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Basic Bike Maintenance Workshops

Basic Bike Maintenance Workshops
Basic Bike Maintenance Workshops

Hey Everyone,

We are just putting this out there to see if there is interest for some free basic bike maintenance workshops for our members?

They’ll probably be an hour long and consist of a professional bike mechanic passing on some bike care tips and then have a Q&A session afterwards.

Things covered will be:

  • Basic bike maintenance
  • Pre and Post ride checks
  • Bike cleaning
  • Bike fit

We’ll keep the groups small and intimate (5-6 people) and if the demand is there we’ll put a few of these workshops on so everyone can get a turn.

What do you think? Comment on Facebook or send me an email at [email protected]

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Pomona to Cooran (or Kin Kin) Ride Summary – Sunday 27/08/2017

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Pomona to Cooran (or Kin Kin) Ride Summary – Sunday 27/08/2017
Helen did well today with a top 10 in Strava

21 riders showed up on yet another chilly morning for our Pomona to Kin Kin ride (with a smaller ride to Cooran also available). We broke into two groups, Ben took the first group to Kin Kin and the other group came with Toby and myself to Cooran. Both groups rode around Mt Cooroora and did the trails that run along Jam Pot road before we arrived into Cooran. The first group continued onto Kin Kin while the 2nd group went up Brewers road and down that squiggly bit of singletrack full of off-camber turns and dog poop. The 2nd group also sneaked in some extra singletrack on the way back to Pomona.

Notable points of interest were:

  • New rider Bryan came along on his first club ride. Welcome Bryan, we hope you enjoyed yourself.
  • Di fell off her bike 3 times in the first 20 minutes (she wasn’t hurt so it’s OK to laugh).
  • Jenny came for a ride – long time no see! Good to see you again.
  • I floated the idea of making it a rule that people on e-bikes cannot try to have conversations with you while everyone is climbing a hill.
  • Pete Bigaila did an extra 130km on top of the 36km Pomona to Kin Kin ride.
  • Sexy orange rims!
  • Jalapeno burger from Trail 518 cafe – it’s awesome!

It was a great ride on yet another great day! Thanks everyone.

Photos below.

Michael (Orange rims rock) Johns
Club Secretary

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The Sunshine Coast MTB Workshops are on next week – Register now!

The Sunshine Coast MTB Workshops are on next week – Register now!

Are you a keen mountain biker? Would you like to learn more about the trails and talk to the local land managers?

You’re invited to two FREE Mountain Bike Workshops:

1: Theory Workshop, Thursday 26 October 6pm-9pm.

Where: Mike Ahern Building, Ground Floor, 12 First Ave, Maroochydore.

  • Come and listen to presentations from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service; Sunshine Coast Council; SEQ Water; Mountain Bike Australia and Sport and Recreation Services.
  • Be involved in discussions about track requirements, maintenance, land manager requirements, insurance, permits, key design elements, construction standards, trail classification guidelines and funding opportunities.

2: Practical Workshop, Saturday 28 October 9am-12pm.

Where: Caloundra Town Reserve, Sugarbag Rd, Caloundra (parking at the old quarry, follow signs).

The second practical workshop will be presented by Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services and Trailworx.

  • Learn trail care skills, building standards – single track, multi-use track, berms and creek crossings.
  • Be involved in discussions with the land managers and one of our local professional trail builders.

Booking are essential so register >HERE <

Big thanks to Department of National Parks, Sports and Recreation and the Sunshine Coast Council.

 

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Cycling in Queensland – More cycling, more often

Cycling in Queensland – More cycling, more often
Introducing the Queensland Cycling Strategy

Best practice design

Hey everyone,

I just received an email from QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads about their Queensland Cycling Strategy which may be of interest to you.

The Queensland Cycling Strategy sets the direction for encouraging more cycling, more often throughout Queensland. It is accompanied by an action plan and Queensland State of Cycling Report, which will be updated every two years to help us prioritise our efforts and respond to changes that impact cycling in Queensland.

More information about things like upcoming projects, policy, networks and safety can be found on their blog at blog.tmr.qld.gov.au/cycling or the website at http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/Cycling

They also have a Facebook/Instagram competition where you tag a photo with #IBIKEQLD and you could win a bike. More info here.

 

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Wahoo! Rain Expected During the Week

Wahoo! Rain Expected During the Week
No one wants this... except maybe your bike mechanic

Our Department of Raindancing, Astrology and Clipless Pedals has just reported that there may be about 2 to 10mm of rain tomorrow. This is GREAT news for the new trails in Parklands as it means all that dust will be packed down and hardened (and we can fix that loose berm along Rookie Road). However if they get ridden, even while slightly wet, we’ll end up with a chopped up surface that will need to be scraped smooth and it’ll go dusty again – so please, please, please avoid riding the new trails (or any trail for that matter) until they’re nice and dry.

Try to reach your MTB Zen place

Instead of riding on our awesome trails maybe do some of the following:

  • Service your bike – top up the tyre sealant, clean the chain, grease your bearings, replace that old emergency energy gel in your bag or just simply sit and look at your bike – when was the last time you two had a good chat?
  • Bring out your inner BMX Bandit – ride along the coastal pathway or something – nice views, plenty of coffee places and you can impress the balance bike kids as you bang down stairs and over gutters etc.
  • Turn on Youtube or Redbull – watch some awesome MTB things like the UCI XC and DH events, Redbull Rampage and Crankworx stuff. Watch some cool training videos and then practice some manualling and bike handling on the driveway (“Wheelies pull the chicks/dudes” – Dr Phil*).
  • Roadie ride – Blow the dust off the road bike and go for an easy century around the coast and hinterland – LOL! yeah we’re just kidding!

 

Thanks for understanding.

Ride safe, Ride well, Ride on!

Bushrangers Committee

* Dr Phil didn’t actually say that wheelies pull the chicks or dudes.

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