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Bleve

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I'm scooting up to the mould-coast on the evening of the 4th of Nov to
visit my grandparents (Burleigh Waters), staying 'til Monday (early).
I'm taking a roady with me. I'm tossing up whether to ride out to
watch some MTB thingo Tam's riding in, or do a crit or something if
there's something on the Sunday morning around there? No matter what,
I'm going to be putting a good few k's in the bank on Sunday the 5th.

Any suggestions?
 
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Donga

Guest
Bleve wrote:
> I'm scooting up to the mould-coast on the evening of the 4th of Nov to
> visit my grandparents (Burleigh Waters), staying 'til Monday (early).
> I'm taking a roady with me. I'm tossing up whether to ride out to
> watch some MTB thingo Tam's riding in, or do a crit or something if
> there's something on the Sunday morning around there? No matter what,
> I'm going to be putting a good few k's in the bank on Sunday the 5th.
>
> Any suggestions?


You might want to have a look at, and maybe post on, Road Grime, the
new website for road cycling in SE Qld: http://www.roadgrime.com/ . The
Event Calendar shows there's a crit at Burleigh on 5 Nov. Also the
PanPacific Masters Games are on at the Gold Coast, so there will be
road and track events. You might need to post to find out about bunch
rides, as this bit of the site looks sparse.

Donga
 
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Tamyka Bell

Guest
Donga wrote:
>
> Bleve wrote:
> > I'm scooting up to the mould-coast on the evening of the 4th of Nov to
> > visit my grandparents (Burleigh Waters), staying 'til Monday (early).
> > I'm taking a roady with me. I'm tossing up whether to ride out to
> > watch some MTB thingo Tam's riding in, or do a crit or something if
> > there's something on the Sunday morning around there? No matter what,
> > I'm going to be putting a good few k's in the bank on Sunday the 5th.
> >
> > Any suggestions?

>
> You might want to have a look at, and maybe post on, Road Grime, the
> new website for road cycling in SE Qld: http://www.roadgrime.com/ . The
> Event Calendar shows there's a crit at Burleigh on 5 Nov. Also the
> PanPacific Masters Games are on at the Gold Coast, so there will be
> road and track events. You might need to post to find out about bunch
> rides, as this bit of the site looks sparse.
>
> Donga


Actually Carl you could bring an MTB instead and RACE at
Kooralbyn...

T
 
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Bleve

Guest
Donga wrote:
> Bleve wrote:
> > I'm scooting up to the mould-coast on the evening of the 4th of Nov to
> > visit my grandparents (Burleigh Waters), staying 'til Monday (early).
> > I'm taking a roady with me. I'm tossing up whether to ride out to
> > watch some MTB thingo Tam's riding in, or do a crit or something if
> > there's something on the Sunday morning around there? No matter what,
> > I'm going to be putting a good few k's in the bank on Sunday the 5th.
> >
> > Any suggestions?

>
> You might want to have a look at, and maybe post on, Road Grime, the
> new website for road cycling in SE Qld: http://www.roadgrime.com/ . The
> Event Calendar shows there's a crit at Burleigh on 5 Nov. Also the
> PanPacific Masters Games are on at the Gold Coast, so there will be
> road and track events. You might need to post to find out about bunch
> rides, as this bit of the site looks sparse.


I'm old enough for masters, but am not admitting it :)
 
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Tamyka Bell

Guest
Bleve wrote:
>
> Donga wrote:
> > Bleve wrote:
> > > I'm scooting up to the mould-coast on the evening of the 4th of Nov to
> > > visit my grandparents (Burleigh Waters), staying 'til Monday (early).
> > > I'm taking a roady with me. I'm tossing up whether to ride out to
> > > watch some MTB thingo Tam's riding in, or do a crit or something if
> > > there's something on the Sunday morning around there? No matter what,
> > > I'm going to be putting a good few k's in the bank on Sunday the 5th.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions?

> >
> > You might want to have a look at, and maybe post on, Road Grime, the
> > new website for road cycling in SE Qld: http://www.roadgrime.com/ . The
> > Event Calendar shows there's a crit at Burleigh on 5 Nov. Also the
> > PanPacific Masters Games are on at the Gold Coast, so there will be
> > road and track events. You might need to post to find out about bunch
> > rides, as this bit of the site looks sparse.

