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A cold start!!

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A bit disappointed with my time this year. I felt I went way harder and rode a lot faster than last year yet I was 3 minutes slower. Puzzled
I hear the 'dead track' may have had something to do with it.

Was hard work riding without glasses. I had to squint 80% of the time to avoid a million pieces of firetrail entering my eyes. That in turn mad it hard to see the contours in the track in some places. I think that probably slowed me down a bit on the high speed decents which would've contributed to my time.

All in all though I had fun (apart from the FREEZING start) and that's the main thing.

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I need some help with new trail

Would like help to finish building a very fast flowing trail in Oberon with big drops and huge jumps. With a nice track already built i'm struggling to find the time and energy to to finish this unreal track.
So with any extra spare time i can get off anyone would reely pay off in the long run with a short freeride trail with a bit of freestyle for some kick.

I will also shortly be uploading photos of the track and a map of the area.

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mid winters madness

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It was a dark and stormy night, Well Ok it wasn't stormy, more slightly drizzly but it was dark and night....

The day had been soso weatherwise starting out damp and doing its best to dry out. It had been 3 weeks since my last decent ride so I was keen as. Riding home it looked good. Or maybe it was wishful thinking I stepped inside turned back around and outside looked wet...

I scoof down some soup and the phone rings... It was Mr Lights "We still riding?" "Yeah why not."

I pack up the ute and head around to pick him up. I get a message from Rich "You reckon it's too wet?"

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Nice night for a ride

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Myself, Meggs, Dan Blowes and Richy had an enjoyable night out with this one.

Crystal clear skys above, fun trails below...

Not even the deep patches of sand could spoil it.

Ended up doing this loop
http://ctmbc.net/node/15010
Which took in some old fire trail a lot of which may as well have been single trail.
Back up the enduro trail in the reverse direction from what we'd normally do. This provided some techy climbs and some surprisingly flow sections that were an absolute blast.

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Single Track Mind 8hr Enduro Round 1 Lidsdale

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Good fun out at Lithgow for the first round of the Single Track Mind series.
Teamed up with a mate in the Pairs Category and apart from a rear shock failure on my 2nd lap which slowed me up by about 5 mins it was pretty smooth sailing the whole day. Big thankyou to Lifecycles who fixed up the shock enough to get me through the day.
Track was fun, not congested at all and everyone was behaving themselves with passing/being passed.
Ended up with 14 laps (7 each) for a total of 140km.
12th in our category which wa a good effort considering most of the teams above us were sponsored riders.

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1080 HD

Got myself one of those Contour HD 1080 helmet cams from the boys at Black Phoenix. rather than just stick it on my noggin I thought I'd test it out by taking it up to the rock Garden on ch6 and play around with sticking it in trees and on rock and stuff...

Still working out the easy edit program... I think I'll go back to using vagus

http://www.vholdr.com/node/54222
http://www.vholdr.com/node/54219
http://www.vholdr.com/node/54221

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Mid Mountains mayhem

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One again our Tuesday Night group headed down the Mountains and met up with the locals for a bit of fun on secret trails.

between us myself and Todd managed to confuse everyone with the timing of the ride but we all got there in the end.

One this one we had
Me. GT of congealed soot wrapped in tuppaware
Meggs: Imitation Santa Cru.... I mean Intense
Dan: Trashy Ellsworth stuck in a moment
Mike: Gt Ht
Richy: Heavy Specialised hard tail that pretends to be a dually
Harold: Specialised huck bike
Todd: Specialised hard tail that pretends to be a dually
Mel: ?

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Blackheath DH

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After lunch on Sunday 29th November Me & the Willis boys headed out to fine a track that we have been told about that we have never ridden. Iv heard about this track for years but just never got around to find and riding it.
Going off word of mouth directions we arrived at the "dirt road" and we "just got strait down there you cant miss it" LOL, we found the trail head but we drove down and clearly we should have rode. After find somewhere to turn the Ute around Me and Joel went for it.

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Ando's

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what a great day.
woke up with a head ache and hung over
threw up before breakfast. yay me!

ate some brekky (not enough) and we got going.
train, easy.

arrived Wenty ready to ride, to find a late starting sleepyhead still getting bits out of his car.
Martinus

made it the 2kms to Tableland Rd, had to stop for sugar (brekky deficient), nearly bailed. soldiered on.
got going, what a blast of fun that was down to the part where I got a flat tyre.
oh dear, and crap. me parts? zip
mate parts ? they're in the glovebox, d'oh

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Mt York, all of it

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that was a lot more than expected.

I figured it might be long, it wasn't as long as thought, but plenty long enough.

9am to 5pm is a long day in the saddle.
28kms, two descents, two ascents.

Up Lockyers when you wanted to be up Lawsons was a tad bumma.
But down Lawsons was fun and it eased the hurt.

Sniggling a trail along Lockyers and being too close to see the trail made me go wide on a rock which put me in the loose stuff on the next corner which had me face down in the trail going hmmm.

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