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Mowbray Park 12HR

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Anyone got any experience of this track? Big climbs, horrible slog through grass or as fun as it looks? Assuming it's a bog if it rains.
Cheers people.
Nige

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Shimano MTB GP Awaba this wknd (23 Jul)

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Note the Shimano MTB GP will be at Awaba this wknd due to a change of venue.

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Evocities round 2 Albury

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Is anyone heading down for the 2nd round of the Evocities series in Albury?
I will heading down with a mate on Saturday, we are going to find a campsite close to Albury for Saturday night then drive home via Canberra sunday/Monday.
Happy for others to join us camping and at the race.

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Tathra MTB Enduro postponed until August 27/28

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This weekend's Tathra MTB Enduro has been postponed due to torrential rain and local flooding.
The event has been rescheduled to August 27/28, 2016.

An intense low pressure system along the NSW Coast has dumped over 300 mls of rain on Tathra during the past four days, resulting in widespread flooding. Gale force winds have also felled hundreds of trees.

Another low pressure system is forecast to bring further rain to the area on Thursday and Friday this week.

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Getting shafted @ Port to Port day 3

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I was 4th in masters general classification at the beginning of the day. My aim was to make the most of my local knowledge in Awaba MTB park where I ride & race regularly to get on the masters podium for the day & into the top 3 on GC.
I came out of Awaba in a group with 1st & 3rd in my category & had opened a gap to 2nd & 5th, 6th etc. Before turning the corner at the end of the first long straight of the climb I glanced back & could not see any riders or groups in pursuit, only one or two who had dropped off our group.

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Wollombi Wild Ride Course Info

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Heading to Wollombi this weekend... Does anyone know if the Wollombi Wild Ride 60km route passes through any private property?

Anyone got a Strava link by any chance?

Cheers, Andy

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Otway300

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I'm just back from a weekend at the Otway300 - it was such an incredible event.
Its a long race for sure, and a bit of a journey to get to Forrest, Vic to compete, but my word, it was worth every second.

8 mates caught the same flight, booked a couple of cars, and hired a big house together - for what really was an ultimate 'boys riding' weekend away.

The racing was great - for sure - but the whole vibe and nature of the weekend really stood out. If you even slightly fancy yourself as an endurance based rider, put it on your calendar for next year. Its a bucket list race...

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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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