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Pomona/Cooran Ride Summary 24/02/2019

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Pomona/Cooran Ride Summary 24/02/2019
Single lane bridge on way back to Cooran

Hey folks,

So this is my last ride summary as the club secretary and I have to say, I may actually miss having this avenue to publicly tell my dumb jokes, bag my brother and drop the occasional passive aggressive bomb <sigh>… But that doesn’t matter now because this weekend I will hand over the official book of mountain bike lingo – 101 Words for Dirt – and then someone else can have the pleasure of publicly humiliating our club members with these summaries.

On that note – the AGM is on this Saturday at 2pm at the Woombye Pub. This year we are going all out and blowing the club’s remaining finances on a platter of sausage rolls!

But anyway – let’s get back to Sunday’s ride.

Ride Map – Pomona to Cooran Return – 27km

We arrived in Pomona early in the morning and the little town was just waking up. The weather was still and cool despite the earlier cyclone warnings of torrential floods and 160kph ducks and lawn furniture flying about.

We had some new, some nearly new and some not-so-new riders come along with us. Big hello to Jani and Orlando who came riding with us for the first time. I hope everyone enjoyed the ride.

Highlights of the ride were:

  • No cyclone
  • Sticks and lots of fallen trees.
  • I got to ride Kerry’s new e-bike.
  • Ben deciding to not use his GPS and then he took the wrong turn 300m into the ride (LOL!)
  • Roger decided to go down that rough descent near Fergusons road on his head (but he was OK).
  • A dead rabbit on Jampot Creek Road that really really stunk and Ben stopped us near it on the way back as we regrouped.
  • Free coffee and a citrus tart

That will do I guess. Check out the pictures and I hope to see you at the AGM this Saturday.

Your’s sincerely,
Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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Get well soon Paul

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Get well soon Paul
Paul has broken himself... again!

So Paul busted his collar bone in Wooroi on the weekend and now is out of action during the next couple of months. This means three things:

Dramatic reenactment
  1. His regular Wednesday Parklands rides are off the calendar for the time being.
  2. I need to make sure that I am not using the same health insurer as Susie and Paul are as they are probably about to bump up our premiums.
  3. Was this just a clever (although extreme) method of getting into hospital to see Susie without paying the exorbitant car-parking fees?

But anyway get well soon Paul and let us know if you need any help with anything.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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2018 Annual Membership Survey (yes, it’s a bit late)

2018 Annual Membership Survey (yes, it’s a bit late)
This information helps us a lot!

Hi Folks,

By now you will have received an email. This email has a link to our 2018 membership survey for you to complete. The data we have received already has been particularly interesting so please keep it coming!

This survey is the most important thing we ask you to do because it helps the current and future committees to make informed decisions that represent the wishes of the membership.

The survey will be closed on the 17th Feb, 5PM.

You can expect questions in the following categories:

  • What trails do you like?
  • What rides/events do you you enjoy?
  • Ride start times
  • Club Systems
  • Fund Raising
  • Trail Development
  • General Feedback

Please encourage your fellow members to complete the survey and if you haven’t received the survey email, please let us know and we’ll get it out to you ASAP.

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Update on Susie’s fall on Sunday

Update on Susie’s fall on Sunday
Susie just after her fall .

Susie our Women’s Advocacy officer had a bad fall on Sunday’s ride at Ewan Maddock Dam and had to be taken to hospital with an ambulance.

She got a ride on a fancy stretcher

Her leg and knee are banged up pretty bad and they are waiting for the swelling to subside before they can operate.

We are thinking about you Susie and we really hope you heal well and are back on your feet pronto.

When you can be sure to let us know how we can help.


Michael Johns
Club Secretary

P.S. Susie had to give her age for the 000 operator and I was shocked to hear that she actually isn’t the 26 years old I thought she was!! Totally stunned!!

P.P.S. Her bike is OK. It was a little shook up and scared but otherwise OK.

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