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Flynny's picture

Nice racing

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here's the write up I submitted to Lithgow radio and the various papers from Lithgow Bathurst Blue Mts and this week Orange. I know Lithgow been running them so hopefully the other are too.

With competitors coming from as far afield as Wentworth Falls, Orange and Mudgee the Stella Maris Mining Services/Centennial Coal weekly Tuesday evening cross country mountain bike races held near Rydal are fast becoming the CTMBCs most popluar series ever.

With a friendly vibe and close racing on a fun but challenging track it's proving to be a great way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.

hathill's picture

Not The Faint Hearted

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Well, what an event, what a turnout! The quality of the steeds presented certainly made up for the lack of quantity. These old machines had already paid their dues in spades on the trails but that didn't stop us brave, but more likely stupid riders asking them for one last chance to relive the glory days of mountain biking.

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WSMTB 4 hour 20/2/11

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Finished second in Men's 3's at Yellomundee, out of a field of five.

Found the heat tough to deal with. Temp was around the 40C mark, which isn't as tough as some have endured recently, but the humidity was challenging. Kudos to you guys riding solo and pairs.

craked's picture

WSMTB fun in the sun

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great day at yellomundee ,started out midfield was getting held up then I got passed by a guy who was making up some ground so I tagged on with him started picking up a few places and feeling good,on the back section past shaws farm a new section of track had been made cutting about 3.5km out of the main loop to create a 6.5 k loop for the race ,however someone had crashed through the bunting across the old section of track and I blindly following the guy in front of me went staight ahead instead of turning left resulting in a 31 min time for my first lap!we were now somewhere up the back of t

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Mt York Sunday Morning

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Nice ride around Mt York area this morning. Started the day arriving pretty spot on 8:30 to find Todd sleeping in his car.
Had a quick chat, then Jim comes rolling down the hill having parked further up. We ride up the road for a bit then jump on to the track.
It was mostly fairly easy going, technical in places but still fairly flowy, until the 'shute'. Jim just powered down, Todd had a look first then did the same. I was a bit more reluctant, but the boys talked me in to it and I made it fine.

Flynny's picture

Grin factor +10

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Ah how fun was that.

Last week I though we had made a good start on the trails with "Ants Pants" but was kind of dreading racing as we only had 800 meters of ST to about 2.5km of fire road. Heaps of potential just needed more work. Tuesday ight racing usual consists of 5-6 laps of a 3km loop. It's basically a 40min sprint.

In steps Richard Campbel.. He calls Sunday night,, "I've had my doitcher(sp?) out there today and cut some more trail to get rid of some of the fire trail"
Thus "Rags to Rich's" was born (Didn't have my gps but will add it to the data base shortly.)

J the B's picture

Single speeding in Laos

You don't need a $3000 bike to have a lot of fun (or even a $300 one for that matter).

Just got back from a couple of weeks in southern Laos, and I must say one of the best days we had was when we hired a couple of old clunkers and caught a boat across the Mekong to Don Daeng island. Miles and miles of perfect sniggle. Who cares if my chain was too loose and kept falling off: I was in no hurry...

Kingy's picture

The theory of positivity!

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Over the decades of riding I have ridden with many many riders, young, old, BMX, Road, Cross Country, Trials, Downhill, Unicyclist, Tandems, Singlespeeders (Fixies), Track, Tri, Dirt Jumpers, 4Xer's, Lake jumpers, Dragster riders, Free Riders I don't even like to compartmentalise these guys and gals, because some of them are very guarded about their niche, they like to be individualy identified in their chosen discipline and get shirty if you tie them in with other groups,

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Andersons. Oaks. Someone pikes, someone chokes.

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Could not believe it. "Ando" Andy, the guy who lives less than 5 minutes from the meeting point, bailing out before his dainty foot even touched his bedroom floor. Drizzling, he called it. A bit icky. And to think that some of those Sydney blokes got up at 5am for this one.

But it's early, he says. It's raining. And I've never liked that ride anyway.

Bloody cream-puff.

Turns out he wasn't the only one.

CROMERBOY's picture

Blood, sweat and banana bread

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Great riding, nice to meet some new faces. I think we all left a bit of claret on course today - thanks Naz for playing guide-I hope you heal up quickly. Great little ride with some techy bits to keep you on your toes, but the deal sealer is the coffee and banana bread (or gigantic burger) at the end.
See you guys next time

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