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By blackbetty - Posted on 09 October 2008

Sunday, 26 October, 2008 - 08:00

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

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

North End of Red Hill Rd, Ourimbah State Forest. There's a large-ish parking area here, just off the main sealed road. There is also a smaller parking area a little further (400m or so from the road) where the trail splits - this second area is the usual meeting point. If you end up driving up a steep hill you've gone too far.

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

This is the last round for the year of racing at Ourimbah.

At the moment I have someone to shuttle me. (We may be there practicing on Sat the day before as well if anyone is keen).

This is my first race so Im entering in the recreational sport section. Recreational times range from around 3:57 to 5:10 minutes (compared to elite which range from 3:13-4:09).

Should be lots of fun and if you've ever considered racing its pretty cheap and casual according to the old man who had his first two races a few weeks back.


Who's in?
blackbetty, Michael B
blackbetty Michael B
What Happened?

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Michael B's picture

I plan to be there, day before hsc maths exam though, so that may be slightly problematic....
Unfortunately it looks like I will just miss out on top place in the u19 pointscore, depending on the results on the day.
I'll be on the blue Ironhorse Yakuza Kumicho, so feel free to say Hi.

Alex's picture

holy crap has someone hit 3:13 there now! thats nuts..good luck mate i might give it a try next season myself

blackbetty's picture

Alex, you know your keen to give it a shot this season.

That way you'll be heaps psyched up for next season!

Any other takers?

Alex's picture

being that its my wifes bday and im working the day, i have more chance of inserting a large emu through the eye of a needle then going riding much less racing that day! but next season i must just try one for shits and giggles Smiling gluck mate, ull stomp it on that bike of awesomeness!

blackbetty's picture

Oh well have fun then, its a shame the dates clash. Can I tempt anyone else? Bear in mind you can be as serious or as social as you like.

Michael B's picture

Good fun day. Did a 3.33 on the full track, and a 2.20 on switchback track, gotta be happy with that. Won u19's by 7 secs overall, and may have just claimed the overall points in my division. Have to get more of you guys up there next season.

blackbetty's picture

Fo sho!

Yeah just to fill everyone in i pulled a 4:21 on the DH with a stack in the bottom rock garden before the log drop and also screwing up the pallet jump as a result of casing the first of the two runin jumps. Im hoping next year to get a clean run in and try and approach the 4 minute mark. Not exactly rattling down but Id be happy with that.

Need to get some more nobmobers racing, its so social so dont be intimidated or anything!

Alex's picture

nice one guys! im in next year for sure..screwing up the pallet? did you crash there? that is an unforgiving jump dude my shoulder still hurts 1 year on!-4:21 is still an awesome time with crashes to boot! i dont know how you guys bust under 4 and even toward 3 that is insane! what is switchback track btw is there a new line there now? or is that just the 2nd half after the pallet?

blackbetty's picture

No i had to cross over to the b line becuase otherwise i wouldnt have had enough to do the pallet drop.

Just after the pallet where you veer off to the left to go along the traverse sort of bit of the DH, if you continue along the firetrail, there is another line of switchback with a pretty cool jump in it but otherwise boring compared to the DH. I can see that it will be developed as time goes by though.

blackbetty's picture

Does anyone know when the official results are going up?

Michael B's picture

The results are up on farkin now, but no idea when points will go up.

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