>
> I'm old enough for masters, but am not admitting it :)


Even I'm old enough to compete in the masters games - but
only in swimming (minimum age women 25yrs, men 30yrs). I
won't though, as I'm hella scared of those masters swimmers,
they're FAST!

Tam
 
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Bleve

Guest
Tamyka Bell wrote:
> Donga wrote:
> >
> > Bleve wrote:
> > > I'm scooting up to the mould-coast on the evening of the 4th of Nov to
> > > visit my grandparents (Burleigh Waters), staying 'til Monday (early).
> > > I'm taking a roady with me. I'm tossing up whether to ride out to
> > > watch some MTB thingo Tam's riding in, or do a crit or something if
> > > there's something on the Sunday morning around there? No matter what,
> > > I'm going to be putting a good few k's in the bank on Sunday the 5th.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions?

> >
> > You might want to have a look at, and maybe post on, Road Grime, the
> > new website for road cycling in SE Qld: http://www.roadgrime.com/ . The
> > Event Calendar shows there's a crit at Burleigh on 5 Nov. Also the
> > PanPacific Masters Games are on at the Gold Coast, so there will be
> > road and track events. You might need to post to find out about bunch
> > rides, as this bit of the site looks sparse.
> >
> > Donga

>
> Actually Carl you could bring an MTB instead and RACE at
> Kooralbyn...


I'm not taking walking shoes :)
 
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Donga

Guest
Bleve wrote:
> ... mould-coast ... my grandparents


That's not very nice!

The other day my son and I were sitting in Cavill Mall at Surfers at
10.30am, eating bacon and eggs, having cycled down from BrisVegas. We
saw something frightening coming up from the beach - a deeply tanned,
fat, 60ish thing with lanky grey hair in a tiny pink bikini. This was
bad enough, then the boy and I looked at each other and said, "Is that
a bloke?". Yes, the packet in the front gave it away as a tranny. Eeek!
The situation was only saved by the arrival of the Meter Maids. Enjoy
the GC, Bleve!

Donga
 
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Bleve

Guest
Donga wrote:
> Bleve wrote:
> > ... mould-coast ... my grandparents

>
> That's not very nice!
>
> The other day my son and I were sitting in Cavill Mall at Surfers at
> 10.30am, eating bacon and eggs, having cycled down from BrisVegas. We
> saw something frightening coming up from the beach - a deeply tanned,
> fat, 60ish thing with lanky grey hair in a tiny pink bikini. This was
> bad enough, then the boy and I looked at each other and said, "Is that
> a bloke?". Yes, the packet in the front gave it away as a tranny. Eeek!
> The situation was only saved by the arrival of the Meter Maids. Enjoy
> the GC, Bleve!


I've been there before ... and know what to expect! Last time I flew
up to Coolangatta in the back seat of a Beech Bonanza, then unpacked
the bike, rode to my grandparents, stayed 24 hours (long enough in that
part of the world ....) and then rode to BNE to get a ride back to Melb
in the Bonanza again. 24 hours of kitch and fake beaches is enough for
anyone.
 

LotteBum

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Bleve said:
I'm scooting up to the mould-coast on the evening of the 4th of Nov to visit my grandparents (Burleigh Waters), staying 'til Monday (early). I'm taking a roady with me. I'm tossing up whether to ride out to watch some MTB thingo Tam's riding in, or do a crit or something if there's something on the Sunday morning around there? No matter what, I'm going to be putting a good few k's in the bank on Sunday the 5th. Any suggestions?
Wear your best bikini, bring your pompoms and head to Kooralbyn and cheer for Tam and I.

Lotte
 
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Bleve

Guest
Tamyka Bell wrote:

> > I'm old enough for masters, but am not admitting it :)

>
> Even I'm old enough to compete in the masters games - but
> only in swimming (minimum age women 25yrs, men 30yrs). I
> won't though, as I'm hella scared of those masters swimmers,
> they're FAST!


Shane Gould qualified for the olympic selection races.
 
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Bleve

Guest
Ok, there's a CATS crit on the 5th *and* a goldstars crit on the same
day. Seems odd to have two clubs running different races in the same
region on the same day? I've sent emails to both clubs enquiring about
their races (btw, both need a swift kick up the webmaster's behind ..
their sites are *crud* where's the maps for their courses? Why are
their calenders PDF's? blah ...). the crits seem pretty crazy-early
(6am?!), which would mean I could do one, and then tootle out to lob
rocks and moon Tam & Lotte before scooting back to the grandparents to
eat everything in their fridge. Hrm ... choices ...

