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 Si on October 3, 2011 at 12:58pm

+1 to what Enzederuk re awards. I completed Year Round Randonneur (at least 1 200km+ ride each calendar month for the Audax year) on Saturday. It sounds a bit boy scout collecting patches and whatnot, but there has been a few times this year where I felt like riding home (or staying in bed) instead of completing the ride, but did not because I had a larger goal.


@steve daniels - contact the ride organiser directly. Most of the ROs seem to have a post-PBP hangover ;) so the upcoming rides page has not been updated.

Comment by Robflyte on October 4, 2011 at 9:34am
I'm quite sure I will be doing the Hawkesbury Valley 150km on the 30th, not sure I'm ready for 200km yet.  Organiser still has to arrange an M2 alternate route but otherwise the ride looks great.
Comment by Michael on October 4, 2011 at 9:43am

I'm happy to hear there will be an alternative to the M2. As a rule I avoid all rides that have motorway shoulder sections. Not fun at all.

Comment by Farnsy on October 12, 2011 at 7:40am

'Fraid not. I decided to DNS the day before (for personal reasons) a decision I was pleased with on Sunday morning.

Comment by Farnsy on October 12, 2011 at 7:46am

That's great work on the YRR, Si. Congratulations. Keep that up and you should be well prepared for the legendary Great Southern Randonee.

Have you tried a 300 yet?

"In Search of Hills" is another great ride. One of my favourites. Usually pulls a big crowd, too.  

Comment by Si on October 12, 2011 at 11:15am

Farnsy - you own a blue Baum correct? I think we met on that bloody cold Out And About 150 in 2010? Had a discussion about h[censored]s at the check point in Pitt Town?


Thanks re YRR. No 300 for me yet.

Comment by Farnsy on October 12, 2011 at 11:23am

Yep, that was me. You really must try a 300. They are twice as hard as a 200. The last 100kms are a killer.


Comment by Michael S. (Boxhead) on October 12, 2011 at 11:45am

They are twice as hard as a 200.

Yes, I 2nd that. Good description Farnsy.


I hope that each longer distance doesn't doubles the difficulty. That would make a 1200 about 64 times as hard as a 200. Ouch!

Comment by timothy.clifford on October 13, 2011 at 10:24pm
Anyone going in the epic warm up this weekend?
Comment by Michael S. (Boxhead) on October 13, 2011 at 10:41pm
Not me. Will be riding to Dubbo with Zoo2Zoo. :-)


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