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Training Clinics for Body Positioning and Braking – Get in quick!

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Training Clinics for Body Positioning and Braking – Get in quick!
More clinics for December 2018!

We get positive feedback about the quality of training – and not just from Geoff.

We are squeezing in some more training clinics before the end of the year. So on the 15/16th of December we’ve organised Geoff from HitBikes to run some skills training for body positioning and new braking techniques clinics.

These will be small 5-person classes about 90min long and will teach you the importance of body positioning on a bike such as the “attack position” and the new braking technique clinics will teach the importance of…well… braking I guess.

The classes are $11 and the money goes back to trail-care and organising future training clinics.

Book into the single Body Positioning clinic here – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bushrangers-mtb-club-bike-skills-clinic-body-positioning-tickets-53277993914

Book into the Braking Technique clinics here – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bushrangers-mtb-club-bike-skills-clinic-braking-technique-tickets-53278555594

If you have any questions let Michael know at [email protected]

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Strength and Mobility Clinic Summary – 14/11/2018

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Strength and Mobility Clinic Summary – 14/11/2018
Hips, legs, shoulders and back - this stretch did it all

So last week we had a Strength and Mobility clinic put on by Levi at 547 Sports Performance.

To make sure it was relevant for our bike riding he asked us where it hurt when we ride so things like wrists, back, knees, pride etc.

He then explained why it hurt and took us through a series of exercises to stretch and strengthen our bodies. These stretches done regularly help provide pain-free riding and increase our endurance and strength. It was a good night full of interesting and useful information… even with all the physical pain, sobbing and cries of agony.  :o)

Thanks again Levi.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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Bushrangers Xmas Party – Sat 8th December 2018

Bushrangers Xmas Party – Sat 8th December 2018
Pizza and 10 taps of beer at a fancy new brewery - noice!

Hello everyone,

Awwwww yeah!!

Sonja has come up with a lovely idea of having our end of year party eating ‘endless’ pizza at a new brewery at near Tanawha. So I’m assuming it’s an industrial conveyor belt process funneling directly into our mouths.

The Glasshouse Brewery lads are finishing off their build and will be ready to host us at 4.30pm Saturday the 8th of December. The address is 330 Mons Road, Tanawha (i.e. the Kunara organic markets – so you can buy some expensive rolled oats while you’re there).

Cost will be $20 each if you want the pizza and partners are welcome (as long as they talk about how awesome bikes are etc).

RSVP here – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2018-bushrangers-xmas-party-tickets-52738543403

Regards,

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

PS: If you don’t like beer I’m sure there will be other things to drink… and you are weird.

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Committee Positions and Roles – AGM is in 4 months

Hello Folks!

So I’ve been chatting to people about our next AGM (in 4 months) and I’m hearing things like “No way I could do what you guys do! You guys did so much and are sooo handsome and smart, and witty etc”. And that’s mostly true BUT most of that work was optional and not required to run the club, if anything we bit off way too much.

Now graphs make everything awesome so I made up this sexy RASIC chart (hello ladies!). It shows the essential tasks that need to be done to keep the club ticking over and what position should do it and also what position can back them up.

Roles and Responsibility Matrix

Now this is just a guide and can be tweaked and adjusted as the new committee sees fit or if changes occurred e.g. adding a Vice President or Social Coordinator.

So if a committee member wants to do more (like a training clinic, camping trip or a race) then you have the option to do so and it will be most appreciated but it’s not required – so don’t feel obliged.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

CORRECTION: Graphs are not actually that awesome in the bedroom – learn from my mistake lads.

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Mapleton Community Ride Summary – 04/11/2018

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Mapleton Community Ride Summary – 04/11/2018
Colour-coding extraordinaire Tania loves it when I take photos at the top of the climbs.

Hey everyone,

So each month we do a “community” ride where we offer a easier ride for people who want to come along and try MTB out. This month we went to ride in the beautiful Mapleton Forest.

The advanced group left from the township and did around 30km all through the forest with a lot more climbing while the easy group left from the Mapleton Day Use Area and rode the 18km out to the Oakey Creek Lookout and back. The forecasted high temperatures held off until later in the day so it ended up being a rather pleasant ride indeed.

Someone in the advanced group forgot their hydration pack at the lookout so when the easy group arrived we wondered what this suspicious bag was. After a vigorous shake it was deemed safe and obviously not a bomb so we went through it and managed to track down it’s owner (and eat all the muesli bars) – Hoorah!

Afterwards we had coffee in Mapleton.

Thanks for the ride folks. Parklands next week!

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

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