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3 Ring Circus 2009

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By mtnbike - Posted on 02 August 2009

Saturday, 22 August, 2009 - 10:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

4 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Wingello State Forest
Meeting Point: 

4Km SW of Wingello village on Caoura Rd there's a small base camp within the forest - seems as good a place as any.

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Route description

The three loops pass through the Big Top event centre located at the Wingello Forest Trailhead. The loops will be completed in the order below:

Granny Gear
Blue Ring
6km of fast firetrail will separate the speedsters from the rose sniffers and allows riders to find their legs. There won’t be a lot of granny gear on the Granny Gear loop.

Big Dog
Red Ring
Big Dog is approx 25km long. It traverses several gullies and includes one or two climbs (including the infamous “The Wall”!) and 13km of sweet, flowing singletrack. All this in beautiful native forest. 3 Ring Circus performers will want to go hard here – it's hard not to ride with a big grin on the face. However enthusiasm will be tempered by the knowledge that still to come is……….

Spinner Loop
Yellow Ring
Back to the Big Top and a last chance to grab some food and drink and some encouragement from the crowd. The 19km Spinner Loop (Ed – Look, why should Middle Ring not have a decent descriptive name like its neighbours. Henceforth to be known as Spinner) will test legs and lungs as it takes performers through some deep gullies and steady climbs. The bonus is that you’ll head through some mixed forests and open farmland on firetrails and dirt roads, with the end of the performance ever closer. A fast finish back to the Big Top and no requirement for an encore. The 3 Ring Circus is over.

Who's in?
Heckler, leximack, Steve 01, D-on, linco, Eyeball, dangersean, kiwigirl, Debs, OzMoT, Newton, mtnbike, Metters, shrek (14 riders)
Heckler leximack Steve 01 D-on linco Eyeball dangersean kiwigirl Debs OzMoT Newton mtnbike Metters shrek
What Happened?

Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...

Who Title Status Time Pos.Gen. Category Pos.Cat.
Scottboy Three ring Fun Finished 3
leximack Three Ring Circus Finished 02:41:18 116 48
woftt What a Circus! Finished 04:14:48 438 Masters Men 5+ 110

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