Completed my first 200km brevet yesterday and qualified for the Nouveau Randonneur Award from Audax Australia. The nouveau award includes rides of 50km, 100km and 150km and you can substitute rides of greater length. I've got 2 100s and a 200km under my belt so far so I'm there. The Tallong ride was a great and pretty much doubles my time and distance on the bike in a single day. I am drafting a more comprehensive report and hope to post it soon.
I was especially satisfied with the ride because I finally conquered Macquarie Pass on my second attempt. The view from the top is grand.