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October is the month of Odd Socks!

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October is the month of Odd Socks!
Everyone has an odd day sometimes

I make odd cool!

So October is Odd Socks month which is a light-hearted approach to reminding people that anyone can have an odd day and how you treat someone with a mental illness really does make a difference to their lives and recovery.

So during October put on some mismatching socks, come for a ride and a laugh and give a donation to someone who helps such as http://www.oddsocksday.org.au/ #oddsocksday2017

 

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3hr Endurance Race UPDATE!

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3hr Endurance Race UPDATE!

Here is a update for ya’ll regarding the race on the 29th.

Register soon!

We’ve had racers sign up from Brisbane to Maryborough so its going to be a good turn out! There is a maximum rider number set so register sooner than later if you’re keen.

Prizes

Thanks to the generosity of Marty at Enplusone, Jez at Venture Cycles and Dean from Hit Bikes we will have some awesome prizes to give away in a random prize draw after the race.

New drop and rock garden A-line

Track information

The trail-care day yesterday produced a nice A-line with a drop and a rock garden which will give the more courageous riders a good time advantage.

Holy Alternating Loops Batman!! This race will have a small twist in that Paul’s trails has 2 distinct loops with an intersection joining them. So we will have a gate at this intersection and on each hour the gate will change and you will be diverted down the other loop. It should keep things different and keep riders on their toes.

Food and drinks

We’ll have a BBQ going and soft drinks available for a gold coin donation into the “Parklands Marathon Trail Fund” bucket.

 

 

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14/05/2016 – Gap Creek Trail Care Learning day

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14/05/2016 – Gap Creek Trail Care Learning day

Hello ‘rangers

A few of us Bush Rangers, CORCAs and some other keen local trail advocates went down to Brisbane and helped the Gap Creek Trail Alliance out with a major trail redirect and armoring a creek crossing. There was about 30 of us and in a couple of hours we had scraped out the new trail, moved debris and trunks, made some berms, did some drainage work, armored a creek crossing and covered up the old trail. By the time we left riders were using the new trail. It was an amazing effort and a classic case of many hands make light work.

It was exactly the thing we could have with our own trails alliance. A lot of keen volunteers rocking up with a plan, skills, tools and machinery and then smashing out some good work in short order all over the coast.

Thanks to Ben, Chad, Andrew and Terry for representin’ the Bush Rangers. Thanks to the CORCA guys, Rob MacDonald and the other local guys who came down too. Thanks to the Gap Creek Trails Alliance and Brisbane City Council for having us and giving us great information and advice. And finally a BIG thanks to Kurt Martin from the Sunshine Coast Council for organising this trip and putting on the bus, lunch and coffee – it was a valuable experience.

See you on the trails guys.

Michael “I dug a hole!” Johns

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20/03/2016 – Parklands club ride summary

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20/03/2016 – Parklands club ride summary
Cool photo by Chad - nice work (except the girls bike ruins it) :)

Only 8 intrepid souls came for Sunday’s club ride at Parklands and they were treated to a memorable ride of rain, mud, slippery roots and rocks, biting insects and punctured tyres.

My ride was cut short as I made a slight error with my tyre pressure on the new bike and lost all my air through a hole in the sidewall and had to walk back to car. It was a rather nice stroll though.

One highlight however was Alf’s ride leadership. The pre-ride briefing was loud and clear, choice of trails was good and the pace was great. Nice work indeed Alf! Keep up the good work!

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Rookie Ride update

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Rookie Ride update
Ditch the training wheels!

Had a good ride on Saturday with Dave and Jason showing up to have another crack at Parklands and Tim coming to check it out for the first time. Ben and I took them through Terry’s novice track and the Ho Chi ho loop and we spoke about gear choice, braking, body position, picking lines and tried a few log rollovers.

No dedicated rookie ride on this weekend but you are welcome to come along to the Social ride at Ewan Maddock dam (Glenview) on Sunday. Check the calendar for the details.

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