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Full moon ride at Paul’s Place

Full moon ride at Paul’s Place
An extra sausage to whoever can reenact this scene the best

Greetings Bushrangers,

This is a heads-up that we are changing the full moon ride on the 19th of June from Ewen Maddock to Trish and Paul Vandeleur’s lovely property on Ruwoltds road, Dulong (that’s behind Woombye/Nambour).

We have all been so privileged to have had access to this beautiful spot in the past and it looks like this will be the last time, so now or never people.

Come and thank Paul and Trisha by bringing your lights and appetites to enjoy a full moon spin and BBQ. We may even rustle up some previous committee members for an informal and overdue thanks for all the good times. Hope to see y’all there on the west side of town.

Check the calendar for more details.

Will

Jens riding on Paul’s trails
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Super Blue Blood Moon Night Ride Summary – 31/01/2018

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Super Blue Blood Moon Night Ride Summary – 31/01/2018
Here is a graphic representation of the view we could've had minus the clouds.

13 riders rocked up to Landsborough to have a night ride and hopefully catch the super moon in all it’s glory. Unfortunately the clouds had other ideas and blocked the view the whole time.

But it wasn’t all bad though – we discovered a new trail, found a dead e-bike and had beer and steak at the Landsborough pub (that’s actually a really nice place in there – super friendly staff).

The following pictures tell the story.

Night ride map and elevation

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Club Night Ride Summary 25/10/2017

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Club Night Ride Summary 25/10/2017
The faceless man

Rushing home only to be sneaking out the door, bike in tow, moments later has become a monthly ritual for me and probably the others who came long on the ride this evening.

Eight intrepid souls were ready to go at just past 6pm although that would soon be seven as Boaz had a suspect wheel with a slow leak so he turned back to avoid a walk. Following the usual 10km loop around the western side of Parklands we dodged and weaved through the undergrowth trying to avoid running over the cane toads that were out in force after the rain. Cancer Tree was in top form with both creeks full of water which makes it fun to ride. It’s amazing how well the old tracks hold up to the environment but there’s a few spots that might need some attention.

The grip on the hills was good as the rear tyre of the trusty single speed stayed glued regardless of the strain I was putting on it, only coming unstuck on a ‘baby head’ rock. Personal records gained by the others was further proof of the good post rain dirt and clean rocks.

I managed to collect two orb weavers this ride, luckily for me they’re inclined the drop off you than crawl around. No snakes though, probably killed by the spiders.

Always fun riding at night, suggest everyone give it a go at least once.

Ben Johns
Club President

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Parklands Night Ride Summary – 21/06/2017

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Parklands Night Ride Summary – 21/06/2017
Min Min lights!

Amazing how bright a little light can be

It was the nightiest of nights as it was the winter solstice and because we don’t do things by halves we chose to ride in this  cold inky blackness.

The soon-to-be haunters of the Parklands trails materialised out from the shadows, hungry for dark gnar! They rode their mechanical steeds of metal, carbon and rubber, with their lights fighting to burn away the dark and expose the single track ahead.

It was particularly quiet on this mysterious night, as if the creatures knew something we did not. This stillness was soon shattered by the sound of our tyres on rock and jovial banter as we rode the tight and twisty trails into the unseen. But alas it was an uneventful ride with nay a scary beast or ghost to be found.

Ride ended up being 10km and everyone was back home in time to don their slippers and watch the State of Origin.

Thanks for the ride everyone!

Ben Johns
Club President

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Parklands Night Ride Summary 15/03/2017

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Parklands Night Ride Summary 15/03/2017

Yesterday’s downpour and the prediction of more today almost caused tonight’s ride to be cancelled. But the rain held off through the day so four of us HARDCORE! (or stupid?) riders decided it was good to go. Chad, Greg, Ben and myself were ready and raring at Radar Hill carpark by 6pm. Chad took the lead and took us up Ho-chi-ho, we then climbed the fire road to the top gate and then into Top track.

Now Top track is a black diamond trail and I’ve found in the past it sort of induces swearing and vomit from me. So I wondered to myself who would ride along that in the dark while its wet? Well it seems the four of us would tonight because as mentioned before we were HARDCORE!… or stupid. But we made it through unscathed and then dropped into Cancer Tree.

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