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

Comment Wall

Comment by Bill Parker on September 6, 2019 at 9:28pm

Finished watching and what a terrific video, 90 Hr (89:10:33 for this rider) compressed down to 2 hours, start, each of the controls, scenic and atmospheric highlights, just like actually riding (maybe not, less effort), recommended

Comment by Bill Parker on September 7, 2019 at 9:21pm

and one for the recumbent riders, they are faster so only 30 minutes video

Comment by Bill Parker on September 13, 2019 at 9:00pm

A very good account

"..At the roadside a warning sign signalled "randonneurs" in a way which spoke of the different attitude accorded to cyclists here. Indeed, during the event it was common to have cars stop on roundabouts and at junctions to wave the cyclists on, often with an encouraging and non-ironic "Bravo!"...."

Comment by Bill Parker on October 3, 2019 at 8:57pm

Apart from Jacques Chirac and Hubert Opperman (87) I wonder who else we might recognise in this (if they got in front of the camera), he probably looks a bit younger, not a lot of helmets but a few tri bars

Comment by Bhanu Loku on October 11, 2019 at 10:06am

Bill, I did a blog post on PBP finally. You might be interested. Now that I have done it, I have to show it somebody :P

Comment by Andrew Taafe on October 11, 2019 at 1:01pm

Nice write up Bhanu. I can't say I'm not jealous of your experience

Comment by Bill Parker on October 11, 2019 at 4:13pm

Thanks Bhanu, these write-ups are very helpful and encouraging, you will have to train Andrew and I for 2023 (although I don't think Andrew needs much). While India had a big team they had a very high DNF rate and according to this site you seemed to be the only member of Team Sri Lanka (so unfortunately you did not better the the team average)

Your photos are great.

I was following you on the Audax Australia Tracking site and an interesting feature was that when I switched to streetview to view conditions at your exact location it would show your position on the photo, I often felt like I was just (always) on your wheel

This one is from your last stage

and this as you approached the junction of D107 & D936 (on the revised route) just a few kms from the finish

It was always daytime though!

Comment by Bill Parker on Sunday

Bhanu, looks like you achieved your goal by over 7 hours , there were no entries from other sub-continent countries

Comment by Bhanu Loku on Sunday

Hi Bill, the record was set in 2015 by an Indian - Sameem Rizvi at 74 hours 14 minutes. The record is for the fastest ever, not just this edition.

I just wanted to niggle the Indians that a Sri Lankan beat them all at something.... :P

Andrew, your coming with me for the next one mate!!! We can share a airbnb for the sleep stops, I will organise a little group tour next time I think, if I have time.

Comment by Andrew Taafe on Monday

Bhanu, I have the idea well planted in my wife's head and a rough plan for qualifying.

Just need to start saving the pennies for the trip :)


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