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Social Sunday @ Yellomundee

Sunday, 15 August, 2010 - 08:00
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Yellomundee Regional Park
Meeting Point: 

There's a car park (click for foggy picture) on Springwood Road - just down the way from Hawkesbury Heights if you're looking for a suburb name.

-33.663669, 150.656361 (Hawkesbury Rd)

I posted a ride at Ourimbah without checking if there was a race on there which there is, so I thought Yellomundee might be some fun, cause i have not ridden there for a year or so. Lets hope not much rain fall between now and the weekend.
I would like to get 3 laps in (not sure of the distance at the moment). It is social, but not for beginners.
I can offer a lift for one person from around Top Ryde, Homebush area.
Bring some snacks and drinks as we can have a quick pit stop at the cars each time round if need be.

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Social Sunday @ Ourimbah

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Sunday, 15 August, 2010 - 07:50
Ride Database Entry: 
Ourimbah State Forest
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Enter via Red Hill Rd, Ourimbah State Forest. On your right will be 'TreeTops' for the kids and it's large-ish carpark. Carry on past there and the first small clearing which is were parking used to be, and is where the 'Browns' single track turns (you might see riders on your left here).

Parking and official trail head is now designated a further 350m or so up the road where a there is a larger area. There's a CCOMTB sign here by the trail entrance (on the left as you drive up). Park up nose to curb or as directed.

-33.275884,151.377053 (Red Hill Road)

Social and fun is the theme, however this is not for beginners. I hope to do 3 laps, depending on the timing because i need to back in Sydney by lunch time.
For anyone who has not ridden there, its a great loop through the state forrest that is usually around 12kms or so depending on the condition. Majority is single track, it has some hills of course but not too nasty and some excellent decents. Its not very techical and there are some chicken runs around the harder stuff.
We can stop at the cars after each lap to get some food or drink for the next lap.

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Grove Opening Soon

Just a heads up Dirt Art has nearly finished the new and improved legal Grove Dirt Jumps.

The works should be completed within the next week or two!

Had a quick squiz and it has a main A line, B line and Kids/Newbies line.

All local Mountain Bikers/Dirt Jumpers should take a look as its amazing what they have squeezed into the site

Great work Dave,and the guys helping out with the build!

Thanks must also go to the council for allowing the rebuild and the dollars

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Draft Warringah Bike Plan, Public Submissions Needed!

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Draft Warringah Bike Plan will be on Public Exhibition: Saturday February 27 to Wednesday March 31, 2010

View the Draft Warringah Bike Plan and Bike Maps:

The Draft Warringah Bike Plan and Bike Maps can also be viewed at the following locations during the public exhibition period:

Council's Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
Warringah libraries: Dee Why, Belrose, Warringah Mall, Forestville and Terrey Hills
Have your say

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MTB Slick tyres

With all the rain was hanging for a ride so went to Centennial Park. I had my Nevegals on at off road pressure and got hosed by some roadies. This won't do. I managed an avg speed of 27.4kp/h over 5 laps - Roadies can get around at 35 kp/h I understand from websites but want to know has anyone got MTB Slick tyres and will it make a noticable difference to speed/rolling resistance for the price. Was thinking of going back with small block 8's I have and jack them up to 80psi and see if I can catch a Cervello or two.
Continental has a few slicks out anyone tried em - what width tyre is best?

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Beginner's ride advice

I want to take my 11 year-old son on a mountain bike ride in the Sydney or Blue Mountains area. What would be the best route for a beginner?

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Diamondback Rider's

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Ok, who here ride's a Diamondback? Cause frankly, i just spent $700 on the Axis Disc. And yeah it's pretty good, it ride's the Manly Dam and Oxford Fall's trails pretty damn well. No it does not have knuckle box (damn), it's got front rst and carbon ceramic disc brakes. 24 speed Shimano gears. Truvativ x-flow crankset, the bottom bracket is pretty average. The seat's nice, the frames alloy. The quick release is handy, as it won't fit in my car any other way. So yeah, please post if you have a Diamondback, or for that matter if you are hopinh or planning to buy one.

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Scott Reflex 15 2007 (Medium) SORRY, ITS SOLD

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I have recently upgraded to the new Genius and have my Scott Reflex 15 full suspension bike on the market. The bike is in good condition, just 1 year old (purchased in Jan 2008) and has a brand new complete rear end on it thanks to Scott. The rear shock has just been serviced by Scott. The whole bike has just had a service, it has new brake pads, new small and middle rings on the front, a new Maxxis 2.35 Larson on the rear and a not too old Maxxis 2.35 Ignitor on the front, a great combo for sure grip and peddling/rolling.

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Lane Cove Friday Arvo Newbie Ride

Friday, 12 December, 2008 - 17:50
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Meet "At the Seat" South End Kissing Point Road. The seat is the picnic seat down in the valley next to the concrete cycleway (near the water crossing). If you can come at a later time then please come along. We often come past the seat so you can join in when we see you. The seat has a large sign near it and is surrounded by wood chip from parts of the huge fallen tree next to it. I'll take a photo of the seat.

The concrete cycleway links the two sides. Park Kissing Point Rd (north side) or Vimeria Road (South side). Watch out for the scummers in their latte sipping tights as they think that trying to break the sound barrier on the cycleway is cool.,151.10537&spn=0.000438,0.000474&t=h&z=21

Come along. Legal track only, avoiding big hills. XC style riding. Friends and I ride here quite a bit, come along and see our preferred route. We take it nice and easy early on. Being mature aged, we like to warm up a bit. Lane Cove holds water after rain, if it has rained during the day it is off. A very small sprinkle is ok. We ride instead on trails where the water runs off the trail instead of sitting in the middle of it.

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Intense 5.5 EVP (medium) - see high res versions

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Finally was able to get some decent pics of my trail bike! This is a 15 sec exposure with no flash taken in my underground carpark (with some gamma correction added in post-production).

Make sure you check out bigger, higher resolution versions for much more detail: Eye-wink

Spec list:
Frame: Intense 5.5 EVP with PUSH monolink, medium, PC gloss black, 5.5" VPP travel
Fork: '07 Pike with U-turn, 20mm thru axle, 140mm travel

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