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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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James Estate MTB Trails

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Rode James Estate trails on Friday. http://jamesestatewines.com.au/#34
What a great spot, very picturesque valley bordering Wollemi National Park. This is location of Round 2 of the Rocky Trails Shimano Series.
Rode all the tracks including the newer tracks that will make up the race.(Some not shown in the video clip).

http://youtu.be/amBjsx0T8NM

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Lupine Racing Team - Mont 24

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With the success of the ex Jet Racing Masters Team at last year’s Scott 24, Lupine Lights and Virtuascape.com.au have stepped in to provide support for the Masters team in this year’s Mont 24.

The team members of:

Wayne ‘Dicko’ Dickinson
Paul ‘Slowman’ Sloan
Craig ‘Craked’ Morris
Steve ‘The Black’ Knight
Dave ‘Doc’ O’Connell
Matt ‘The Jack’ Russell

All are in great form at the moment, and I have high expectations for a great result this weekend, especially with the internal team rivalry of fastest / slowest lap.

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Definition of Enduro,

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Enduro, Endurance,,, Just putting it out there, it appears there’s a difference of opinion from one continent to another. We (Aussies) put Enduro into the category of greater than 6hours XC type race?? Yes, No ?? I’m open to be corrected. The Canadians and Europeans put Enduro into the category of timed special sections and transport stages. Very similar concept to Motorcycle Enduro’s or even Rally car racing. So we have XC, DH, AM, DJ, Trials, and Enduro. (I may of missed some genres.) Or is an Enduro a long XC race or simply a AM race.

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Dungog 8hr cancelled

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Cancelled due to lack of interest........Sad

jp's picture

Absa Cape Epic

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If you're looking for some inspiration check out the Absa Cape Epic YouTube channel. 20+ minute highlights packages from every 2012 stage, and a great tribute to Burry Stander.

2013 edition starts in 2 weeks with big prize money and a very strong pro contingent. Should be awesome.

Anyone done this race?

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No XCM Series for 2013

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Just in case you haven't heard. There will be no XCM series for 2013 which is really disappointing. There has been nothing posted on the cyclenation website but they did tweet it was on ice for 2013.

https://twitter.com/_cyclenation

http://www.marathonmtb.com/2013/02/20/where-to-n...

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Willlo Endurance Race 2013

Just a reminder that the James Williamson Endurance race will be held on Sunday March 10th. Hope to see a good number of riders there!

http://jameswilliamson.com.au/enduro/

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Capital Punishment 100 or Convict 100?

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Hi everyone,

Trying to decide which of these two should be my first 100.

I know from looking at the profiles that the Convict 100 will be much harder but im not too concerned about that. I want quality single track.

From the description it doesn't sound like Convict 100 has a lot of single track, its all mostly fire trails?

Has anyone done both? Could you give me your opinion on which would be better from a ride point of view? Again the climbing doesn't bother me.

Cheers

Alberto

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Six Foot Trail Ride - 26 Jan 2013 - Tentative ride plan

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Tentative ride plan.

I am very keen to ride the six foot trail this or another date. I have a large SUV with 4 bike rack, though need another car with large bike rack so we can have a car at each end of trail and ride mostly downhill one way from Mtb allowable end near Jenolan Caves as per map on this website.

If anyone keen and has car with large racks, please let me know.

It seems like it will be around a 12 hour big day to drive there, ride and return from Manly, but well worth it from what I can see to do at least once.

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Results for 2012 state XC series and champs

I can't find any results for the NSW xc series or champs other than a tweet during the race, I'd have thought this would be important information. It was certainly an important race for those involved and disappointing that NSWMTB doesn't even bother to post about it.

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Capital Punishment, MTB marathon newbie

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Hey guys,

Just thought I could wing some advice off some of you to give advice to my friend.

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Garmin, Strava or KML of Convict 100?

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Does anyone have a Convict 100 GPS file they can send me fr the convict 100?

I'm keen to do the 100K course but want to run through it on Google Earth and if I decide to do it also want to be able to load up a course into my Garmin Edge 500 so I know how big the next climb is.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Daniel

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Bike Buller

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http://www.rapidascent.com.au/BikeBuller/default...

Is anyone from anywhere near Orange going to this?

I'm keen to go though would like to share travel.

There's a mate from Melbourne going who told me it is a fantastic event.

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2013 Tathra MTB Enduro Entries Open Friday (Dec 14)

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2013 TATHRA MTB ENDURO ENTRIES OPEN - DECEMBER 14

SIMPLY THE BEST SINGLE TRACK BY THE SEA!

www.mountainbiking.com.au/tathraenduro

Three years on and, three years strong…..
If you want to be part of a unique community run mountain bike adventure – the Tathra Enduro is just the ticket.
Offering some of the country’s best mountain bike trails by the sea, the Tathra MTB Enduro features five events over the weekend of April 27-28, 2013.

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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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Convict 100 Entry Category

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Hey guys,

I'm 19, and currently about to register for my 2nd Convict 100.
I placed about 4:45 in 28th position, and I received several comments in regards to going into the elite category next year due to such an exceptional first race time.

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Convict 100 - entries open!!

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As above - entries opened at 9am Eye-wink

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Jet Black 24 Hr Mt Annan 2012

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So who's going? I'd love to get to know some NobMobbers.
I'm doing the 6+6 with one other.....who doesnt really post much on here but he's an ace rider. If I was as good as him. I recon wed have a chance of winning the over 40's catergory.....but as things go I'm just not his caliber. So were in it for some fun, without riding at night & freezing our nuts off at transition in the likes of the Mont & the Scott LOL. were taking the kids too.
I have no Idea how to make myself known as a Nobmobber..... or how to recognize another. Perhaps I should wear one of those celebrety heads signs LOL

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100 milers

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Hi guys,
Anyone know of any other 100mile races apart from the fling? Preferably somewhere in driving distance (from Sydney)
I know it's only been 2 weeks since the fling but I'm finding myself in need for a new goal for 2013.
I remember seeing something about a 100mile race on cobra mountain or so, but that seems to have disappeared again.
Cheers
S

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Raceprep Highland Fling Final Video

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We've just posted the 5th video with tips on final preparations for the Highland Fling, featuring Jenny Fay and Anthony Shippard. This video also includes a brief interview with Huw Kingston about new additions to the course for 2012.

www.louderthanwords.com.au/highlandfling/

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Arriving late to chocolate foot

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Hi, just wondering if anyone knows whether it is a big drama registering etc if out team was to arrive at the Lithgow round an hour late.

Thanks,
Jason

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2013 Mountains to Beach

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Who is going to take part in the 2013 Mountains to Beach? Entries are open as of today. Am seriously considering this. Has anyone done it in the past? Just over $2000 for entry and accommodation/meals.

http://www.wildhorizons.com.au/mountains-to-beach

What are your thoughts on it?

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Keen to race

Hi All,
New to Sydney, have done lot's of MTB riding a in VIC and loving the local trails. Keen to get involved in some XC racing, any advice on events to start with that may be coming up? Nothing to epic to start with please!
Thanks
Al_King

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Dungog HMBA XC Round this weekend

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Does anyone have a google maps link for the location of the HMBA XC Race at Dungog this weekend.

i have details for the race but cant find a link or address for the location of the trailhead.

cheers

D

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