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Bushrangers Weekend Roundup (9th/10th December 2017)

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Bushrangers Weekend Roundup (9th/10th December 2017)
The trails had drained beautifully and were running great

Hey Bushies,

Well that was a big weekend on a few different levels. Not only was the weather a bit extreme but we also had our end of year BBQ and Movember prize draw at Paul’s trails on Saturday and our regular club and rookie rides on Sunday morning.

Miles and Todd finishing a lap

We were fretting about the weather all week after already having to postpone the BBQ once already. But although it was a bit hot and humid at 1pm it cooled down nicely later in the arvo and the storms held off until well after 6. We had a great turnout of members and guests and since the trails had drained well and were riding beautifully some of us got a good bit of riding in and got to check out all of Paul’s new additions to his trails.

Congratulations to Peter Bigaila and Graham Reeks for winning their prizes for our Movember challenge and congratulations to all the winners who won something in the prize draw. I also hope you were pleasantly surprised that contrary to vicious rumours there was actually none of my underwear in any of the prize bags.

On the Sunday Nambour hadn’t had that much rain so we figured Parklands would be OK to ride. This was not case as Parklands must of copped all the rain that Bli Bli did and it was rather wet in there. So we cut the ride short and avoided all the new work and tried to stay on the trails that had drained quickly. There may be a trail care day in Parklands on Saturday so we could probably have a team go off and work on the drains in the problem areas – stay tuned for more information.

Thanks to Paul and Trish for being great hosts (and providing cheesecake), Greg for doing another great job on the BBQ and to everyone else who came and had a good time.

See you on the trails!

Michael “Cheesecake is awesome” Johns
Club Secretary


Movember 2017 Results – Mission Accomplished!

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Movember 2017 Results – Mission Accomplished!
Mission Accomplished! Give those lips some R&R lads!

2017 Movember Results

So Movember has finished and the dust has settled. We can now relax our leg muscles from all the riding (and our neck muscles from counterbalancing our impressive moustaches all month).

We successfully rode the 10000km but it did get a bit dicey there with all the rain in the last week hampering our efforts. According to our STRAVA group the total kilometres was 10402.9km.

The individual total kilometres are below with the obvious winner being Pete Bigaila who rode 1958.8km with his regular 100km rides and the GBOMB 9hr endurance race.

We raised $1764 for the Movember Foundation with the biggest fundraiser being Graham Reeks who raised $574 through good networking and selling bespoke bike moustaches.  If you forgot to give a donation to the team you still can at https://moteam.co/moustaches-and-mountain-bikes-sunshine-coast-2017?mc=1

Who had the best moustache? Well that’s a hard one to answer. There were some seriously awesome moustaches this month and we can’t announce a winner as we haven’t seen everyones attempt. So bring it along to the BBQ and we’ll see about giving out a prize then.

Rider NameTotal Km              
Pete B1958.8
Andrew Head802.7
Paul Vandeleur679.6
Graham Reeks668.7
Brad Wight564.9
Royce Vandeleur530
John Searston522.3
Mike Bushnell513.2
Martin Gatehouse387.1
Lumir Kalbac381.7
Greg Smith361.7
Graham Lloyd -Jones342.5
Ben Johns325.1
John Lambert290.4
Michael J286.7
Jez @ Venture273.4
Ian Reavely254.6
Susie Hume167.2
Marty @EnPlusOne148.6
Maverick Q147.2
Kathy Davis143.6
Troy Huckstepp136.8
Ruth Huckstepp114.7
Craig Pearson106.4
Geoff [email protected] MTB Coaching86.2
Corrine Dolan69.8
Dean Harding @Hit Bikes49.6
Di Hoopert44.9
J T44.5

Big thanks to our supporters ClifBar, EnPlusOne, Giant Sunshine Coast, Hit Bikes, Unkle Hingy’s Barbershop, Unique Health Products and Venture Cycles and Sunshine Council Travelsmart.


End of year BBQ this Saturday (02/12/2017) – RSVP now.

End of year BBQ this Saturday (02/12/2017) – RSVP now.
Sausage al'a bread for all!

Jens leaning around a berm

On Saturday the 02/12/2017 we will be having our end of year BBQ at Paul Vandeleur’s house in Dulong (behind Nambour). Paul has been busy making some impressive trails on his property so we’ll take the opportunity to ride them and organise an informal time-trial event for anyone who is keen.

Time: 3:00pm 2nd December (Saturday) 2017
Where: Paul’s House at 32 Ruwoldts Road, Dulong, Queensland
What to bring: Bike, sunscreen, chairs and drinks (any fancy food or nibblies you would like extra to the snags).

Club will provide sausages, meat patties, condiments, bread, soft drink, salads and sweets.

RSVP HERE – https://goo.gl/forms/sEc763yyAPWluA6p2

Note: If you plan to ride on the day please read and accept the MTB Rules and Liability Release form on the above link. If you are bringing along others who are not club members/MTBA affiliated and they wish to ride on the day please have them complete this form separately with the MTB Rules and Liability Release form completed.


Reminder: 2017 Annual Membership Survey

Reminder: 2017 Annual Membership Survey
The data we are getting is great! Big thanks to those who have already completed it.

Hi Folks,

So far a third of you have completed the membership survey – this is fantastic and thank you. Who’d have guessed the president has been voted the best looking committee member. HOWEVER it would be awesome if we could get everyone to complete it as then it would be truly representative. So if you haven’t filled out the survey yet, please do so before the 1st of December, 5PM (that’s 2 weeks away).

It doesn’t matter if you’re a new member or haven’t been along on a ride – your input is always appreciated.

Don’t forget there’s a random prize draw for those who completed the survey and provided their details.

If you haven’t received the survey link or have deleted the email please let us know by emailing [email protected] or contacting us through social media or in person during a ride.

Ben Johns
Club President




2017 Annual Membership Survey

2017 Annual Membership Survey
The data we are getting is great! Big thanks to those who have already completed it.

Hi Folks,

By now you will have received an email (or two, because one got caught in the interwebs for a day, sorry!). This email has a link to our 2017 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 1st December, 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

Additionally there’s going to be a random prize draw afterwards as a bit of an added incentive to complete the survey.

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.