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Singletrack Mind Series Round 5


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By Fi - Posted on 11 February 2014

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Sunday, 19 October, 2014 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Duration: 
7 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Kinross State Forest
Meeting Point: 

The city of Orange is around 4 hrs from Sydney and 3 hrs from Canberra. Kinross State Forest is situated on the northeast edge of town, a 10 minute drive or 20 minute ride from the Orange town centre.

Meet at the Bulgas Road carpark, Western edge of the forest.

Drive out from Orange on the Ophir Rd, before you reach the rubbish tip, turn right onto Bulgas Rd. Follow this about 2km to the forest (the road turns to gravel).

Note that the 'Directions there' google maps link below may not give the best route/destination. It seems that google maps ignores Bulgas Rd when selecting a route and gives the next closest spot. The 'Meeting point' link should be correct.

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.
Details:

The Singletrack Mind Series features five mountain bike endurance events of 7 and 4 hours duration. They will take you to five different locations in NSW, each one renowned for its flowing singletrack and fun factor.

Kinross was the Series Finale in 2013 and riders couldn't get enough of the fantastic trails that made up the race loop - fun factor was off the chart with the 1km descent at the end of the lap leaving you grinning from ear to ear. With so much on offer in the region (riding, eating, drinking, stunning countryside), it's a no-brainer to head back to Orange for our 2014 Series Finale!

Who's in?
Fi, garyinoz, unclebullbar, Dicko, Fatboy, gustfront, sly_artichoke, Barnsy, grantd, rideupndown, GarethP, Sasquatch72 (12 riders)
Fi garyinoz unclebullbar Dicko Fatboy gustfront sly_artichoke Barnsy grantd rideupndown GarethP Sasquatch72
What Happened?

Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...

Who Title Status Laps Time Pos.Gen. Category Pos.Cat.
GarethP Sweet, sweet singletrack Finished 11 06:38:00 7hr solo and teams 11
Fatboy Awesome Weekend in Orange Finished 8 04:31:53 20 4hr solo 6

Were you there and have a story to tell?

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GarethP's picture

Woohoo family road trip!!

grantd's picture

Not long now. Here's a reminder (or introduction) of the final run into transition to help you memorise each corner and mentally prepare for the race Eye-wink

http://youtu.be/EW1CBOU3Jmk

It's been fairly dry out here for the last month or so, none of that Sydney mud I've been hearing about. Has i stopped raining on the coast yet?

GarethP's picture

Looks like Orange is getting some solid rain at the moment! Latter part of the week looks good though, so hopefully the track will be in good nick

grantd's picture

Yeah, there was a storm hanging around this morning bringing much needed rain. Should soak in quickly when the sun comes out I'd say.

Dr Toxic's picture

The family is considering coming to do the race. But before we enter, is there camping available? We would like to pitch the tent on Saturday night.

Cheers.

Fi's picture

Is available as per the website info: http://www.chocolatefoot.com.au/singletrack-mind...

grantd's picture

Just a reminder that fire season started with October and state forests says "Solid fuel fires are not permitted in any state forest during the summer fire danger period".

Dr Toxic's picture

Thanks Fi. The page must have been hiding well as I looked on two different occasions and followed links from the front page. Must be blind.

Fi's picture

Hoping you were the person who sent the enquiry by email asking the same question - I replied, but got a bounce-back!

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