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The Oaks - Saturday 2 Sept AM

Thought I would venture out a little further on Sat with a couple of mates and do The Oaks/Nepean Lookout . I have not ridden out there so thought it was about time as is on my doorstep. Plan would be to head up to Glenbrook and catch the 10.22 train to Woodford (may go out to 11.22)

Haven't really planned it out yet so time may vary slightly. Also weather dependent as I can't be bothered if its wet

Not going for technical stuff just fun and fast firetrails. Open to suggestions to extend but not doing the long distances.


Guess it means that a Friday session is out then (well maybe not)- damn.

Rob's picture

Sat 2 Sep - Beginners

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I think Pratiwi & I will be doing some more beginner type stuff this Saturday (Sep 2nd). Given the usual outing of this type is to Terrey Hills, thought a change was in order. To that end...

Where: Oxford Falls (meet second sharp bend in Morgan Road, top of the hill where there's parking)
When: Saturday 2nd September, 9am
What: Five Mile Creek + Slippery Dip + Morgan Road fire trails

The three trails mentioned are all very easy going (ie. not technical) but do have some climbs, all are welcome to join on what will be a slow paced ride.

See you there?

tienster's picture

Penrose/Wingello state forests

To: anyone interested in the Highland Fling - full or half fling

Any one keen to go for a ride in Penrose/Wingello state forests sometime soon (in the next few weeks) in preparation for the Fling?

Or do something similar distance (no! not just do 3 laps of Terry Hills)

I am keen



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Oxford Falls - Sun 8.30am

Sun 27 Aug, 830am. Meet at corner of Morgan Rd. Downhill, Nursery Rhymes, Power lines, Deep Creek and back. No go if raining.

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Angkor Wat Bike Tour

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Dear NobMob,

Join bike advocates for the first Angkor Wat Bike Tour and win a free trip to Cambodia!

Bikers from all over the world will gather to experience the stunning Angkor Wat ancient temple ruins while supporting Village Focus International (, a non-governmental organization working in Southeast Asia. I hope your group's members will consider attending. The participant who raises the most sponsorships will win a round-trip ticket to the event.

The 80 km course will give participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the temples as they once were, free of the traffic of the 750,000 tourists who now visit annually. Participants can expect to be joined only by the locals living in the forests around the temples, who will be cheering the bikers along.

lizzoi's picture

Manly Dam Saturday 26th August 8.30am

Christine has posted a ride in the One-off Rides section for tomorrow at Manly Dam... just thought I would put it in here as well in case anyone missed it.

lizzoi's picture

Cascades Sunday 27th August 9.00am

Anyone up for a ride at cascades Sunday morning? Meet at Douglas Ave.

Rob's picture

Sparrow Hill?

There was quiet some discussion going on about Sparrow Hill here... that thread has been moved below, which started by Paul:

Bernd mentioned the Sparrow Hill near Canberra was also a great place to ride – anyone up for a day trip sometime in the future? From the sound of it, Sparrow is lots of singletrack like Ourimbah, but amongst the pine cones. Works for me.



christine's picture

Manly Dam Anyone?

I am still keen to try Manly Dam but with a guide so I don't get lost - if anyone is going there and doesn't mind my tagging along that would be excellent! Any time either day...(unless Manly win then not too early on Saturday - just joking!)


Driesdtl's picture

GPS useability

Hi, Anyone that can give me some help please getting my Garmin Foretrex210 to talk to the PC to set up some rides on this site. Don't know if its the serial connection or the unit that's not working.

Justin's picture

Snakes are waking up

Ran over a red-belly black snake this morning at cascades - I saw it going for me - You're lucky I'm still here to post this!

craigs's picture

Weekend 19-20th those not going to Ourimbah..Local ride anyone?

Ok, anyone feel like a ride local this weekend?
Speak up if you have any thoughts on Saturday morning or Sunday morning and we can arrange from there?

Red Hill last weekend was very wet in places with some deep deep puddles. Overall it was a great ride on some new tracks I havent experienced before.


