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Tick Tock! Charity Race Day Update

Tick Tock! Charity Race Day Update
Presenting the Cancer Tree Cup!

Put your racing legs on!

Clock’s ticking folks! Get your entries in now so we can work out catering, prizes etc. Entries close on Monday the 25th (we’ll still accept late entries but the price will go up because I’m a bastard etc).

This race will contribute to a member’s total winning points so they can win the new perpetual Cancer Tree Cup at end of the year.

Here are the details

We are having a charity race day at Paul’s Place on Sunday 01/07/2018 to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.

  • Cost: $30.00 for the day (plus MTBA race day license if required)
  • Where: Paul’s Place (32 Ruwoldts Road Dulong)
  • When: Sunday 1st July 2018 – 8am race start
  • What: 1 Hour Race / eBike Race / 2 Hour Race
  • Who: Everyone! (need a mountain bike and helmet though)

Registration: https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5669 and you can race in any and all races on the day.

Big thanks to our sponsors Beerwah Cycles Brouhaha Brewery EnPlusOne Giant Sunshine Coast Hit Bikes Palmwoods Physiotherapy Venture Cycles

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Parklands Ride Summary – 10/06/2018

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Parklands Ride Summary – 10/06/2018
Ben and the phallic looking object (Ben is the one at the back).

It was awesome weather for a ride on Sunday and Parklands was drying up nicely although there were some reports of puddles on Cancer Tree and a couple puddles along the bottom of Road Rage.

We had about 20 riders so we broke into 2 groups – Nick took the fast lads off in the first group while Toby and Ben took the rest of us for a lovely jaunt through the dryer tracks – we avoided the new stuff as it’s still struggling to dry out.

We went through Rookie Road and then most of Road Rage. We then did the Gumby Loop and then returned via Old Man’s Curse and did the Cabo Creek Climb. We avoided Cancer Tree and shot down to the skills park. Some brave souls attempted the “Zig Zag of Death” (patent pending) and bravely risked their derailleurs and chain-rings to attempt the zigzagged log ride.

We went back to the carpark and a few of the group continued up HoChiHo and then returned and did Jumping Ant. Apparently it was here some extra “fun” was had with Susie toppling down the hill and trying to move a tree with her ribs and Neil going over the handlebars to use his chin to clear sticks from the trail. The good news is they are both OK – Bad news is, there is no video footage of either incident.

Hope you all had fun everyone.

Michael “Climbing sucks” Johns
Club Secretary

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Winter times have commenced – rides now start at 7.30am

Winter times have commenced – rides now start at 7.30am
Winter Hours has started!

That’s right folks – winter is here! So go buy a fat bike with the studded tyres, shove an emergency husky in your camelbak and then practice urinating while wearing 4 layers of clothes OR …you can just not be a big sooky-la-la and harden up because this isn’t Siberia!

However we do delay the ride starts by 30min due to the lack of light and the scientifically proven increase in difficulty of crawling out of bed during winter.

So this weekend’s ride at Ewan Maddock Dam is a 7.30am start but get there 15 minutes early to prepare (and pick on the e-bikes etc).

Michael “I can stud your tyres” Johns
Club Secretary

PS: Please note the self-control I showed by not using a “Winter is coming” Game of Thrones reference!

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Busted Knees, Busted Bikes and Busted Exhibitionists – Glasshouse Mountain Ride Summary 27/05/2018

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Busted Knees, Busted Bikes and Busted Exhibitionists – Glasshouse Mountain Ride Summary 27/05/2018
Glasshouse mountains - Fathead and Long-nipple?

So Sunday’s ride was a particularly eventful one with some rather unique events alongside the regular run-of-the-mill ones like flat tyres and e-bike jokes.

As I headed down Roys Road a long cloud was perfectly placed so it looked like Mt Beerwah was an erupting volcano. Maybe this was an omen to turn around and go back home to bed.

We all gathered at the carpark where Brad opened his car boot offering us free medical paraphernalia like bandages and plasters. But I’m sure if you are in need of a kidney or something then maybe have a quiet word and see what he can do.

We hadn’t even been riding a minute when Wayne’s bike just fell sideways and in a blink of an eye he was skidding along the pavement on his knee. So despite a fat-bike’s massive amounts of traction it was still no match for wet mossy concrete unfortunately. A quick patch-up with our newly sourced medical supplies and we were off again.

We rode alongside Steve Irwin Way towards the Mathew Flinders Rest Area. However just before we got there, someone had mistakenly thought it was a deliciously private area for a romantic night of McDonalds and car bonnet sex. We got a glimpse of the strewn underwear and the early morning backseat erotic contortions as we rode pass. I’m pretty sure I heard a hip joint blow out.

The rest of the 20km ride was filled with smaller less-erotic (i guess?) incidents such as a watch falling off, missing water bottles, busted chain guides, leaking and flat tyres and wonky handlebars. However we did check out some amazing views and try a new cafe so it wasn’t all that bad.

See you next week.

Michael “So that’s why mountain bikers own vans!?” Johns
Club Secretary

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Race Recce at Paul’s Place

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Race Recce at Paul’s Place
Geoff from Hit Bikes likes the jumps

Hey Folks,

We are having a race in early July (details being finalised and sent out soon) but some people have asked for a chance to check out the trails before hand. Paul has opened up his trails this Saturday morning so head up to beautiful West Woombye and have a look.

  • Start time is 8am 26/05/2018
  • Location is 32 Ruwoldts Rd, Dulong QLD 4560
  • Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/6FKskjCDukw
  • MTBA members only for insurance reasons.
  • Note with parking – either park at the top near the gate or if you want to park alongside the driveway, come all the way to the bottom and do a u-turn first so you can park facing the other way.
  • Bring your own water and food (Fridge available)
  • No toilets

See you there!

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