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New Committee Position Available

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New Committee Position Available
Join the Committee! You might get a sticker? - APPLY NOW!

Have you ever finished a hard day at work and said to yourself “If only I could spend these precious few hours left in the day to do MORE WORK FOR FREE”? If you said YES!… then you are a bit weird, but that’s cool because you could be a great fit with the Bushranger MTB Club Committee! So read the following and if you can help then contact Ben at [email protected]!

Position Title:

Executive Director – Department of Non-Local Trail Usage (aka. Away Rides/Camping Trip Organiser)

What you will need to do:

  • Decide where the club could go by listening to requests from members or the MTB grapevine (note that is a metaphor – there is no actual grapevine).
  • Work out if it’s a day trip or a camping event and create the itinerary with meeting points and camping locations.
  • Let the Secretary know the details to publish online.
  • Ride and have fun and be there to answer any questions and help things run smoothly.

What you don’t have to do:

  • Calendar updates
  • Website posts
  • Social media updates
  • Massage the President’s feet

What’s in it for you:

  • Glory!
  • Maybe some pizza at the committee meetings
  • a STICKER!!
  • Maybe an awkward shoulder rub?

Serious note:

The club is booming! The club’s membership is growing astronomically and things are happening at a dizzying speed with current projects underway and more projects on the horizon.  There are a lot of balls in the air and we just need to pass a couple of them to others. In particular we know the Away Rides and Camping trips have always been a club favorite and we don’t want them to get lost under other things. Also remember that we have a great committee which will be there to help if you need it.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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Terry’s Cooroy/Pomona Adventure Ride Summary – 24/09/2017

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Terry’s Cooroy/Pomona Adventure Ride Summary – 24/09/2017
We had to bravely cross the "Not Particularly Treacherous Creek of Disappointing Emptiness"!

Hello Bushies,

The Kangaroo coldly stared in disgust at Brad’s old, skanky sun sleeves

So first up, a bit of an apology for a technical glitch with the Google Maps link. It seems the link worked correctly on a computer (which I checked) but not on a phone (which I did not check). So a few riders rocked up on the other side of the dam and missed the ride off time. But all things worked out in the end with this smaller group going on their own adventure ride and catching up with the main group later on.

17 riders showed up at Mary River Cod Park (with 5 more meeting us later on the ride). Big hello to new riders Sally, Timmo, and Jonathan and Angie – I hope you all had fun.

The weather forecast said today was going to be hot but it was not that bad really. Riding through the trees gave us some shade and the wind on our faces from the 20-metre gap jumps kept us cool.

We saw a bit of wildlife on this ride with sightings of a tiger snake, a big goanna and a pretty big kangaroo who was giving us the evil eye!

Thanks for leading the ride Terry and good job with the corner marking everyone (there was lots of pizzazz!).

But enough talk! Here are some pics.

Kind Regards,

Michael (The reports of my death were greatly exaggerated) Johns
Club Secretary 

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Glasshouse Mountains Ride Summary 17/09/2017

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Glasshouse Mountains Ride Summary 17/09/2017
Good day for a ride!
Power Line Access Road

Power Line access road near Tunbubudla Mountains

The last time we rode out this way was in January when it was like riding around in a sauna with high temperatures and humidity. This time it was quite pleasant with a nice breeze and good temperatures. The only issue being, that like most parts of the ‘coast, it’s pretty dry out there.

Firstly a big hello to our new riders and our visiting riders from CORCA and beyond – we hope you all had a good time.

We had 31 riders gathered just south of the Glasshouse Mountains township. Everyone ran through their usual pre-ride rituals of checking tyre pressures, checking out any new bikes, saying g’day to new members, and just chatting about the week’s happenings. We set off at 7am and followed the path down to the Mathew Flinders rest area where we turned down Caves Rd to head into the Glasshouse Mountains park to gawk at some hills at the Jack Ferris Lookout.

After sorting out a slow leaking tyre we continuing west along forestry trails crossing Old Gympie Rd and found some rad single track to the Tunbubudla mountains. John pointed out that there’s a track that runs through the middle of the two that we could include in a later ride. After skirting around the mountains we followed the power lines and took a turn eastward towards Beerburrum and hit the township in good time.

From Beerburrum we split up into two groups with one continuing along the path parallel with Steve Irwin way back to the cars and the other taking the Soldiers Settlement track that heads back to Caves Road where we hopped back onto Steve Irwin Way path back to the cars.

Overall the ride went well with only a few issues with flat tyres causing the group to be split up thus there were a couple of longer than expected stop overs.

Notable Events:

  • The two people that were having tyre issues were both called Graham – that’s a bit “twilight zone” right there.
  • Andrew and young Darcy had a bit of a rear-wheel-flick contest. Hard to say who won due to the corresponding dust cloud.
  • Michael got lost – again. He found an unmarked dead-end trail that was fun flying down but crap coming back up (it has now been put on the map for future reference).
  • Toby brought along his new steed. Trek Stache 9 with the 29×3.0″ plus tyres. Photo below.
  • The ladies at the Glasshouse Mountain’s CJ’s Bakery did a great job getting all of our post-ride coffee and treats to us in short order.

Ben Johns
Club President

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Book into our Bike Maintenance Workshops and Riding Classes now!

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Book into our Bike Maintenance Workshops and Riding Classes now!
Sign up to our maintenance and handling classes

Thanks to Marty at EnPlusOne

The booking links are up and you can now reserve your spot in the free bike maintenance workshops with Marty at Enplusone and the fundamental bike riding classes with Dean and Geoff at Hit Bikes.

Go to the following links, choose a date and reserve your spot. Remember to let us know if you have to cancel so we can give your spot to someone else.

Thanks to Dean and Geoff at Hit Bikes

Maintenance Workshops with Marty at EnPlusOne

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/basic-bike-maintenance-workshops-tickets-37771785427

Fundamental Bike Riding Classes with Dean and Geoff at Hit Bikes

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/basic-bike-handling-classes-tickets-37793106198

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Parklands Ride Summary – 10/09/2017

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Parklands Ride Summary – 10/09/2017
Very dramatic reenactment of today's club ride*

Another big ride at Parklands today. 30+ riders with 3 groups criss-crossing the trails. No pictures I’m afraid as we were all being too hardcore and awesome to stop and take pictures.

Thanks for the ride everyone, we hope you had fun.

Toodles,

Michael “Converting dust to oxygen” Johns
Club Secretary

* This photo is actually from the Redbull Rampage – pretty awesome stuff!!

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