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brakeburner's picture

back yamma bigfoot

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good first event and happy to finish with a half decent looking time, learnt a lot from this and will take that knowledge to the fling, time wise for the fling? i think the hills will decide!

CB's picture

Next year........

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Some things I've learned this weekend...

Mobs of kangaroos get spooked very easily and are very, very bad at emergency stops.
Just because it's easier than the Doctor/Dirtworks/Fling, that in no way makes it easy.
Just because it's flat, it doesn't mean it's easy..... it just means you have to pedal continuously.
35km off road in 5 months is not nearly enough preparation for a 100km race.
No amount of high intensity 60 minute commutes will save you when it's decision time at 75km.
It's best not to have flu in the 10 days before the race.

hawkeye's picture

Tougher than expected

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That was harder than I expected. Because it was relatively flat, you were on the gas pretty much the whole time.

kazam's picture

Wildlife Spotted at Kiwarrak

Wildlife that I've come accross in Kiwarrak State Forest in the last year

3 Grey Kangaroos (1 dead)
4 Wallabies
2 Bandicoots (1 dead)
2 Red Belly Black Snakes
4 Goannas (1 eating a Kangaroos insides)
2 Ticks
3 Leaches
50+ Golden Orb Spiders
100's Birds
5000+ Spider Webs
1000000+ Cicadas

Flynny's picture

2010 DH Champs done and dusted (well muddied)

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Wow, what an epic weekend.

Is it just me or are wet races always the most memorable?

First off I'd like to say a great big thanks to all our volunteers who spent a cold wet weekend up on the hill so we could all play in the mud.

Thanks to to all our sponsors whoes support allows this all to happen. DownHill Down Under, Leatte neck Brace, Xerox, Insane Cycles, C&W Print, Mark O'Toole Electrical, Henrys Earth Moving, Atom Lab, Thales, TBSM and Hicks Automotive (for getting the trail back up and running)

Flynny's picture

mid winters madness

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It was a dark and stormy night, Well Ok it wasn't stormy, more slightly drizzly but it was dark and night....

The day had been soso weatherwise starting out damp and doing its best to dry out. It had been 3 weeks since my last decent ride so I was keen as. Riding home it looked good. Or maybe it was wishful thinking I stepped inside turned back around and outside looked wet...

I scoof down some soup and the phone rings... It was Mr Lights "We still riding?" "Yeah why not."

I pack up the ute and head around to pick him up. I get a message from Rich "You reckon it's too wet?"

Flynny's picture

Nice night for a ride

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Myself, Meggs, Dan Blowes and Richy had an enjoyable night out with this one.

Crystal clear skys above, fun trails below...

Not even the deep patches of sand could spoil it.

Ended up doing this loop
http://ctmbc.net/node/15010
Which took in some old fire trail a lot of which may as well have been single trail.
Back up the enduro trail in the reverse direction from what we'd normally do. This provided some techy climbs and some surprisingly flow sections that were an absolute blast.

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