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Rocky Trail Shimano GP 4Hr - Rydal

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First time riding at Rydal. Usual casual but smooth organisation from Rocky Trail. Nice little track courtesy of CTMTB. The track flows pretty much along the side of a ridge, crosses over and then flows back up along the other side. Not much in the way of climbing or descending, just plenty of tight single track. Brake, pedal, brake, pedal. On it all day. Plenty of trees and branches on corners. As a tall guy, I felt at some risk of concussion if I didn't get the cornering right.

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XC Quad - couple of years on

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The quad has been used quite a bit over the last couple of years. From downhill on single track in the forest, which is awesome fun if a little challenging trying to pick two lines at once for each wheel track, to cruising around the streets on rides with my young daughter. The only work I've done on it is modify a Kmart outdoor chair for the seat and fit some narrower tyres. Haven't had any issues with breakages or excessive wear on any parts.

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interested in becoming a member please contact

gday im new and i was wondering if anyone could give me some details or names of people i could contact to ask how i could become a member for the CWORBC mtb, if so please email me or message me directly
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Rock and Road Max Solo 2015

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As this was an early start I'd written my self a list of stuff to pack and duly went about loading the ute, ticking items off as I went. I once got to a race and realised I'dforgotten my gloves and another time forgotten my Camelbak so now I have a list!

Quick breakfast and large travel mug of coffee and I'm off on the road. Just over 2 hours later I arrive at Rydal showground to be greeted with a 6.5 deg temp. Much more my prefered temperature compared to 30+!

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This Saturday ride 29th

Who would be up for a ride around mt cannoblas if not raining on Saturday 9am meet at car park across tea house or ride out there with me let me no

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Sweet, sweet singletrack

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After convincing the better half that a road trip to Orange was a good idea I entered the Choccie Foot 7hr as a solo rider. I had a pretty decent training the weeks before the race including riding the Canberra Centenary Trail.

The race started up a nice fire trail hill but I just settled in at the back and cruised up. There was no congestion to speak of and everyone was really good at passing and being passed. Good vibes all round!

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Awesome Weekend in Orange

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It was a bit of a late decision to enter as I was speaking with @dicko and mentioned I have been riding heaps but have done bugger all racing this year and he mentioned how damn good the track is at Orange. I entered the 4hr solo then checked interest levels of the family. Liz was keen, Qualia was keen but Lach gave me the "dad I'd love to come but my cold isn't too good..." speech. Oh well, 3 out of 4 is good so on Friday I did a quick search of accomm and found Turners Vineyard met our needs.

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Kinross - a hidden gem

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I rocked up an hour late this morning due to a need to reschedule an appointment with the real estate agent, but that turned out well.

I arrived about the same time as a bunch of guys from Parkes who know their way around.

So while I didn't quite get the kilometres in I was hoping for (only 17) I had a great time following the wheels of some guys who knew their way around instead of having to fluff around with a map and a compass.

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Back Yamma 100km

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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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Back to Back Yamma again

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Had another blast racing around the dry and dusty tracks of Back Yamma Forest this year.

From the start we were off in a cloud of dust, with a bit of jockeying for positions prior to the first bit of single track. I’d been a bit casual about the start, so was in a large bunch and settled down to about 10th place in a train once the single track started. Must have been a few dozen on ahead as well.

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