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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

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

A few issues I picked up on a quick skim through

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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?

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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 for details

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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.


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Thredbo All Mountain Temporary Access


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

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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.

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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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Anyone ridden the Possum Today? What is the condition?

Anyone ridden the Possum Today? What is the condition?

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Rob's picture

Oaks Single Track Closed

Just a heads up for those thinking of riding in the Blue Mountains: the Oaks single track has been closed by NPWS due to "...potential asbestos contamination". Doesn't appear to affect the rest of the trail though.

Full quote:

Glenbrook Single Mountain bike track will be closed due to potential asbestos contamination. Riders and walkers will not be permitted on the track during the closure. Woodford Oaks fire trail riders can continue down the Oaks fire trail to exit via Glenbrook. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Form more details see:

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Dungog common

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Could anyone from Dungog give an update on the common? Has there been much rain up that way?

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2016 Australian Mountain Bike Market Profile Survey

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Dirt Art are running an industry survey with all data/results published and available at the conclusion. Data from this can play a significant role in justifying new trail developments across the country, as well as creating an industry that better-suits all riders.

They are offering some great prizes too which will be randomly drawn from respondents;

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PBM HardRock 6hr - The Debrief

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Looking at the nobmob event calendar it looks like I could have been the sole NobMobber at the event so I thought I share a short summary for those who considered it or is considering it for next year.

The race was a 6hr lap race with the usual bunch of categories. Organised by the local club calling themselves tipriders:

This was the first year they organised it but they did so super professionally. Everything worked brilliantly.

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Magpie Alert Pine Island

Warning, the Pine Island MTB Park Magpie has started this season's swopping program.

TimG's picture

Nth Beaches Council wants a Cycling Rep for Traffic Committeee

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30 July 2016

Do you live in or have a strong affiliation with the Northern Beaches? Would you like to participate in the Northern Beaches Council Local Traffic Committee in an advisory capacity? Council is seeking expressions of interest for a suitable person to fill the position of Cycling Representative on the Northern Beaches Council Local Traffic Committee for a two year term.

If you would like to nominate for this position, download a nomination form or contact Northern Beaches Council's governance unit on 9942 2111.

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Manly Dam Crash

Did anyone hear about the result of a big crash at the dam yesterday afternoon around 4pm?

It was about 200m from the hydro-lab at the end of a lap, the guy looked like he was in bad shape. A lady told me not to look so I assume it was bad! There were plenty of helpers there.

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Just spent the weekend at Tathra, trails are looking fantastic for the enduro in a couple of weeks time.

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Bike Hire

Best buddy from Sweden is coming over and I'm looking at options to rent a bike for him so I can show all the great tracks around around NSW. Problem is Swedes are tall but my man cave only stock small frame bikes so I'm looking at options to rent a bike for him for a week and a bit.

Any advise on businesses that rent reasonably decent MTBs will be greatly appreciated.


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The Butcher of Babbage is back

A bit early but had a fly-by from our favourite bird today.
It was a bit half-hearted on his behalf and I saw the shadow coming so was waving my arms about like a freak.
Just a heads up peeps.

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Reasonably priced prescription cycling glasses

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The subject of riding glasses comes up from time to time and I thought I'd share this as I thought it might be useful to forum members.

If anyone is looking for affordable prescription glasses to suit road cycling or mountain biking, I've just completed a review of an Israeli product called Shamir Attitude that is available through your optometrist. Mine were supplied via Blink Optical at Warringah Mall.

LittleRed's picture

Recommend bike repair workstand

Hi all, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced stand for doing basic at home repairs and services? Or what should I look for in a stand? Are there different ones for MTB and road bikes? I guess as long as the top tube or stem fit it should be fine right... Cheers for any info/recommendations!

webby's picture

Kowalski Climbing

Hi Guys,

does anyone know roughly the amount of climbing in meters the full kowalski is?

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Bike hooks for corporate bike storage

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As some of the guys on the forum know we're looking to put in some bike hooks at our office to create a secure location for bike storage.

Being in Belrose we're fortunate enough to have direct access to all of the St Ives / Terry Hills MTB trails and to the Akuna Bay road rides.... and with a number of cyclists in the team we need somewhere to store all our bikes. Nice problem to have hey!

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