Goals for the 2010-2011 Audax Year

Since I am now 40 I decided to set myself some goals for the 2010-2011 Audax Year.

My goals are to qualify for a Year Round Randonneur award and a Super Randonneur award.

Here are the rides I am planning to complete:

Year Round Randonneur award

Complete a 200km or longer ride each month of a single season

Nov 20th, 2010 – Avonguard – 200km – Map
- this is going to hurt. I have a week and a half to train, it’s going to be hilly and windy, with dead, rough roads.
- bikely elevation: 888m of climbing
Completed on 20th Nov, 2010

Dec 4th, 2010 – Southern Sunset – 200km – Map
- a couple of nasty hills will make this a challenge.
- bikely elevation: 1308m of climbing

Jan 29th, 2011 – Pinjarra Supa Loopa – 200km – no map yet.
- bikely elevation: – tba

Feb 26th, 2011 – Prison Pedal – 200km – Map
- a relatively flatter ride. The challenge is that half of the ride will be at night.
- bikely elevation: 1010m of climbing

Mar 12th, 2011 – The Autumn Witch – 250km – Map
- a long, hard, hilly ride. The challenge is that the climbing is split over 10 ascents which I find more challenging than two or three long climbs.
- bikely elevation: 2572m of climbing

Apr 16th, 2011 – UAF 200 Yanchep-Chittering – 200km – Map
- relatively flat, scenic ride. This is one of my favourite rides of the season. Only challenge is keeping up with the group because it’s a group ride.
- bikely elevation: 864m of climbing

May 21st, 2011 – Park Life – 200km – Map
- hilly but scenic. Will be hard but this is my ride so I will attempt to complete it. At least it’s flat at the start and end.
- bikely elevation: 1906m of climbing

Jun 18th, 2011 – Anniversary Loop – 200km – Map
- on paper, not such a hard ride but strong headwinds make it more challenging.
- bikely elevation: 1396m of climbing

Jul 2nd 2011 – Bumpy Boddington – 300km – Map
- I have never completed a hilly 300km ride before. This will hurt.
- bikely elevation: 1453m of climbing

Aug 13th, 2011 – Peel-Around-Peel – 200km – Map
- rather boring once away from the coast and not my favourite ride of the year but at least it’s flat.
- bikely elevation: 510m of climbing

Sep 10th, 2011 – Pickering Brook Delight – 200km – Map
- hilly. Hopefully by then I will be able to handle it.
- bikely elevation: 1858m of climbing

Oct 22nd, 2011 – Coastal Cruise – 200km – Map
- my ride and my favourite ride of the season. The ride follows the coast south with spectacular views of the ocean most of the way. Will be a nice way to finish up the Audax year just after my 41st birthday.
- bikely elevation: 422m of climbing – Did I mention it’s flat? :D

Super Randonneur award

Complete a 200km ride, a 300km ride, a 400km ride and a 600km ride within a single season.

200km – Nov 20th, 2010 – Avonguard – 200km – Map

300km – Jul 2nd 2011 – Bumpy Boddington – 300km – Map

400km – Apr 2nd 2011 – The Long Flat OneMap

600km – Jun 4th 2011 Blackwood Valley 600 – 600km – no map yet.

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One response to “Goals for the 2010-2011 Audax Year

  1. Pingback: Audax ‘Avonguard’ – 200km Ride Report | Casual cyclist

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