 2015, 07:18

I may come but will decide tomorrow. If I do I will drive and can take other people as long as they are taller than me and can bikes on the car.

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Postby Eleri » 06 May 2015, 18:31

Yeah - just don't leave cleat marks on the roof.

Test ride tomorrow morning with the laaaadies.

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Postby Camilla » 08 May 2015, 12:50

Tim, Cam & Phil - looks like it's the 4 of us for the River Ride tomorrow. I'm excited! I've printed up maps & cue sheets for all.

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Postby Timich » 08 May 2015, 17:49

Would I be able to leave a jumper in your car during the day Cameron?

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Postby Eleri » 08 May 2015, 18:51

I'm definitely out btw - enjoy yourselves!

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Postby canthes » 08 May 2015, 19:44

Yes Tim of course mate, see you tomorrow
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Postby Ben F » 18 May 2015, 20:46

I will probably head out and do the 150km wing it west assuming I've recovered from my cold.

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Postby p_mayson » 18 May 2015, 21:34

Nice one, Ben. Look out for Adam W & me at the start. I'll be in club kit

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Postby Camilla » 19 May 2015, 09:22

I'm tempted by the 150 Wing it West too. Assuming I don't come down with the cold that has been threatening me the last week!

How are people getting out there?

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Postby p_mayson » 19 May 2015, 10:49

Hi Camilla,

I'll likely get the train out to Parramatta. I think Adam W is driving (from Cronulla)

Cheers
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Postby Ben F » 19 May 2015, 11:22

I'll be driving from Dulwich Hill.
I have a ute so could figure out how to secure bikes if need be.

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Postby Camilla » 19 May 2015, 11:27

Ute from Dulwich Hill sounds very tempting. Although the cold has come on a treat in the past 2 hours. I'll confirm on Thursday if I'm coming or not - feel free to give the seat away in the meantime though! I can always catch the train.

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Postby p_mayson » 21 May 2015, 13:13

Looks like no trains out to Parramatta early on Sat morning. Therefore, might ride out (along Parramatta Road)

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Postby Camilla » 21 May 2015, 13:21

I'm out. Not feeling 100%. You can have the spot in Ben's car Paul.

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Postby Ben F » 21 May 2015, 13:39

I can give you a lift if you prefer Paul.
It's a dual cab ute so room for anyone else you might be thinking about the ride.

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Postby p_mayson » 21 May 2015, 13:51

All good; happy to ride out there. Appreciate the offer though


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