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Extra spaces opened up for the 2012 Kanangra Classic

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After the sell out success of last years Kanangra Classic, we can announce that we will have an extra 300 spots up for grabs in this years event!
Spaces are filling fast, so if you missed out on a spot last year, now is the time to get your entry in.

For those who don't know about this event, the Kanangra Classic is a great weekend of outdoor recreation held in the beautiful Kanangra Boyd National Park. Located just 146km west of Penrith and approx 30 minutes from the Oberon township the Kanangra Boyd National Park is an iconic part of the greater Blue Mountains.

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World 24hr

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Is there a way of following this weekends 24hr World Champs?

I'd love to follow it. I'm assuming this WEMBO site is it... although there are no links I can see re: live timing.

http://www.wembo.com.au/italy/about/finale-ligur...

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Husky 50km vs Convict 50km

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I did the Convict 50km last weekend (loved it) and will be doing the Husky 50 end of June. Can anyone tell me what I can expect in comparison to the Convict? Hopefully when I get a few more of these under my belt, I won't have to keep asking for everyones advice.....

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Local downhill tracks Orange Bathurst Lithgow?

Hi all!
Keen to get back into downhilling, I live in Bathurst and was wondering if Orange or Lithgow have any legal tracks to ride and whether there are any races held there? I had a search but didn't turn up much, not a good sign!

Thanks!

Ben

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100 mile fling

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Hi,
Anyone know what the cut off times for the hundred mile fling are? Can't seem to find it on their website.
Thinking about going full distance this year.
Cheers

S

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Short distance races for beginners?

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Hello all,

Reading all the posts about the recent convict 100 has inspired me to give racing a go. Being relatively unfit I was wondering if there are any races for beginners around the 15km mark?

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Australian XCM Championships -

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Anyone heading down for this? Its on the June long weekend.

There doesn't seem to be heaps of information on the MTBA website, other than I know its at Stromlo and its on 10th June and the course is 88km in length from what I understand.

http://www.mtba.asn.au/news/1773-2012-australian...

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Convict 100km - Are people going down Friday arvo or Saturday Morning?

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Hi All,

If you are doing the 100km, what are you doing about getting there? Are you heading down on Friday afternoon or evening, or at the crack of dawn on Saturday (in which case don't forget there are road works on the M2 with 40km or so speed limits)???

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Capital Punishment Results

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Hope everyone enjoyed the race and achieved their goals. Any news on when the results will be up?

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Newtons Nation Live streaming

Newtons Nation has secured free live streaming of the sport action via stuffTV. I'll post direct links up when the become available

but with $7000 worth of prize money, 3 days of riding, more actions sports you can poke a stick at and 2 night music festival pass we'll all be riding anyway.....

http://www.newtonsnation.com.au/

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Tathra MTB Enduro, April 22, 2012 - UPDATE

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Yes, It's been raining down in Tathra.

We've done a track inspection today. Wet - but not flooded or event fatal.
Most tracks are on the hill, water drains - and there are some puddles at the bottom.

Rest assured we have no intention of riding on wet or dangerous tracks. It creates too much track damage for us to mend. And too much costly damage for riders.

We are having another track inspection tomorrow morning. Weather is clearing and the forecast (if you put any faith in BOM) is drizzle clearing tonight. Fine for Saturday and Sunday. Plus some drying winds.

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HMBA Patterson 3 hr race

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Wanting to do this race on Sunday and was wondering if anyone closer to Singleton could give a first hand report on the rainfall they have had there in the past few days. This looks fairly promising compared to the CC and Sydney:
m.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/hunter/singleton/monthtodate

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State AM Rd2

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Online entry for State AM round 2 at Superbowl -Nowra hosted by SCUM is now open.
Use this link:
https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.as...

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Capital Punishment Water Stop?

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Does anyone know if there is a water refill station during the "non-race" section through the streets of Canberra? I'm doing the 50km and hoping to get away with just one bottle.

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The Common MTB Festival

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Four of us went up to Dungog today to check out the course for the 8hour enduro on The Common this coming weekend. It was our first experience of the trails and we've come away very impressed and looking forward to the weekend. We met Les, Chris and Al who were hard at work putting the finishing touches to the loop and the camping area. The course loop is brilliant with something for everyone and stunning views at every turn. It sounds like a great program across the weekend with live music, mtb movies under the stars and a 16inch bike race Saturday afternoon!

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Eurosport 511

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Was hoping to watch a replay of the WC from South Africa on Fox at 4pm instead there is some cool Aussie MTB race on now!-it has AMB's Mick Ross talkin the breeze & so! how cool is that?-must be the W.A Cape to Cape-top quality MTB film

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Convict 100

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Hi all, I am a late entry to this event 50km, and as it is a good 2hrs drive from the Northern Beaches, I was wandering if anyone can giveme an idea of what time you have to be there for the 50km version, rego and stuff. If it is too early,may look at accomodation. Many thanks

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Mont 24 2012 - Trail Traffic Warning :-)

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Happy trails!

Watch out for extra wide loads on the trails - Team 'Big Test Icicles' is out in force...causing controversy again!

See you at the Mont! Eye-wink

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The 'Team Big Test Icicles' is fielding a 'Brady Bunch' this year...

= 3 dads (Flying Al, Hawkeye, Hans) and 3 sons (Ethan, Josh, and Benji).

Passing the spirit of MTB'ing to the next generation!

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Mont24: Open slot in team of four!

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Hi All, any late takers for a slot in a team of four? We had a late drop out. Please PM or SMS/ call me.

Thanks!

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Reminder: Webcast: UCI DH World Cup Rd1 live tonight

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Just a quick reminder for those who can stay up, the first round of the UCI DH World Cup is being 'webcasted' live on "http://live.redbull.tv" starting at ~11:15pm EST (check your local guides:-) tonight (sunday).

Hope y'all can watch - Troy qualified 5th, Mick Hannah 6th, Graves 9th and Hill 14th.

Tracey Hannah qualified 1st in the womens.

Go the Aussies !!!

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Pietermaritzburg World Cup XC Course - Video

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http://vimeo.com/38623812

What a sweet course!
However, it does go to show a few things...
1/. Mnt Annan is basically the perfect place to train for a World Cup (other than a few steeper / techo bits)
2/. A 29er is the only bike to ride and rear suspension is not required
3/. Tread on tyres is irrelevant as its all super super groomed.

I'm sure there will be some response that its not hard enough, and maybe boring - but it has claimed skin so far from the best of Australia in test riding.

How good does it look!!!!??

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Convict 100 (50km course)

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I am looking to do the 50km course of the Convict 100 and was wandering if any one can give me an idea of how tough it is. I am reasonably fit BUT my MTB skills are very average. I have done quite a few adventure races, (such as Akuna Bay, Gloucester tri, all about 3 to 4 hrs) but not a straight MTB event. Is this too tough for a first time go at these type of races?

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Mont 2012 - Trail closed / latest conditions & forecasts

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Read the latest reports from the locals....

http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?2...

Holy Kow!


http://youtu.be/wxzCx1gCUZc

Brian's picture

No Angry Doctor for 2012

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The Angry Doctor is set to return in 2013

http://www.arocsport.com.au/mtbenduro/mtbenduro_...

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UNE 12 hour - Armidale

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Who wants to ride some dry tracks? The UNE 12 hour is on in one weeks time up in Armidale. Great tracks that have had no rain and lots of trail fairies hard at work. http://www.nemtb.com.au/news/theresstilltimetoge...
Ps - 'a day on the green' is on at the same time for any better halves that would prefer music in the vines instead.
http://www.adayonthegreen.com.au/index.php?merch...

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