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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 November

johnboy 7 November 2008 10

[First filed: November 06, 2008 @ 09:05]

Greetings once more to the hive-mind.

It might feel like we haven’t had much of a week, but the weekend is again upon us.

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10 Responses to DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 November
Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:03 pm 07 Nov 08

2008 – 19th Tour de Femme Bicycle Race Information
The online entry system is now closed.
Late entries will be excepted at registration at Stromlo park between 4 and 6 on Saturday 8 November.

Registration is at Stromlo Forest Park:

The Tour de Femme is a women’s-only twenty kilometre ride that doubles as both a race and a participation event. In 2008 it will be held on Sunday 9th November. Many of Australia’s top female riders have competed in previous events and are expected to return this year including Oenone Wood. Previous winners have included Oenone Wood, Alison Wright, Kim Palmer and Tracey Gaudry. There are a range of age divisions with separate prizes that are hotly contested each year.

In addition to those interested in racing, the Tour de Femme attracts a large number of participants who treat it as a ‘fun-run’ on wheels. More than 600 riders competed in 2007. Everyone who enters by the closing date will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle. It is not necessary to have a club or open racing licence to enter. Riders from teens to those in their eighties participate.

Race starts at 9am on Sunday 9th November and registration is from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday 8th November at Stromlo Forest Park.

Entries are restricted to riders twelve years and over

Tour de Femme Flyer – Pedal for Pap

Enquiries about entries to the Tour de Femme can be directed to :

Mob: 0408 447 164

The 2008 Tour de Femme looks set to be the largest ever, we envisage more than 600 women taking to the start line on Sunday. Canberra Cycling Club acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors, who help to make the event possible: The Canberra Times, The Bike Shed, Sports Care and Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. Please support the sponsors who support this event.

Registration will be between 4pm and 6pm on Saturday 8th November, at Stromlo Forest Park.

All riders must register, where they will receive their race number, timing band, souvenir t-shirt and water bottle. If you can’t make registration on Saturday afternoon, please get someone to pick up your kit for you. It is likely to be too hectic on Sunday morning for late registration.

If you don’t know where Stromlo Forest Park is, please see this website:

If you have never ridden on the criterium circuit at Stromlo Forest Park before, feel free to bring your bike out on Saturday. It is 1.2 kilometres of beautiful smooth hot mix asphalt. A great way to test your bike is working before Sunday.

The ride/race starts on Mariner Place east, next to Alexandrina Drive (near the Canberra Yacht Club) at 9am on Sunday 9th November. All riders should be present and ready by 8:30am.

The first riders to start will be the tandems, followed a few minutes later by the reminder of the riders. There will be a reserved area for seeded riders at the front of the start line. A larger area for all other riders will be behind the seeded riders. Please assist a safe event by lining up for the start at an appropriate place for your standard/ability.

A map of the course is available at:

Please note that there is a slight variation in this year’s course. To avoid the road-works at the end of the Gungahlin Drive extension, the ride will exit Parkes Way onto Lady Denman Drive (at Clunies Ross Street), follow Lady Denman Drive along the edge of the Lake before returning to the Parkway before the Zoo/Dam.

At registration, riders will receive a race number. This should be worn low and left on your back (on your left hip).

The roads are not closed to traffic while the race is on, though the course will be marshalled and police will be in attendance. Please:

* Ride safely and in control;
* Look out for hazards;
* Point out hazards to those around you; and
* Obey the instructions of marshals and police.

It is vital to the future use of roads for events like this that riders obey the law. There is to be no crossing unbroken lines or moving out of the left lane, except when required for turning. The police and organisers will not hesitate to exclude a rider who rides dangerously or against the law.

At registration, riders will receive a timing band to be worn on your left wrist during the race.

Immediately after crossing the finish line, riders are requested to slow down, stay in order and proceed to where their finishing order will be recorded using the timing bands. The official results and placings are recorded by the judges on the line. However results will be available faster if riders observe the procedure above.

