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Coolum to Tewantin Ride Summary 25/06/2017

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Coolum to Tewantin Ride Summary 25/06/2017

Sandy trails made things interesting

It was a mild foggy morning on Sunday but it cleared into a beautiful day. 21 of us, including guests from CORCA, gathered at the car park anticipating a good long ride. We set off at 7:30am and headed towards Peregrine Beach along the pavement before crossing David Low Way and heading into Noosa National Park south east of Lake Weyba. This area consists of open eucalyptus forest with sandy soils which can be a little bit challenging at first but makes for good riding once you’re used to it. From here we sneaked across Eumerella Road and skirted the Weyba Nature Reserve – there’s an access track that runs through here but it’s rarely used and it’s pretty overgrown.

We rode under Walter Hay Drive through a single lane underpass that is used by the occasional cyclist and looks popular with the graffiti artist. We continued straight through until meeting Noosa Eumundi Road where the RSPCA animal refuge is. This is the only ‘hairy’ section of the route where we have to ride along this busy road for 200m before turning into the southern access track into the Wooroi trail network for a loop or two.

The group got mixed up a bit in Wooroi but in the end we all met back up at the bottom of Milkmaid and set off back home. Some of the group deviated onto Old Emu Road past the Peregrine Springs Community College before popping over Emu Mountain Rd and back to the cars.

Once back we headed over to the soccer match that was taking place and exploited the coffee and donut vans.

Thanks for the ride everyone!

Ben Johns
Club President

Ride map and elevation

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Mt Cotton – MTB Trails Draft Concept

Mt Cotton – MTB Trails Draft Concept

Hi Folks,

Another draft plan to comment on. The Redland Bay City Council are have concept for trail development within the Mt Cotton Eastern Escarpment Reserve. This is the area surrounding the Karingal Scout Camp which has it’s own set of trails that have been used for races and other MTB events in the past.

This is part of a larger vision to develop the trail networks surrounding Mount Cotton which also include Daisy Hill, Cornubia, and Bayview.

The proposed trails are designated ‘downhill’ which will add to the mix of trails in the area.

More information and a link to the survey can be found here: https://yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/eastern-escarpment

Note that you need to register an account to complete the survey.

 

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Parklands Night Ride Summary – 21/06/2017

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Parklands Night Ride Summary – 21/06/2017
Min Min lights!

Amazing how bright a little light can be

It was the nightiest of nights as it was the winter solstice and because we don’t do things by halves we chose to ride in this  cold inky blackness.

The soon-to-be haunters of the Parklands trails materialised out from the shadows, hungry for dark gnar! They rode their mechanical steeds of metal, carbon and rubber, with their lights fighting to burn away the dark and expose the single track ahead.

It was particularly quiet on this mysterious night, as if the creatures knew something we did not. This stillness was soon shattered by the sound of our tyres on rock and jovial banter as we rode the tight and twisty trails into the unseen. But alas it was an uneventful ride with nay a scary beast or ghost to be found.

Ride ended up being 10km and everyone was back home in time to don their slippers and watch the State of Origin.

Thanks for the ride everyone!

Ben Johns
Club President

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“Rookie Road” Wins

“Rookie Road” Wins
"Rookie Road" wins the vote

We received 50 votes and the clear winner was “Rookie Road”. “Pigtails” came close but couldn’t beat it (even after someone cheated and voted for it numerous times – tsk tsk!).

Clear winner is “Rookie Road”

QPWS have a naming policy (e.g. not potentially offensive, rude, gross, clear english etc). That’s why the cool names like “4play”, “entrails” and “Thrillz 2 Skillz” didn’t get a shoe in. But we are getting new trails and a lot of help so I’m not complaining.

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New Jerseys are coming! ….very slowly

New Jerseys are coming! ….very slowly
Latest jersey concepts

Hey everyone,

Yeah I know the jerseys have been on the cards for ages but trying to find someone to make them has been a bugger of a chore. However I think I’ve found someone to do all the jersey/shirt/singlet iterations we need at a good price.

I’ve been talking to others in the club and doing a lot of research on jersey styles and shapes so the artwork has gone through a lot of changes. To give you an idea of the journey I’ve had, the filenames are like “BRMTB-Jersey-2016-idea-19-v7-FINAL-v3-LAST FINAL-v2.pdf“. Which shows a very poor file management system that I really need to work on.

So anyway, we are going to offer the following:

  • Standard XC cycle jerseys (short/long sleeve and club/race fit) in two styles – “Spare parts” and “Black diamond”
  • Bib-shorts – Black with logo and matching artwork
  • Trail shirts (loose fit v-neck with short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and long sleeves) in the two styles – “Spare parts” and “Black diamond”
  • Women’s Go-Girl Singlets  – in “GoGirl Pink”
  • Socks

There are artwork samples below but I’ll put up the final artwork along with prices and the order link in the next few days.

Stay Tuned!

 

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