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Status History


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Green
10 years

Handled the rain well last week. Almost no puddles.

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Amber
10 years

Track is in great condition with plenty of people riding.

Only amber because of the official status.

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Green
10 years

Rode Appin yesterday and the track was fine. Nice n dry. A dirt bike had made done some of the track, which made it loose in some corners..

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Green
11 years

Not sure on "official" status, but I did a couple of laps this morning and it was in good condition. There were signs that moto's had been on the trail but had kept to the sides and not gouged...

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Red
11 years

Since November last year the Wollondilly MTB Club has been working towards getting the Tharawal-Appin area formailsed for mtbing again. If you're interested in helping out the two best ways you...

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Green
11 years

I live in Appin, and everyone is still riding it. Multiple cars every day at the trail head..

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Red
11 years

From WMBC...

APPIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRACKS

The Wollongong Mountain Bike Club was formally advised this week of the outcome of the latest Board Meeting of the Tharawal Land Council. The...

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Green
11 years

This is from WMBC facebook page
"Wollongong Mountain Bike Club:You are able to ride the track at this point, we are just unable to hold any races there"
Great news ! I'm not sure on the...

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Red
11 years

Grrrrrrr bloody hell -...

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Green
11 years

Very dry and sandy in a few places. I definitely recommend a dry chain oil or wax.

The new sections have track have bedded in well since I last rode there at The Rock Wallaby. A well...

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Green
11 years

Rode Appin on Sunday morning. Similar to report from 21st - track was dry, firm & fast; sandy in some of the corners. Excellent.

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Green
11 years

Rode Appin for the very first time on Sunday. The track was dry, firm & fast. This has to be one of the best tracks around because it offers so much. Very challenging in parts with some...

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Green
11 years

Excellent riding.

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Amber
11 years

A bit muddy in 2nd half but all n all pretty good .

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Amber
11 years

At best I'd describe the Appin area as having some issues. The regular club race loop is good for the first half, but the second half is very wet in some sections.

The Lost Track should...

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Red
11 years

Rain,rain & more rain, that's been The weather out this way. Can't see the track being rideable for the rest of week.

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Amber
11 years

This weekends XC Club race has been cancelled.This has been at the request of the Traditional Owners of the land, the Dharawal Land Council, to not to use the land. This covers 80% of the track....

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Green
12 years

Was awsome tday ! rode race & harrops loops ,new downhill section still needs bedding in & has a small mud bog half way down but all good .Didnt like the new downhill section at first but...

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Amber
12 years

I did a long lap this morning taking in the Lost Track and the complete race loop plus some extra stuff. There were a few other people out there too. If more people were nice to their mothers...

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Amber
12 years

I did a long lap this morning taking in the Lost Track and the complete race loop plus some extra stuff. There were plenty of other people out there too.

The Race Loop is amber. It is...

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Red
12 years

I did a few laps this morning and it could be classed orange if folks didn't ride round wet areas and widen the track...

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Red
12 years

After checking it out today it's still wet. If we get rain tonight you'll feel much better about yourself if you attend a track work session instead!

8am in the Appin carpark.

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Red
12 years

It's been raining, hard. The track is wet. Give it a chance to dry out. However, with the wet weather forecast to continue for the rest of the week, what better way to spend a Saturday than doing...

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Green
12 years

Nice and dry. Lost track has a couple of boggy bits but the rest is great.

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Amber
12 years

Most tracks are now dry. The yellow arrowed race track has no issues, although the lost track has almost dried out and a lot of the damage caused by the Moto X riders has been fixed, there is...

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Amber
12 years

still pretty wet in places & rutted out but generally not too bad .

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Red
12 years

Lost track is ride able, there are some very soft spots in the first half of the track but mostly firm.The lower parts of the track have become boggy and the softer parts are now rutted (deeply...

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Red
12 years

The ground had firmed up a bit during the week but the most recent rain has softened things up again. Rutts have formed at some points because people won't stay off the tracks. I was a bit...

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Red
12 years

Went out and had a look yesterday evening (12th March). The track is still very wet and i would recommend that it is not ridden until it has dried out a fair bit more. There has been some...

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Red
12 years

I went out for a walk to flag the reroute this morning and do a little more work on some other sections.

Plenty of riders out. Mostly they appeared new to the sport and were riding Appin...

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Red
12 years

I went out for a walk to plan a reroute this morning. Might go out to flag it tomorrow.

Plenty of riders out. Apparently they didn't think it was going to be wet is the response I got when...

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Red
12 years

If the club is cancelling a race, please don't go out to ride the track anyway!

From the WMBC facebook page...

"Race Cancelled Sun 11th March

Sadly the rain has taken its...

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Red
12 years

I walked the track to trim back the overgrowth on Monday and this afternoon. It is red. The first creek crossing is up and flowing fast. There is lots of standing water on the track and a good...

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Amber
12 years

I rode the track this afternoon to check out our handiwork from Saturday that I hadn't ridden yet. The first creek crossing has risen since Saturday with some bit over hub deep to get across. In...

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Amber
12 years

At best today the track is amber. It is amber for those riders who know enough not to ride around puddles and widen the trail. There are some rutts starting to form. People are riding around wet...

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Green
12 years

I rode this morning. There's quite a bit of water on the track and puddles on many corners but nothing too deep. Riding may damage the track in it's sodden state.

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Green
12 years

A few sections with some standing water and the creek is up slightly but overall really good. Motos have been through the race track and some other bits. A lot of people out there this morning...

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Red
12 years

It's been raining steadily, heavy at times, all day. Best for your bike and the track not to ride there tomorrow. With no rain tomorrow it should be okay, but not great, for the weekend.

