Welcome to NoBMoB

Welcome to NoBMoB - the Northern Beaches Mountain Biking Group. Not just for the extraordinary, everybody is welcome! Just starting out? Been riding for years? Join us for our weekly social rides on Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches and beyond.

Why not sign up and post your ride, join someone else or just chat in the forums? Riders from all over Australia are here so you don't have to be a Northern Beaches local to enjoy. Make your plans sound enticing and see who comes along!

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Congrats Jason English: Solo 24 World Champ for the 5th time!

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Racing often takes a bit of a back seat here. We're a community site, mainly here to have fun, but recognition of some sporting feats in the world of MTB really have to be congratulated.

Over the weekend Jason English became the Solo 24 Hour World Champion... for the 5th time! For much of the race Jason was out front but victory was sealed a couple of hours from the end when he put in a two blistering laps, destroying all hope of a catch the second place rider may have been holding onto. Boom!

Special mention to Brett Bellchambers too, for taking out the SS category.

There are many new recreational riders online here, so for those that don't know, this event works as so: Midday on Saturday one steps onto a MTB. They ride round a circuit (this year in Fort William, Scotland) until midday Sunday. Non-stop. Solo. The rider to finish the most laps in the shortest time before that Sunday cut-off wins. Yes - 24 hours without a break - Insane! Eye-wink

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Profiles updated - pick a ride, any ride!

Just a quick note to say that this morning I've gone through and given the ride profiles section a well overdue clean up. A filter has also been added so you can focus on just a specific area.

All profiles now have to be entered with GPS data. This means they all get a map and altitude data to users can see exactly what's what before heading out. There are more plans afoot that this is required for - stay tuned!

As always, this is a community site and everyone is encouraged to share their favourite routes through local trails. If you can add some pictures and encouraging words then all the better.

Enjoy! Smiling

Ride profiles here: http://nobmob.com/rides/profiles

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Saturday, October 4 is IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

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IMBA will celebrate its eleventh-annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (#TKMBD) on Saturday, October 4, 2014. This is a great opportunity for you to share your passion for pedaling with kids!

Details here: https://www.imba.com/kids

Of course this isn't restricted to North America though. Why not arrange your own kids ride? Don't forget to post it up in the caldendar.

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Bare Creek Bike Plan - Dedicated MTB Facilities for the Northern Beaches. Help Required Now!

Do you want a purpose built bike park on the Northern Beaches - one that is dedicated Mountain Biking? A plan is proposed for such a facility at Belrose Waste Management Centre after it closes soon, but...

Help is needed to get this plan approved. Can you help by emailing the local councillors and expressing your views? Just something simple that explains you are behind the plan is all it would take.

The next council meeting is 27th May, so these emails need to find their target before that date. If you could attend the meeting to show support all the better.

The councillor's email addresses: mayor@warringah.nsw.gov.au, vanessa.moskal@warringah.nsw.gov.au, wayne.gobert@warringah.nsw.gov.au, vincent.deluca@warringah.nsw.gov.au, sue.heins@warringah.nsw.gov.au, bob.giltinan@warringah.nsw.gov.au, pat.daley@warringah.nsw.gov.au, roslyn.harrison@warringah.nsw.gov.au, duncan.kerr@warringah.nsw.gov.au, jose.menano-pires@warringah.nsw.gov.au

More background can be found in this thread: Bare Creek Bike Park.

Thank you.

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Ever thought about entering an MTB marathon?

Cycologically Challenged!

Many thanks to all the keen competitors from last weekend's Convict 100 race who took the time to blog about the event and share their stories. There were indeed some fantastic efforts and great yarns.

It's not fair to single anyone out - every participant makes an event - but is always good to share a photo so here's Tristan riding the infamous bridge. Have a look at Cycologically Challenged! to hear how he went.

Great to see so many riders keen to share like this, and so many comments of appreciation, encouragement and congratulations. This is what MTB is about to many - a huge challenge out in the (relative) wilds with mates and strangers alike. Strangers who, after a ride along the Woomerah Range, somehow you will have a special connection with forever. If you've been there, done that you know exactly what I'm talking about! Eye-wink

For those not sure about trying an event like this, take a look at the blogs on the Convict 100 2014 page. Just don't be put off too much. Remember: nothing worth doing in life is ever easy!

Also remember that blogs like this build into a handy reference of event results in a tab on your profile and you don't have to write an essay to do that.

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