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I've planned a 3 day ride from Noosa to Hervey Bay via Rainbow beach and Fraser island starting this Sunday. Since day one is low tide dependent I have no choice but to start at 10am. The forecast is 33 with a headwind all the way up the beach.

Accom is booked.

I can't change days due to other commitments.

I don't want to cxl but I don't want to die either.

What would you do?

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camelback with plenty of water, frozen overnight.

cap to keep sun of head as take helmet of on beach?

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Got a 3L bladder freezing.

1 Bootle with Gatorade on the frame.

Will try to carry another somehow. Maybe a small one in my back pocket.

Carrying shorts,shirt, thongs, sunscreen and banana or two.

Wondering if those white arm coolers work.

Come with me goughy.

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Come with me goughy.

Seriously, wish I could mate. Really do. One of these years we'll sort out something stupid for me to follow you through!

 

With the Gatorade, when i did Brissie to Goldie, I took a little ziplock bag with one dosage of Gatorade powder for a bottle. Naturally I barely finished one bottle for the 100k.

 

But why not make up a handful of ziplocks with a dosage each of powder so you can keep topping up the bottle, especially if you've got water in the camelback.

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Anyone know if a 1.5Lt mt Franklin bottle will fit in a biddon cage?

If it doesn't, cable tie (or gaffer tape) it to the handle bars or frame.

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Your other option is to start 12 hours earlier. It's just about a full moon, so would be a lovely ride.

Ha....That's a good idea. Shame I'm working till midnight.

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Got a 3L bladder freezing.

1 Bootle with Gatorade on the frame.

Will try to carry another somehow. Maybe a small one in my back pocket.

Carrying shorts,shirt, thongs, sunscreen and banana or two.

Wondering if those white arm coolers work.

Come with me goughy.

I use those arm coolers, work for me.

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Day 3 done.

Was an easy ride across the island today.

I'll figure out how to post pics.

Now I'm on the barge heading to Hervey Bay.

Note to self- never ride 60k on the beach into a headwind again.

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Day 3 done.

Was an easy ride across the island today.

I'll figure out how to post pics.

Now I'm on the barge heading to Hervey Bay.

Note to self- never ride 60k on the beach into a headwind again.

Soft!

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Doing the same ride again starting on Wed the 24th.I Doing it with a mate this time. Anyone keen to come along? There's a car back to Brisbane from Hervey Bay on the Sat.

Don't laugh at my hat.

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Nasty!

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5 hours ago, Rocket Salad said:

Why are people so unkind?

Look at the positives, no one has had a go at your hat since you asked nice

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