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Cape to Cape MTB 2016 photos are live

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Hi all,
It's been a big push and we've been putting out the photos once we've completed each day but I'm happy (relieved) to announce that all images from all days are now live.
You can search by race plate.

I hope you find a great image of two from the event.

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Pete B's picture

Kowalski Classic 2016

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After being happy with last years result but feeling I could do better, I immediately ramped up my training. I joined a group of roadies and trained with them during the week and rode the mtb on the weekends.

The training definitely paid off as my results show.

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Just the right amount of mud

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With a hectic work schedule over winter I was looking forward to my 3rd 50km Kowalski Classic and a weekend away in the nation's capital. Having the race postponed was a good thing for me and allowed a full recovery from a rather nasty flu in September.

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Glenrock Trailwork?

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Wondering if any trail maintenance days are planned for Glenrock soon?

Particularly interested in helping out on BJ's where my skill level has now been exceeded by the condition of the large rock drop off which is now getting quite steep. Maybe some dirt/rock can be placed on one end of the rock to allow less skilled people to go that direction? A mate of mine broke a wrist here recently..

Also happy if someone wants to meet me up there and show me how to do it right.

There are also other areas on shaft which are being shortcut again causing more erosion.

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Half Kowalski with a bit of mud and wind

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I'm kinda glad the race got postponed as I couldn't imagine riding the trails last month after that amount of rain they've had in Canberra. Overall the trails were in really great condition, some entry points were a mudfest with really soft energy sapping mudfest.

My time is about the same (1 minute slower) as the time I did my last half Kowalski in 2014, but my overall position improved from 133rd to 83rd and my category position improved slightly from 26th to 23rd. Next year I will aim to be in the top 20 for my category.

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Kowalski 2016 - a tale of 2 halves

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Kowalski 2016

The Kowalski Classic is one race in the year that I really don't like to miss. The amount and quality of singletrack really make it unique and also perhaps the toughest race on the calendar. After a long wet winter I had almost no time on the mtb but I had been doing plenty of road km's in preparation for the Tassie 3 peaks. So I was pretty fit and raring to go! No excuses this time!

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Snowies MTB House of Ullr

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Found this good deal at house of ullr in Thredbo for the snowies MTB festival in Nov

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Fun weekend in Albany Great Southern XC race and Urban DH

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Well Bangers and I went down to Albany to check out this new event. The write up is on flow with pictures if anyone was curious in trying this event out. It looked like everyone had a lot of fun.

http://flowmountainbike.com/post-all/events-sout...

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Dwello 60 x 1083m

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For my second race ever in the history of time, up until now, was the Dwello 100, I went in the 60 (it was actually 65km [rabble rabble rabble]) I even prepared for this one!

I ate an entire packet of gnocchi the night before, it did the trick, along with some bars and some baby food shit that KD's rocko set me up with. I comfortable rode the whole thing in 4 hours and 3 minutes.

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The thrilling tale of a mediocre starter outer rer

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This was my first ever race on any kind of bike.

I think I smashed it, as under prepared as I was. I took on the men's masters 30.

Jarrahdale is my local and most ridden track so I have a bit of local knowledge to counter all the fit motherfuckers I was racing against.

I took no snack's or gels, didn't even know gels were a thang. I wanted to throw up half way through the second lap and I almost crashed when the kids egged me on to do a wheelie over the finish line where I came 7th.

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