Please return your timing bands immediately after your finish has been recorded. They are expensive to replace.

There is a trophy for the fastest total time for teams of four. If you have not already entered your team and would like to enter a team of four riders, please email your team name and the names of the riders to by Friday.

If you know of others who would like to participate, late entries will also be accepted at registration on Saturday 10th November, however a $5 surcharge will apply and a water bottle or t-shirt will only be available if there are spares after the race on Sunday.

Any enquiries about the event should be sent to

The race commences in Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla, near the Canberra Yacht Club (Lotus Bay), and proceeds on to Commonwealth Avenue, returning to the start via Parkes Way, the Tuggeranong Parkway, Cotter Road, Novar Street, Alexandrina Drive, Hopetoun Circuit, Adelaide Avenue, State Circle, Flynn Drive and then finishes in Alexandrina Drive at the Canberra Yacht Club.

Marianne Marianne 11:48 am 07 Nov 08

you should also come along tonight to the FOLKUS room in Mawson to our EP launch 😉
8pm, 5 Heard St, Mawson (Serbian Club)
Supporting Canadian singer/songwriter Faye Blais.


loadedog loadedog 11:25 am 07 Nov 08

Waistcoats, Whiskers and Whiskey @ Corroboree Park Hall, Ainslie.

Don your waistcoat, eschew your razor, decanter your favourite hard licker and mosey, saunter, sashay or stroll down to Corroboree Park Hall for a Friday night of fearsome fretboard fondling, frivolous frolicking and full-frontal furriness.

The line-up:

Round John Virgin and the Strange Bedfellows
The Wedded Bliss
Dr Stovepipe
The Fuelers
The Brothers Grimm and the Blue Murders (Melb)
CC Thornley’s Black Swans of Tresspass (Melb)

Corroboree Park Hall is on Paterson St, Ainslie

Entry is $15 (full), $10 (conc.), $5 CMC members

A limited bar (with spitoons aplenty) will be provided, as will gourmet sausage sangers, all at very reasonable prices. Wenches not necessarily available.

LH LH 10:26 am 07 Nov 08

for some country fun:

Yass Pro Bull Riding series on sat. night from 7pm
Gundaroo bush festival on Sun.

Wide Boy Jake Wide Boy Jake 5:22 pm 06 Nov 08

No Computer Fair this weekend – regards WBJ (banned by SGS!)

Manageable Ann Manageable Ann 2:24 pm 06 Nov 08

Pot Belly Heat 2 Saturday night from 9pm, come and vote for the bands you love a don’t vote for you bands you don’t like. It could feel really good to make someones night or vice versa, think of the power!

Overheard Overheard 1:55 pm 06 Nov 08

Overheard said :

Sunday: Johnno Zilber and support at The Merry Muse from 7pm.

God bless my fragile memory. “and support” should have read “and the wonderful Julia Johnson from Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens”.

bloodnut bloodnut 1:07 pm 06 Nov 08

Allstars Avcoustic Festival
Saturday 6pm

The O’Hooligans
Mr Fibby
The Ellis Collective
The Cashews
The Wedded Bliss
Dr Stovepipe

Some tickets still left
see below for details

Overheard Overheard 11:38 am 06 Nov 08

Sunday: Johnno Zilber and support at The Merry Muse from 7pm.

Monday: Trivia in the Trams at the Trad ies Club in Dickson from 7pm. Special round: The Simpsons.

All weekend (starting Friday): Queanbeyan Heritage and Folklore Festival at Queanbeyan (no, really). No link to hand, but shove all that into a web search and it will all become clear and hyperlinkable.

Christoph Zierholz Christoph Zierholz 10:50 am 06 Nov 08

The Telopea Park School Annual Fete is on Saturday from 3 pm to 7:30 pm. It is usually a great family day and has lots of wonderful stalls. Zierholz brewery will be there to help with the fundraising efforts and aside from selling beer (including the latest – a Summer Ale) will raffle off some minikeg hires as part of a competition. Hope to see some sexy RiotACT pins there…;-)

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