My Audax Ride Calendar for 2011 – Wishful Thinking?

The planets have aligned a little more favourably this year which may allow a little more Audax riding than before. Nothing is set in concrete but I have worked through the Audax calendar for 2011 and have the following rides pencilled in as possibilities.  Putting this out here as a bit of goal/challenge to myself.  I would like to do one Audax ride a month but have pencilled in some additional rides just in case the opportunity comes up and to provide some flexibility. Rides in italics are the optional rides in that month.

Date Ride Name Distance Date Ridden Comments
January 15, 2011 Toodyay 200 (Permanent) 200 km January 15, 2011 Hard ride with a lot of headwinds and temperatures up to 40 C
January 29, 2011 Pinjarra Supa Loopa 200 km Based in Pinjarra. A couple of picturesque loops to the top of the scarp and back.
February 13, 2011 6 Dams 200 km Hilly ride, going past Mundaring Weir, Bickley Reservoir, Canning Dam, Churchman’s Brook Reservoir, Serpentine Dam & Wungong Dams – I think I am kidding myself here
February 19, 2011 Prison Pedal 200 km Bring along your rotten cabbages to dispense as we pass by Hakea, Casuarina, Karnet & Fremantle Prisons.
February 27, 2011 Two Rocks Turnaround 100 km Ride was cancelled Joondalup – 2 Rocks – Joondalup
March 12, 2011 The Autumn Witch 250 km Autumn equinox dawn ’til dusk ride: Kalamunda-Death Valley-Spencers Brook-Northam-Toodyay-Clackline-Kalamunda
March 26, 2011 Three Bites of Gooseberry Hill 160 km Injury prevented me from completing this ride Three hilly loops out of Kalamunda that finish up Gooseberry hill in three fun ways
April 10, 2011 Dog Leg Loop 100 km April 10, 2011 Meander down to Dog Hill and loop back.
May 7, 2011 Guilderton Run 200 km Up and Back to Guilderton route to be decided by Wayne Hickman
May 21, 2011 Park Life 200 km Family commitments meant I could not make this ride. DWP – Mundijong – Jarrahdale – Canning Dam – Pickering Brook – Mundaring – Perth – DWP
June 4, 2011 Blackwood Valley 600 600 km Simply was not prepared to take on this challenge. Start/finish Mandurah Journey south to the source of the Blackwood River, follow the valley to Nannup and head home through the beautiful Ferguson Valley
June 18, 2011 Anniversary Loop, Winter Dawn til’ Dusk 200 km June 18, 2011 Upper Swan > Bullsbrook > Bindoon via Chittering/Chittering Valley Roads > Dewars Pool Rd > Toodyay > Clackline > Wooroloo > Chidlow > Mt Helena > Roland Rd > Toodyay Rd > Gt Nth Hwy > Upper Swan
July 2, 2011 Bumpy Boddington 300 km North Lake – Jarrahdale – N Bannister – Wandering – Boddington – Pinjarra – North Lake
July 16, 2011 Dambusters 160 km Annual inspection of the dams. Crossing Mundaring, Wungong and Canning dams
July 30, 2011 Perru’s Parambulation 300 km Figure of 8 loop starting at Bullsbrook, taking in Bindoon via the Chittering Valley, Toodyay, Northam, York then back to Toodyay via the scenic route, returning to Bullsbrook via Julimar Rd and the Chittering Valley
August 13, 2011 Peel-Around-Peel 200 km South loop around the Peel inlet, via Mandurah & Pinjarra.
August 28, 2011 Dupuy Dawdle 100 km Willeton to hills and return
September 10, 2011 Pickering Brook Delight 200 km Pickering Brook – Toodyay & return
September 24, 2011 The Spring Rat Dawn til’ Dusk 250 km Guildford TS – Kalamunda – Mt Helena – Gidgegannup – Wooroloo – Wundowie – ‘Death Valley’ – Mundaring – Kelmscott – Bickley Observatory – Kalamunda – Guildford TS
October 8, 2011 The Garden of Eden 200 km Grand tour of the hills
October 22, 2011 Coastal Cruise 200 km DWP – Coogie – Rockingham – DWP
Totals 2,350 km 500 Km
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