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OMV Short Track Series Round 4

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When: 
Wednesday, 23 March, 2016 - 18:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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"Well, we are awaiting confirmation on this. But it looks like the NorthConnex control of the Hornsby MTB trails has been delayed enough to allow us to host one more Short Track Summer Series.

We will be running them in tandem with the keepers of the spiritual origins of mtb racing in Northern Sydney - Manly Warringah CC. We each host one race per month, a fortnight apart. So this will mean about 6 or 7 delicious sweat pouring, gut wrenching, bike braking, leg burning and even vomit inducing pain sessions. Ah,,, not everyone's cup of tea but we love it!

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OMV Short Track Series Round 3

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When: 
Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 - 18:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

"Well, we are awaiting confirmation on this. But it looks like the NorthConnex control of the Hornsby MTB trails has been delayed enough to allow us to host one more Short Track Summer Series.

We will be running them in tandem with the keepers of the spiritual origins of mtb racing in Northern Sydney - Manly Warringah CC. We each host one race per month, a fortnight apart. So this will mean about 6 or 7 delicious sweat pouring, gut wrenching, bike braking, leg burning and even vomit inducing pain sessions. Ah,,, not everyone's cup of tea but we love it!

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OMV Short Track Series Round 2

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When: 
Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 18:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

"Well, we are awaiting confirmation on this. But it looks like the NorthConnex control of the Hornsby MTB trails has been delayed enough to allow us to host one more Short Track Summer Series.

We will be running them in tandem with the keepers of the spiritual origins of mtb racing in Northern Sydney - Manly Warringah CC. We each host one race per month, a fortnight apart. So this will mean about 6 or 7 delicious sweat pouring, gut wrenching, bike braking, leg burning and even vomit inducing pain sessions. Ah,,, not everyone's cup of tea but we love it!

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OMV Short Track Series Round 1

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When: 
Wednesday, 16 December, 2015 - 18:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

"Well, we are awaiting confirmation on this. But it looks like the NorthConnex control of the Hornsby MTB trails has been delayed enough to allow us to host one more Short Track Summer Series.

We will be running them in tandem with the keepers of the spiritual origins of mtb racing in Northern Sydney - Manly Warringah CC. We each host one race per month, a fortnight apart. So this will mean about 6 or 7 delicious sweat pouring, gut wrenching, bike braking, leg burning and even vomit inducing pain sessions. Ah,,, not everyone's cup of tea but we love it!

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OMV Bike and Film Festival Update

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From Campbell King, SNORC President

I'm sorry to be among those making the trip to the Fling this weekend, but for those who aren't:

Old Man's Valley Bike & Film Festival - THIS Saturday

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OMV Trackwork Day

When: 
Saturday, 3 October, 2015 - 14:00

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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To keep Sydney's most popular MTB track in its best condition, it needs a bit of TLC each month, and that will be on Saturday. Meet at the trackhead, and the tools will all be provided. A good opportunity to mix with other MTBers!

The more the merrier!

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Painting a target on your back.

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I love my weekend rides on the local singletrack loop. For me, it’s Old Man’s Valley in Hornsby. I usually combine it with some fire trail/ road segments and hill climbs to get in a solid 3 hour ride early in the day, then spend the rest of the day with my family. I love that feeling of fatigue in my legs all day, as a reminder I “got it done” early.

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NPWS Decide that MTB trails are no longer needed in Northern Sydney.

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...or so it appears, according to the draft 2015 POM:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/parkmanagement...

Which is quite inconsistent with their 2011 publication regarding MTB:

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/better...

Update: Apparently the email address to send them to is submissions.berowravalley@environment.nsw.gov.au, rather than the ones listed below (though why not send them to both...) - thanks Watty

The issue

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OMV Short Track Series Round 3

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When: 
Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 - 17:30

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

Old Mans Valley Short Track Racing Series (more info http://www.snorc.org.au/)

Get your bikes lubed, slap on the lycra and get ready to work off the festive season by throwing yourself into a lather of sweat in a summer short track series!

For the uninitiated this means going as hard as you can for about 15 minutes followed by lying on the ground and then enjoying a cool drink and BBQ as the sun sets over the valley.

Following on from the successful OMV Bike Festival, Hornsby Council have granted the OK to a short track series to be run from Jan to Mar 2015.

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OMV Short Track Series Round 2

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When: 
Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 17:30

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

Ride Database Entry: 
Old Man's Valley
Meeting Point: 

End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.

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

Old Mans Valley Short Track Racing Series (more info http://www.snorc.org.au/)

Get your bikes lubed, slap on the lycra and get ready to work off the festive season by throwing yourself into a lather of sweat in a summer short track series!

For the uninitiated this means going as hard as you can for about 15 minutes followed by lying on the ground and then enjoying a cool drink and BBQ as the sun sets over the valley.

Following on from the successful OMV Bike Festival, Hornsby Council have granted the OK to a short track series to be run from Jan to Mar 2015.

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