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Chuck's picture

Knapsack Reserve XC track work

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When: 
Saturday, 28 September, 2019 - 08:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Knapsack Reserve
Meeting Point: 

Lovers walk fire trail gate, at the northern end of Barnet Street.

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Synergy Trails, Blue Mountains City Council and Blue Mountains Off Road Cyclists (BMORC) will be holding a series of track work days over the next few months.

The XC track work will include general track maintenance and track upgrades to formalise a loop as signposted at the Barnet Street entry gate. Downhill track work if required will be determined on the day.

What you need: Long sleeved shirt & long pants, closed shoes(safety boots if possible), hat, gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen & water.

Chuck's picture

Knapsack Reserve XC track work day

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When: 
Saturday, 17 August, 2019 - 08:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Knapsack Reserve
Meeting Point: 

Lovers walk Firetrail Gate, get onto Barnet St and head north uphill, the gate and parking is just past the 'S' bend.

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Unfortunately we have had to reschedule this work day to the 17th of August due to the unavailability of key personnel and machinery.

Meet at the gate.
Bring your hammers...& other necessary tools, gloves and safety eye wear.

Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 05 Aug

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Status: 
Green/Open

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Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 30 Jul

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Status: 
Amber/Some Issues

Much needed rain falling this morning and forecast to continue.
Riding conditions not looking good for at least the rest of the day.

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NSW MTBA AGM

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The AGM of the NSWMTBA will be held on Wednesday 14 August 2019 at 9pm (following the WSMTB Meeting), at Panthers Glenbrook Bowling Club (1 Hare St, Glenbrook 2773).

Empy's picture

Build Day This Saturday

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Build day on Kenny's Trail is going ahead this Saturday - 27.7.19.

See calendar for details - http://glenrocktrailalliance.com.au/node/56665

Just got news that the NPWS will be supporting us for Saturday's build day by supplying morning tea and drinks - thanks very much for that.
Materials and tools are all organised.

Hope to see you all there!

Chuck's picture

[Update] Knapsack Reserve XC track work day

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When: 
Saturday, 17 August, 2019 - 08:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Knapsack Reserve
Meeting Point: 

Lovers walk Firetrail Gate, get onto Barnet St and head north uphill, the gate and parking is just past the 'S' bend.

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[Update] Unfortunately we have had to reschedule this work day to the 17th of August due to the unavailability of key personnel and machinery.

Meet at the gate.
Bring your hammers...& other necessary tools, gloves and safety eye wear.

Empy's picture

Glenrock Trailwork - Kenny's Trail - Saturday 27th July

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When: 
Saturday, 27 July, 2019 - 09:30

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Meeting Point: 

Gun Club Rd. Gate

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Next GTA trail build day will be on Saturday 27th of July

We will be working on Kenny’s Trail right from the trailhead – That’s right we are back to the start of the trails.

There are quite a few repair jobs needed as well as the general drainage and trail shaping work.
Meet - Gun Club Rd. Gate at 9.30 am

Bring – Drinking water, gloves and yellow GTA shirt if you have one, otherwise hi-vis vests will be supplied on the day.
We will supply the tools.

Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 11 Jul

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Status: 
Green/Open

Conditions much better all-round today, best it's been for ages.

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Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 05 Jul

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Status: 
Red/Closed

Conditions are still wet and more showers forecast for over the weekend. The trails won't be OK to ride just because the rain has stopped, things will need time to dry out.
Riding the road or Fernleigh Track will be a better option.
For those that really want to get in the bush fire-trails and gravel management trails are OK to ride but please don't be tempted to sneak a little single-track.
Anyone that checks things please post an update - good or bad all helps keep people informed.

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Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 03 Jul

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Status: 
Red/Closed

It's raining again and the forecast isn't good. Given that things are already a bit wet means that conditions are not good for riding.
Please post up if you have a look at things, good or bad.

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Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 30 Jun

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Status: 
Green/Open

Rode mainly management trails and ridges to avoid bog holes. Found snakes and ladders, seismic to be tiptop...

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Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 27 Jun

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Status: 
Amber/Some Issues

Much better drying conditions today and looking a lot better in some places but still not all dry. Fire-trails are still the best go.

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Chuck's picture

Knapsack Reserve update for 23 Jun

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Status: 
Green/Open

All good.

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Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 22 Jun

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Status: 
Red/Closed

Raining and steadily getting heavier here now, not good conditions for riding.

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Chuck's picture

Knapsack Build Day, 28 September 2019

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Synergy Trails, Blue Mountains City Council and Blue Mountains Off Road Cyclists (BMORC) will be holding a series of track work days over the next few months.

The XC track work will include general track maintenance and track upgrades to formalise a loop as signposted at the Barnet Street entry gate. Downhill track work if required will be determined on the day.

Start Times: 8:00 am
Where: Knapsack Reserve Glenbrook.
Meeting Point: Lovers walk fire trail gate, at the northern end of Barnet Street.

Details here http://bmorc.com/node/58221

CJonaBttlrckt's picture

Knapsack Reserve XC track work day

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When: 
Saturday, 29 June, 2019 - 08:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Knapsack Reserve
Meeting Point: 

Lovers walk Firetrail Gate, get onto Barnet St and head north uphill, the gate and parking is just past the 'S' bend.

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.

Meet at the gate.
Bring your hammers...& other necessary tools, gloves and safety eyewear.
Cheers

CJonaBttlrckt's picture

Knapsack Reserve XC track work day

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Saturday, 29 June, 2019 - 08:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Knapsack Reserve
Meeting Point: 

Lovers walk Firetrail Gate, get onto Barnet St and head north uphill, the gate and parking is just past the 'S' bend.

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.
Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 19 Jun

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Status: 
Green/Open

Good drying weather all day, may be a few wet areas but good enough to go.

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Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 18 Jun

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Status: 
Amber/Some Issues

Mostly dry through the day today but we'd struggle to call it Green, some areas were still pretty wet in the afternoon. Forecast looks better for the morning.

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Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 17 Jun

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Status: 
Red/Closed

Rain has been getting heavier here all afternoon. It won't be good to ride straight up in the morning, will need some time to dry out after the rain stops.

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Bike thefts in Dee Why

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A couple of weeks ago my Cannondale Rush 3 (the one with the leftie fork) mountain bike was stolen from a secure garage in Dee Why. I understand from the police that there has been a series of similar thefts in the area and thought it would be worthwhile reaching out to the community. The perpetrator was very blatant and besides cutting through a rubber-coated steel cable continued with the theft in spite of being confronted by my neighbour.

I imagine the model of bike with the mods that are on it would be very rarely seen around Sydney, so am hoping someone may have seen it.

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Bike thefts in Dee Why

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A couple of weeks ago my Cannondale Rush 3 (the one with the leftie fork) mountain bike was stolen from a secure garage in Dee Why. I understand from the police that there has been a series of similar thefts in the area and thought it would be worthwhile reaching out to the community. The perpetrator was very blatant and besides cutting through a rubber-coated steel cable continued with the theft in spite of being confronted by my neighbour.

I imagine the model of bike with the mods that are on it would be very rarely seen around Sydney, so am hoping someone may have seen it.

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ctmbc Interclub

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Results at https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=184056 thanks everyone for a great day

Empy's picture

Glenrock State Conservation Area update for 08 Jun

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Status: 
Green/Open

Pretty well dry all over, maybe a couple of small puddles but we'd have to call it green now.

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