Sunday, August 13th 2017. Roll out; 7.00am, Noosa Marina
The Medio Fondo runs in conjunction with the longer rides, and all share the same route as far as just before Cooran but still plenty of strade bianche for the discerning gravel rider.
The Medio Fondo removes the Kin Kin sector, making for a slightly easier 82km ride. Participating riders will enjoy quiet, picturesque country roads which run through the Noosa hinterland.
Two refreshment stations including the famous Lemon Ladies will provide water, bananas and other free delicacies.
Approx 1200m of vertical climb.
This event is more suited to intermediate riders but is still demanding.
The route will be marked at relevant intersections and there will be a ‘broom wagon’, however participants will be responsible for their own navigation, nutrition, mechanicals and safety. GPS devices are permitted, but riders should also seriously consider having a copy of the maps for this region as a backup. Participants must carry their own food/water, although we will pass through several towns where food and drinks can be purchased & toilet stops can be made. There are several refueling stops on-course also.
Carry whatever you’ll need to survive! Be prepared to cope with broken spokes, flats, broken chains, etc.
The following are suggested:
- Extra half links.
- At least 2 tubes and a perhaps patch kit.
- A decent hand pump (and possibly CO2 also, but never rely on it solely).
- A multi-tool that does everything.
- Extra Derailleur hanger?
- The capacity to carry fluids and food, although it will be possible to re-provision en-route.
- Front & rear lighting for the possibility of late return.
Be prepared to help out your fellow riders… and enjoy the ride!