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New Trails Under Construction - National Arboretum

Kowen might be undergoing some significant changes in the near future, however, new trails are currently being cut in at the National Arboretum: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mountai...

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Kowen Forest to face the chopping block.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news try to get better at least people know this news.

The full article is here as published in Canberra Times.

Http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/kowen-f...

Tristania's picture

Kowen Forest to face the chopping block.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news try to get better at least people know this news.

The full article is here as published in Canberra Times.

Http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/kowen-f...

Dean000's picture

Looking for trails

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

Hey guys, Im new to Mountain biking and im looking for a trail around Sydney. Preferably within Sydney/Blue mountains but im willing to travel.

I'm fairly confident on a bike and had a fair bit of experience with dirt jumps. Was wondering if anyone could recommend a downhill/trail that has a fair bit of jumps but not something you'd give a complete beginner.

Thanks for your help and im keen to hit the trails!!!

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H20 Westleigh Consulation: Tonight 7:30 Pennant Hills Bowling Club

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Tonight 7:30 Pennant Hills Bowling Club.

Here is your chance to know/ask/join and help 'HAVE A VOICE' in what happens to these 22 hectares and the existing trails!

Big meeting of WWBA (Westleigh Water Board Alliance)(representing interests to Council etc)

https://www.google.com.au/…/@-33.7359209,151.…/data=!3m1!1e3

52 Yarrara Rd Pennant Hills NSW 2120

http://7hillsgroup.com.au/clubs__trashed/phbc/

Westleigh MTB Track Public group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/890967521023089/

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Mid Pack Warrior Report - Port to Port 2017

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Mid Pack Warrior Report - Port to Port 2017

After recent trips to Derby and The Mont plus the football season I was happily putting my competitive riding, (I use this term in it’s loosest sense with a very small ‘c’) to bed and settling down into my winter training schedule of a couple of half hearted laps round the dam when I got an email from NOBMOB telling me I’d won an entry to the Port To Port. To be honest I’m not sure I replied with the level of excitement it deserved.

So belated thanks to NOBMOB for running the competition.

STAGE 1
Nelsons Bay – 35km

staffe's picture

Port to Port done and dusted

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For anyone who thought about P2P but did not do it - here is a first hand account of it.

On paper it is four days with no day being particularly long so it looks like pretty simple but it was a bit harder than what I thought. All locations are quite scenic and offer more than mountain biking for the support crew to enjoy. Anyone who made the mistake of inviting a spouse to e.g Scott 24hr may have a little convincing to do but it is an enjoyable event for support crew as well as riders.

Tristania's picture

Hornsby Park (OMV) Update

****This will be up on Saturday 20th as well****

Hornsby Mall has a community feedback on the recent submissions regarding the Hornsby Park area. Won't say much as I'll let the photos of the signs speak for themselves.

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Port to Port Stage 4

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

I jut rode the new single track that is in stage four of Port to Port.
It was easy enough to follow from the Greyhound training area, but didn't see where it went once I got to oakdale rd.
I went straight ahead and rode through some existing single track that was used in the 2015 event.
I then found it again on the west side of the fernleigh track... until I lost it again at an unmarked t intersection.

Has anyone ridden the full track and want to provide a Garmin track/gps track, please.
The track they provide on their website isn't exactly a quality image

Cheers

Uppo

Tristania's picture

Quarry Road Track Closure due to Rifle Range “Danger”

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We’re paging mountain bikers, walkers and joggers from Hornsby and beyond to help us in our charge to find a more workable solution than the present Trump-like “answer” of gates, walls and fences to lock everyone out of the extremely popular Quarry Road Track from Hornsby to Dural. The transcript of the letter/report that I have personally sent is shown below for reference; it’s rather long but the Abstract is a pretty good summary of the situation for those who have been out of the loop.

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Titanium 135x10 bolt thru skewer???

Does anyone know if there's a titanium 10mm bolt thru skewer available?

Building up a set of wheels for the carbon hardtail and want to beef up the rear over the standard QR.

