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Mont 24 Hour Race 2014

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Entries are now open for the 2014 running of the Mont 24 Hour Race.

The MONT is a classic weekend of mountain biking and the largest event of its type in Australia. It is a must-do event for first timers and hard core mountain bikers alike. We invite you to enter a team of four or six riders and experience one of Canberra’s most popular ride locations. While there’s plenty of racing to be had, the MONT is also a pretty laid back event, so if you don’t take your performances too seriously, rest assured you won’t be alone. Here's what you can expect.

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Anyone doing the Husky 50

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Anyone doing the Husky 50 in a couple of weeks time? Its my first MTB event of the year, typical lack of training. Looking for a riding buddy to get round with. Also looking to have a training ride on the Northern Beaches this weekend...

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All Mountain Race

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Are any nobmobers thinking of heading up to the HMBA Super G All Mountain Race at Paterson next sunday?

http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?2...

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Husky 100km - Mud - Anyone have a view?

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Hi Folks,

I am thinking of doing the Husky but a mate who has done it before says that he thinks that "the bog holes will still be there but the rest will be dry and sandy". I am looking for a second opinion as I have not done the course before, and while keen, I don't want to trash the bike with mud just before the Highland Fling.

Anyone have a view?

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Anyone heading to the WSMTB XC round this Sunday?

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Anyone heading out to west sydney for the xc round this weekend? I should be heading out and can carpool together if anyone is interested.

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Overtaking

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So - we have The Scott upon us very shortly, and have just come out of a fantastic Rocky Trail Grand Prix series. There is still the Singletrack Mind series going on.
One thing that is always a bit of a pain is the etiquette of 'Over-taking'.

I have suffered a bit in some races behind slower riders, but probably no more than any other 'Elite' rider. Some recent events where things really got a bit out of hand had me thinking about it.

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Scott 25 2013

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Hello,

haven't seen much banter about this years Scott 25 Hr at Mt Stromlo. I've entered in a 2 man team for the 6+7 category this year.
I know a few of us from here are going. But not much chatting.

I love the hour glass configuration. My favourite is skyline followed by the Luge on the red lap.

Looks like were missing out on Internal velocity this year, but getting double dissolution & partyline on the blue lap. Unfortunately I doubt we'll get anywhere near the top or nowhere near podium....but I know a few riders from here will probably take out the 6+ 7 category outright.

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2013 Wollombi Wild ride, how'd you go?

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Very happy with my 3:36, not very happy they dropped the singlespeed category!

It was hot and dusty out there, managed to keep the cramps away until the last km.

http://app.strava.com/activities/80623494

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dungog 3 hr

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what is the date of the dungog 3hr the hunter mtb club page is not working on my lapto at the moment

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NSW - Best MTB events for rest of 2013?

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Having completed my first 100 in just under 6 hours at The Convict in May I'm gearing up for an enduro race or two leading up to summer. Too many options and precious little time these days with 3 little boys - need to select carefully!

Parkes - Backyamma Bigfoot - 25 Aug - awesome flat singletrack - but doing Mudgee half marathon (tomorrow - agh!) this year instead

Coolah Classic - 15 Sept - if you're keen add it in to a weekend away in Mudgee where we have the Sept food&wine fest happening.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coolah-Bikeworx/3...

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3 Ring - tyre pressure?

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Hi all,
New to MTB and doing my first race on Sunday - 3 Ring Circus.
Any suggestions on suitable tyre pressure - I ride a 29er with inner tubes and am about 78kg. I've been riding around Perimeter, Long, centre Track, Duck holes, etc about mid 30s PSI.
Any other basic tips for newbies - am guessing arm warmers will be needed plus carry a banana, sandwich or muesli bar as well as enough liquid.
Thanks heaps and apologies if this is all a bit basic.
Cheers,

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Cape to cape

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Just wondering if any one on the Beaches is heading over to Western Australia to do the Cape to Cape in October?

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Urban race

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What do you think of a MTB race in the CDB?

I've done one some time ago (90s) in my hometown (event was called 'Grand Prix VTT de Genève') and have great memory of it. We had to go up in old city, ride on pavements roads, and go down true some mad sets of stairs etc… I did it first as part of state series, but then I've enrolled last minute for a 4hrs team race which was the best part of the race day.

