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Convict 100 Camping Advice

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I'm planning to camp with my family on Friday night prior to the race. The race website mentions premium camp sites by the river, on a first come first served basis, and that the campsites are open from 1pm. Can anyone tell me how quickly these sites usually fill up? Do people arrive before 1pm to get the best spots? I'm taking Friday off work so can get there pretty early if I heed to.

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Tathra MTB Enduro postponed until June 7/8 2014

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The TATHRA MTB ENDURO has been POSTPONED.

The event will now be staged on JUNE 7/8 2014.
Event organiser Andrew Johnson said rider safety and potential environmental issues were behind the decision.
“We have been monitoring the tracks and with the wet and soft soil, trees have been constantly falling,” said Johnson. “With gale force winds and more rain predicted, this is a major safety issue.”
He said the tracks have held up until this morning, but with 250ml of rain in the past month the ground can no longer handle any more water

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The Common MTB Festival

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Why are there so few people doing the 7 hour Common MTB Festival this Sunday at Dungog? C'mon, with the Mont cancelled surely some of you out there are up for it!

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I did not get

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an sms and rocked up to this after a 5am start and 3 hour drive from Sydney. Why not send both an SMS and email to be sure when cancelling the day before? Not overly impressed.

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2014 Absa Cape Epic Crash Pics

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I'm back in Australia now and recovering well. I had the dressing changed today and I got a good look of the damage that was done on the Stage 4 crash

I've also got my hands on the X-Rays taken and just how far the rock got embedded. They had to get an Orthopaedic Surgeon to remove it as they classed it having bone involvement and you'll see what they mean by that Eye-wink

The pictures are
- when the first help arrived
- in the medic tent at the race centre
- the rock they removed from my arm
- 1st X-ray of the rock embedded
- 2nd X-ray of the rock embedded

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Thanks from the SXC Racing Team

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Thank you everyone for all your support, encouragement and best wishes over the past week. Believe me, all the messages
Contribute to getting us up the next day, or pushing us over that final climb.

Brian is back in Oz now and on his way to recovery. I am on my way down to Port Elizabeth along the Garden Route, to eat relax and spend some time with the family.

We have caught up on all our race / stage blogs, and they are up on the www.sxcracing.com website for those that are interested.

Again thank you, and will see you again soon on our return.

SXC Racing (Brian & Wayne)

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 6 Highlights

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Looked like a lot of fun on the last day Smiling


http://youtu.be/ozlGHSwNBy0

Local team SXC Racing's Wayne was riding solo after Brian's mishap earlier in the week. There's a load of guys in the same boat and he placed third in the Masters Individuals on this stage. And actually, same in overall GC in that category.

Top effort Wayne! Stay upright next year boys and you should be top 20 easy! Eye-wink

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 4 Highlights (& lows)

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http://youtu.be/7zuZQbJBmAE

Looked like a beautiful stage today. But... unfortunately not for Sydney locals SXC Racing Sad

If you've been following their progress, the guys have been riding strong in some hideous conditions. They were top 20 in category GC starting yesterday.

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 3 Highlights

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http://youtu.be/8Im38-0tp3k

Conditions look much improved over the stage 2. Phew!

If you're following the local team of SXC Racing, on GC they are now 19th in cat. Out of 179 starters that's bloody good! Come on boys!

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 2 Highlights

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Hideous day out on the bike!


http://youtu.be/ZdjAWbhUEpU

I'm not sure you can really appreciate how bad that was. Check out some stills from Twitter. Yerch!

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Absa Cape Epic - Stage 1 Highlights

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http://youtu.be/2z_mCgO5B14


http://youtu.be/LXTb_JiTjWg

Don't forget to look out for SXC Racing. They were there in the first wave. Wayne wrote they averaged 40km/h for the first 20km. Ouch!

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Capital Punishment

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How did people go at the Punishment? I came in at 5:45 for the 100km which I'm pretty pleased with as I thought I was going to be around the 8 hour mark. The training tips from the forum clearly paid off!

