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Anyone ridden to the top of Thredbo?

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I'm in Thredbo at the moment and keep looking at the lazy buggers getting the chairlifts to the top.
Anyone know of a way to ride up there?
I've looked at Google earth and maps and there seems to be a few access/maintenance trails around but are they too steep or not rideable?
Anyone been stupid enough to ride up there?

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Brand new Garmin 510 issues

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Hi,
I bought a new Garmin 510 yesterday for the Fling. Charged it fully and used it for the race today for the first time.
After about 4hrs it went blank and I thought it might have run out of battery being the first charge and all that.
When I got it home I realised it's beeping every 5seconds and I've put it back on charge, pressed all buttons in different sequences and nothings happening. It's still blank and it's still beeping.
Anyone heard of this before and know what to do before I take it back to the shop tomorrow?

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Rock Shox weights?

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Ok, I'm selling my Scalpel 29er ( classified to come soon )
And am building up a new bike with a "normal" fork.
I've set my mind on a 2014 Sid XX 29er but have realised there's the World Cup version at around $200 extra.
I know its got a carbon steerer, it's got the same internals I think?
Does anyone know exact weights of both these forks?
If the weight advantage is negligible then I won't ( 'scuse the pun ) Fork out the extra cash for the World Cup version and stick with the Xx.

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Anyone had any reviews on one of these?

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bike-Repair-or-Storag...
It's a cheaper version of the Topeak one but it still looks ok and is a third of the price.
Just wondered if anyone had already purchased one?

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Enduro in The Yorkshire Dales

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A little film of an event held in my old backyard so to speak,


http://vimeo.com/69699749

Notice the distinct lack of any trees!

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Magicshine/ cheap lights long term review?

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So I saw everyone was buying the Magicshine lights a while ago.
Even though I've had my Aye ups upgraded, I'm not really happy with them when I'm training on the road.
I have some powerfull homemade lights that I use for Mtb events but I'm looking for a cheap light I can put on and take off the road bike quickly.
Is everyone happy with the Magicshines and are they more powerful than the Aye ups?
Cheers in advance,
Gazza

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Broken Edge 500

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I acquired a Garmin Edge 500 to replace my bulky looking 705 and thought it would look quite racey to buy some of the Barfly mounts, the ones that place the unit in front of the stem rather than on top.
While it looks pretty slick and works well on the road bike, its not so practical on my Mtb.
I discovered this when I smacked into a tree at a race and broke the connecting tabs off the mounting plate on the underside of the unit.

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garmin/strava problems

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My last 4 rides won't upload onto strava and it's only showing my last ride as the 19/12/2012.
My garmin says different and is showing the four rides in its history.
I've tried quite a few times and strava wont pick anything up after the 19th.
I cleared all history a few weeks ago on the Garmin so i know there's no issue with it being full.
Any advice please?
For those that don't know me. I work with wood and computers are the Devils work so none of this Gpx file and tech talk with me please! Eye-wink

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What to do NYE 2012?

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Martine and I did this event last year and all i'll say, It was one of the best and most fun events of 2011 and on an awesome 10km loop of switchback singletrack heaven!
Needless to say, We're going back down this year to compete again.
http://www.rollingground.com.au/2012-wicked-womb...

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Flow MTB

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I havn't bought a Mtb magazine for a couple of years now as most of the info i ever need and ever read is on the net.
Last Thursday i signed up for a subcription with Flow MTB, It's a new online Australian mag with regular updates and stories of current Mtb stuff in Oz and around the globe.

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