How crazy would it be to do this in Sydney?

Here some 'vintage' pics i could find

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Back Yamma Bigfoot Rego is now open

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In case you were hanging out for rego to open, it now is! Smilinghttp://www.bybf.com.au/

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"Hidden Valley Classic" at Coolah

Wind it up down the Goat Track & plough headfirst into a wombat hole...scare the hell out of yourself, as well as the wombats. Maybe you'd prefer a leisurely cruise down Kangaroo Boulevard...whatever your style, with 90% of exhilarating singletrack you'll have an unforgettable ride.
Entries open 24th May, numbers strictly limited...don't miss out.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coolah-Bikeworx/31...

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UCI XC MTB World Cup - Czech Republic

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Dont miss the 2nd round of the XCO World Cup series in Nove Mesto Na Morave - Czech Republic

http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/events/1331578043...

Can DMac backup after is great efforts yesterday ?

Dont miss this next saturday.

W

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Tathra Single Track Video

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A Tathra compilation of single tracks

http://youtu.be/mJBbUGeY7LU

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UCI XC MTB World Cup - Germany

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Its that time again, the world cup season is just about to commence.

Dont miss the first round live from Albstadt Germany this weekend.

http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/events/1331578044...

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Tathra Enduro Debrief

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I have to share this experience.

Went down to Tathra to do the MTB enduro. Picked this event mainly because I've not done it and I've never been this far down on the south coast.

Tathra is a small community where a group of people have created unbelievable tracks. It's got fast flowing laughing out load tracks, technical bermed downhill runs, gnarly descents and best of all "The Bridges". I think it is the best tracks I've ridden. Better than what we ride at mont, scott and any other event we've all done.

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Aaron Gwin wins Sea Otter DH on a 29er

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Yep, I did the double-take too. But it's true. Apparently riding a Spesh S-works Enduro 29er.

http://dirt.mpora.com/news/aaron-gwin-and-jill-k...

Not a lot of huck-to-flat on this course, but an interesting result nonetheless.

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Our Blog for Joberg2C - A 9 day Stage Race in South Africa

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Hi Folks,

Minter and I are now in South Africa to do Joberg2C, a 911km mountain bike stage race over 9 days....which unfortunately means we are missing the Convict 100km....although I am pretty sure that Dicko is happy about that Eye-wink

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Dicko gets the Marathon Champs title!

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A long time Nobmobber has just gone and got himself a win up in Atherton for the National Marathon Champs.
Wayne Dickinson came from third in Masters on the second lap to a first place on the final lap.
Awesome result on what was meant to be a bloody tough course with 1000mtrs climbing per each of its 33km laps.
Also well Done to Brian in vets who came from around 7th to get 4th at the finish. So close to a podium Mate!

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Upcoming races?!

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Hey all,

I missed out on the Capital Punishment as I had a last minute overseas travel.. so now I'm looking for my next race? Would like to do one in the next 2/3 months. Any suggestions?

Would prefer it to be within reasonable travel distance from Sydney, but if it is a great race I could consider traveling further..

Thanks!

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Altitude Sickness.

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Being born and lived all my life about 5meters above sea level, has anyone or know anyone that has experienced riding in altitude. I’ve done Whistler but you get lifted up to approx 2200meters and the villages are all around 650meters and there’s no problem. I’ve got an opportunity to go to Mont Blanc via Hungary. Do a search for Mont Blanc Mountain Bike tours and get ready to catch some drool.... Land at Geneva ride through Switzerland, France and Italy. I just cant find anyone that has experienced riding at real altitude first hand.

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Mont 2014, 24 Laps in 24 Hours

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For the Mont 2014 my uncle has set the task of trying to complete 24laps in 24hours, as either a 6 or 4man team.
Currently he is not super fit, but wants to try and push for this to help him into shape and really see what he can do. I am not sure this is achievable for a bunch of average joes with other things going on in their lives, but he seems pretty committed.
so i ask:
How much training did you do, and how many laps did your team do this year?

He is thinking that if we are doing 300km (road and MTB) a week for a month or two before the event then we should be able to do it.

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