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Saturday 18 March Manly Dam

It's time for the classic - a loop (or two?) of Manly Dam on saturday morning.

08:30 start at the corner of King and Orana sts Manly Vale.

Contact me on the number below for any more info.

Justin
0419 611 681

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Sunday 19 March - Early ride at Terry Hills

Alternate ride for those with limited time - please contact Stuart at the contact details below if you are keen!

Sunday 6.30am for a 6.45am start
Terry Hills shops Booralie Rd
Probably 2 1/2 to 3 hrs
Relaxed pace cross-country . Perimeter track, Cullamine Road, and then onto
Duffy's Trail / Booralie Namba Trail and suss that out. Then back to the
shops the same way.
stuandkel1@optusnet.com.au
0412 174 282 DO NOT call before 6.15am

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alternative rides...

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== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Mon 13 Mar 2006 08:51
From: "Gavin Roache"

Robin,

Greg is completly correct i have already spoken to Justin to make changes.

The majority of the key riders feel exactly the same.

will speak to you during the week/

there will be changes..

Answer:

...VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE...!!!

Good on you Robin for encouraging a bit of variety to the 'single pack mentality'.

Alternative groups wanting to improve on their much needed technical skills etc etc rather than slogging it out on the same old hills should be commended not discouraged.

Smaller groups tend not to 'tailgate' and wait herded up when a less skillful rider flounders on an 'obstacle' en route!!.

Rob's picture

Weekend 18/19 March

For this weekend, all I know is:

- It's Paddy's day Friday so Saturday morning I'll probably be riding the hangover trail Eye-wink
- I think Stuart is planning something around Terry Hills very early on Sunday which I might join.

R

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SBS Coverage of Nationals

"A whole hour of footage from this years National Championships will be televised on SBS, Sunday the 19th of Feb, at 11am.
It’ll also include a helmet cam run down the course with Junior Downhill World Champion Amiel Cavalier."

Info taken from Farkin.net. Well worth a look for anyone at home not riding

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For Sale Cannondale F600

For Sale

Cannondale F600 Medium Hardtail, 2004, Headshock, XT. Excellent COndition

$1,400 ono Call Dave 0411102743

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Morgan Road, Power Lines

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Has anybody ridden "Power Lines" at Morgan Road recently, ie last six months. The Sydney Trails Book I have says it has some steep and progressively bigger shutes the further into the trail you go, but this review is atleast three years old. I am trying to gauge what it is like before I commit to it and the associated long uphill back out of it.

In case you have explored it without knowing its name, "Power Lines" comes off the main fire trail about half way between the carpark and the flying club fence. It drops off onto the the right side and its start also doubles as the start to nursery

Rob's picture

How about a helmet cam?

This seems quiet interesting... anyone game to build one? Eye-wink

http://www.rainydaymagazine.com/RDM2006/RainyDay...

I'm thinking a movie made flying down Cascades track from the oval could be interesting Laughing out loud

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!!! Sold !!! - 2004 Cannondale Gemini 2000

For sale - 2004 Cannondale Gemini 2000.

- sold -

Rob's picture

How to build a 1,024,000 mcd portable light

For anyone thinking about night riding this might be of interest:

How to build a 1,024,000 mcd portable light.

You've just built a bike light which is brighter than most car headlights and weighs in under two pounds with batteries.

Sounds good Smiling

Not sure how viable it is though, esp. reading the comments below the main article, but might be worth a look anyhow.

Justin's picture

Drink your oxygen... (I'd rather not)

There are a bunch of sports nutrition drinks out there with 'increased oxygen'...

Read this in case you are interested and definitely before you buy!

http://www.chem1.com/CQ/oxyscams.html

Rob's picture

Slippery Sand @ Terrey Hills

The track was quiet dry when we rode today, and parts had been sort of graded (some hills that were previously rocky were now mostly sandy).

The outcome of all this dry, and in places deep sand was that balance through the stuff made more of a difference to our pace than usual. Actually, it was very deep in some corners and great care was required so as to not repeat the experience of my last outing here (took a roll in the sandpit that was one corner for that very reason).

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Nutrition for endurance events

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With the Highland Fling just around the corner thought I would post some information about nutrition. I am guessing most people will be looking at completing this event in 5-7hrs so you probably burn around serious energy during the day and if you don't get it right you may run out of juice before the finish line.

Your body gets energy from two main energy systems:

Anaerobic
Aerobic

Now depending on the intensity of the exercise depends on the percentage of each system it is using to get the energy from. As intensity does up it swings in favour of anaerobic and as intensity decreases, it moves towards aerobic.

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Interesting article about training with Coca-Cola

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For those that are looking at competiting in some endurance events thought I would share some information about using Coca-Cola during races, especially when you start to bonk.

Originally from this web site: http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0204.htm

"Coca-cola: Many athletes use Coca-Cola as a sports drink, but does exercise really go better with Coke?

Top athletes seem to love Coke, not just as a dinner drink to wash down a cup of yoghurt, a cinnamon-raisin bagel, and a bowl of broccoli, but as a sports drink to provide a little fire during the last stages of a prolonged endurance competition.

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Yellomundee Regional Park XC Tracks

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As a suggestion for an away ride I can recommend the Yellowmundee Regional park just out of Penrith. It took me about 1hr15mins to drive out there from Lane Cove. It's basically a 10-12km circuit (I think) that takes about 45-60mins to cover. It has a variety of sections to it, bridge crossings, climbs, jumps, all on single track. My favourite part is a series of jumps where you can safely get some air (well no rocks to land on).

Western Sydney MTB club maintain it and here is a basic map:

Yellowmundee Track Map

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New bike for Gavin

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Gavin,
A mate of mind rides a Prophet and loves it. He bought it second hand from a mate who got it as an unwanted pressie from the better half. Didn't like it when he first rode it, actually went back to riding his Giant for a while. Got it serviced and set up properly for his weight and riding style and now says its the best bike he has ridden. Key here make sure it is set up properly when you take it for a test ride. I on the other hand ride a Kona, 03 Kahuna Deluxe, and can't speak highly enough of their quality and frame strength. I ride with all the style and finesse of an overweight thirty seven year old and it has consequently copped a thrashing, it's been flipped more times than I care to remember and aside from incidental breakages (derailer hanger and brake lever) is none the worse for wear. Definietly check out www.mtbr.com for reviews and try www.nsmb.com They may reviews of all the bikes you are looking at.

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Highland Fling / Urban Polaris Logistics

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Hi All,

I thought it might be an idea to keep the plans for these two big events in a forum. So we can ride together, look out for one another, stay together.
I know that I am not sure who is doing what with who and staying where etc....
So the plan is to keep a running score of whats doing in a table format or the likes.
Here is my info for the events. Feel free to add your details.
Craig

Highland Fling (looking for a third person for the 100k team event)
Team: Fork n Wheel
Status: Entered Paid
Team Members: Craig Leigh XXXXXX
Accomodation: Craig Camping?? Leigh Bundanoon Hotel

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