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The Curse

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Every DHer knows about the curse. Those 3 little words you must never utter. Ever.

One. More. Run

Silly comments like
"I'll just do one more run then I have to go."
"Lets do one more run."
"Any one up for one more run?"

Are a sure fire, proven way to cause a big accident.

I've seen some pretty big wipeouts and some horrid injuries after the rider has called "One more run"

DHers know that if it's getting close to the end of the day you're far better off say "A couple more" then pull out at the bottom. or "lets do this one and see how we feel about more."

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Bloody headwinds

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Had a bit of time this arv so I thought I'd ride out and do a lap of the track then slip across in time to watch Thing 1 umpire her first game of A Grade.

Felt pretty good on the way out and set a reasonable clip but underestimated how long it took to get to the track from the highway so did a quick half lap before slipping back across to Wang.

Taking a 3/4hr break and sitting down to watch the netball mid ride mightn't have been the best idea as the legs felt a bit dead when I begun the homeward journey.

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WInmalee Fri evening

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A few extra's turned up this afternoon, which was good. 5 of us set out with a nice run through the sniggle. A quick chat with the Vicar of WInmalee, then down the Grotto for some brake burning action. A nice flowy run through the swamp, then the challenge. Up Bee's Nest. Jason makes it look easy, but noone else cleared it in one hit. A quick breather at the top, on to the lookout for another breather, then an easy cruise back along S/wood ridge. Another run through the sniggle, then it was all over. Beat the storm by about 10 minutes.
Nice way to finish the week. Thanks guys.
Ian

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Nice racing

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here's the write up I submitted to Lithgow radio and the various papers from Lithgow Bathurst Blue Mts and this week Orange. I know Lithgow been running them so hopefully the other are too.

With competitors coming from as far afield as Wentworth Falls, Orange and Mudgee the Stella Maris Mining Services/Centennial Coal weekly Tuesday evening cross country mountain bike races held near Rydal are fast becoming the CTMBCs most popluar series ever.

With a friendly vibe and close racing on a fun but challenging track it's proving to be a great way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.

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Not The Faint Hearted

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Well, what an event, what a turnout! The quality of the steeds presented certainly made up for the lack of quantity. These old machines had already paid their dues in spades on the trails but that didn't stop us brave, but more likely stupid riders asking them for one last chance to relive the glory days of mountain biking.

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Hills are not my friend

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While I've been doing ok at the Tuesday night races on the new track I have been feeling a little lacking on the hills.

Anyway I found myself with a spare 1.5hr after work so I thought it might be an idea to head on down the gap, Turn around and then come back up over Hwalls.

By the time I got to the top of the gap I was feeling pretty good so thought a slightly longer ride out and up caves road and back via McKanes Falls might be in order.

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Mt York Sunday Morning

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Nice ride around Mt York area this morning. Started the day arriving pretty spot on 8:30 to find Todd sleeping in his car.
Had a quick chat, then Jim comes rolling down the hill having parked further up. We ride up the road for a bit then jump on to the track.
It was mostly fairly easy going, technical in places but still fairly flowy, until the 'shute'. Jim just powered down, Todd had a look first then did the same. I was a bit more reluctant, but the boys talked me in to it and I made it fine.

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Grin factor +10

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Ah how fun was that.

Last week I though we had made a good start on the trails with "Ants Pants" but was kind of dreading racing as we only had 800 meters of ST to about 2.5km of fire road. Heaps of potential just needed more work. Tuesday ight racing usual consists of 5-6 laps of a 3km loop. It's basically a 40min sprint.

In steps Richard Campbel.. He calls Sunday night,, "I've had my doitcher(sp?) out there today and cut some more trail to get rid of some of the fire trail"
Thus "Rags to Rich's" was born (Didn't have my gps but will add it to the data base shortly.)

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newtons Nation vids

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Couple of little vids from the weekend
Tye's

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Jill's

http://vimeo.com/17234923

Mine (it's rough)

http://youtu.be/C5DvE64gpa8

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Andersons. Oaks. Someone pikes, someone chokes.

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Could not believe it. "Ando" Andy, the guy who lives less than 5 minutes from the meeting point, bailing out before his dainty foot even touched his bedroom floor. Drizzling, he called it. A bit icky. And to think that some of those Sydney blokes got up at 5am for this one.

But it's early, he says. It's raining. And I've never liked that ride anyway.

Bloody cream-puff.

Turns out he wasn't the only one.

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