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" Hidden Valley Classic "

For the ride of your life !!...Sunday 13th Sept at Coolah.
30-60-90k options...over 90% natural singletrack.
Entries are limited...don't leave it too long, you'll miss out.
For information & photos click onto link below or google Coolah Bikeworx.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coolah-Bikeworx/3...

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Woody worlds

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Anyone going to the Woodford - Glenbrrok event this weekend. First time for me.

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Ourimbah latest status?

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Does anyone have an up to date status on Ourimbah XC tracks to share. Latest status report on this site is from the 8th of June and there has been some rain around since and just wanting to check if the tracks will be in good condition over the weekend.

Many Thanks!

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Kowalski Classic 2015 - 20 Sept - Entries Now Open

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Now in its fourth year, the Kowalski Classic is a one-day showcase of the famous trails in East Kowen Forest and Sparrow Hill. The event celebrates the achievements of local trail builders Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers, who together have hand built over 100km of flowing trail in East Kowen (the Kow) & Sparrow Hill (the Bird).

Love single track? Then you will love the Kowalski Classic.

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My first Convict 100

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I am going to ride the C100 for the first time this August. I was glad that it got moved as I was not available for May.

So the important questions that I am hoping that someone will be able to help me on.

1. I am reasonably fit for a 50+ year old ... Ride twice a week for 50k plus each time and don't mind the hills.
Q - Do I need to train more that this for the 100?

2. I have ridden roads bikes for the past 10 years but recently - 12 months ago - bought a MTB and love it as a change up from the road bike.

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Where to ride in Port Macquarie

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We are heading up to the GE race in Port Macquarie on this Sunday to race and have a Mondraker demo day, but we will be up there on the Saturday already and I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good track for XC / all mountain type ride

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Dungog Duathlon

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I heard about this event via the HMBA so thank you in advance for the heads up on what is a really great race. The recent rain fall made the single track pretty challenging with lots of crashes and technical problems. There is a great photo of a guy attempting to negotiate the last 10km just on his back wheel rim. It was shame that this event really doesn't seem to attract the numbers with probably only 70 competitors if that there. The money raised goes to helping local projects in the area so it's all for a good cause.

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bathurst evocities round 3

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Just a heads up for those not in the know make sure you bring plenty of spares tubes patches latex stans etc as the Bathurst track is cat head Central... one trip off the track and it its all over
I had 15 catheads in my tyre after a brief off on one of the corners. They all caused air to come out upon removal and I run tubeless with caffelattex

You have been warned

Great track other wise hard to get used to the slippery decomposed granite surface ..less tyre pressure in front helps
Cheers

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CX this weekend!

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For those in the dark, the first round of the Manly Warringah Cyclocross Series is this Saturday at JJ Hills (pony club, BMX grounds) at Terrey Hills.

You don't have to have a CX bike as you can race your MTB and there are childrens races as well - but you DO have to bring a sense of humour and big heart. It hurts but is soooo much fun.

1.30pm Rego & Course Practice

2.00pm U7 Kids
2.15pm U12 Kids

2.30pm B Grade CX (CX Bike Only),
Womens CX/Open (any bike), and
Open Mens (non CX bike) - 35 minutes

3.00pm Course Practice
3.30pm A Grade CX - 45 Minutes

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3 Ring Circus

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So there 74 days until the 3 Ring Circus which will be Race #2 for CC.

Race/event 1 was a 4hr at Ourimbah last year just 3 weeks after getting a MTB and needless to say the single track scared the living Sh1t out of me.

After a year on the MTB I definitely feel more comfortable on it, but just what's in store at the 3 Ring? lap 1 says "fire road", and the other say a combination. Then there is "the wall" - any comments on how steep and how long?

I like the idea of it not being a multi lap event so the need to get passed and the related stress wont be there.

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National Marathon Champs

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Its always soooo badly advertised when compared to the 'big' events like Convict or The Fling, but I thought those that didnt already know would be interested to learn that this weekend is the National Marathon Champs in Derby, Tasmania, on the brand spanking new trails out there (which are already being talked about as the best in Australia).

