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Vandles attacking Pony Express DH

Vandals have attacked the Pony Express DH Mountain bike trail.

Apparently the wooden ramp down the frying pan section has been removed (Lucky the young kids who discovered it didn't break their necks)

Star pickets ripped out and placed points sticking up, nail traps spread around.

The art work on the pavers stolen

Riders please take care and spread the word we have malicious nutters are about.
We need to organise a rebuild

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Come and try for free

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Once again Central Tablelands are offing a come and try program for our Tuesday afternoon cross country races at Rydal.

Basically if it is your first race we cover the cost of your race entry and day license. So you get to come out and have a go to see if you like it without forking over any hard earned cash.

Additionally Women and Kids under 15 get free race entry all year, you just need to pay license fees ($20 for a day license or $115 for a yearly senior license, kids as cheap as $30 for under 13s)

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2013 AGM 8-19-13

The 2013 AGM will be held on Tuesday at the Rydal show ground after racing (approx 8pm)

All club office positions will declared vacant and nominations taken and voted on.
So if you feel you can help the club please throw your hand up, it's not hard:o)

agenda
President report

Treasury report

Elections.

AGM close.

General meeting
General Business
If any one has ideas or input feel free to bring them up here.

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CTMBC Tuesday night racing is back

Tuesday night racing is back on every Tuesday at Rydal. Ladies l, kids under 16 race free (licence fees apply)

Come and try incentive is back so if its your first race with our club we will cover your race entry and the cost of a day licence

For More information check out the calendar

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Pony express. Unauthorised trail modifications must stop

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Sometime over the last week someone or someone's had taken it upon themselves to dumb down the trail by hacking off and digging out rocks in two of the more technical areas of our trail. This is not cool.

CTMBC worked for years behind the scenes to get this trail approved. Skinny, Mal, Luke and the team put in a huge effort to get it built. All major works and any changes to features must be approved.

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A big September

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September is set to be a big month for us with the Spring 3hr on the 21st at Rydal and the State Down Hill Championships on the 28th and 29th that the Lithgow Pony Club.

As always we will need volunteers for setup/pack up, marshals, timing and general help if the DH crew can help out with the 3hr and visa versa it would be great. The more volunteers we get the easier it is for every one.

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CTMBC Tuesday Night Winter Series

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The Winter series will be an open ended series thating place at Rydal http://ctmbc.net/node/19024, For winter we meet t the Show ground

If enough people keep turning up we'll keep running races. If not those hardy souls who do will just go for a ride.

As such I wont clog the calendar with entries

It would be good to keep up the intensity at least until the 3hr but if people are still keen after I'm happy to continue

Ladies and Kids under 16 get free race entry (License fees apply)

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Hazard reduction burn at Rydal

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Just got word from forest that some time soon there will be a hazard reduction burn at Rydal that will effect the northern end of the trails. I have to liaise with the operations manager to find out exactly which bits.

It all hinges on weather conditions so we'll possibly only get a few hours notice so please be aware and stay away from the area if you see the burn in progress. Afterwards avoid entering the affected sections for at least 3 or 4 weeks. This will allow a bit of regeneration and give things time to fall down without squishing people.

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Tuesday night races to start at show ground through Winter

The Rydal show committee has generously agreed to allow us to make use of the show ground for Tuesday Nigh racing through Winter.

This gives us a bit of shelter for timers and BBQ and access to toilets for the ladies.

Its a great testament to the way you guys have looked after the area and kept it clean and tidy after races that the showground committee trust us with this. So big congrats and thank to all our volunteers.

So re capping park at the showground for all Tuesday night races until further notice.

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ctmbc club kit

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For those that haven't been attending the Tuesday Night races and therefore don't know we're doing another order for club kit.
If you are interested have a look at the website http://www.champ-sys.com.au/clothing/custom the order form is attached to this post. Just fill it out and get it back to me next week
the prices I have listed are rough based on what it ended up costing us last time with the art work added. if there are things you are interested in that I haven't got listed reply here and let me know and others can add their interest.

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Volunteers for the weekend

Hey guys just a reminder we've got a big weekend planned with the 3hr at Rydal on Saturday and a club DH at Pony on Sunday. If people are free to volunteer their time to help set up and run them (DH guys helping with the 3hr, XC guys helping with the DH) that would be great. .

