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Aquatic Centre: Pipeline to Bus Stop closed

I noticed that section across the other side of the parkway from KC - from the pipeline to the bus stop - is closed. Someone has built a 6ft high wall of logs, etc. Looks like a serious effort to keep us out.
I understand the section from the bus stop to the Dam is ecologically sensitive but I thought the section before the bus stop is fine and there is no reason to block it off? It made a great "down" to the KC "up".
Anyone know any more??

hawkeye's picture

Adult responsibilities

There's an interesting line in this winsome video that neatly encapsulates why mountain biking helps to keep me sane.

Would love to go on one of these guided adventures.

Brenos's picture

Kevin Costner Extension

Just a heads up, but it looks like the reasonably new extension of KC (behind the houses) is going to be cleared to make the parkway wider. There's barrier flags going across the trail a few times, which kinda sucks. Had to throw the anchors out pretty hard to stop in time.

Oldlegs's picture

Serrata advice

The only bit of Serrata that I can't do is the steep double roll down. What's the best approach - no brakes until the bottom or some back brake to slow down after the first roll down and before the second roll down?

hawkeye's picture

RS Reverb seatpost remote advice

Got back on the MTB today for the first time in a few weeks due to a dicky knee, and had a chance to play with the dropper post. I like it.

By the end of the ride though, the joint at the base of my fragile desk jockey thumb was feeling rather tender. I think this is from having to push the plunger all the way home to get the saddle to move.

I know you can alter the rebound speed by twisting the dial on the end, but does anyone know if it is possible to get the post's locking mechanism to release earlier in the plunger's travel, or reduce the amount of force needed?


amarkie's picture

Pilot Wilderness Ride

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Inspired by ride listed on this site, I'd been dreaming about riding the Pilot Wilderness from Dead Horse Gap to the Pinch Campground for years. A few weeks ago I finally got to achieve it and what an amazing adventure.

The story is too long to post here, if you are interested in reading the detail please visit my Pilot Wilderness blog posts

Steele1968's picture

The bell tolls #2

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
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All those who cycle in NSW will be aware of the law requiring a bell installed on your bike or face a $106 fine. The law has been around for a long time, however, with the recent increase in penalties for cycling infringements purported to be for cyclist safety Police focus upon this and the issuing of penalties has increased significantly.

Achandab's picture

Tracks for Cyclocross bikes

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

Hi all

Great site and loving the trail maps. However is there anyway to know if these trails are suitable for CX bikes? Or is there a way to filter out more flat mountain trail for CX bikes? Thanks in advance

VC's picture

What I Miss

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I haven't been here for a long time now, ive moved to a town near Port Macquarie. Although there are some great locations to ride ,and im yet to find them all, here's what I miss about Sydney riding.
Red Hill, man I miss that joint, I aint seen variety like that here yet.Sydney sandstone, aint none of that here either.Sydney siders on the northern beaches are very lucky to have what you have there. Cherish it , and if someone could do a lap of Red Hill for me , that'll be great.
Just did Rotorua for a week,..... MAN IT WAS SICK...!!!.get over there.
Take care Nobmober's

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heads up ... the tathra enduro

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Hey all,
heads up

Of late me has spent a chunk of time on the far far far nsw south coast
Coming up mid june on the long weekend is there mtb enduro race,

I have pedalled there a heap of times and despite the numerous hellos to snakes, wallabies many goannas' and one echidna ( how good is mountain biking ) just cant get enough of the single track,

Ill let you guys suss it all out, but i can tell you it is a sweet lil spot where you do your session and within shuffling distance is beers, burgers and crystal clear waters at the beach

here some links

Warren Evans's picture

Steel 29-er

I’m interested in a getting a steel 29-er hardtail – preferably single-speed with option to run gears. Particularly keen on Niner SIR9 or Ritchey P-29er.

Does anyone have one of these I could please sling a leg over and ride around the block, or even better a steel 29-er they are thinking of selling? I prefer the XC bent as opposed to hardcore hardtail flavour. Medium size required (5’10”)

Thank you!

Rich de Pom's picture

Scamming alert - When selling a bike

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Trying to sell my bike and straight away I get a weird text saying they want to buy my bike and they live on a remote mining site so they cannot phone you. They are willing to pay you for the asking price using direct bank deposit, using paypal instant wire service blah blah blah....oh and they are already in touch with a courier service now ....but then ask where you live and that you sign off all rights to your bike.
Anyway, as they say if it's too good to be true it is.
I'm English so politely told him to F@#$ off and stop wasting my time.

Medigger's picture

Lost sunnies manly dam

Hi, I lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses at manly dam this arvo. Would love to get them back if anyone finds them. Thanks

skipper_nz's picture

Lost keys manly dam

Found them, yay

hawkeye's picture

Bantry Bay trails in the news

Apparently Manly Council Mayor Jean Hay's daughter rides a mountain bike at Bantry Bay.

However, it looks like it might be a while before she's out there again.

Chitts's picture

How is Manly Dam/Possum/Mistress and Daisy Duke?

....Thinking of heading out tomorrow morning, so if anyone has ridden there today, please let me know.

staffe's picture


Anyone who is itching to get a ride in tomorrow, go to Wylde. Must not have been a lot of rain out there. Took a punt and drove out there today and the track was in awesome condition, no mud (well maybe 3 small puddles along the track) no dust and consequently friggin' grippy, fast and just plain awesome.

Pyrate's picture

No Singletrack Mind Series this year :-(

As per link below, no Chocolate Foot Singletrack Mind this year...

Bit disappointed as I had already started planning accommodation etc..

DudeistPriest's picture


Just back from a few days down at Thredbo and to support what others have said on here about the place, it's a lot of fun and a great place to ride.

hawkeye's picture

The Pioneer

A few nobmobbers rate a mention here: Minter and Chitts, and Mike Israel

Epic scenery! Probably a bit above my level, but you can always dream Smiling Antsonline, is this your next event? Smiling

hawkeye's picture

Heads-up display for MTB

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For those who didn't know they needed it...

Interesting comments in the comment section about the human brain having a limited pool of processing power... I have a power meter on the Scalpel but never use the data on the trail because I'm fully occupied with staying rubber side down. One of th3 things I love about MTB is that it demands 100% attention and leaves no room for anything else.

Dee's picture

Single Speed Awaba

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Pretty keen to get out to Awaba soon for a single speed ride.

Any advice on what ratio to use?

danielschipper's picture

Kids bike races

My little one, 6 yrs, is keen to do some bike races. Are there any local events with kids races?

Flynny's picture

CTMBC club kit

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

I have had a few people ask about another order of club kit.

We need a minimum of ten of each item (Jersey nix or shorts) to get the order set up

If I get enough people to commit I'll set the online order up again

last time I had lots of people say they wanted to order but then only 4 people placde an order. this made it a bit expensive as I ended up paying the below minimum order fee personally and dragged the process out.

If people genuinely want gear let me know by replying here or on the facebook link and if we get enough I'll set up the online order system again

Simon S's picture

Weekend at Pokolbin

Does anyone have any recommendations for tracks close to Pokolbin?

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