As you would expect, lots of big names, and strong legs will on the start-line, and I have no doubt it will be a massively hard race.

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Races for kids?

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Hey guys

Are their any clubs out there who run races for kids ?

I need to find some races for my 9yo to do. HE done the 20km race at the Husky100 at the weekend and was going really well in the lead group until the sign vandal got him seriously off course and had to wait for mum to catch up....

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Snowy Mountain Mountain Bike Festival

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My mates and I did this at the weekend - an excellent event that I'd definitely do again. The two day, 4 stage format makes a nice change from the 100km events.

http://www.tre-x.com.au/Event-Info-Snowies-MTB.php

Keep a look out for it next year as it could do with a few more entrants.

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Jason English Helmet Cam

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Just watched this video Jason English took of his first lap last week at the Ginja Ninja at Orange with his heart rate, power, cadence etc showing along the bottom of picture. Hopefully the link works.

I know I always feel like I’m going to drop dead in the first half lap of any of these races with my heart jumping out of my mouth so it was refreshing to see Jason had his heart doing over 180bmp for more than half the lap and his breathing sounded just like mine.

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Gravity- Downhill Calender 2015

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Ok all you DOWNHILL, GRAVITY minded Peeps
We at Hunter, Central & South Coast, Western Sydney, Central Tablelands Clubs have tried extremely hard to make it a bit easier for you Guys and Gals to know whats on where with our clubs and some other events.
We have put together NOT the Bible! but a Guild Calendar, So Please check with the club closer to the date of the event, as there could be changes.
Hope to see out there supporting our clubs..
Cheers Smiling

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Gravity- Downhill Calander 2015

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Here's a Calander for all you Gravity Riders, lets you know whats on where!
Keep a look out for updates.

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OMV Short Course Series

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Well the Hornsby MTB community has had breakthrough after breakthrough. After much opposition to our cause, we finally got the go ahead for a 3km track. Then we were allowed to build another 3km to it.
Then a bike festival was put on last month which was a roaring success.

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OMV Bike Festival Wrap-up

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From Campbell King, president of SNORC.

Thought I'd share to show others what a difference the support each person gives whether it be by volunteering, participating and just general encouragement:

"Hi xxxxxxxx
Well the inaugural Old Man's Valley Bike Festival was a screaming success. Check out the snorc Facebook page for more pics or snorc.org.au for the results.

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Convict 100 2015 to be run in reverse

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I think it was rumoured last year but it's now official.

Still my 1 and only 100km race... It left me a little bit scarred. I decided that the 50km races were more my style...

I'm sure the regular 100km Convict riders will have a bit to say about the reverse route???

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New WADA Prohibited List 2015

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Clicking thru one of the links in today's MTBA newsletter i found that the 2015 banned substances list has been uodated.

Interestingly, and contrary to my earlier belief, pseudoephedrine (aka cold tablets) had not been on the list. However that changes for next year.

From 1 January athletes must cease use of it at least 24 hours prior to competition.

http://asada.govspace.gov.au

Lots of other "interesting" products come onto the list next year as well... a bit of an eye opener.

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Husky 100km

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Hi Anyone done the Husky 100 on a SS? I'm thinking about giving it a go and was wondering what the best gear ratios would be?
Ta.

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Highland Fling (Half) - equipment list

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I am entering my first mountain bike event, the half fling and have a couple of simple questions.

I generally do a lot of road riding so my fitness is about right, and I ride trails, approximately once a month. So I certainly wont be the most technical out there, but should have decent fitness to carry me through.

With this being my first event, I'll be riding an aluminium, hard-tail 29er.

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The most disappointing thing about Jason English's win...

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The most disappointing thing about Jason English's 5th 24 hour world champs win was reading his post-race writeup. In it he writes that he finished work on the Thursday before the race and arrived at the race site on the Friday at 5pm, without having time to even do a lap of the course. Afterwards, following his win, he could hardly get through the presentation without having to dash to the airport to fly home so that he could get back to work on the following Tuesday.

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Thursday Race Results 9.10.2014

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See results attached

Best Mountain Bike