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Canberra Centenary Trail

I'm going to be riding the Canberra Centenary Trail mid next month, exact date TBA. If anyone is interested in joining me please let me know and what dates suit.

Here's a link to trail info:

I'll be departing from the Tuggeranong end of the trail.


cambo's picture

Next outdoor adventure

Hi fellow Nobmobbers. I came across this the other day and if any of you out there are in pursuit of further outdoor activities then this might be your cup of tea. Looks like some pretty interesting, limit pushing type of stuff out there

Rob's picture

Port to Port MTB Stage Race - Entry giveaway here!

Entries now closed!

Win a complimentary ride entry into the 2017 Port to Port MTB race, May 25 - 28, valued at $440!

Port to Port MTB is one of the nation’s premium MTB stage races. A chance to experience some of the incredible tracks and trails we have in our backyard. OK - well, Newcastle's backyard, but it's not that far Eye-wink

The kind folks at Port to Port MTB Stage Race have given us a complimentary entry into this year's event to do with as we please.

While they suggest this could be auctioned off or used personally by an admin fairy I thought a more appropriate use would be to simply offer this entry to the community in a lottery.

If you would like to take part in this lottery simply comment (once or more, but multiple comments will not increase your chance of winning) on this thread before midnight on Sunday 23 April 2017 (AEST). The winner will be chosen at random the following day to give them plenty of time to register. NB: public registrations close May 23 so if you don't win but will still like to enter there's plenty of chance to do so.

NB: This is a multi-day MTB stage race. Please be sure you are able to complete the course and are able to meet other logistical requirements (transport, accommodation, meals and other incidentals are NOT included) before entering.

See the attached Ts&Cs from the event organiser.

... and good luck! Smiling

datafunk's picture

Erskin ridge FT gpx

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

Hi All,

Been out riding Tableland road and saw this 30km offshoot near the end: Erskin ridge FT, goes all the way to Warragamba. Would love to see the elevation profile. I'm guessing - especially with all that corrugation on Tableland - it'd be a pretty huge day of approx 90km...

Anyway, just thinking..., if you have a gpx, pls share!

Thanks a bunch!

Mont24Team's picture

The Last Mont

After a late rush toward the entry system last week, we are happy to confirm the The Mont 24 Hour MTB Race is on for 2017. We have however decided that this will be the final Mont 24.

We want to see this iconic event out in fine style and in fine company (Yours). Join us! If you missed cut-off for entries, you are able to enter for one more week.
Ride the Kow in 2017! ENTER HERE

Al's picture

Oaks dingo?

Rode the Oaks about 7 this morning
Saw what looked like a dingo at the gate
Anyone seen same at BMNP?

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Antsonline's picture

Cape Epic 2017 - Nobmobbers...

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Hi all.
Whilst we all have various ways of keeping in touch and communicating these days, this site stills holds great community value and it is (even those on the other 'sister' sites) a relatively small group of web-based friends.

This year, there are a few Nobmobbers (and maybe some others I don't know about) heading over to Cape Town to race the Cape Epic.
Wayne (Dicko on here) Dickinson is teaming up with Mike(Blades) Faretta under the SXC / EXC banner. THey have been training the house down so will go well I am sure.

amarkie's picture

The Oaks Single Track Status?

Does anyone know what the current status is with the Oaks Single track? I recall part of it being closed due to asbestos a while back?

How is the trail running from top to bottom at the moment?


ahein's picture

Great guide to buying a mountain bike

This is the best guide I have seen about choosing which bike is right for you

fh6162's picture

Rockshox Reba Pushloc to Crown Manual lockout

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Hi, I currently have a Handlebar Pushloc fitted to my 2012 Rockshox Reba Forks of course it doesnt work so I want to fit a Manual lockout to the top of my fork so my question is do I need to buy

1. a new Damper "and" the Manual lockout kit ( blue knob) or

2. just the Blue Knob Manual Lockout Kit

the reason I'm asking I've read, its just a matter of removing the damper from within the fork, unclipping the spring from inside and then screwing back together and then fitting the mew " Manual Blue knob kit" to the top and voila its a manual lockout ?

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FOUND: Cycling GPS in the Watagans.


