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The Mont

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Had a good time at the Mont, I'm shattered now.

Thanks to Pancakes for getting the team together, cooking pancakes, looking after the running sheet and all the other stuff you did to make things run smoothly.

To the rest of the team, thanks for making the event a whole lot of fun, it's not something I thought I'd ever do let alone enjoy.

@Hawkeye, thanks for your text msg yesterday.

Cheers

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Convict 68Km 2016 race

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Hi
I am going to do the convict 68KM, I did ride the last Convict 50km and the last Husky 50km.
Anyone who rode the 68km last year or other convict events I am interested in your thoughts and experience on the event.

1) They say that the 68km has single track in it, how technical is this single track and what pecentage is the single track too fire trail?

2) Does the 68km have the down hill section of the old 50km with the hazadous gutters in it?

3) Any hints on the canoe as I am keen on riding it.

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Crazy Kiwis

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Just got back from a few days riding in NZ where we came across some of the riders in this NZ event. http://www.touraotearoa.nz

You can track them here. http://touraotearoa2016.maprogress.com

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Bago Bluff Marathon

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Hi all,

I've heard that there's this 50/100km marathon up near Port Mac on March 6th, and was thinking it looks like a good alternative to the executed Capital Punishment that was a similar distance/time of year.

http://www.trailterra.com.au/bago-bluff-mtb-mara...

Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the tracks/race and anyone had been considering having a go at competing in it as I'm keen to know who'd be around if I made the trip up.

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The Pioneer - 7 Day Stage Race in New Zealand - My Blog

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Hi Folks,

For anyone who may be interested, check out my blog at http://nobmob.com/node/53124

Cheers
Ian

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Pairs Racing - the future of marathon racing?

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Hi all - I wrote a little bit about this, and posted it in my Blog here...

http://nobmob.com/node/53109

Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Hilarious MTB Rage - Warning: very colourful language used

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When I saw this I was in stitches from laughing. This Swedish guy has a complete meltdown out in the track. There are english subtitles to capture his outbursts. Don;t know if that works for you english speaking folks.

Anyone offended by colourful language should not watch it. For anyone else, I hope you find it as funny as I did.


http://youtu.be/DImxGczuYJI

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Anywhere rideable tomorrow sunday?

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My attempts today to get some dirt under the tyres got killed by a local heavy rain fall over wylde turning it in to a mud bath just before I got there. Mt Annan is not far away but it was closed. Lots of driving - no riding.

Does anyone know of any tracks dry enough to ride tomorrow within a day trip from northern beaches?

Cheers,
Staffan

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James Estate track.

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Hi peoples.

I'm looking at the Jetblack 24hr coming up at the James Estate Winery. I'm just interested in the track...

Is it similar in elevation / tightness / bumpiness to Awaba?
Why - why not?

Cheers.
Chris.

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Highland Fling

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So how many people are heading to the Fling this weekend, Im heading down to do my first MTB race

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Kowalski Classic 2015

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Great event on the weekend. Recent man flu and little training meant a very long 100km in the saddle, but unlike my performance i couldn't fault the race organisation.

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Rydal 3 hour this Saturday

Central Mountain Bike Club spring 3 hour this saturday forecast 20 degrees,new single track this round,camping available at the showground, the Rydal daffodil festival is on this weekend as well check it out at http://www.rydal.com.au/events.php dont forget every entry goes into the draw for a trip for two to rotarua nz at the final round in december

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Fling Training - Saturday Mornings at Hornsby. Any interest?

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I'll post official rides if there is any interest in this...

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Women's Wellness Weekend - Yoga and Mountain Biking

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‘Sydney Bike Skills’ and ‘Yoga Essentia’ have teamed up to offer a 2 day weekend retreat which incorporates learning fundamental mountain bike skills and yoga in a tranquil setting at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen.

