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Next training day @ St Ives showground?


mitch_f1's picture

By mitch_f1 - Posted on 26 June 2006

Hey
Been thinking. The moto-x park at the showground is open to everyone, and it is an excellent place to hone biking skills; it has the teeter-toter, jumps, rocky decents, fast corners, slow corners, and the short x-country course which is short but sweet. It would be great for timed laps (there is 2 courses and many variations of each to use) and practise in some of the more basic skills, and just general fun jumping and speeding.

Just putting it foward.

Mitch

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christine's picture

I think that sounds like fun...is the ground soft to fall on? Hee hee
Is your lap the cross country course? That would be good fun!
There is also a track that runs from the Showground to just before the fruit market – I haven’t done it for a while and last time it wasn’t on a bike – there is also a dead end track which runs off of that...

MEEE

celia's picture

Is that the mini motocycle track near the model plane club field? If so, I think that it is locked to the public and has to be rented from the council.... could be mistaken though.
Celia

mitch_f1's picture

Yes it is that track. I wasn't sure about that, the last time I rode on it was several years ago. But I mean if there isn't any motorbikes there then it could be fine; if someone comes we could just get out. If not there is the circuit in Terry Hills (down the road opposite the tavern on Mona Vale Rd) - I have not been there, but i've heard it's good.

I havn't got so far as to think of a date....I was just bouncing the idea off people.

Mitch

christine's picture

Hello,
The track opposite the Terrey Hills Tavern is a proper BMX track, it's nearly always busy and they often have competitions there - but it's not nearly as steep as the one at Red Hill...it's up behind the Bushfire Headquarters...

christine's picture

Hello!
I was walking the dogs at Terrey Hills this morning and thought if anyone was interested then a good ride would be to meet at Terrey Hill shops, go under the tunnel and along the little track to the BMX park...have some fun up there, then go down past the pub to Neverfail which comes out on Cooyong Road, go down and along the Letterbox (Sandy Trail) up to Duffy's Forest, join the Skippy Trai, Booralie/Eurabba to join the Perimeter and then back to the shops...

MEE

Stuart M's picture

OK Christine, now you've lost me. Where is the tunnel in relation to the shops and what BMX track are you talking about? I have only ever ridden from the shops to perimeter track and those coming off this so any other street names would be handy.

Cheers
Stuart

christine's picture

Hello!
The tunnel runs under Mona Vale Road and is therefore in the opposite direction to your usual riding – to get to the tunnel you have to go down by Bonds Nursery (it’s opposite on the corner), it brings you out on the other side of the road (naturally!) and there is a track up there which takes you to the back of the pony club grounds – it was built years ago for the horse riders.
The BMX track is behind the bush fire brigade and the pony club grounds...down the street which is opposite the pub on Mona Vale Road (Kamber Road I think) .
To get to the Neverfail you go past the pub (Aumuna Road) to the end of the street where there is a big house with white post and rail fencing...that track is the one which takes you to Cooyong Road...
Hope you aren’t too confused now, and no, I am not blonde although some people may contest that!!

MEE

pikey's picture

I did the Sandy Trail from Cooyong up to Mona Vale rd the other week.

I don’t know what it was like in the past but at the moment it’s a boggy sandy mess, which is presently closed for rebuilding. I only found that out when I got to the bottom to find a trail-closed sign.

Anyway, the Sandy Trail in my opinion would be, when completed, one hell of a quick down hill run but an equally mongrel walk out. Pass!

Greg (Pikey)

christine's picture

Hello!
We think you did a different part of the Sandy Trail as there are two exits - the one I am thinking of goes from Killawarra Road to Cooyong Road - it was one of the best draining trails when we used to ride up there...

MEEE

celia's picture

Hi all

Cyclinic (http://www.cyclinic.com.au/) which is Paul Rowney's and Rob Eva's latest project..... is doing a skills clinic on 29th July at the mini bike track. starts at 9am and does till 3.30ish. $110 incl lunch, add $15 if not MTBA member). Covers all the basics as well as jumps, wheelie drops, time trails and technical hill climbing.

I did it last time and learned heaps. I was in the beginners group so less drops and more roll downs and turns.

If you are interested check the web site (hopefully updated) or call CBD to register and pay.
Celia
PS. cyclinic website details updated on 8/7 cos I had a wine induced spelling debarcle in my first attempt.

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