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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Festum Prophatae 600 - DNF - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe. Last reply by Andrew Taafe on Monday. 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

Online Permanents

Started by Robflyte. Last reply by Andrew Taafe Aug 8, 2017. 18 Replies

A quick message to let you know the NSW online permanent system is operational.Not all rides are available as yet, this will take a little time.Go to …Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Bill Parker on April 2, 2019 at 8:46pm

I managed to keep up with Kerri-Ann et al on Forbes 2016 for about 25kms then lost them for the rest of my 200 km ride, a momentary pace slackening and whoosh & gone, when I have mastered the distance bit I will work on the speed.

The head of the household planned rides approval committee has a strong "sensible" bias and as I don't mind night riding on my own and I have done most of the last 100 of the 300 on 3 or 4 night Elvis rides the compromise may be the 300 with an audacious option for a slow Monday 200 if recovered enough. A 500 km long weekend with maybe a Loopy 300 the following might set me up for a very audacious Wahine 600 !! and a Temora 400 in May, stranger things have happened ? (maybe)

As Claus Czycholl says in the Brevet movie "1200kms at a stretch, that's the plan", (of course he was talking about his 7th)

Comment by Andrew Taafe on April 3, 2019 at 11:18am

While doing the Temora 600 last year I was wishing I'd done the Forbes 600 :)

Comment by Andrew Taafe on April 8, 2019 at 1:27pm

So Bill how'd you go? Guessing by your other posts you're not getting a cheeky Monday 200

Comment by Bill Parker on April 8, 2019 at 6:16pm

I had two very enjoyable 120 and 100km rides but didn't make it to 300 or 200, bad choice of saddle that was good for my first 300 (two years ago) but not now and I didn't seem to be up to it this weekend, back to practising.Spent Friday digging trenches for water pipes at friends farm at Molong, this afternoon and tomorrow fencing (not the sport)

Think I need a good bike fit, heard good comments about Body Mechanic at Milsons Point , any other recommendations?

Comment by Bhanu Loku on April 12, 2019 at 5:32pm

Main thing you enjoyed the rides Bill. Shame about the saddle issues :(

Someone gave me a tip to use Body Mechanic too. Michael Wong used Steve Hogg, supposedly is excellent for Audax. Others rate him very highly I know. He becomes a lifelong confidant once you use him once.

I used my friend on the Specialized Bike fit system when I first bought my roubaix. There was only really minor changes for me, which was a surprise as I was fairly new to cycling at the time. He did put a monster 168mm wide saddle on me, which I still use.

But I don't know how technically good the system is, Warren thought it was a waste of time completely.

Comment by Bill Parker on April 12, 2019 at 5:58pm

A few people on SC have been happy with Steve Hogg but others not so much and his mumbo jumbo magnet wielding would lessen my confidence in his fitting (and it is expensive). I had an extensive fit from someone who had the right experience (apparently)  as part of buying the Lynskey 4 years ago but it didn't really last much beyond the shop. I will talk with the Body Mechanics, their professional & accredited physio background being health science based might work and they are "only" half as expensive, good luck with 600

Comment by Bill Parker on April 17, 2019 at 6:29pm

Let me just say my expectations were not fulfilled and I found it an underwhelming  and almost useless experience, I will tell you about it when I next see you at a ride start.

Comment by Bill Parker on April 23, 2019 at 9:03pm

Andrew that is one hell of a way to boost your monthly riding total, was Francis right, was it fun, great admiration any way, not sure you can still claim the "I am only new" status. And nearly 5 hours to spare.

Comment by Bhanu Loku on April 24, 2019 at 4:28am

Congrats Andrew, very well done to on the Wahine!!! Good you and Francis stuck together too, makes it a lot more enjoyable/tolerable.

Super efforts jumping from the 600 to 1200 too, i had to a do 1k first ;)

Comment by Andrew Taafe on April 24, 2019 at 8:45am

Thanks Bill & Bhanu. We had a good group of four for most of the ride. We rode from the start with Daniel from Hong Kong and hoovered up Ral from Queensland, he was doing the 1000.

Conditions were pretty good apart from the storm on Sunday night.

A fuller report to follow


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