Riding Update 19th March 2014 – from Jules

Good morning everyone

Congrats to everyone who raced at Mooloolaba – we had plenty of awesome results across individuals & teams (a special personal mention to my teamies, Benita & Jo, for an awesome race to win our teams category)

We will have two rides again this week, leaving at 5am & 6am, so please be at Coffee Club North Lakes by 4.50 or 5.50am, ready to leave on time. For those new to the club, we then come back to Coffee Club & enjoy a social chat & coffee (after the run off the bike of course!). If it’s raining, one of the coaches will put a message on RTC’s main facebook page if ride is cancelled. If no message, the rides are on. The decision to cancel the Saturday rides is made with the safety of all members in mind, especially taking into account everyone’s riding ability

SAFETY FIRST – please obey all road rules, including stopping at red lights & stop signs. If you have a red light, and believe it won’t change because there are no cars waiting, this doesn’t give us the automatic right to cross the unbroken white line. If you are wearing RTC jerseys and cycling kits, you are representing our club so please ensure you obey all road rules!

RIDE A – (5am) – out through Petrie, Dayboro Rd, up over Mt Mee, back in the D’Aguilar Hwy, out to Toorbul, then home via Caboolture, Morayfield, Deception Bay.  Approx 140ks. If your program says more, then add on a trip out to Redcliffe. If your program says less, then drop the ride out to Toorbul

RIDE B (6am) – Strathpine, Albany Creek, Rode Rd roundabout, Beckett Rd, Linkfield Rd, Bracken Ridge, Sandgate, Redcliffe, approx 80ks

RIDE C (6am) – normal Sandgate loop, approx 60-70ks

RIDE D (6am) – Park Run group – out to Sandgate via the Redcliffe, run, then ride back via Redcliffe, approx 50ks (if you’re not running, then you could do a loop out around Shorncliffe, the golf course and back whilst the others are running!)

RIDE E (6am) – normal Sandgate loop, home via Elizabeth Ave. Approx 50-60ks   ***Note: this group is designed for those who are stepping up from the beginner group, not for faster riders***

SHORT / BEGINNER (shorter distance, ave speed 20+ k/hr) – Ed & Louise’s adventure. Approx 40-50ks   ***Note: speed will depend on slowest rider, group stays together***

JUNIORS – 2 groups – 1. the normal Sandgate loop (approx 60-70ks); 2. Winn Rd, Clear Mtn, back thru Albany Creek (approx 80ks)


  • Your Saturday ride is an LSD (long steady/slow distance) ride – it isn’t meant to be high intensity (unless you are required to do efforts or a fast TT)


  • PRESENTATION NIGHT is fast approaching, possibly end of June. If you are interested in helping to organise the event, please email me on julesdillon@bigpond.com asap. It’s lots of fun to help out
  • BIKE SKILLS SESSION – for those new into riding on the road and/or those who want to improve their skills . . . Ed & I will be running a bike skills & drills session on Sat 29th March at 6am. For those wanting to join this session, this will be done as the start of your Sat morning ride
  • PORT MAC SUPPORTERS BUS – insufficient numbers for the supporter’s bus
  • GOOD LUCK to those racing Melbourne on Sunday (Carl, Fi, Judy (first time!), Daz & Jules) . . . to follow us online, go to www.ironmanlive.com
  • GOD LUCK to those racing the Twilight run on Sunday afternoon & any other races this weekend

Quote for the week

A dream doesn’t become reality thru magic; it takes sweat, determination & hard work . . .

Have a great weekend . . . race hard, train safe & stay upright  :) I’m off to catch a plane!! (and very excited!!) Good luck for the plane trip Daz 🙂

Regards . . . Jules

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