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Red Ass NSW DH Champs Photo heavy

Paul from Ikou( http://www.ikou.com.au/ ) made it up on Sunday with the camera and asked me to post these up for him.

Here is a selection and the rest can be found here
http://s828.photobucket.com/user/thegocat/story/...

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Kanangra Classic

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I work for Mountain Sports, which is putting on the Kanangra Classic mountain biking event on October 20. I think Kanangra-Boyd National Park is a very special place. Here is a story I've written about the Kanangra Classic you might find interesting.
Regards, Daniel Lewis

In 1931, the renowned bushwalker and conservationist Myles Dunphy and his wife Margaret explored the wild Kanangra region of the Greater Blue Mountains, pushing and pulling and sometimes having to carry a strange object that made people stare with amazement.

Lach's picture

ouch!!

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The weather was perfect and the terrain and track layout fantastic for this event. Props to Kevin and his team for putting this all together for what is a "once a year" event on this unique bit of single track at Coolah. A smallish field, with mens under 45's and over 45's and female categories, in each of the 3 distances (1 lap, 2 laps, 3 laps).
But boy, is it a tough race.....

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Back to Back Yamma

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After missing last year's event, I headed out to the Back Yamma State Forest on Saturday for another go round on this country track. Camped overnight at the event centre - plenty of space and no restrictions on campfires makes for a great camping experience there. Had a short spin on Saturday arvo to free up the legs after a few hours in the car and then lined up Sunday morning for the 50 km version.

Flynny's picture

4 season winter 3hr hit out

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Didn't quite get my training right for this one but did OK.

I'd been doing 1 long ride (time wise) a week with a fair bit of climbing in it. but, being time strapped was relying on Tuesday night racing to keep my speed up and struggled to get time back that up. I really needed some more aerobic stuff and some intervals work thrown in.

In the weeks leading up I'd noticed my speed had dropped off on Tuesday nights and recognising my error managed to get a couple of spinnerval sessions on the trainer, a little late but better than nothing.

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2013 BMORC Bash

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Well - firstly I must apologise for not posting this up sooner but I was so emotionally overcome by the ride on Sunday that I have only just stopped shaking and been able to put my thoughts into some sort of coherence.

Flynny's picture

smarter race. almost

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Every week I head out to Rydal, set up the track and tell myself "I'm not going to sprint off the start this week. I haven't got that fitness."

Every week I line up at the start (no warm up), give the speech, say "Every one ready, set, Go!"

Every week we take off the red mist descends and I bust my gut to get a good spot into the single track, send my heart rate through the roof and then blow up trying to keep my spot.

every week I die in the arse in the second or third lap, get heart rate back under control then come home strongish but suffering

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Flats of the hunger type STM Rydal

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You'd think after twelve months of racing these enduro's I'd have this race nutrition thing sorted out, but no, dug a hole for myself again.
Everything started well, managed to slot into forth place and hold that comfortably for the first four hours. That's when I realized I hadn't eaten since breakfast. Holy crap, trouble.
Dragging myself back into transition after four and a half hours and my lovely wife Rach could see I was quite a mess.

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Rydal ramblings

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It's a funny thing this racing caper. There's a whole bunch of stuff you have to get right for it to come together and the mind ply funny trick on you.

I went into last years 8hr at Rydal feeling reasonably fit. Lots of casual riding under my belt backed by a good lead in of regular Tuesday night races had me in good stead. Got a good start and went steadily down hill, cramping bad by the end of the day.

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The pre race opps. Ctmbc rd6

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I've been racing long enough to know better but sometimes you need that wake up call just to remind you NOT TO PLAY WITH YOUR BIKE before race start.

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