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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Discussion Forum

200 BRM

Started by Suraj Padinjarute. Last reply by Garry Armsworth yesterday. 4 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

Bilpin Ride is on again (again), Saturday March 25, 2017

Started by Robflyte Feb 1, 2017. 0 Replies

join us for the 5th edition of the Bilpin Ride, always difficult, always fun, always satisfying.Both 116km and 200km courses are approximately 50% gravel, both feature the long climb back up to…Continue

Wheelbarrow Ridge 150. Sunday February 19, 2017

Started by Robflyte Feb 1, 2017. 0 Replies

on again for 2017, this is an easy mixed road surface ride. 150km on a Sunday, what is not to like?Not sure if you or your bike can handle gravel? This ride has only about 30km of unsealed roads so…Continue

Tags: gravel, mixedsurface, audax

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 12, 2019 at 6:11pm

and Steve Hogg himself seems to only do fits in Canberra & Brisbane now

Comment by Bill Parker on April 12, 2019 at 8:40pm

So it looks like Bhanu, Mark & Bill going Loopy while Robert & Andrew get the Bilpin gravel, all the best too everyone, 1,800 kms not a bad combined distance.

Comment by Bill Parker on April 13, 2019 at 9:12am

Except I didn't start Loopy this morning so only 1,600

Comment by Bill Parker yesterday

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.


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