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Convict 100 2016 - It was as a late decision - but in the end a good one

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As much as I enjoy the Convict I was in 2 minds whether to enter this year. Since completing the Pioneer, and then wrongly deciding to race the Willo a couple of weeks later, I've not really been motivated to train or race. 9 days in UK/France over Easter, and 60 hours of travel in a short time frame, was hard on my body and I returned from that trip feeling very tired and jetlagged.

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James Williamson Enduro 2015

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The family and friends of James Williamson, who sadly passed away whilst competing in the Cape Epic, have been the driving force behind this event since it’s inception, and they must be given credit for doing a wonderful job. I have race the Willo nearly every year since it was first organised, sadly missing out last year as my car didn't make it to Wingello so had to turn for home before making the start line. I had an added incentive this year as it was the day I turned 40, and was racing in the highly competitive Masters category.

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Withdrawn: Marzocchi Marathon LR air fork 26", 9mm QR, 100mm, 1 1/8, 170mm steerer - Ex demo

Note that this is "Withdrawn" so is here for archive purposes only.

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Price: 
150.00

Hi all,
I have the following set of forks for sale; (also posted on FB)
Marzocchi Marathon LR air fork 26", 9mm QR, 100mm, 1 1/8, 170mm steerer - Ex demo
$200 – Pick-up Winmalee NSW, postage $25 NSW up to $45 to WA
I bought these forks ex-demo for $250 not realising that the steerer had been cut to 170mm already - I need at least 210mm for my frame. There is a star nut installed.
They are an entry level air fork with rebound and lock-out.
These forks present as brand new with the only mark being on the back of the crown where I assume they removed the crown race.

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Snowies MTB Festival

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When: 
Saturday, 21 February, 2015 (All day)

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

Meeting Point: 

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

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The Snowies Mountain Bike Festival brings you some of the very best riding found anywhere in Australia. Based in the heart of Australia's iconic Snowy Mountains, riders will be challenged with 4 diverse stages that will test speed, endurance, stamina and technical skills.

Stage 1: The Time Trial (5.5km)
Stage 2: The Summit Smash (21.5km)
Stage 3: The Descender (24km)
Stage 4: The Marathon (75km)

Tackle all 4 stages as a solo or as a team of 2 or 3, OR choose to do the 75k marathon or 30k XC only in this 'not to be missed' Mountain Bike Experience.

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Back Yamma 100km

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
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I wasn't going to write up after this event because I was a bit disappointed but thought I would, just for my own future reference; looking back, I'm glad I kept going and didn't pull the pin.

This would be my first 100km race. I've done plenty of 50km's, 4hr's, a solo 6+6 and a heap of team enduro's but I'd never stepped up to the 100km. I go OK over short races, like club rounds and 50km's, but I don't have the endurance to go the full distance.

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Kowalski Classic 2014

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When: 
Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 08:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Kowen Forest
Meeting Point: 

Millpost Road, just off the Kings Highway, between Queanbeyan and Bungendore.

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Now in its third year, the Kowalski Classic is a one-day showcase of the famous trails in East Kowen Forest and Sparrow Hill. The event celebrates the achievements of local trail building legends Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers who together with their trail crew have built all the trails in the area.

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Stevens Bikes Husky100 MTB Marathon

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When: 
Saturday, 13 December, 2014 - 07:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Nowra/Currambene State Forest
Meeting Point: 

Callala Beach RSL Country Club

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The tranquil waters of Jervis Bay and the township of Callala Beach play host to this classic Australian Mountain Bike Marathon. Since commencing in 2010, the Stevens Bikes Husky 100 has gained wide spread accolades as the most enjoyable, laid-back and achievable marathon on the Australian MTB Endurance Calendar.

Rob's picture

Ever thought about entering an MTB marathon?

Cycologically Challenged!

Many thanks to all the keen competitors from last weekend's Convict 100 race who took the time to blog about the event and share their stories. There were indeed some fantastic efforts and great yarns.

It's not fair to single anyone out - every participant makes an event - but is always good to share a photo so here's Tristan riding the infamous bridge. Have a look at Cycologically Challenged! to hear how he went.

Great to see so many riders keen to share like this, and so many comments of appreciation, encouragement and congratulations. This is what MTB is about to many - a huge challenge out in the (relative) wilds with mates and strangers alike. Strangers who, after a ride along the Woomerah Range, somehow you will have a special connection with forever. If you've been there, done that you know exactly what I'm talking about! Eye-wink

For those not sure about trying an event like this, take a look at the blogs on the Convict 100 2014 page. Just don't be put off too much. Remember: nothing worth doing in life is ever easy!

Also remember that blogs like this build into a handy reference of event results in a tab on your profile and you don't have to write an essay to do that.

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Convict 100 2014

When: 
Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 07:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Great Northern Road
Ride Database Entry: 
Womerah Range
Meeting Point: 

St Albans, NSW

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The Convict 100 is regarded as one of Australia's most challenging mountain bike endurance races, consistently inspiring all entrants to push their personal boundaries.

Now in its tenth year, the course follows the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, rocky descents and spectacular ridgeline views is unmatched.by any other MTB event. The Convict 100 starts and finishes in the historic township of St. Albans and competitors can choose between the full "Century of Dirt" or the Convict half.

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Stevens Bikes Husky100 MTB Marathon

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When: 
Sunday, 27 October, 2013 (All day)

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Nowra/Currambene State Forest
Meeting Point: 

Callala Beach RSL Country Club

Whether you ride to win, for the points or just for the sheer pleasure of swooping through awesome tree lined singletrack trails, there is no better event in which to quench your hunger for riding than the Stevens Bikes Husky 100 Mountain Bike Marathon. Consisting of a 100km and a 50km point-to-point Mountain Biking Marathon, the Stevens Bikes Husky 100 is one of Australia's premier Mountain biking experience, and Round 4 of the Real Insurance XCM Series, powered by Cyclenation.

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