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Manly Dam Trail Maintenance this weekend (19th Aug)

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Trailcare has been working with council to reinstate the volunteer maintenance days for Manly Dam MTB trail. These will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The first of these will be this coming Saturday (19th August) and will focus on a section of trail between the 19th hole and the playground at the corner of Churchill Crescent and Cootamundra Drive.

Trailcare has identified several sections of the trial that need significant attention and these will be the target of furture volunteer days

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Bicycle Centre Phillip - ACT

A quick shout out to the Bicycle Centre Phillip: http://www.bikeshed.com.au/ They've done some work for me on my mountain bike recently and I'm very happy with the results.

Might want to check them out if you're looking for, what so far seems to be, a decent mechanic on the South side of Canberra.

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Jenny Rissveds ??

There's been virtually no information on why Jenny Rissveds has been out for most of the season. What was the reason?

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Where are all the Downhill tracks?

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Hey everybody!
Just moved up the mountains.
From Lithgow so use to riding state mine & pony club. Looking for tracks from Katoomba - Penrith looking for tracks of similar grade.
Don't mind if it's push up or fire trail entry.
Vids & directions would be great.
Thanks Sam

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Manly Dam Night Ride

Hi Everyone,

I was really just hoping for some firm clarification on whether or not we are allowed to ride the dam at night, i have looked around for information but everyone seems pretty undecided. I just want to know before i invest in some decent lights.

Cheers Andy

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" Hidden Valley Classic"

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The Hidden Valley Classic...Sunday 17th Sept at Coolah.
This one sorts the men from the boys...
For information click onto link below
https://www.facebook.com/Coolah-Bikeworx-3176527...

Watto's picture

Found pump - bantry bay

Pm date of your loss, brand and colour and size if u want it back

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Expressions of Interest in being filmed

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Hi everyone,

I am an aerial videographer and I am developing a new way to shoot action sports such as mountain bike riding. I am looking for people in the Sydney and / or Blue Mountains area who would be willing to volunteer their time to be filmed by drone. As thanks, you would get to keep copies of the footage for your own use. It would probably take about a 3 hours or so on a weekend and would simply involve you riding some accessible trails at a convenient location while I film using a drone. We will also conduct appropriate safety briefings beforehand and discuss various logistics.

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MTBA looking for member stories

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Hi Everyone,

We are wanting to do a series of campaigns surrounding MTBA and becoming a member and we would like to use some stories from people about why and how they became a member.

Obviously we would be looking to people who have a real story to tell whether that they have overcome something very serious in their life and used mountain biking as their wellness tool.

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Dwelli 100 - Trail Day for MDWA

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Dwellingup 100 is about to happen again.

I am fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy WA the event charity.
This will be my ninth D100 and fourth or fifth year (lost track)fundraising.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

https://traildayformdwa.everydayhero.com/au/pete...

Through my business Oakley Australia have donated a pair of sunglasses and a spectacle frame. These are on offer at a discounted price and proceeds go to my fundraising.

Many thanks Peter Campbell, Eyewise Optical 94081555

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FOUND: Set of keys

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Today (12.7.2017), I found a set of keys at the start of the service road that runs alongside the Great Western Highway from Barnet St, Glenbrook.

If you think these may be yours, I have handed them into Springwood Police Station.

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Decline in Races - What you said?

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I'd like to thank all the commentators on the question I asked and I think the outcomes were pretty clear, which I've trapped here. It looks like the end maybe nigh for the fling (see below):
1. Too Expensive (or not enough value)
2. Too many alternative races and places to ride
3. Not enough promotion particularly to younger age groups
4. Not family orientated enough
5. Making a state based series might get some interest back.

So the primary suggestions to the rider are:
1. Dont sweat and go to club races
2. Plan to ride away with friends

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2017 trek remedy rsl review

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After owning this bike for 6 months i thought i would do a review....
Size is 19.5 and i am 173cm tall, this fits me perfectly although the seatube is a little taller than i would like ,and in the steep stuff the seat can bang me in the arse (????)forcing me foward a little more than i would want, i have remedied (no pun) this by using a 35mm rise bar instead of stock and cutting width to 760mm.
I run the bike in the steeper setting everywhere and the geometry etc feels balanced.overall im happy with sizing and glad i didnt go down to a 18.5.

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Found: Mitsubishi Car Key

Firstly thanks to the person who found, then handed in to the corner shop at Terrey Hills, my phone yesterday - it had fell out of my jersey pocket along Long trail. Good Karma heading your way!

When I picked up my phone the guy also had a key for a Mitsubishi - I thought it may have been mine as I drive one but alas it wasn't (spare key was at home).

So...if anyone has lost a key along Perimeter / Long trail recently let me know!

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Manly Dam

Anybody figured out how to ride the newly fixed up bits of the Dam down the back of Allambie? Roll it or jump it.

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Wentworth Falls - Kings Tableland to McMahon's Lookout

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Got this ride on the to-do list.

CX friendly or take the mountain bike? Got 40mm tubeless tyres and 32t on the back of the CX.

Any suggestions appreciated!

Cheers, Adam

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What and where is Mt Narra?

Hi

I am hearing about a riding area Mt Narra. What and where is it ?

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Bright 6 hour mountain bike race

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Not sure who has been up to Bright but this beautiful town probably has some of the best mountain and road biking in Australia. The Bright Brewery is sponsoring a charity event in September (www.alfred6hour.org.au) which will be hosted by the Alpine Cycling Club.

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Bike freight to WA

Anybody shipped a bike to WA and can recommend a freight company / courier that might take a bit of care? Looking to send a bike over for the Cape to Cape while I drive lots of dirt on the way over.....

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Club Racing at WSMTB this weekend !

All

There has been alot of talk about events etc lately.

Well club racing is on again this Sunday at WSMTB Club - Yellowmundee

http://nobmob.com/node/55757

$20 for seniors is the best bang for buck you will get racing your MTB. Come out for a bit of fun and a great atmosphere.

All welcome !

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Bike choice for Rydal?

Hi Team

I'm staying at Rydal next week and will be taking a bike but wanted to check on what's the best steed for the Rydal MTB trails. Ideally I'd take my crosser so I can do some exploring afar as well but not sure if it will be out of it's depth on the trails down there. How technical are the tracks there?

cheers
d

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Mount Borah - Borah Banzai Gravity Enduro

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Guys and Gals,

Just letting you know that the North West Mountain Bikers up in Tamworth NSW are hosting a round of the Trail Star Enduro series on the 22nd and 23rd of July. Registrations are now open through MTBA.

There will be 4 stages available to ride and race. The format will be "Super Enduro", with the best 2 times each stage added together after a 5hrs of open tracks.

Below is the Facebook link for the event.

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Cripple Creek trail

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Hey.
I was just wondering the preferred entry point for the Cripple Creek trail.. Blaxland, Warrimoo or Sun Valley?
In regards to not having to ascend too much, I'm fit to a certain point lol.

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Logging Majura Pines

The following latest news from the Majura Pines Trail Alliance re logging at Majura Pines may be of interest to some:

http://www.majurapines.org/index.php

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Emergency Trail Riding Pack

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Hey. I was just wondering what you would recommend to have with you at all times while trail riding?
I currently only have puncture repair kit with a few levers & pump which are on my bike at all times. I also have a 2watt CB radio which could come in handy in limited reception areas in case of emergency. As well as a medium size first aid kit (which unfortunately, I usually forget to bring as it's usually in my work bag).

What else should I be bringing with me?
Keep in mind I would be riding straight to trails from my house or transport via train and such.

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