Cycling GPS. Found in the Watagans. Let me know the brand/model/colour + the approx location of where you think you lost it, and I'll return it. Smiling

Contact me via Rotorburn if possible, I don't check NobMob very often. The same post is listed there.


hank's picture

The Mont Needs You

Apparently the event is still short of entrants. Get three mates and join up today.

Pyrate's picture

Hidden Camera/Counters on Long Track

I went out for a quick bash along Perim and Long from the School on Saturday before it go too hot and noticed 2 camera/counter thingys have been installed - one on your left as you head out, just past Lookout Rock and before you make the rocky right hand turn before the pinch climb and there was one on your left of the track coming back some where closer to the start of the track - cant remember exactly where to be honest.

Has anyone else seen them and does anyone know what they are there for? I have seen NPWS use the same things on Serrata and Gahnia.

ringo5050's picture

Individual XT sprockets

Any idea where I might source individual XT sprockets if possible? Have worn one down from riding on the road too much (first mistake) and the rest of the cassette is fine.

nate's picture

Bike travel box

Hi all. Does anyone have a recommendation for rental/purchase of a bike box/case? Preferably northern beaches or not too distant, I need one for a four day trip. Sorry, I know this has been covered before but I couldn't find anything. Cheers

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Ets27's picture

Lost sunnies at manly dam/possum trail

Hi guys. Lost a pair of sunnies at the dam or possum track yesterday (11/02) morning . Value probably not a lot. I love them just because they were a present from gf. If anyone find them please let me know. Cheers!

Ps there's another tread about found sunnies but I lost them the week after.

Warthog's picture

Gotta get down to Bright

Not sure if you guys have seen the write up on Bright.

If anyone is interested in accommodation for a boys or family trip (lots to do for the wives and kids) give me a shout.

Hustle_BJC's picture


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

Hi all
After a lengthy hiatus from fitness and exercising, I have decided to get my unfit self back on the bike. I used to ride everyday but on a flat bar Merida road bike. I have decided to step into the world of MTB.
As a first purchase I'd like to get something that I can use to get to work (approx. 9km ride) but still be able to get out on the dirt on weekends. After some initial research, I'm guessing a 29er would be the way to roll?
Some background info. I'm 6'3, and 100kg plus.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. No matter how small or seemingly irrelevant Smiling

Cheers Smiling

jedijunglesnow's picture

Found sunnies Manly Dam

Found some sunnies Sat arvo, Feb 4, at the Dam down near the Hydro lab. If you lost some just let know brand and colour and they can get back to their rightful owner!

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Beggy's picture

Ginga Ninja Cancelled

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Have to admit, the cancellation of the Ginga Ninja would have to be the most pathetic I have encountered in 17 years of racing MTB.
36 degrees!!!
Too Hot!!!!
There would not be a race of any type, shape or form west of the dividing range and north of Sydney for the whole summer.
I think we need to take responsibility for ourselves in all our personal endeavours.
All competitors sign our life away before we race and if you don't like a little heat, then don't race.

Rob's picture

February '17 Trail Advocacy Round Up

2017 - Knapsack Trail Day Schedule

Just a heads up on a few trail advocacy happenings mentioned in the forum lately.

First off, our friends over at BMORC have locked in 4 maintenance days this year, starting on Feb 25 with Knapsack Build Day - XC and DH. All the dates are in the calendar. See their announcement for more details and discussion: 2017 - Knapsack Trail Day Schedule.

Then we have a couple of consultations here or coming up in the local area:

  • Eastern Blue Mountains Escarpment Master Plan survey - Thanks to BikePhysio for the heads up, and as he says, "Please take time to invest in their very short survey and propose more cycling infrastructure including the reopening of the old Glenbrook tunnel."
  • OMV public consult coming soon - Your chance to have your say on restoration of public land around the existing OMV site. Naturally, the more voices asking for extended MTB infrastructure the better. Be heard! And thanks to Hawkeye for kindly volunteering to liaise on this matter - it's a pretty dry and thankless task but someone has to do it!
DudeistPriest's picture

Maxxis Minion Semi Slick

Is anyone on here using the Maxxis Minion SS and if so what are your thoughts?

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