The 3hr starts at 2pm so it would be good to have people there from 12 to help set up rego and what not then track marshal. The DH starts at 10

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4 Seasons 3hr series

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Ah, the end of the quarter, BAS, quarterly tax, paper work... But it wasn't always so.

Remember when life was simple? Remember when you rode your bike to have a good time?
When you rode because it felt good and the company you rode with and the tracks you rode were more important than what bike you choose and how many Ks you did?

Well CTMBC are taking it back.

We're stripping away all the hype and complications and just having a fun series of 3hr races celebrating the seasons.

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Extreme fire Danger All forest closed again across the weekend

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Just got another message from Forest NSW. Despite the cooler conditions today extreme fire danger is predicted across the weekend so please be cool and stay out of forests

I have had to again close all the State Forests in the central west to the public tomorrow and for the weekend (Friday 11 to Sunday 13 January 2013 inclusive), due to the dangerous fire weather predictions.

This includes single track areas at Kinross State Forest and Lidsdale State Forest (Rydal).

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Volunteers needed for commissaires

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OK I've been a bit slack and should have had this organised this ages ago.

From the first of January to comply with our insurance through MTBA we have to have a commissaire at all official events.

A Commissaire just looks after safety and makes sure the rules are being follow.

AT least they now let you ride at club events too so at club level it's pretty much just checking the track and handling the protests(not that we've ever had one at club level.)

Any way you can do the course and be approved on line
http://www.mtba.asn.au/training/com/

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Morons on Pony Express. Please get off and walk

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To the fools riding Pony Express last Sunday (4-11-2012) that were to arrogant to get off and walk through the pony club grounds, you are going to ruining it for all of us.

Hi Craig

Sorry but I have to let you know we had some bike riders on Sunday not getting off their bikes and walking through. We all realize that you can’t monitor and keep everyone keeping to the rules. We talked about getting a permanent sign put up at the end of the track. As it’s very possible the riders might not even be from your club.

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Choclate foot says thanks

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Dear Flynny, Skinny, Tim, Steve, Lincoln, Ian, Alan and all the many other volunteers from CTMBC who were involved in Sunday’s race!
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Rydal 8hr images and reports

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Some great photo galleries and reports coming in.

Solo rider Ed McDonald eats some donuts and wins the race

Bethany Thompson didn't have such a good race but still managed to have a great day

Robert Conroy always does a great job covering the race scene at The Roost

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STM 8hr prep: what needs to be done

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Ok all it's that time of year again. Time to shw case our trails and club to the wider community at the Single Track Mind 8hr.

After a bit of deliberation we decided not to use the new bit of trail this year. It's a little brutal just yet and we need time to clean it up, fix the ruts and switch back the hill so we'll run with basically the same course as last year.

So the trail needs a little tidy up. Just a light rake and clearing out some over taking options.

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Rydal preview

Heading out to Rydal Tuesday morning around 9:30 am to shoot some video for the choc foot eight hour. Anyone is welcome to join in. It's your chance to get your face on the choc foot website to promote the Rydal round.

Let us know who's in.

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Single track mind special offer to Ctmbc members

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Ok guys fi and joe are offering hosting club specials on their merchandise before our 8 hr

 

We’re really looking forward to bringing the Singletrack Mind Series to Rydal once again in 2012. It’s always a pleasure to work with CTMBC and by way of thanks, we’d like to offer club members discounts on our event merchandise. We have a Series t-shirt and a Series jersey, available in both men & women’s cuts.

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Tuesday Night Racing is back

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It's back, Tuesday Night Racing at Rydal.

If you could click the star in the calendar to show your intention of coming so we get an idea of numbers that would be great.

Kick off is 6 so 5:45pm rego opens, if you are new or need to renew your license please turn up earlier rather than later.

Rounds 1 through 4 all riders will require lights before being allowed to start.

Rounds 5-8 riders wishing to do the full 3 lap will need lights.

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Race report from the Roost

Words pictures and video from Bobby and his crew
http://theroostmag.com.au/return-to-the-go-nsw-s...

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State Dh:Volunteers needed

We are hosing a state DH again this year. this time at the Brand new Pony Xpress trail, http://ctmbc.net/node/33336

As usual we need volunteers for marshaling and timing to make sure it all runs smoothly.

The event runs Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of August, 8-4. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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