You are hereBlogs

Blogs


Antsonline's picture

Pairs Racing - It Takes Two to Tango...

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Hi all,
I have been thinking a fair time about the decline of Marathon racing in Australia, and what can be done. I look at what is growing in popularity here and overseas and it would seem like pairs racing is really where things are happening.

There is an awful lot to like about it.
I put down some of my thoughts in an article for MarathonMTB.com - and thought you would enjoy the read too...

http://marathonmtb.com/2016/02/15/the-beauty-of-...

Really happy to have a discussion about it here, or on the forum link I made...

demonic glory's picture

fox 40s adjustable low and high speed compression?

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

What are these like? Im buying a set to put on the 2015 0 glory .

Scratchy's picture

Margaret River Pocket Map has been printed

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Below is a preview, click to read the full post

Well after the putting out the WA MTB Trailguide last year I've been chipping away at the concept of pocket maps. These are back from the printers today and so they will take a little while to get to your favourite local bike shop (same distributor as the guidebook, Simon Coates). Double sided A3 colour and folded small enough to slip into a jersey pocket or camelbak.

Tristania's picture

NoBMoB Xmas Social Ride - 10 Lessons Learnt

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Below is a preview, click to read the full post

Four years ago, Nobmob (and other) social rides were a common routine. But when I saw this ride posted after a year of training and racing (among a few other things such a "bit" of study/work), I realized I haven't done any social rides the whole year. As much as nobmobbers tell me I have a lot to teach them about what happens near the front of a race, the reality is, you're the ones teaching me.

Below is a list of what you guys taught me (that maybe I knew once upon a time, but forgot) today:

Scratchy's picture

Cape to Cape photos are up.

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Sorry if you missed this but an email went out to competitiors with a link to their photos. If you missed it you can search for (or your friends) plate here: http://travisdeane.zenfolio.com/search.html

Otherwise browse and check out the unknown rider folder here: www.travisdeane.com

I hope Jane and I got a good photo or two of you.

Travis

Lach's picture

Keepit Real 100

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Below is a preview, click to read the full post

Thought I'd keep the racing season going a bit longer after the Fling and also just had to give the new Niner Jet9 a workout, so drove up to this event, about 5 hrs north of Sydney, near Gunnedah and Tamworth (or as near as things get out there).

Scratchy's picture

WA MTB Trailguide is now available.

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

The 2nd Edition is now out and should be at your local MTB shop. Over 55 places to ride and sections on Pump, Dirt Jumps and BMX. In the 5 years since I worked on the first print run a lot has changed and it is great to see. With the launch of the SW Master Plan there is a lot of exciting things to come.

So visit your local bike shop or buy online at www.mtbguidebook.com
Merry Christmas everyone.

Scratchy's picture

Cape to Cape photo processing status update

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Well I'm still hard at work processing photos. I have less than one day of the event left to process. I had set myself the goal of having them complete this weekend but unfortunately this isn't going to happen. So early next week.

Last year there was 16,000 odd photos individually tagged with your race number to search. This year there is more so I really hope you find a great photo or two of yourself.

Photos will be at www.travisdeane.com

Guidebook is out and available at www.mtbguidebook.com

Thanks for your patience

Travis

Tristania's picture

It Needs to Matter

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Below is a preview, click to read the full post

Every now and again, particularly when I am on a post-race high, I get some sort of reflective thought regarding my cycling (and other various physical activities I do) that I ponder on and have tried to string these into words and share on my Nobmob blog. I refer to them my "cyclelogy" blogs - rather than a report on a particular race in which I have just destroyed myself, but about the activity of riding a bike and what it means to me psychologically, mentally and emotionally, so my buzz from last weekend's Highland Fling has gotten me wound up to write a new one.

TG's picture

HIghland Fling second attempt - much better!

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Below is a preview, click to read the full post

11am Saturday morning on Freshwater Beach, I'm supervising my kids in the water, antsy to hit the road for Bundanoon. Meant to pick up my mates at lunchtime but already I can see I'll run late. It's blistering in the sun. On whatsapp to update the lads. They're good to go. A few errands to run, clean out the boot of the behemoth Kia Grand Carnival, and we're ready to be loaded with swags, gear and 3 x MTBs.

Best Mountain Bike