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Back Yamma Bigfoot 2014

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By Lach - Posted on 28 July 2014

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Sunday, 7 September, 2014 (All day)

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

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

Corner of Back Yamma Road and Parkes Eugowra Road, Eugowra NSW 2806. This is around 25km South of Parkes.

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Back Yamma Bigfoot is a 25/50/100km mountain bike race that is held in the Back Yamma State Forest Daroobalgie (near Parkes and Forbes) in the Central West of NSW.

The course has been designed to cater all categories of riders from beginners to the elite.

Beginners can get a taste of the action by doing the 25km loop or better know as the "Little Foot", while the intermediate and advance riders can go a little harder and do the more technical single track 50km loop know as the "Big Foot". As for all the elite riders out there we have something special for you called "Two Big Feet". A 100km loop that will push you further and harder than ever!

Who's in?
evan, Lach, Brian, Bikeboy, Antsonline, Ian_A, wazza, kempy, grantd, rideupndown (10 riders)
evan Lach Brian Bikeboy Antsonline Ian_A wazza kempy grantd rideupndown
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.
Ian_A Back Yamma 100km Finished 2 04:26:32 15 9
Lach Back to Back Yamma again Finished 02:39:10 58 12
Brian 2014 BYBF Done Finished 04:23:49 12 7

Were you there and have a story to tell?

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Brian's picture

I'm in for the 100 Smiling

garyinoz's picture

Bit too far for me to travel but have a good race.

hawkeye's picture

Awesome fun course. I've been wanting to get back out there since riding the inaugural event.

You guys will have a blast.

Just remember to put a nice bitey front tyre on, the bulldust makes for loose corners and running wide is not recommended!

Brian's picture

I've heard the loose corners might bring back some bad memories Eye-wink

Brian's picture

The weather is looking good for this. I can't wait.

Lach's picture

Will be nice to get out to what look like being some reasonably dry tracks. A little bit of rain this week to hopefully firm them up and away we go....

Is this your first race back Brian? If so good luck and hope it goes well.

Brian's picture

Yes, this is my first mtb race. I've just converted my bike to grip shift to help with shifting. I love the week leading up to a race.

hawkeye's picture

Your enthusiasm is infectious, Brian! Smiling

Good luck with the race. Keep the rubber side down. That circuit is loose!

Make sure you don't run wide off the trail in the harvested areas, there are often low tree stumps hidden in the undergrowth. If you come in too hot, just go straight and be prepared to bunny hop Eye-wink

Quite a few roos around when I was there last, too.

It all adds to the atmosphere. Smiling

Lach's picture

... the track is only loose if you get off the racing line. Or at least that's the way it seems from mid-field in the 50 after all the 100's and the fast 50's have cleaned it up a bit Smiling

Nothing too technical to catch you out with a new grip shift either, so you should be fine.

grantd's picture

Here's a 5 min video of 2013's event to help get you excited:

Brian's picture

Awesome. Looks great.

Brian's picture

Only two sleeps to go before I head out there. I feel like a kid before Xmas Smiling

Lach's picture

... looking forward to driving out of this rain once we're over the mountains. Doesn't look so good for the Wollombi ride this morning.... Sad

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