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Hasbeen Racing's picture

What's happened to NoBMoB?

Just logged on for the first time in a while and noticed the last post was three days ago. Seems like everyone has departed? I remember when this was a hive of activity. What's happened?

The funny thing is I was logging on to see if anyone was talking about the Convict. I was considering it for this year and then saw the entry fee was $150. Are these guys kidding themselves? No wonder these races are dying.

Stephen Parsons's picture

Pearl Beach to Umina Headland track

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A critical section of what should be a marvellous bike path entry point from Umina to the fire trails south from Pearl Beach.

We are making comments to Council as part of their Bike Plan review.

Reasons for inaction include dangerous rocks but there was a road there from 1927 to 1954. The sewer line runs along the track alignment. No difference in engineering challenge than the Manly to Fairy Bower promenade.

There would need to be rock protection but the Austrians have the technology for avalanche and rock protection for roads.

Rock bolting is also an option.

BIGnige's picture

Anyone ridden here?

Wondering about a night here..anyone been..what are the trails like.

GiantNut's picture

Got close shaved on McCarrs by worlds dummest driver

So guy close shaves me today on McCarrs then gives me the finger to ensure i knew it was deliberate. So if it was in a Ford Ranger or Holden Ute probably hard to find the wanker but this genius does it in a Burgundy Citroen station wagon. I am thinking there are probably 1 of those on the Northern Beaches - if you know the car or driver please let me know here

Black Flash's picture


Found a commuter front / helmet light on muppets this morning.
Describe it and prove it’s yours and I’ll get it to you.


trail addict's picture

Redhill mtb Park Mornington Victoria

On my recent holidays in Victoria I decided to give Redhill mtb park in the Mornington area a bash out . The guys in the area have done a beauty of a job building marking out & grading the trails . I rented a new 27.5 duelly from Melbournemtbhire & picks it up sat arvo from freewheeling cycles in rosebud . Bash out on the sunday morning fir 4 solid hrs . Locals gave e the heads up on their favourite trains . Great job

hawkeye's picture

Brian rates a mention in The Rules

I was reading browsing through The Rules and noticed this:

I thought it describes Brian perfectly. Laughing out loud

Tristania's picture

OMV Lava Flow Reopen

Just a shout out that Old Man's Valley has FINALLY opened it's second stage after an extended closure due to Northconnex with the completion of two tunnels under the access track.

Check out the newest track video for a preview:

Bodkins's picture

Where to buy new Fat Bikes in Perth?

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Trying to find fat bike recommendations is frustrating!

I'm having trouble finding a good place to source a fat (4-5" tyre) bike in Perth. My trouble is that there are helpful online reviews for mainline fat bikes, but these never seem to cover
a) electric fat bikes, or
b) other brands or brands that are new to the market (which seems to be the only fatbikes - bar Diamant - that get an electric conversion)

all74's picture

Any NobMob Final Flingers?

Going down for my final half fling (I'd been building up to the full, but too last I guess).

I always like how the organizers try to instill a sense of fun in these events, with themes Rolloff, kids races etc.

Black Flash's picture

Bare creek trail run - cascades

Bare creek trail run is taking place this sunday - 12th nov.

They will be using the cascades network from 6am to 11am.

I'd be keeping my mtb riding away from those trails on the day.
Alternative rides can be had around manly dam or Terrey hills.


Medigger's picture

Nursing home ridge trail

Anyone know the deal with the Nursing Home Ridge trail, linking Pipeline to Manly Dam?

Lots of "closed to bike" signs due to erosion.

We seem happy to lay bitumen over our bushland for eternity but unhappy to roll a couple of square inches of rubber over it for a few seconds.

cambo's picture

Kinross signage

Howdy, can anyone out there advise if Kinross is well sign posted? Heading out on Thursday afternoon for the first time and don't want to get lost


Black Flash's picture

Caution! Please be aware!

The northbound Forest way cycle path lane has been taken away for 500m on the highest speed part of the road. So expect to be pushed into the lane where cars are doing 80kph plus just after the Kameroi school. Seriously WTF

Unbelievably bad planning!!!

I hope we don't read about an incident in the next few days.

Please take care and plan your ride.

spindog's picture

Manly Dam Trail Maintenance this Saturday 21st Oct

Meet at 8am Sat morning at the tennis courts on Roosevelt Ave in Allambie Heights for a short walk into the trail above the 19th hole
as usual bring a hat, sunscreen and some gardening gloves
we'll be working on drainage improvements to this section
hope to see you there

spindog's picture

Manly Dam- more trail lurv 21st October

third Sat of the month - 21st Oct is the next volunteer maintenance day at the Dam...PM me if you would like to join in the fun!
Also interested to get rider input on long term planning for this trail...who wants to go first?

hank's picture

Gahnia TrailCare Volunteer Day - Sunday 8/10/17 - More people needed

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Gahnia TrailCare Volunteer Day - Sunday 8/10/17

Local riders needed!

Please register using this link

Our local Gahnia track is in much need of some attention and love. We need a handful of volunteers willing to move some rock and materials that have already been dropped into place along the track.

Due to the nature of this specific work we only need about 20 volunteers, and those who come should expect a fair amount of heavy lifting. A post dig BBQ and drinks will be provided to all volunteers who come help.

What to bring:

Dann78's picture

Bike Buying...HELP

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Hi I am new to mountain biking...borrowed a bike a few times and loved it so have decided to buy a bike of my own and get into it a bit, I am 39 and not getting any younger so looking for something to hit bush trails and rides, the trails up in the Perth hills and also cruising around with the misses too.. I have $1500 to spend and have been told a lot of different things..some say buy a hardtail now and get a decent bike for the money, some say hardtails are too hard work and to keep saving and buy a dual or buy a second hand dual now..

donkerr's picture


Does anyone know if Ghania has reopened?

Chris Bell's picture

Moving to Grafton

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Hi guys,

I am looking to start mountain biking and I m also moving to Grafton for work in a weeks time. What is the scene like in Grafton and the surrounding area. Are there any groups?

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Bmod's picture

Tracks for kids Northern beaches

My sons (6,9yrs) have been loving possums for the last few weeks and we want to explore some other tracks.

Anyone got some suggestions?

sunny's picture

STOLEN: 2006 Giant Reign 2

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Hi all, bike was in locked storage cage in secured underground apartment parking in Maroubra area - came home to find the cage was broken into and bike missing. They left a Thule rack and giant floor pump. My neighbour's cage got broken into, it was some sort of roadie. One more cage down was a Malvern Star and they left that so go figure...

It's a relatively distinct bike now given it's age which makes it all that much more painful to part with. Appreciate a PM or email to sunny at if spotted.

spindog's picture

10 tonnes of rock!

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That's how much material was used last month to remediate a badly eroded section of the Manly Dam trail (8 tonnes of crushed sandstone and another 2 tonnes of flagging).
A small group of volunteers joined Trailcare for the first volunteer maintenance day at Manly Dam in more than 2yrs
The 3rd Saturday of each month is the new recurring date for volunteer maintenance at the Dam
Northern Beaches council and the rangers at the dam are supporting our sport by supplying material and hand tools for each of these days

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