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By Hans - Posted on 02 July 2010

Sunday, 4 July, 2010 - 11:30

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

2 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
If it has rained on this trail today, I won't be there.
Ride Database Entry: 
Manly Dam
Meeting Point: 

King Street (near corner with Arana Street), Manly Vale. You know - outside Manly Hydraulics Lab.

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.

Time to get the fitness up again...and blow out the cobwebs! Eye-wink

I'm doing a couple of easy Manly Dam laps with 2 mates. Come along - the more the merrier!

See you on Sunday 11:30 am at the Hydro Lab.

Cheers, Hans

Happiness is a warm shock...

Who's in?
hawkeye, Hans, brakeburner, arouratimber
hawkeye Hans brakeburner arouratimber
What Happened?

Were you there and have a story to tell?

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daveh's picture

I would like to meet a few more people from this forum. I am definitely riding the Dam at some stage on Sunday so am in unless management approval is denied. As long as it's easy, my fitness is baaad at the moment!

CookPassBartridge's picture

Hey Daveh,

I'm going to try to make it. I'll be on a White Gary Fisher, White helmet...

I answer to the name of Dan.

Don't wait for me though.. as it's touch and go at this point.

hawkeye's picture

... subject to nothing blowing up at work.

Will be good to see how much of a gap I have to close with my fitness! LOL!

Scotty-Dont's picture

Hey guys, Im new to the area and looking to find so decent trails so will aim to be there tomorrow unless the weather changes for the worse.

I will be riding a small Azonic Hard tail.

hopefully see you tomorrow

Pratters's picture

but I was invited out today by a friend.

Well over 90% of the track is fine and (mostly) pretty dry. I was surprised there are still some reasonably sized puddles around. There was only one short (<5m) section of heavily churned track.

The first decent looked very slippery and we walked it. Otherwise you should be fine.


daveh's picture

Committments mean that I am going to go and squeeze in at least one, maybe two, laps right now. Enjoy.

hawkeye's picture

that was a fun ride. It was great to meet everybody - lots of new faces.

Scotty, your bike skills are impressive. After your entry into the off ramp after the pedestrian bridge, I see why you put 4-pot brakes on your hardtail. Smiling

For everybody else wondering what on earth I'm talking about, he hopped the back of the bike around in the really tight space in a trials move, to be facing the right way. His leap over the gap jump near the end was very nicely executed too. An encore was requested and delivered, even better than the first.

Not sure if Hans captured it successfully with his camera... hope so.

Hans's picture

Nice change from recent rain and was a beautiful warm day at Manly Dam!

Dragged our neighbours Mal and DG (and his new Enduro) over to the dam, and met up with some new NobMobber's as well as locals.

Nice cruisy ride while meeting some familiar faces on the trail, including the Whisperer (Steven) who had just finished a 32 mins lap on his Mojo.

He showed us how to approach the three rock steps; and our newest UK import Scotty showed us some neat jumping/trials skills.

Today's group....watching the Whisperer lining up for the rock steps
Whisperer showing us how it's done....
Contemplating the gap jump....(from the other side)
Scotty (Macaskill?) is the hero...the locals in disbelief...

Sorry, I didn't get Scotty's gap jump on camera, but it was kinda like this... (Watch this space)

Cheers, Hans
Happiness is a warm shock.

hawkeye's picture

to DG for the pisstake re: the Lefty - I think I actually had him believing for awhile that the other side fell off on the way to the meeting point. :oops:

Was it Mal who was thinking of doing the Back Yamma Bigfoot?

brakeburner's picture

great ride today, thanks guys!

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