Are any of the crit courses there flat? :)
 
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Donga

Guest
Bleve wrote:
> Ok, there's a CATS crit on the 5th *and* a goldstars crit on the same
> day. Seems odd to have two clubs running different races in the same
> region on the same day? I've sent emails to both clubs enquiring about
> their races (btw, both need a swift kick up the webmaster's behind ..
> their sites are *crud* where's the maps for their courses? Why are
> their calenders PDF's? blah ...). the crits seem pretty crazy-early
> (6am?!), which would mean I could do one, and then tootle out to lob
> rocks and moon Tam & Lotte before scooting back to the grandparents to
> eat everything in their fridge. Hrm ... choices ...
>
> Are any of the crit courses there flat? :)


For all that lip, I trust you'll be riding to Kooralbyn and back?

Donga
 
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Bleve

Guest
Donga wrote:
> Bleve wrote:
> > Ok, there's a CATS crit on the 5th *and* a goldstars crit on the same
> > day. Seems odd to have two clubs running different races in the same
> > region on the same day? I've sent emails to both clubs enquiring about
> > their races (btw, both need a swift kick up the webmaster's behind ..
> > their sites are *crud* where's the maps for their courses? Why are
> > their calenders PDF's? blah ...). the crits seem pretty crazy-early
> > (6am?!), which would mean I could do one, and then tootle out to lob
> > rocks and moon Tam & Lotte before scooting back to the grandparents to
> > eat everything in their fridge. Hrm ... choices ...
> >
> > Are any of the crit courses there flat? :)

>
> For all that lip, I trust you'll be riding to Kooralbyn and back?


I doubt I could talk my grandma into driving out there and picking me
up :)
 
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Bleve

Guest
monsterman wrote:
> Bleve Wrote:
> >
> > Are any of the crit courses there flat? :)

> bloody sprinters! :p I'm not sure of terrain, but I think you can
> safely leave the 13-29 in the toolbox:D


I got a prompt reply from Andre Bondeson from the gold coast mob.

So, I took the liberty of creating a bikely map for the crit I'll do,
which looks like it's about 15 mins ride from my grandparents.
Perfect. 7am... finish around 8 I guess, then ride out to the MTB
thingo, with beer cans and a klaxon.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/West-Burleigh-Township-Drive-criterium

Anyone familiar with the course? Andre says it's flat (w00t!). the
satellite view shows it as something of a light industrial wasteland.
 
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Donga

Guest
Bleve wrote:
> So, I took the liberty of creating a bikely map for the crit I'll do,
> which looks like it's about 15 mins ride from my grandparents.
> Perfect. 7am... finish around 8 I guess, then ride out to the MTB
> thingo, with beer cans and a klaxon.
>
> http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/West-Burleigh-Township-Drive-criterium
>
> Anyone familiar with the course? Andre says it's flat (w00t!). the
> satellite view shows it as something of a light industrial wasteland.


>From the map, it looks like it was a swamp, so it will be flat. As to

the wasteland, well, you're talking Gold Coast ;-)

Donga
 
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Donga

Guest
Bleve wrote:
> Donga wrote:
> > For all that lip, I trust you'll be riding to Kooralbyn and back?

>
> I doubt I could talk my grandma into driving out there and picking me
> up :)


You will earn R E S P E C K if you do a crit and ride GC-Kooralbyn
return in a day.

Donga
 
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Bleve

Guest
Donga wrote:
> Bleve wrote:
> > Donga wrote:
> > > For all that lip, I trust you'll be riding to Kooralbyn and back?

> >
> > I doubt I could talk my grandma into driving out there and picking me
> > up :)

>
> You will earn R E S P E C K if you do a crit and ride GC-Kooralbyn
> return in a day.


As long as I don't get lost, it's only around 70km each way, right?


>
> Donga
 
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Bleve

Guest
Bleve wrote:
> Donga wrote:
> > Bleve wrote:
> > > Donga wrote:
> > > > For all that lip, I trust you'll be riding to Kooralbyn and back?
> > >
> > > I doubt I could talk my grandma into driving out there and picking me
> > > up :)

> >
> > You will earn R E S P E C K if you do a crit and ride GC-Kooralbyn
> > return in a day.

>
> As long as I don't get lost, it's only around 70km each way, right?


You're a local, will this work? I'm assuming I can't ride on the
Pacific Motorway?

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Township-Dr-crit-to-Kooralbyn