2014 – Brisbane to Gold Coast Ride

Another year of riding the Brisbane to Gold Coast (100km Ride). Again with the Team HTFU, also known as Team SAP. We had 3ย of us employees, and the main group who organised the Team being partners and associates who appreciate the quality of the knicks (and ride together alot more as a team together)

Brisbane to Gold Coast Ride 2014
Brisbane to Gold Coast Ride 2014

The new route with the Mt Gravatt industrial Park being bypassed was a great update, and also gave us a great run down to the first pitstop at Eagleby. I think we averaged 40km/h until here. Most of the 20 or so riders stayed together until here

The next section (including Yatala and the Jacobs Well cane fields) seemed to split the group, given the headwind, and stagged start time from the initial pit stop.

We all managed to regroup from the second Pitstop to the finish located opposite Australia Fair. It was a great team formation of 3 abreast, for 6-7 rows.

Great ride

Note for next one:

1. Get Train Timetable for Return journey

2. Bring Togs and organise an event afterwards.



2014 Climb For Cancer Stair Climb

This was my second year in competing in this event. Having done it before, and also having some reasonable training – I was relatively relaxed in the lead up to this.ย  Once there, again the atmosphere and friendliness of the staff and competitors was great. For the actual climb, I stuck with my plan of 2 steps the whole way – probably made it to about8 floors (after about 1minute 40) before going to a fast walk. With a bit of overtaking congestion issues, I lost a bit of time – but nothing I was complaining about. At the top, was feeling better than last time. The lungs and breathing was ok, and again the view from the top of the Waterfront place was awesome. Cheers to the http://www.climbforcancer.org.au/ team

I even managed to beat my previous years time, and have some new stats with my Garmin…