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National MTB Championships Highlights

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SBS2 broadcasts the highlight at 3:00pm today.

http://www.sbs.com.au/guide/day/2014-03-15/NSW#/...

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Maverick Series Return

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This weekend is the Capital Punishment (see events calendar), the race is the first round of the Maverick Marathon Series - which for many people adds a welcome 'unifying' set of series points to their season / year of racing.
There has been a bit of drama with rival series this year etc - so I wrote a brief article for The Roost magazine about the upcoming series and its strengths.
Hope you enjoy it:

http://theroostmag.com.au/the-mighty-maverick-se...

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Car Pool for Capital Punishment

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Hi All, I am looking for a lift to Canberra next weekend. I am in Lidcombe.

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Port to Port MTB Stage Race

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The inaugural Port to Port mountain bike stage race held here in our very own Hunter Valley will be held between Thursday the 29th May and Sunday 1st June 2014. HMBA members can receive a discount when registering for the full 4 days by entering the code 'HMBA14'. There are also 1,2, and 3 day options available so no excuses for work getting in the way!

Check the website @ http://porttoportmtb.com/

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Hidden Valley Classic

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Just wondering if there is a Hidden Valley Classic on this year? Been doing a Google search and can't find anything on it.

Cheers

Steve

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2014 4 seasons 3hr series

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It's on again!
Remember when life was simple? Remember when you rode your bike to have a good time?
When you rode because it felt good and the company you rode with and the tracks you rode were more important than having 1000 categories to choose from and a big list of swag to choose from.

Well CTMBC are taking it back.

We're stripping away all the hype and complications and just having a fun series of 3hr races celebrating the seasons.

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Solo Twenty-Four

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A short vid featuring Brett Bellchambers at the WEMBO 24 hour Worlds last year.

Great nite-time sequences capture the feel of events like this really well. Smiling


http://vimeo.com/84928053

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capital punishment detailed trail info

Hi all,

I have signed up for Cap Pun for the first time and are wondering if whether or not soneone has enough tine on their hands to provide me a detailed description of the trail throught the 100km or link me to a good blog

Cheers all

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CTMBC DH

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Hi Guys

I was hoping to get into DH this year, is CTMBC going to run a monthly club event again this year?

Cheers

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Signed up for the Punishment

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Thanks to those who offered advice and encouragement about signing up for my first 100km event - I've now committed to the CP100!

Can anyone offer any advice on nutrition? I've never really gone far beyond stuffing an energy bar into my jersey pocket before heading out for a reasonable ride. What would you recommend for a 100km race - bars/gels and how frequent?

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2014 Absa Cape Epic - The Journey Begins

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2014 Absa Cape Epic - The Journey Begins

See below the first stanza of the SXC Racing blog. We are hoping to give some insight into our training and preparation leading up to the 2014 Absa Cape Epic, followed by day by day updates from the race itself.

I hope you can share in our experiences, and join us on the journey.

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Should I punish myself?!

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I'm looking for a 2014 challenge and was thinking about entering another race - possibly Capital Punishment. I haven't done a lot of racing before - in fact, only 2 attempts at the Wollombi Wild Ride. To give you an idea of my level, I did the 60km race last year and completed in 3:30, although work commitments meant I didn't get much bike time in the run up to it (excuses, excuses)

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Next years marathon race dates

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While planning what events I'm going to enter next year, I found it easier to make a list of all the NSW and ACT races in date order. I thought I'd post them up here to help others.

Marathonmtb also has a list of all the races but their list also includes races across the world so hopefully this list is a little simpler.

If I've missed any, let me know and I'll edit this post.

February 9th
AMB 100
Stromlo ACT

February 16th
Ginger Ninja 250
Orange NSW

March 15
Capital Punishment
Stromlo ACT

March 23rd
The Willow
Wingello forest NSW

March 30th

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