The cost of the weekend is fully inclusive of one night's accommodation in the Academy Motel (twin share), 4 nutritious meals, 6 skills sessions (3 yoga and 3 mountain bike).

There is also an opportunity to go for a bush walk, ride around the Narrabeen Lagoon, take a swim in the pool or have a therapeutic massage.

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Hidden Valley Classic - Coolah NSW

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Hi All

Here are details of the Coolah, Hidden Valley Classic that a number of us are heading over to do it next month. Check out their facebook page to get an idea of what you will be in for: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coolah-Bikeworx/3...

It’s a typical real country event and good fun. You can camp onsite or book a cabin at the Coolah Caravan park and head to the top pub for dinner.

Curl

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Hellfire Cup FAQ & Promo

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Hey everyone - towards the end of last year I wrote a bit about the Hellfire Cup in Tassie (19th - 22nd November). Its a hell (excuse me) of a good event.
As I said before, its a bit of a cross between a race, a social event, and a music festival. A really unique vibe. $ days of incredible MTB riding on some rad trails, with only half an eye on the results sheet.

Anyway - if anyone was interested in going, or had questions, there are two events this week that will provide answers and also some benefits..

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Wildside Difficulty

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If anyone has raced the Wildside stage race in Tasmania before could you comment on how technical the trails are? Particularly how it compares to the trails around Sydney.

My wife is considering entering and is not yet confident riding all of Manly Dam. Would the this make the Wildside not enjoyable or would it just mean walking a few sections?

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http://www.switchbackevents.com.au/gravity-enduro/

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This looks sick.

i am pretty keen. I only have a 120 mm travel bike but I am keen to go.

According to the website low travel bikes are fine as there is A and B lines.

This is where they have held a handgliding championship!

We should form a northen beach posse to convoy there.

Cheers

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" Hidden Valley Classic "

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For the ride of your life !!...Sunday 13th Sept at Coolah.
30-60-90k options...over 90% natural singletrack.
Entries are limited...don't leave it too long, you'll miss out.
For information & photos click onto link below or google Coolah Bikeworx.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coolah-Bikeworx/3...

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Woody worlds

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Anyone going to the Woodford - Glenbrrok event this weekend. First time for me.

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Ourimbah latest status?

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Does anyone have an up to date status on Ourimbah XC tracks to share. Latest status report on this site is from the 8th of June and there has been some rain around since and just wanting to check if the tracks will be in good condition over the weekend.

Many Thanks!

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Kowalski Classic 2015 - 20 Sept - Entries Now Open

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Now in its fourth year, the Kowalski Classic is a one-day showcase of the famous trails in East Kowen Forest and Sparrow Hill. The event celebrates the achievements of local trail builders Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers, who together have hand built over 100km of flowing trail in East Kowen (the Kow) & Sparrow Hill (the Bird).

Love single track? Then you will love the Kowalski Classic.

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My first Convict 100

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I am going to ride the C100 for the first time this August. I was glad that it got moved as I was not available for May.

So the important questions that I am hoping that someone will be able to help me on.

1. I am reasonably fit for a 50+ year old ... Ride twice a week for 50k plus each time and don't mind the hills.
Q - Do I need to train more that this for the 100?

2. I have ridden roads bikes for the past 10 years but recently - 12 months ago - bought a MTB and love it as a change up from the road bike.

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Where to ride in Port Macquarie

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We are heading up to the GE race in Port Macquarie on this Sunday to race and have a Mondraker demo day, but we will be up there on the Saturday already and I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good track for XC / all mountain type ride

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Dungog Duathlon

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I heard about this event via the HMBA so thank you in advance for the heads up on what is a really great race. The recent rain fall made the single track pretty challenging with lots of crashes and technical problems. There is a great photo of a guy attempting to negotiate the last 10km just on his back wheel rim. It was shame that this event really doesn't seem to attract the numbers with probably only 70 competitors if that there. The money raised goes to helping local projects in the area so it's all for a good cause.

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