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Lach's picture

Yamma'd again

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Missed last year's Back Yamma when it was cancelled due to flooding, but this year it was dry as a bone. The tracks had been at least partially restored, although what I'd remembered as a 50km loop was this year 2 x 25kms (or 2 x 28km actually). It's now a club race run by Orange MTBC and it was a pretty relaxed and relatively small scale affair.

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Back Yamma State Forest update for 24 Sep

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Status: 
Green/Open

Trails have been restored after the flooding of 2016 and the 2017 race loop (27kms) is dry, fast and loose.

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Bmod's picture

Tracks for kids Northern beaches

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My sons (6,9yrs) have been loving possums for the last few weeks and we want to explore some other tracks.

Anyone got some suggestions?

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the duelling banjos are back...

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Full Moon Night Ride @ Terrey Hills

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When: 
Thursday, 5 October, 2017 - 18:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Terrey Hills / Duffys Forest
Meeting Point: 

Roundabout near the Northern Beaches Christian School, Terrey Hills (end of Echunga Road)

IT’S BACK… FULL MOON NIGHT RIDES ARE HAPPENING @ Terrey Hills

the duelling banjos are back...

We’ve had a break from the duelling banjos (@ Hans Eye-wink) for a number of years… but the next full moon is nearly upon us and it’s time to crank it up a gear and get a wriggle on.

THE RIDE: Terrey Hills, Perimeter & Long Trail (18.5km out & back).

This is a social ride to suit everyone… new riders more than welcome! The more the merrier.

We’ll go at a social pace and be finished in time for last food orders / ales n’ tales at the Terrey Hills Tavern.

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Cascades update for 21 Sep

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Area: 
Cascades
Status: 
Green/Open

All open and the driest I've seen it. The creek at the bottom of Quarry is just a trickle.

From what I can see they've only back burned the Stones Parade end. Couldn't see anything else from the fire trails.

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Wed night MTB ride - Camel Farm

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When: 
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 - 19:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Meeting Point: 

Camel Farm

Med-fast pace with stops
20-30km

Lach's picture

Mogo State Forest update for 19 Sep

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Status: 
Green/Open

Rode a loop around Mogo Dam today, accessed by the Vietnam and Hammerhead tracks up off Dunn's Creek Rd. There has been a bit of logging on Hammerhead, but the track has been reinstated across the logged sections. Dam Loop is fine, although it is very dry down here and everything is getting a little loose and dusty.

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NSWMTB 2017 AGM

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The NSWMTB 2017 AGM will be held at 8.30pm Wednesday 11 October 2017 at Panthers Glenbrook Bowling Club. It will immediately follow the WSMTB AGM. All welcome. Email schools@nswmtb.asn.au for info.

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NSWMTB 2017 AGM

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The NSWMTB 2017 AGM will be held at 8.30pm Wednesday 11 October 2017 at Panthers Glenbrook Bowling Club. It will immediately follow the WSMTB AGM. All welcome. Email schools@nswmtb.asn.au for info.

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MTBA 2018 XCO National Series - # 2 - Kinross Forest

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When: 
Sunday, 10 December, 2017 (All day)

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Ride Database Entry: 
Kinross State Forest
Meeting Point: 

The city of Orange is around 4 hrs from Sydney and 3 hrs from Canberra. Kinross State Forest is situated on the northeast edge of town, a 10 minute drive or 20 minute ride from the Orange town centre.

Meet at the Bulgas Road carpark, Western edge of the forest.

Drive out from Orange on the Ophir Rd, before you reach the rubbish tip, turn right onto Bulgas Rd. Follow this about 2km to the forest (the road turns to gravel).

Note that the 'Directions there' google maps link below may not give the best route/destination. It seems that google maps ignores Bulgas Rd when selecting a route and gives the next closest spot. The 'Meeting point' link should be correct.

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Again Australia's best are soon coming to Orange to destroy our KOM times at Kinross forest.

The nationals aren't only for the elite riders, come and join in the race and enjoy our local trails at Kinross Forest.

Info on rounds 1 and 2:
https://www.mtba.asn.au/2018_xc_ns_orange/

The course will probably be similar to last year.

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MTBA 2018 XCO National Series - # 1 - Kinross Forest

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When: 
Saturday, 9 December, 2017 (All day)

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Ride Database Entry: 
Kinross State Forest
Meeting Point: 

The city of Orange is around 4 hrs from Sydney and 3 hrs from Canberra. Kinross State Forest is situated on the northeast edge of town, a 10 minute drive or 20 minute ride from the Orange town centre.

Meet at the Bulgas Road carpark, Western edge of the forest.

