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 Bill Parker on June 28, 2013 at 9:26am
I was looking forward to the swim sections, not a problem with the Ortlieb panniers on, still a bit or rain, "possible thunderstorms" forecast but I will be there too, have to work on my hard core image
Comment by Bill Parker on June 30, 2013 at 12:12am
Made it, but not a lot to spare, rained most of the day, often heavy, Howard & Bec welcoming party when I arrived at Olive B&G, maybe I should be reconsidering if I really want to be hard core, when are the easy 200 on? At least no wading or swin segments.
Comment by Michael S. (Boxhead) on June 30, 2013 at 1:00am
Good on you Bill. Well done on a less than ideal day to be out riding a 200. You've scored a couple of good'uns for your first brevets!
Comment by Robflyte on July 1, 2013 at 11:44am

Bill, a dirt 200, a wet 200, picking the harder ones. But do they get easier? Maybe after the 10th one the discomfort becomes familiar enough to accept. At about the 160-180 mark I am usually satisfied enough with my efforts and would not mind just being home with the family, a big plate of food and a glass of fluid. 100 miles sounds far enough.

Comment by Rob Berry on July 1, 2013 at 1:23pm

"Easy" can only be relative over 200km. Particularly in Sydney where it is more or less impossible to do 200km without at least 2000m of climbing in it. I imagine there are some parts of the world where they struggle to put a single climb into their rides... oh to live there!

Comment by Farnsy on July 1, 2013 at 1:51pm

I was able to do a 200km Audax ride in the Netherlands last year. Essentially flat and good roads/cycle paths. 

However the difference is that they go hard from the off. No need to pace yourself. You could easily average +30kms/h over the distance. Helps you understand why riders from Flanders have traditionally been considered hard-men. 

Comment by Robflyte on July 1, 2013 at 2:04pm

a nice 100 on this weekend, for those wishing for one that requires no car travel.

Comment by Rob Berry on July 1, 2013 at 2:12pm

Need to work out my YRR ride for this month. Tar and Dirt would be good, though it would require 240km of riding over the day when you factor in getting to and from Glenorie from Hornsby...

Comment by Robflyte on July 1, 2013 at 2:36pm

TnD is an excellent ride and we all know you can do 240km :o).

I was thinking of riding to the start myself, I think that puts me in the 240km distance as well.

Comment by Sir Mark on July 1, 2013 at 2:37pm

Doing the Berry Mountain 200km ride this Saturday. Looks pretty flat....

Well done riding on Saturday. I bailed on Friday afternoon, after checking the forecast.


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