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Demo/Test days (brands or shops)?

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Is there any such events coming up in the next months?

Specialized 'Test the Best' seems to off for a few months

I remember seeing a Trek test day at Manly Dam. But can find anything online.

What about other brands or shops?
Love to try a Scott or Canondale.

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BC Bike Race 2015

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Well I got up at some ungodly hour this morning in an attempt to get an early bird registration to the race. I failed.

Despite completing the required info in 11 minutes all of the A, B and C early birds were gone... Astounding.

So a couple of hundred bucks poorer than I budgeted for I hit the register button anyway.

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Ourimbah vs Mt Annan - the verdict

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There has been some discussion after the Shimano GP event at Ourimbah wether Mt Annan would be as challenging or not with various view put forward.

This unresolved issue were taking over my consciousness and I had to get it resolved so I just had to take one for the team and go and do a thorough assessment and bring closure to this very important matter. Today was the day to do it. No rain for a long time, blue skies, lubed up chain and the camel back full of water.

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7hr races in late 2014??

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I am wondering whether there is any multi-lap endurance races between 6-8hr in length during November or December later this year and preferably within 3/4hrs drive of Newcastle. Just looking for suggestions because there doesn't seem to be any longer events on.

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James Estate

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Do you like a real challenge?

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There is a new race in South Africa with the highest prize money of any MTB race in the world at a whopping US$ 1,000,000.

The race is 1,000km and there is one stage. Teams of two race "non-stop" for the 1,000km and the first three teams to cross the finish line get $750k, $100k, and $50k, with a further $100k going into a lucky draw for all but the top 3.

Are you tough enough? .....I certainly am not.

www.themunga.com/

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The end of the (Woody) world(s)

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Someone at work geed me up to do the Woody worlds Careflight this year
I'm wondering if it's far from Euroka up to the single track
And is anyone going to do that so I can tag along

And come up and say hi if you see me
I'll be on my old faithful 2005 stumpy recently rebuilt and resprayed stealth black

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Mt Annan v Ourimbah

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Hi All,

How would everyone rate Mt Annan v the Ourimbah track from Rnd 3?

is Mt Annan as technical in terms of climbs and descents?

the profile map shows some large'ish climbs and downs, are they as technical as the Drop Off and that horrible climb up through that dark bit of forest where there were rocks and a log (whihc i said hello to) on teh side.

Jeff

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Tathra re-run debrief

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Take two of this years Tathra enduro was run over the weekend.

Second time I do this event. It is a loong drive but last year was such a buzz I came back for more. If last year was good this year blew me away, some sections I could not remember had been added causing many spontaneous Yeehaas! Especially a snaking half pipe type of section that sent us on a laugh out load roller coaster ride. Unreal!

All of you - do yourself a favour and enter this event next year.

Cheers!

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Central Coast MTB Club Round this Sunday at Ourimbah

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Central Coast MTB Club Round this Sunday at Ourimbah

Rego 8am - Racing starts 9am - All grades welcome

Get out there for some fun racing on a great track

All riders welcome

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What is best first race to aim for?

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Greetings,

New to the sport but rapidly becoming addicted to the point that, even though it's only very early days, I am keen to participate in an event in the foreseeable future.

My goal would only be to complete not compete, then working up distances over time.

I would welcome any advice or opinions on what events might be most suitable for a novice such as myself.

Thanks!

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Port to Port

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Is anybody here going to race in this event? I am doing all 4 days, and I expect to be pretty stuffed by the end. Smiling

Also, as this race will pass through Glenrock I wonder what sort of impact, if any, there might be on the trails. Although I've only been in Newcastle for 3 years I don't recall seeing any race days here.

Cheers,
Jake

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24 hr race - what to bring?

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I am entering my first team 24 hour race.

What advice do you have in terms of what equipment, spares, general kit should I bring?

Thanks

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Elite Category

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In most races I've done there is an Elite category. What governs who race in that category? I was studying the results of the last race and realised many in that category were slower than regular weekend warriors racing in the "normal" age categories.

Are certain riders forced to that group or is it self governed?

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Tyre advice for Convict 100

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Hey All,

First Convict 100 coming up( gulp)
Thinking is it worth it to go for thin /race tyres for it?
At present I have 2.3 Swalbe Hans Damf on the front and Kenda Nevengal 2.3 on the back.

Cheers

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Convict 100 Camping Advice

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I'm planning to camp with my family on Friday night prior to the race. The race website mentions premium camp sites by the river, on a first come first served basis, and that the campsites are open from 1pm. Can anyone tell me how quickly these sites usually fill up? Do people arrive before 1pm to get the best spots? I'm taking Friday off work so can get there pretty early if I heed to.

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Tathra MTB Enduro postponed until June 7/8 2014

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The TATHRA MTB ENDURO has been POSTPONED.

The event will now be staged on JUNE 7/8 2014.
Event organiser Andrew Johnson said rider safety and potential environmental issues were behind the decision.
“We have been monitoring the tracks and with the wet and soft soil, trees have been constantly falling,” said Johnson. “With gale force winds and more rain predicted, this is a major safety issue.”
He said the tracks have held up until this morning, but with 250ml of rain in the past month the ground can no longer handle any more water

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The Common MTB Festival

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Why are there so few people doing the 7 hour Common MTB Festival this Sunday at Dungog? C'mon, with the Mont cancelled surely some of you out there are up for it!

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I did not get

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an sms and rocked up to this after a 5am start and 3 hour drive from Sydney. Why not send both an SMS and email to be sure when cancelling the day before? Not overly impressed.

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2014 Absa Cape Epic Crash Pics

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I'm back in Australia now and recovering well. I had the dressing changed today and I got a good look of the damage that was done on the Stage 4 crash

I've also got my hands on the X-Rays taken and just how far the rock got embedded. They had to get an Orthopaedic Surgeon to remove it as they classed it having bone involvement and you'll see what they mean by that Eye-wink

The pictures are
- when the first help arrived
- in the medic tent at the race centre
- the rock they removed from my arm
- 1st X-ray of the rock embedded
- 2nd X-ray of the rock embedded

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Thanks from the SXC Racing Team

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Thank you everyone for all your support, encouragement and best wishes over the past week. Believe me, all the messages
Contribute to getting us up the next day, or pushing us over that final climb.

Brian is back in Oz now and on his way to recovery. I am on my way down to Port Elizabeth along the Garden Route, to eat relax and spend some time with the family.

We have caught up on all our race / stage blogs, and they are up on the www.sxcracing.com website for those that are interested.

Again thank you, and will see you again soon on our return.

SXC Racing (Brian & Wayne)

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 6 Highlights

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Looked like a lot of fun on the last day Smiling


http://youtu.be/ozlGHSwNBy0

Local team SXC Racing's Wayne was riding solo after Brian's mishap earlier in the week. There's a load of guys in the same boat and he placed third in the Masters Individuals on this stage. And actually, same in overall GC in that category.

Top effort Wayne! Stay upright next year boys and you should be top 20 easy! Eye-wink

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 4 Highlights (& lows)

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Looked like a beautiful stage today. But... unfortunately not for Sydney locals SXC Racing Sad

If you've been following their progress, the guys have been riding strong in some hideous conditions. They were top 20 in category GC starting yesterday.

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 3 Highlights

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Conditions look much improved over the stage 2. Phew!

If you're following the local team of SXC Racing, on GC they are now 19th in cat. Out of 179 starters that's bloody good! Come on boys!

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 2 Highlights

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Hideous day out on the bike!


http://youtu.be/ZdjAWbhUEpU

I'm not sure you can really appreciate how bad that was. Check out some stills from Twitter. Yerch!

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