I'll probably go with a 10mm bolt on but am wondering if there's a Ti option for these because, well...as the kids say...because titanium. Laughing out loud

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New fire trail off Cowan trail?

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I noticed today on Cowan trail it appears there is a new fire trail branching off to the west about two thirds of the way along.

Looks like it has been recently cut in, along with a few "layover" areas on the existing Cowan trail. The ground is still covered in grassy vegetation, but I didn't see any other evidence of vegetation removal such as tree stumps and the like.

i didn't explore the full length as I was with other riders, but I saw pink ribbon markers going a little way further ahead.

Does anyone know anything about this new trail section?

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Lost helmet & gloves at Manly dam

Hi. I left my helmet and gloves near the log in the car park in front of the school at the trail head for Manly dam. If you've spotted them, could you please let me know? It was a black / charcoal lazer helmet, and a pair of fingerless specialized gloves.

Many thanks.

Bruce Gillespie

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Padding recommendation

Had a fairly major crash six weeks ago that resulted in a broken elbow. Still some time till full recovery but want to make sure I have some good elbow and knee pads for when I can ride again. I focus on endurance rides so really looking for something comfortable and not bulky. Any recommendations? Thanks

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Padding

Had a fairly major crash six weeks ago that resulted in a broken elbow. Still some time till full recovery but want to make sure I have some good elbow and knee pads for when I can ride again. I focus on endurance rides so really looking for something comfortable and not bulky. Any recommendations? Thanks

hawkeye's picture

No, it's not April 1st

Santa Cruz is racing a V10 29er, by team rider demand

http://reviews.mtbr.com/the-santa-cruz-syndicate...

Rob's picture

Port to Port giveaway - And the winner is...

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Big Congratulations to...

Hank!

Answer your PM for details of how to utilise the prize. Well done, and good luck!

To the rest of the entrants, sorry about that, but remember, you can still enter online the regular way here:

https://porttoportmtb.com/registration

P.S Looking forward to at least one race report and some happy snaps Smiling

Brenos's picture

Wakehurst Parkway Tunnel

Hey guys,
This is prob already been spoken about, but does the new tunnel they want to put on the parkway at seaforth affect the Dam or does it just miss it?

Cheers
Brendan

Jason Smith's picture

Arm warmers

Ok - so its getting cold in the morning. How do I keep my Arm warmers from falling down without more pushups???

nate's picture

Ourimbah condition?

Anyone ridden Ourimbah today or know the condition of xc loop? Considering a visit tomorrow. Thanks.

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How to get from the Lennox Bridge to the quarry lookout

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I wondered if the editors of this website could add ride from Lennox Bridge to the Quarry Lookout its only a 15 minute ride from the bridge and the lookout is scenic.I tried this short extract that might need working on.

DudeistPriest's picture

Bottomless Tokens

Just wondering what peoples experiences with bottomless tokens have been like. For those who may not be familiar with bottomless tokens take a look at this: https://www.sram.com/rockshox/technologies/botto...

I've been riding around with the standard factory installation of two tokens in my Pike (140mm travel), however, I removed one before today's ride and was very pleased with the results. Running the same PSI I found there was an improvement in small bump compliance and overall plushness.

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Urban Polaris 2017

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Hiya,
looking for a rider to do Urban Polaris event with at the end of April -http://urbanpolaris.com.au/

It's a low-key 7 hour bike orienteering event in and around Canberra with teams of two where you choose checkpoints from a list issued on the day. Can do between 100- 200 km on the day depending on choices & number of arguments/lost time Eye-wink My normal riding is commute/st ives trails and once a year Full Fling that I do in 7-8 hours depending on weather and number of weetbix.

DudeistPriest's picture

Yackandandah

Def worth a look, I rode the Red Loop today and it's a lot of fun, will be coming back next month to ride the rest of it.

http://www.exploreyackandandah.com.au/attraction...

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Bright - Loop 8 Hero

Just rode the Hero downhill track at Mystic Mountain Bright, awesome, best downhill run I've ridden in ages:)

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