Drive out from Orange on the Ophir Rd, before you reach the rubbish tip, turn right onto Bulgas Rd. Follow this about 2km to the forest (the road turns to gravel).

Note that the 'Directions there' google maps link below may not give the best route/destination. It seems that google maps ignores Bulgas Rd when selecting a route and gives the next closest spot. The 'Meeting point' link should be correct.

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Again Australia's best are soon coming to Orange to destroy our KOM times at Kinross forest.

The nationals aren't only for the elite riders, come and join in the race and enjoy our local trails at Kinross Forest.

Info on rounds 1 and 2:
https://www.mtba.asn.au/2018_xc_ns_orange/

The course will probably be similar to last year.

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STOLEN: 2006 Giant Reign 2

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Hi all, bike was in locked storage cage in secured underground apartment parking in Maroubra area - came home to find the cage was broken into and bike missing. They left a Thule rack and giant floor pump. My neighbour's cage got broken into, it was some sort of roadie. One more cage down was a Malvern Star and they left that so go figure...

It's a relatively distinct bike now given it's age which makes it all that much more painful to part with. Appreciate a PM or email to sunny at sunny.id.au if spotted.

Lach's picture

Lane Cove National Park update for 15 Sep

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Status: 
Green/Open

Rode through from De Burgh's Bridge, via Yanco Fire Trail, Gloucester entry, Devlins, Penno Park and Terry's Creek. All good. Expected to see more stuff down with all the wind recently, but only had to remove two small trees and ride over one.

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Arch's picture

Beauie Worlds Sunday 17th September

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Oil your chains, tighten your cleats, shave your legs - yes it's Beauie this Sunday in this amazing spring weather.

Will we see the newly crowned king of West Head Wall - Mark Templeton - at Beauie this week to show that his awesome form can also work on the fast beauie crit course? Will we see Jack Renshaw try to outdo the ugly pain face he perfected last week?

We are expecting a large field given the weather and the break in NRS racing, so get there early.

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10 tonnes of rock!

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That's how much material was used last month to remediate a badly eroded section of the Manly Dam trail (8 tonnes of crushed sandstone and another 2 tonnes of flagging).
A small group of volunteers joined Trailcare for the first volunteer maintenance day at Manly Dam in more than 2yrs
The 3rd Saturday of each month is the new recurring date for volunteer maintenance at the Dam
Northern Beaches council and the rangers at the dam are supporting our sport by supplying material and hand tools for each of these days

GrantN's picture

Wed night MTB ride - Camel Farm

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When: 
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 - 19:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Meeting Point: 

Camel Farm

Med-fast pace with stops
20 -30km

Ray R's picture

Spring Cycle

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When: 
Sunday, 15 October, 2017 - 07:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Meeting Point: 

St Leonards Park, North Sydney

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The Spring Cycle is always a great ride for all the family - and you get to ride over the Harbour Bridge. Ride options from North Sydney are 10k, 50k and 105k. Plus there is a 16k option starting at Parramatta Park.

See www.springcycle.com.au

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Clandulla

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Just spent the last couple of weeks farm sitting at Clandulla (60km South of Mudgee NSW) and rode the single track in the State Forest there nearly everyday. If you are heading out that way it's worth a look.

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Stromlo Forest Park update for 12 Sep

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Status: 
Green/Open

As at yesterday, dry and dusty. Keep an eye out for play groups, dogs, runners and walkers, it's getting worse up there every day.

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Lach's picture

Terrey Hills / Duffys Forest update for 10 Sep

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Status: 
Green/Open

Perimeter and Long are in good nick, with a nice traffic line in most areas. Amazing that there is still some water in a couple of those big puddles on Long, but they are easy to get around now. Heaps of people out today.

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Lach's picture

Wildflower Garden update for 10 Sep

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Status: 
Green/Open

Nursery section, Horse Trail and Muppets all are fine although getting a little loose and rutted in places. Linigen Pl trail is all good as well.

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Lach's picture

Blackbutt Reserve - Killara update for 10 Sep

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Status: 
Green/Open

All dry and a little loose in places.

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Great Northern Road update for 09 Sep

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Status: 
Green/Open

Bit dry with some sand sections but nice!

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Church Ride

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When: 
Sunday, 8 October, 2017 - 06:30

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Meeting Point: 

Hookhams Corner

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Through Galston and Berowra Gorges and on to PITS. Coffee at PITS for those not wishing to descend and climb Brooklyn Hill. Other coffee choices are Estuary (Kangaroo Point) or Brooklyn Marina

65 kilometres at approx. 28km/hour. Back just after 9:30am and before 10am depending on how long and where you take for coffee.

Social ride as a bunch, waiting at the top of climbs.

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