Rob's picture

Manly Dam Bike Track Open

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I'm relaying this message from the Rangers, if you have any questions please email them direct at the address below.

The bike trail at Manly Dam has re-opened.

Many thanks to all for keeping off the trail during this very wet period.


P.S. Don't forget the bike trail maintenance day at Manly Dam has been organised for Sunday 17th September 2006.

Rob's picture

Manly Dam Closed

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Updated - Aug 14

We've had a mail from the rangers this morning, "The dam is still closed for riding as there are some trouble spots that still have not dried out. We will be having discussions this week about the re-opening and will inform the riders..."

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if this glorious weather keeps up perhaps it will be back on at the weekend.

See the comments on this post for details of how you can help out with the maintenance day at Manly Dam on September 17th.

Rob's picture

Sat 19 - Ourimbah

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Coming Saturday, the long awaited trip to Ourimbah is on as discussed: Day trip to Ourimbah?. See that thread for discussion, but seems time to play in the downhill area is the go, plus perhaps a further venture on some of the fire trail is a possibility (TBD on the day).

Meet 9am, North end of Red Hill Road as per the map here. You can clearly see the freeway turnoff from this view (which I believe is sign posted 'Wyong' - thx arpit). If you enter, "Red Hill Forest Rd, Ourimbah, New South Wales" into Whereis you should get decent directions.

Tim28's picture

Manly Dam, Back on

Hey guys, I was wondering if Manly Dam was open yet as I was thinking of going down there for a ride sometime today.

Tim's picture

Mtb Frame


anyone got a old MTB Hardtail Frame, medium, with rack holes on the rear triangle ? Want to do some touring.


pikey's picture

Northern Beaches Epic

Has anybody else noticed this 5hr: 45min journey around our favourite local trails?

Is was posted a while back by our comrades at Manly Warringah MTB.

This would be a good training ride leading up to the Highland Fling.

Anybody keen to give it a go as the fling date gets closer?


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Photo magazine - potential MTB Shoot

Hi, amateur photo club I am a member of is looking for a piece on MTBing (probably more on how to take neat photos of people jumping off stuff etc).

This is just a heads up, please respond to this thread or send me a private message ('Justin') if you would like to be involved.

Update - this is where you ride around and we take photos. Be prepared to do stuff that will look good on camera. Even I am not sure what that is at this point

mitch_f1's picture

Cascades on the 13th (Sunday)

I did a ride down the cascades a couple of weekends ago; I went down from Douglas street, up to Belrose via. Lower Camborne/Bare Creek, then up Quarry, then I crossed Mona Vale Rd, and went down a track that starts in the wild flower garden, it's incredibly steep (some places are steeper than the paved climbs up to Davidson), and is about double as long as Quarry (down and up), so I might do this again if anyone's up to it.

Meet at Douglas St entry, at 8:30am on Sunday 13th of Aug.

christine's picture

moonlight ride anyone?

Wednesday night is a full moon and I didn't know if anyone would be interested in riding the perimeter by moonlight? We used to do it with the horses and it's magic - the moon is brighter in winter for some don't have to go out late - about six or seven for an hour...I can borrow a car for that one!!!


craigs's picture

This weekend 5-6 - damp but there is always someplace rideable??

Ok there has been a little rain this week but there is always someplace to ride that not too badly effected.
Terrey Hills last weekend was ok except for the start out behind the fire station however on the return we exited out to the road a little earlier.
So Terrey Hills may be the best option if the rain isnt too bad. Bernd it keen for Sunday.
Any takers Sat and or Sun??
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meatlovers's picture

How do you post photos in the gallery?

Anybody know how to post photos in the gallery?

craigs's picture

Anyone keen to ride this weekend 28-29?

Hi all,

Need to get out there and put in some kays.
Happy to ride anywhere.


christine's picture

Highland Fling

One of my friends said he is doing the Highland Fling in, whilst I have no intention of riding 100ks I was wondering if anyone had been down or was going down - I believe they also have a 50k ride and thought I might go down and suss that out for trying it next year...however, I haven't heard of it before - any inside information would be great!
Thank you!


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