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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.

Website: http://audax.org.au/public
Members: 73
Latest Activity: Jan 19

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Fast Food 200 - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe Jan 19. 0 Replies

Six hearty souls ventured out to ruin their coronary system.Starting with a Big Mac (Macquarie Pass), they eagerly consumed it and washed down with some watery jam (a wet Jamberoo pass descent).…Continue

Newcastle Overnight 2019 - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe. Last reply by Andrew Taafe Nov 18, 2019. 5 Replies

A late change of plans meant that I was able to do an audax ride this weekend. The local 100s were out due to the traffic from "Convoy" (just donate the money and stop polluting the environment). The…Continue

Get Out of Gaol (Cheap) 200 - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe Nov 14, 2019. 0 Replies

Second attempt at running this ride. First put off by the windpocalypse a couple of months ago.Mark, Francis and Garry came down from Sydney, Kevin and I locally and Doug joined us from Queensland…Continue

Tags: Southern Highlands, audax

Over the Hills 300 - Ride Report

Started by Andrew Taafe Jul 29, 2019. 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

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Comment by Robflyte on May 22, 2012 at 4:24pm

Even so Saturday's ride was, well, just last Saturday the bug for another Audax ride is itching.

Comment by Robflyte on August 28, 2012 at 9:53am
Comment by Robflyte on September 11, 2012 at 2:56pm

so is Bumble Hill as bad to ride up as it is to descend?

Comment by Si on September 11, 2012 at 3:02pm

No worse than Dog Trap.

Comment by Robflyte on September 11, 2012 at 3:16pm

oh good, up until that point (100km) there is not much hard stuff on Saturday.

Comment by Rob Berry on September 11, 2012 at 4:00pm

I was thinking about doing the Bumble Hill Hike, but I think I will instead head south to Wollongong on a scouting mission.

Comment by Rob Berry on September 13, 2012 at 6:43pm

If anyone wants to join me, this is my planned route on Saturday:

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=461061

Just under 210km.

Comment by Rob Berry on September 17, 2012 at 9:46pm

Anyone fancy a ride from Penrith to Lithgow (and back) this Saturday? Someone spotted a problem with my double Katoomba ascent plan - BRM won't count it as a ride because it would be two loops of the same course, which is against the rules. If there is going to be a 200km option there are a few options for adding 100km in the flatlands to the north or the south of Penrith, but why do that when you could just keep on going over Mount Victoria?

Comment by Robflyte on September 17, 2012 at 10:00pm
How did last weeks ride go Rob? My legs won't take me to Lithgow so soon.
Comment by Rob Berry on September 18, 2012 at 11:58am

It was a really nice ride down to Wollongong, I posted some pictures here.

The coastal roads are really nice, and from Thirroul to Wollongong there is a shared path that goes down the beaches - tossing up if I use that or the roads, though, because the paths were very popular with families and some riders might get frustrated by that - that being said, taking it easy in that stretch wouldn't be a bad idea considering what comes next.

Mt Keira is a fairly tough climb, 6% average for 7km, but there are really three tough bits with two more or less flat sections, so the climbing parts are closer to 10%, with sections, particularly just before the top, that are steeper than that. Here is the map, at the bottom you can swap the view of the elevation chart to show the gradients for each segment.

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