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Green
12 years

The track is in great condition. It's only wet enough for the water to be holding the sand together. Once it dries out there is going to be a few sandy patches.

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Red
12 years

I went out this morning on foot to take photos of sections that need some work and it is still wet. While it was raining there was ankle deep water flowing down the trail in some areas and still...

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Red
12 years

WMBC Round 1 was cancelled this morning because the track was wet. When I was there this morning in the pouring rain water was flowing down parts of the track and the first creek level was rising...

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Green
12 years

Rode it this arvo,fantastic as usual,dry and fast and a few new bits since i was there last

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Green
12 years

Good condition, dry, clear.

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Green
12 years

In great condition.

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Amber
12 years

some standing water and a bit boggy on a new bit of single track at the end of the loop. Otherwise very good.

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Green
12 years

Track is in good shape, dry all the way around and not torn up anywhere. On the section where you come out onto the firetrail underneath the power lines they've graded the track and laid fresh...

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Green
12 years

Rode Appin today. Some small puddles, but generally good. creeks are easily crossable.

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Green
12 years

Did a couple laps today on the XC loop. First time here for me, so have nothing to compare the track status to. A few wet sections and puddles but nice and tacky for most of the course. What a...

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Green
12 years

Wet in a lot places this morning, if it gets much more rain it would go to an amber light.

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Green
12 years

Couple of wet spots but on the whole it's in great condition.

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Amber
12 years

Rode Appin this morning. After a dry week with a bit of wind I was expecting a dry track. The water seems to be seeping up from the sandstone base below the trail surface and from the top down in...

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Amber
12 years

Rode this today following reports it was dry. Wrong! Some sections were dry, however it was quite wet in parts, with some muddy sections and quite a few puddles. There were alot of people out...

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Green
12 years

Rode this earlier today and its good with a couple a damp spots. However, it was raining when I left so this may be amber status soon.

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Green
12 years

the trail is just damp enough to make it tacky and only 2 or 3 wet spots

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Green
12 years

Rode this for the first time today - most impressed. A bit wet in patches, but most easily avoidable. The river was too much for me - took the shoes'n'socks-off-and-walk-it approach.
Good to...

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Green
13 years

Rode the track this morning. Riding very well, a lot of sand which is slowing it down a bit. The WMBC have been working hard keeping this track in top condition.

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Amber
13 years

rode this morning, in general the trail is great condition ,however there are a number of pudles and a few sloshy bits, but was improving each lap I rode .so this afternoon the track will be good...

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Amber
13 years

Appin isn't closed, will be wet but it drains pretty well

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Green
13 years

The track is dry, the first creek is up a bit but still rideable and there is new single track at the end which means you don't need to ride the fire road on the last bit leading back to the cars...

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Green
13 years

track is great some good work been done in a few spots ,also a bit of Moto damage

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Green
13 years

All good here.

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Green
13 years

Few muddy sections on some of the more technical roll offs so watch your landing - nearly went over the bars once. Otherwise it's in very good condition.

On the final section, the...

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Amber
13 years

On finishing my night lap yesterday ran into the RFS, they were back burning last night and plan to continue on Friday Night and Saturday. These burns could be cancelled if the wind is blowing...

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Green
13 years

Track was in good shape this morning but I don't know how much rain they've had this afternoon so that may have changed.

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Green
13 years

Perfect riding yesterday. No issues here.

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Green
13 years

The track is in great shape. All river crossings are good.

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Green
13 years

Went for a ride on the xc loop plus some fire trails on the 14june. Not to much damage from the rain other that the wooden bridge at the first creek crossing at the start, but that's from the mx...

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Green
14 years

Very nice.

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Green
14 years

As the previous status update said the track is good. There are a few sandy wallows that didn't exist before and it is damp but not muddy in the stretch before the last creek crossing.

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Green
14 years

All good.

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Green
14 years

Track is in great nick as of this morning.

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Green
14 years

A fantastic hidden trail. Hat goes off to the trail fairies that built this. Although its only 9.5km, I was blowing hard by the time i finished. There are sections of short sharp climbs that...

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Green
14 years

Not as bad as you'd think. Although the track is wet there are only a few places with standing water. The damp makes those roots and some sand patches very slippery though.

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Green
14 years

Tracks in good condition, more sand than I remember, couldn't believe no one else was there

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Green
14 years

Great conditions today , just a tad dusty and , as you would expect , no water on the trails . spotted a Little Black Snake scurrying away from us too .

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Green
14 years

we road here yesterday and again this morning and the track is in good condition, the track has drained very well.

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Amber
14 years

Saturday 3rd October - Quite a few puddles, nothing too deep but on a fair bit of the single track there are puddles the width of the track and the lines are starting to go wider with people...

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Green
14 years

few small puddles that are easily skirted around the edge of. Beware the cranky bird attacking your helmet somewhere in the first 2 minutes or so. little bugger!

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Green
14 years

99% dry. Some damage from dirt bikes riding on the single track and had a minor confrontation with two dirt bike riders (well, PivotMach5 did quite rightly) but otherwise good riding. Recommend...

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Green
14 years

Nice and dry but watch out for slithery black friends on warm days with a nice little four foot long black snake coming out to play last sunday

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Green
14 years

Lots of washed out corners with trail bike damage , i was there before the rain and was dry with no standing water , so hopefully they buggered off before the rain came

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Green
14 years

I was out at Appin today (22/07/09) and the track was in perfect condition. A little bit of water in the usual places near the creeks, but all in well along the track.

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