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Pyrate's picture

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!

Al_King's picture

Keen to race

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Hi All,
New to Sydney, have done lot's of MTB riding a in VIC and loving the local trails. Keen to get involved in some XC racing, any advice on events to start with that may be coming up? Nothing to epic to start with please!
Thanks
Al_King

chrischris's picture

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.

Melski's picture

Kanangra Classic

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When: 
Sunday, 21 October, 2012 - 07:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Meeting Point: 

Carpark by Kanangra Walls. About 60Km South of Jenolan on dirt road.

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The Kanangra Classic is a great weekend of Mountain Biking held in the beautiful Kanangra Boyd National Park. The rides on offer are:
24km prologue on Saturday 20th October
50km race on Sunday 21st October
100km Race on Sunday 21st October.

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.

jp's picture

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?

Fi's picture

SRAM Singletrack Mind Series Round 5

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When: 
Sunday, 28 October, 2012 (All day)

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Ride Database Entry: 
Rydal
Meeting Point: 

The main rd in has been dusty as all get up so in an effort to keep on the good side of the locals it might be best to come in via the showground.

From the highway come into Rydal, cross the train tracks and take a left before the Pub (Showground signposted.)

Go around the top side of the show ground and follow the road around to the left. This will take you around towards the top side of the cemetery. from there a couple of cross rd will bring you back tot he bicentennial trail and thus the car park

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The SRAM Singletrack Mind Series features six mountain bike endurance events, of 7 or 8 hours duration. They will take you to six different locations in NSW and ACT, each one renowned for its flowing singletrack and fun factor.

The new course at Rydal was a great hit with competitors last year, with its serpentine singletrack and fantastic event centre at Rydal Showground. The great crew from Central Tablelands MTB Club and the Rydal community are looking forward to welcoming us back in 2012.

See http://www.chocolatefoot.com.au/singletrack-mind... for all the info.

Fi's picture

SRAM Singletrack Mind Series Round 1

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When: 
Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 08:00

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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.

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The SRAM Singletrack Mind Series features six mountain bike endurance events, of 7 or 8 hours duration. They will take you to six different locations in NSW and ACT, each one renowned for its flowing singletrack and fun factor.

Central West Off-Road Bicycle Club have been instrumental in developing a large network of trails close to Orange in Kinross State Forest. They'll be providing a purpose-built enduro loop for the race, and with the wide range of options for accommodation and gourmet food in Orange, this is an event not to be missed!

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The Mont 24hr - Looking for a team

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Hi,

My brother and I are looking to join a team for the Mont this year, we are 27 and 30 years old. Pretty keen riders, last year our lap times were around the 55-60min mark (hoping to go faster this year!). So if you need a couple of keen guys who are really good team members to join your team, let us know. We will pay for the entries! Shoot me an email at dtomesek@gmail.com

Cheers

Dom

Flynny's picture

Fun one

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A good strong roll up for this one. Looks like as day light increases so does rider numbers.

Just before the start I realised I had gotten oil on my pads. The rear was doing nothing, the front was best described as a speed retardation device.

For once I got in a small warm up and after the last couple of weeks of sprinting off the start and blowing up halfway around the first lap I tried to settle down on the start and build into it.

armo's picture

2011 Highland Fling

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Does anybody know the dates for next years Fling, it looks like i wont be able to get time off for Dirtworks so need to book holidays well in advance because i work most weekends,

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