Audax Riders

Audax rides are non-competitive long distance tours by bicycle, called "randonnees". The challenge of Audax is not in racing, but in riding at your own pace. Rides are open to all reasonably fit riders - non-Audax members are most welcome to join.

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Over the Hills 300 - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe Jul 29. 0 Replies

You know it's going to be an interesting day when a bird attempts suicide just as you arrive at the start (bird is fine).Group of five (4x 300 and 1x 400) set off. I soon got dropped as we missed a…Continue

Festum Prophatae 600 - DNF - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe. Last reply by Andrew Taafe Jun 17. 6 Replies

We are clearly not worthy disciples.I was nervous about this ride, I felt I would be near my limits with the amount of climbing and the length of gravel.Eleven riders lined. Eight doing the 200, one…Continue

Wangaratta Wahine 1200 - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe. Last reply by Andrew Taafe May 27. 22 Replies

Okay so a bit more of a write up for the WahineThere were 29 starters, 3x 1200, 4x 1000, 3x 200 and the rest doing 600Really started in December when Francis and I did the Three Parks permanent. He…Continue

200 BRM

Started by Suraj Padinjarute. Last reply by Bill Parker May 7. 10 Replies

Hey there!Anyone planning for the May11th RiverRide  or the May21st The Wiseman's Loop de Loop 200Km BRM? I am up for one of these.Regards,SurajContinue

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Comment by Rob Berry on October 31, 2012 at 12:13pm

Yeah, not too many dining options on the top of the mountain ;)

After the climb was the way I was leaning. I guess the other stops will probably need to be somewhere along the coast just south of the RNP - maybe Austinmer on the way down, somewhere around Otford/Stanwell Park on the way home.

Both my rides next season will start at 7am (Going to the 'Gong on Saturday 14 September and K1/K2 on Sunday 6 October) - I'm no fan of getting up at 4am to get on a train to get to starting lines, I didn't want to make others do the same! I'll be doing a recon ride up through Katoomba to Lithgow at some point over the next month or so to iron out that route.

Comment by baa baa on October 31, 2012 at 12:15pm

In Figtree yes but that is out of the way. The uni of gong  has good veg but only during the week?

My call If you see a subway on the way just go the vege delite. The long thin shape is not too hard to lug

Comment by Si on October 31, 2012 at 12:22pm
Comment by Rob Berry on October 31, 2012 at 12:25pm

I do my best to avoid Subway, but on my last ride to Wollongong I did end up having my lunch at the one near Crown Street Mall as I was a little bit poor after spending $20 on a very good, very big breakfast at a cafe earlier in the morning (I would recommend Lee and Me on Crown Street, though service was a little slow and the hipsterness of all the staff might pain you if you are pained by such things).

After some googling around it looks like Austinmer and Stanwell Park will have the honour of hosting checkpoints, they both have at least a couple of cafes and a general store.

I am also tossing up where to make the final stop off in Newtown, probably the Courthouse, though I am tempted to make it Cow and Moon gelato on Enmore Rd.

Comment by Jason Brown on October 31, 2012 at 12:30pm

The Newtown finish would be awesome at The Union on King Street - insanely good selection of craft beer - however bike parking may be an issue.

Comment by Rob Berry on October 31, 2012 at 12:35pm

We should really have a proper gastro-rando where every checkpoint is a high quality feed, which you can then work off by riding extra hard to make up for the fact you are spending so long at checkpoints :)

Comment by baa baa on October 31, 2012 at 12:59pm

Well I didn't say it was good, but food and fuel are both four letter words and even the very good and the very bad of both end up as yet another four letter word.

High qual food is difficult also when you tour. Sometimes that bad looking but very good tasting pastry shop is the easy one to pass. Eat at all is a good credo

Comment by Si on October 31, 2012 at 2:15pm

@Jason Brown

...and riding home afterwards LOL.

Comment by Si on October 31, 2012 at 2:17pm

I've found Subway to be ok on long rides. Easy to find on google maps beforehand, definitely vegetarian with some greenery and probably higher hygiene standards than a random local place so cutting down the chances of needing a roadside.

Comment by Jason Brown on October 31, 2012 at 2:24pm

@si Since we're in the public eye, I will say

"obviously a responsible rider would push their bike to Newtown or St Peters station and get the train home and definitely not attempt to ride home, bouncing off every wall on the way and possibly stopping for a quick hurl somewhere in the back lanes of Marrickville"

I know nothing. You can't prove any of it.


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