This weekend’s club ride is at the Bunya trails in Brisbane (which will be awesome). However we will have a local rookie ride on Sunday morning at 7:30am. We’re thinking either Ferny Forest, Parklands or Mapleton so keep an eye on the calendar for more details.
After collating the feedback and doing a ring around to camp sites our January camping destination is Bundaberg – Toogoom/Promisedland. Being Chrissy hols many campsites are booked out. But fear not we’ve found a place to pitch our tents / park our vans.
We are heading to Bundaberg from Wednesday 3 January until Saturday 6 January. You are welcome to stay more or less nights – that’s just when we’ll be there.
Cost: $10 per site / per night (includes 2 people)
Payment: Cash at site
Facilities: They have showers and toilets and a table area. They are building a camp kitchen (including BBQ), which may or may not be ready.
Riding: Promisedland and Toogoom.
About 10km into Bundaburg
Suggest dinner at a pub in Bundy 1 night
About 30km to beach for post ride swim
Promisedland is about 1/2 hour away
Toogoom is about an hour away
We do need let them know numbers. Let us know if you are in before 24th Nov (and how many nights you are hanging around for).
We’ll let the local club know we’re heading their way and see if want to peddle with us. This is a Bushrangers Club trip – but other club’s MTBA members are welcome to join. We just need numbers by 24th Nov.
If you don’t do camping, there should be plenty of options in Bundaburg that would love to have you, just ask your friend google.
Sorry about the delay in the ride summary but I just keep getting distracted by my beautiful moustache. It’s just so hard to type and twirl my tips at the same time.
So last Sunday’s Community ride went anti-clockwise this time so we headed along the pavement to the Mooloolah township and then through the old railway tunnel in Dularcha national park and had mid-ride coffees at Landsborough. The more energetic riders shot off and did some of the nasty hills in Dularcha and met us at Landsborough afterwards. Some of the beginner riders then came back through the dam trails with me while the others went on to do Ferny Forest.
The group got split up in Mooloolah as a train went through. As patience isn’t one of my virtues but showing off is, Ben and I employed some Cyclocross (CX) skills and threw our bikes over our shoulders and ran up and over the pedestrian bridge. I regretted this decision by about the 5th step up – heavy fat-bikes are not for running with!
Bike Moustache – increases both air resistance AND awesomeness!
Similar to the recent Cooroy ride we stopped for coffee at a central spot so everyone could wander off and forage for their coffees/cakes from any of the nearby cafes and bakeries. With the larger rider groups we get now (this ride had 42 of us) this concept works out good and we end up supporting a lot more local businesses too.
Graham showed up with the first order of his bespoke “bike moustaches” for us. I got a sexy orange one to match my wheels (because that’s important). Thanks Graham! If you want one you just have to donate $10 to Graham’s Movember page and he’ll whip you one up.
Being such a big group and trying to cater for everyone’s tastes does make things a bit hectic but big thanks to all our seasoned members who keep an eye out for everyone and made sure no-one gets hurt and lost. Thanks for coming everyone and a big hello to new riders Teena and Aden, Nick, Tanya and Patrick and anyone else I missed.
Movember 10000km Challenge Week 1 update: 24 riders, $1040 raised, 2880km ridden. Come join us here (you don’t need to grow a Mo).
See you at Parklands!
Michael “My moustache reduces my milk intake” Johns Club Secretary
So I was talking to Chad on Sunday’s ride and he told me about the fun he had at the Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine. So I got to thinking that I should have a look through the results lists of some recent races to see if I recognised any names and lo and behold there were heaps!
At last weekend’s Dingo Duo race at Hidden Vale our Matthew Klibbe and Eugene Craddock were in the duathon with a 5km trail run, a 40km MTB ride and then another 5km trail run. Matt got 1st and Eugene got 3rd. Brilliant work guys! More info <here>
Eugene’s secret race prep method did him well!
Chad looking a li’l bit buggered at the CycleEpic
At the recent Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine we had current members, past members and friends Chad Power, Antony Boyd, Kaiden Carter and Levi Van Pan Huis all hammer down the multiple trails on what was a disgustingly hot day. Chad did well with a 6th in his category despite having a busted seat, saggy brake levers and no chance to practice the new trails. More results <here>
At the CycleEpic at Hidden Vale Chad Power, Andrew Head and Eugene Craddock did great in the 52km and the 92km races. Chad scored 5th in his age group and 16th overall. Results here
Nice work everyone and let me know if I forgot anyone so I can give them a shout out too! Seeing people challenging themselves to do well at things they love is inspirational and good to share.
Michael “I think I really did miss someone” Johns Club Secretary