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MTB Strength and Mobility Training Clinic

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MTB Strength and Mobility Training Clinic
More endurance and less pain and injuries

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Hello everyone,

Well I’m off to get myself some pretty Lululemon leggings and matching “BE-YOU-TIFUL” tank top because the Strength and Mobility clinic is going ahead!

Training will be on Wednesday 14/11/2018 at 6pm at 547 Sport Performance at Warana. Get in quick and click on the booking link below for more information and to reserve your spot.

Let me know if you have any questions at [email protected]

Michael Johns
Club Secretary/Annoying Niche Bike Enthusiast/Eye Candy etc 

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Bushrangers Xmas Party – Sat 8th December 2018

Bushrangers Xmas Party – Sat 8th December 2018
Pizza and 10 taps of beer at a fancy new brewery - noice!

Hello everyone,

Awwwww yeah!!

Sonja has come up with a lovely idea of having our end of year party eating ‘endless’ pizza at a new brewery at near Tanawha. So I’m assuming it’s an industrial conveyor belt process funneling directly into our mouths.

The Glasshouse Brewery lads are finishing off their build and will be ready to host us at 4.30pm Saturday the 8th of December. The address is 330 Mons Road, Tanawha (i.e. the Kunara organic markets – so you can buy some expensive rolled oats while you’re there).

Cost will be $20 each if you want the pizza and partners are welcome (as long as they talk about how awesome bikes are etc).

RSVP here – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2018-bushrangers-xmas-party-tickets-52738543403

Regards,

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

PS: If you don’t like beer I’m sure there will be other things to drink… and you are weird.

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Committee Positions and Roles – AGM is in 4 months

Hello Folks!

So I’ve been chatting to people about our next AGM (in 4 months) and I’m hearing things like “No way I could do what you guys do! You guys did so much and are sooo handsome and smart, and witty etc”. And that’s mostly true BUT most of that work was optional and not required to run the club, if anything we bit off way too much.

Now graphs make everything awesome so I made up this sexy RASIC chart (hello ladies!). It shows the essential tasks that need to be done to keep the club ticking over and what position should do it and also what position can back them up.

Roles and Responsibility Matrix

Now this is just a guide and can be tweaked and adjusted as the new committee sees fit or if changes occurred e.g. adding a Vice President or Social Coordinator.

So if a committee member wants to do more (like a training clinic, camping trip or a race) then you have the option to do so and it will be most appreciated but it’s not required – so don’t feel obliged.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

CORRECTION: Graphs are not actually that awesome in the bedroom – learn from my mistake lads.

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Mapleton Community Ride Summary – 04/11/2018

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Mapleton Community Ride Summary – 04/11/2018
Colour-coding extraordinaire Tania loves it when I take photos at the top of the climbs.

Hey everyone,

So each month we do a “community” ride where we offer a easier ride for people who want to come along and try MTB out. This month we went to ride in the beautiful Mapleton Forest.

The advanced group left from the township and did around 30km all through the forest with a lot more climbing while the easy group left from the Mapleton Day Use Area and rode the 18km out to the Oakey Creek Lookout and back. The forecasted high temperatures held off until later in the day so it ended up being a rather pleasant ride indeed.

Someone in the advanced group forgot their hydration pack at the lookout so when the easy group arrived we wondered what this suspicious bag was. After a vigorous shake it was deemed safe and obviously not a bomb so we went through it and managed to track down it’s owner (and eat all the muesli bars) – Hoorah!

Afterwards we had coffee in Mapleton.

Thanks for the ride folks. Parklands next week!

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

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Cooroy to Lake Macdonald Ride Summary – 28/10/2018

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Cooroy to Lake Macdonald Ride Summary – 28/10/2018
Staying under the trees helped with the quickly rising heat.

Ride Map and Elevation

So Prez Ben worked out a route for last Sunday’s ride knowing that it was going to be a hot day. So he tried to keep it a bit shorter, mostly under the trees and limit any big climbs, I’m glad he did because by 8am the temperature was soaring.

We started in Cooroy opposite the library then worked our way around to the Lake Macdonald spillway. Had a quick break and refilled out water bottles then we did a fun little bonus bit recommended by Toby. We had to backtrack in places because the creek was still high but we made it back to Cooroy for coffee after about 32km.

Check out the video below and thanks for the ride folks. See you next week.

Michael “Bad bike mechanic” Johns
Club Secretary

 

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2018 Outdoors Queensland Awards – We Won!

2018 Outdoors Queensland Awards – We Won!
Rob Macdonald (Trails Officer), Ben Johns (President), and Michael Johns (Secretary)

We received the 2018 Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces award for our efforts on the Parklands MTB Trails Project.

We were up against three other extremely good projects so our winning of this award was definitely a surprise. The panel had a difficult time sorting all the nominations down to four finalist and then a painstaking effort to pick a winner.

This award isn’t only for the club committee though. It’s also for:

  • all the volunteers who came along to the trail care days and helped,
  • the Trailworx crew,
  • all the people at QPWS SEQ Region –  especially Ranger Eugene Craddock and Pricipal Ranger Stephen Price
  • All the local businesses, clubs and schools who gave us letters of support
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council for proving a grant and for Trails Activation Officer Kurt Martin’s help
  • Queensland Government Department Housing and Public Works (Sport and Recreation) for providing a grant and for Kathy Rodgers help,
  • and to all our members for which the club exists

QORF, MTBA, QPWS and Rob MacDonald deserve special mention for their work on the 2014 Queensland Mountain Bike Strategy. This helped greatly with the project planning and grant applications.

Where to from here? We have a grant submission in to fund a number of maintenance activities within Parklands. These will bring the trails up to a standard a regionally significant MTB trail network deserves. If the funding is secured then work can begin mid-2019 with a view to have it completed by the end of 2020.

Other mountain bike related awards went to Peter Lister ( Encouraging Participation Award & Outdoor Event Award) and the MTBA (Outstanding Achievement Award). See MTBA’s post for more info.

Here’s the video introducing the four nominations for the Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces award:

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