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Highland Fling Race Tips Video

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Fresh from the edit suite this morning - a sneak peek at a 4-minute video shot at Wingello on Sunday, with tips on Highland Fling training, featuring Jenny Fay and Anthony Shippard. We have more videos coming, and I would welcome any feedback - if they're popular, we'll keep making them!

http://www.louderthanwords.com.au/highlandfling/

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200km at Scott 24hr

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2 of us - combined age of 111yrs - are attempting to ride 200km (each) in 24hrs at the Scott 24hr on Oct 13 this year on behalf of the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Cancer Centre at RPA. Say hello when you pass us (and you will go past us lots...). We'll be wearing the jersey in the pic attached. Good luck to any NobMobbers riding at the Scott 24.

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26" Dually vs 29" HT - best bike for the Fling?

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I'm currently training for the highland fling (half), so I mapped out a 60km ride that includes 1200m of climbing, single track, fire trails and a few roads to link it all up. For the first couple of weeks I rode it on my 29" carbon HT, and my times were consistently around 3:08 to 3:10. Rode it on my 26" dually today, and it took 3:22. Now the dually is 2kg heavier and has Kenda Nevegal tyres (the HT has Racing Ralphs), but I was surprised how much quicker I am on the HT.

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Lift to Kowalksi? + Free beer

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Hi All, I need a lift down to the Kowalski on the Saturday - if you live on the Northern Beaches (I am in Beacon Hill) and can give me and my bike a lift that would be great (will contibute petrol and there is a case of beer in it too!) I have a lift back sorted.

Cheers

Dan

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Half Fling Profile

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Does anyone know roughly how many meters of climbing there is in the half-fling course? I think the full fling is around 2400m or so, I've always assumed the half had about 1200m of climbing.

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"Hidden Valley Classic"

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Entries for this event close Friday 7th Sept...no late entries

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Endurance Info

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I am currently training for my first solo 8 hour in November. I've been searching the net for a few months now trying to get some 'tips' for endurance events, but I'm not finding a lot of info. A small 3-part series by Mark Fenner has been handy for training.

Anyone know of any good mtb specific websites or books? 'Ed Rides Bikes' is a great read, but not a whole lot of inside knowledge.

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"Hidden Valley Classic"...entries still available

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Entries still available in the "Hidden Valley Classic" at Coolah, Sunday Sept 16th. A genuine cross crountry with 25-50-75k options & 90% singletrack...very little of that road/firetrail rubbish !!

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2014 commonwealth games MTB course

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Following discussions about the 2000 Olympic MTB track, I thought some of you might like this article about the 2014 commonwealth games course in Glasgow.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/201...

Looks like it will be a good track for the race but more importantly, it's clearly seen as a big draw card for MTB tourists as well as locals. Some very mature comments from the local council as well,as the news reporter.
The track is easy riding distance from where I was brought up in the East end of Glasgow .....

CB

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Anyone else been tuning in?

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http://crankworx.com/whistler/webcasts.php

I love this shit.

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Rocky Trail rider survey

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Please help us improve our events by filling out this quick survey even if you have never raced with us:

https://app.icontact.com/icp/sub/survey/start?si...

Thanks a lot!

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Husky vs Fling

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I was wondering if anyone could share their opinion on the husky vs fling. I did the husky last month and it was my first 100km. Took me 7 hrs... Anyway a few riders said to do the fling and its a great enduro which I've now entered but I've heard since then it's a much tougher ride than the husky and a lot more climbing. That's cool if it is but if anyone can share their experiences I can suss out how much I really need to step up the training. Cheers all.

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Back Yamma BigFoot

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Only new to the sport , thinking of entrying the BYBF , can anyone offer any advise at all ?? , thinking fitness levels etc

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Olympic trail videos

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Videos of the London Olympics MTB trail for your curiousity:

http://youtu.be/D3yMq7AYP3U

and this one with details:

http://youtu.be/dPdPGZm0wgw

Events will be at Hadleigh Farm (Essex): http://goo.gl/maps/E2nH2

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Olympic MTB times and coverage

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Anyone not living under a rock will know that thing in London is starting soon. However did you know the men and women's MTB events won't happen till the last 2 days. So we have to face countless days of running, jumping and gay wrestling* before we get to the fun stuff.

Woman
Sat 11th Aug 21.30 (AEST)

Men
Sun 12th Aug 22.30 (AEST)

I'm going to take a punt and say these will not be televised by any of the local networks. The BBC however are streaming every single event live on the iPlayer - if you know how to get it.

Enjoy!

* I've heard Gazza is looking forward to this

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Anybody been to the bike show?

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Hi just wondering what the reviews are like if it's worth. The trip.
Cheers.

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New mountain biking movie in Sydney

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Help! I spotted an ad for a new mountain bike movie release in the Herald this week and then someone else at work pinched the paper! Can't find anything on the net and don't know the name of the movie. Anyone got any info please?

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XCM Rankings

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So - with 4 races down (Wombat, Cap Pun, Convict and Husky) and 2 to go (Woolombi and Fling) the rankings are really starting to take shape and make interesting reading.

http://www.cyclenation.com.au/results/ranklist.a...

Remember - its your best 3 results that count, and also that there are 25% more points on offer at the Fling. Its going to get VERY tight.

BTW - how many nobmobbers are listed there in the top 20 on the first page? Great work - Dicko, PS, Brian, Tate and 'Anthem X1 Girl'.

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Sydney Bike Show

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Is anyone going to the bike show this year?

I missed it last year so will try and get there this time.

http://www.bikeshow.org.au/

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woodford to glenbrook

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Does anybody know when they will post results for woodford to glenbrook race last sunday. did better than expected and am keen to know how I went.

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2 days riding at Taree Tip Trails.

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Was at the Taree Tip Trails last week finalising course for Brownie Points Burner 2012 and rode the new Convict Trail with Bruce and Dave from the club. Its a Rotorua style classic. We shall be riding that trail and a bunch of other local trails in 2 days of MTB escape Sept 22.
Check the calendar entry or go straight to the source at www.veloevents.com.au

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Geurie XC Time Trial

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Hiya,

Dubbo MTB are hosting a MTB Time Trial on the yellow loop at Geurie, every rider has 3 non-consecutive laps to post their best time. Prizes and lucky door prizes so all welcome!
Riders will leave the start gate 30-60 seconds apart starting with the fastest seeded riders on the first llap, actual times on lap 1 will dictate start times for laps 2 & 3

Rego from 9, racing starting at 1030, there will be a BBQ operating, my backyard BMX/pump track will be open and other areas of the XC loops at geurie will be open for you to keep warm on.

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Oz Marathon Champs photos

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Some nice shots, including a couple of Gazza on his new weapon ... number plate 219?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeppidy/sets/721576...

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Mid Winters Night Screaming 4hr

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Entry Opens Friday 8th June

More information http://ctmbc.net/node/36130

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Entries open for Kowalski Classic

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Introducing the Kowalski Classic

For nigh on two decades, local trail building legends Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers have been hand-crafting trails in the ACT region. Thanks to their work, Sparrow Hill and East Kowen Forest have become single track nirvana. The innuagural Kowalski Classic gives you the chance to race it all in one hit. Ride the Bird, then the Kow, then the Bird, then the Kow!

FULL DISTANCE (Circa 90-100km):

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