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New South Wales (Australia) road racing backflip(8 posts)

New South Wales (Australia) road racing backflipdeHonc
Jul 1, 2003 2:38 PM
Distinguished Colleagues,

The NSW government have done an about face on their recent ridiculous decision to ban road races on public roads - you guys south of the border will still be able to race without hitting the velodrome! Just as well - the Grafton to Invarell is coming up!

storm in a teacup, never any doubt it'd be OK. nmclimbo
Jul 1, 2003 6:03 PM
re: New South Wales (Australia) road racing backflipIwannapodiumgirl
Jul 1, 2003 6:09 PM
Given the state of the roads around the Sydney Metro area, in hindsight, it may have had some benefits!

Anyone racing Grafton-Inverell?
Jul 1, 2003 7:49 PM

Well - I am, several others from our club (University of Queensland) too. One guy doing it came 12th overall quite a few years back and is willing to punish himself again.
Good Newswillem72
Jul 1, 2003 9:57 PM
I think there were real risks with this development and I'm glad it seems to be fixed now. The NSW govt can get a bit hard line on these issues every once in a while - the bulk of electors are in Sydney, which is the least bike-friendly city in Australia, and some of them, I'm sure, would have backed the ban wholeheartedly. In a political scrap there is no guarantee the cycling supporters would prevail.

We have to wait and see if the new conditions/guidelines being drafted by the state govt are realistic.

Been up Cootha and thru to Nebo and Glorious much? When I lived in Brisbane (went to UQ) this was my favourite ride.
Don't mention Glorious!deHonc
Jul 2, 2003 3:39 PM
Yep - don't know why we do it to ourselves but the Glorious/ Nebo/Samford rides are still as popular as ever - especially on Australia Day. Its really good strength training and very sweet countryside - we have a club ride out to Boonah this Sunday (lunch at the Pub) - wives/husbands then come and take us home - what a club!

Drop us a line if you're ever up this way.
Toowoomba Range by Backroadswillem72
Jul 2, 2003 6:15 PM
You're lucky to have the D'Aguillars so close by. We have some lovely country and LOTS of climbing near Canberra but the roads are dead, the wind can be terrible, and there isn't a big range of roads to choose from.

The Boonah Pub is a find - do you mean the one a bit out of town with the cricket pitch on the north side? We used to stop there coming back from walking or climbing at Mt Barney or Mt French.

My olds live in Toowoomba - the brothers and I will probably go up there for my father's 80th birthday and Xmas in December this year, it's about 150kms on the back roads, including the Range via Flagstone Creek Road, which is steep and long but lovely bush.

I'll page you on the board and maybe we could go for a spin in Brisbane one morning, finishing with coffee at Expresso Head in West End or similar? RBR get-together in QLD!

Cheers anyway

That would be gooddeHonc
Jul 3, 2003 9:36 PM
email me for ride -

The Boonah pub we're riding to is the one out of town - the Doogandan Hotel - havn't seen the cricket pitch but will look out for it.

Give me a call anytime for a spin around Brissy or elsewhere - I can drag a few more Uni nutters along too!

Catch ya!