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Noel's picture

OMV Requires Support

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It appears the development of Hornsby Quarry and Old Man's Valley into a recreational facility may jeopardise trail network we have ALL worked so hard for.

Please share the following video, and encourage all in support of mountain bike riding to make comment in the video comments section.

Consultation Forums are about to start in regards to the development of the recreational space within these land parcels. Traditional sports are reported to be lobbying council heavily to take away mountain bike facilities in the interests of their own sports.

buster1744's picture

Tapered steerer tube's

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I'm in the market to buy some new/secondhand forks after mine came up worse for wear after last week's off.

Bike involved is a 2014 Scott Scale

I've confused myself so my question is..Are 1.5” tapered the same as 1.25"-1.5" tapered steerer tubes or as I suspect are they different.

Cheers
Buster

Stujr's picture

Bike going into storage

So I'm planning on putting my duel suspension bike into storage for a year. Is there anything I should be doing to it. I'm thinking I should take the tyres off the rims and getting it serviced. Is there anything else I should do like letting some air out of the shocks?

jackthelad's picture

Chris King Bottom Bracket regrease Tool

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Wondering if anyone out there
has A Chris King Bottom Bracket
that has never been regreased
looking for someone to let me trail run my new tool
get my techniques down
grease and tool happily supplied.
mines too new to use it on.

Funkychicken's picture

PSA: Fox Float X2 recall

Fox is issuing a voluntary recall of 2016 and some 2017 Float X2 shocks.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/fox-files-voluntary...

LimaGolfBravo's picture

Anyone selling a Fox 36 Green spring for Van R forks.

I am after a Fox 36 green spring for my Van R.
I have gained weight and need the next level spring until I lose weight but they seem to be pretty sparse online and no local shops can get them. Does anyone have one that they no longer need?

Cheers.

staffe's picture

Scott 24 - End of an era

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Went down to CBR and did the Scott 24 - just socially. The numbers were down.

My first ever race was Scott 24hr back in 2007 and the size of the event back then was massive. This year it was tiny with most riders appeared to be doing 6 + 6 because the night laps were very lonely.

From 2007 onwards we did Scott 24 every year for a while but have not done it in two or three years so it was quite unexpected to find it so small.

DudeistPriest's picture

Magpies and Cable Ties

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I'm calling it, Canberra is the Magpie Swooping Capital of Australia. I was so traumatised after my morning ride on Wednesday I had to have the day off riding yesterday, so I needed a plan to fix this problem.

I had to shelve Plan A, apparently it's not kosher to indiscriminately poison and shoot magpies in the ACT. bummer. Plan B, only ride at night, wasn't really an option either (did you read about the woman who was recently attacked by a Wombat down here?), so Plan C, Cable Ties, was put into action this morning.

staffe's picture

Cycle super highways

That's what they call it:

http://denmark.dk/en/green-living/bicycle-cultur...

What an awesome initiative!

evan's picture

Stolen Bikes Website

Hi All,

Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere but this may help you find your stolen steed: https://www.stolenbikes.com.au/

Cheers
Evan

LimaGolfBravo's picture

Lost Garmin Oregen GPS

Hi, I was referrred here by someone in my walking group as you may have some knowledge of the area.
I was hiking around Garigal national park yesterday up around the Belrose supercentre down to forestville and my gps fell off my backpack somewhere near the start of the walk.
It must be somewhere along five mile creek or along the fire trail where it turns onto the tarmac bit.
If anyone finds it could they please reply to me here and there is a 6-pack in it for the finder.
Thank you.

spindog's picture

Old Ghost Road - riders wanted!

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Looking for a few additional riding mates (3) for a 1 week supported tour of some of the best single in the South Island. Highlight would be riding the entire length of the Old Ghost Rd - 82kms of sweet single track. Lots more single track including St James, Blue Spur, Craigieburn, Hanmer Springs (hot springs) this would be a 1 week trip with start/finish in Christchurch. Approx costs are ~$2000 for the fully supported tour + airfare to NZ + walking around money.

Flynny's picture

Hassans Walls Plan of Management. Discussion paper now out

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The Hassans Walls Plan of Management, discussion paper has been released and can be read on councils website

http://council.lithgow.com/hassans-walls-reserve...

Over all it is a positive document however there are a few points of concern and I urge all users of the reserve to read through it and have their say using the online feed back form

http://council.lithgow.com/hassans-walls-reserve...

A few issues I picked up on a quick skim through

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Flynny's picture

Hassans Walls Plan of Management. Discussion paper now out

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Below is a preview, click to read the full post

The Hassans Walls Plan of Management, discussion paper has been released and can be read on councils website

http://council.lithgow.com/hassans-walls-reserve...

Over all it is a positive document however there are a few points of concern and I urge all users of the reserve to read through it and have their say using the online feed back form

http://council.lithgow.com/hassans-walls-reserve...

A few issues I picked up on a quick skim through

Page 42

webby's picture

Best type of training for Kowalski

With the Kowalski postponed until mid October (fortunately as I was under prepared) what do you believe is the best training rides/regime for the race?
As with the convict I would just hit the trails in Terry Hills and Cascades and get serious kms in those legs but the Kowalski seems to be a different race.

Would 4 hard laps of Manly dam and possums with a few laps Serrata thrown in be more beneficial than hitting the long fire trails of Terry Hills etc even though that many laps would only be around 50kms?

philipm's picture

CTMBC Spring 3 hour

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There's been a few mtb races postponed of late due to weather,the track at Rydal is in perfect condition,you can still enter online or on the day get there early if entering on the day,all online entries go into draw for a trip for 2 to New Zealand drawn at the end of the year go http://ctmbc.net/node/53057 for details

antonfourie's picture

Ourimbah XC & DH this weekend

Sunday is race day at Ourimbah, come out and race with us, details on CCMTB FaceBook page or the website

Chitts's picture

Help on Crank Bro's Egg Beater Pedals

Hi Folks,

I have some egg beaters that are coming loose between the black axle and the silver bit (see where the white is sticking out).

Why does this happen and what do I need to do to fix them?

Any advice appreciated.

Ian

betti154's picture

Thredbo All Mountain Temporary Access

Hi,

Does anyone know when the Thredbo all mountain trail, in full form will be open? The current map still has the temporary fire trail on it saying the full thing opens in 2016.

We're planning a trip for November an hoping the full all mountain trail will be open.

Thanks, Damien

azsthj's picture

Interesting UK police blog on road safety

After many close calls and recently being hit by a car while riding I have been reading what I can do to limit the risk. Bright clothes, flashing ligths, started recording rides.... none of which seemed to have made much difference. I think this was a great articles with some good tips. Watch car wheels as they are the first to move for example.

https://trafficwmp.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/junc...

[Mod. moved to chat - not really to do with trails]

hoffo's picture

BYBF question

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I was considering participating in the Back Yamma Big Foot. Whats the flora / fauna like? Have you guys seen many interesting animals during this event?

Tristania's picture

Community info day for Westleigh Water Board land - Ruddock Park

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This Sunday at 12:30pm, there is a community event at Ruddock Park, Westleigh to discuss the future of the Westleigh Water Board site, which was recently bought by council to have the area transformed into a public sport/recreational facility. This facility hopes to include a legal MTB (similar to what OMV is like), the need to which is proven by the zillions of riders at the Hornsby track that are displaced as the track is closed for several months.

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