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Parklands Ride Report 09/06/2019

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Parklands Ride Report 09/06/2019
Fluffy the Emu - pic by Wayne

Hey Bushies.

Today’s ride was at parkies. 14 keen riders turned out with a couple of guest riders. We had Will’s sister (Hannah)and his niece (Luca) who is a very strong up an coming junior. She handled Parkies with ease even after racing in the Bayview Blast yesterday.

After a big v lap we run into Fluffy the resident emu who was just about to start a coaching clinic with Foxy. Up through Cancer Tree. Up the SSS’s over and down Rock-a-dial to 4ways. Through the Meadows up TNT then up Shit hill over NZ to top of Radar hill then down Rocket man and finish on the old fav Ho-chi-ho.

Good loop no major incidents and no lost riders. Some riders went for shit coffee but I went to 711 for great coffee – Yum! Have a great week. Ride hard stay safe. :o)

Toby!

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Today is International Ride Leader Day!

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Today is International Ride Leader Day!
Cooran - Kin Kin ride

OK, it’s not really Ride Leader Day, but we think it should be because our ride leaders are pretty cool and we wanted to give them a shout out and a big thank you.

Two years ago at the AGM in an effort to ease the workload of the President a heap of members signed up to be on the ride leader list volunteering their time and expertise to lead our club rides if need be.

The benefits of this list is two-fold because:

  • we now have a collection of seasoned riders with great local trail knowledge who are able to suggest and lead new or classic rides.
  • and we now have a pool of experience riders who can step up on the day and be the Ride Leader, Tail-end Charlie or take a sub-group on a separate ride (e.g. the fast group) etc.

If you are happy to be on this list and help out on the day or find some new exciting rides for us to do then let me know at [email protected].

Again thanks heaps folks, it really helps us out!

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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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July ’17 – March ’18 Calendar Update

July ’17 – March ’18 Calendar Update

Sugarbag trails are now on the list for our easy community rides

Hi Folks,

You may have noticed the club calendar has been updated until March 2018. There are a couple of changes but the main one is that our easier community rides are now at three different locations with the additional location being at the Sugar Bag trails. So please double check the first Sunday of the month rides as it will alternate between the three locations, next month is Ewen Maddock Dam, August is at Sugar Bag, September is Mapleton and so on.

The Parklands Conservation Park ride will continue being on the second Sunday of the month, swapping between Atkinson and Radar Hill Road sides.

We have also included the Bunyaville Conservation Park trails into the mix of our Sunday rides. Before these were treated as an ‘away ride’ however since they’re not that much farther than many of our rides time wise we’ll give it a go. Additionally there are planned Sunday rides at the Daisy Hill and Bayview Conservation Parks as there have been on going developments of these trail networks that I think many will be keen to check out.

Away rides are typically planned on an ad-hoc basis – if you have any ideas please let us know – Nerang, Hidden Vale, Mt Joyce?. Feedback on the calendar, or anything for that matter, is always appreciated.

Ben Johns
Club President

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Yandina/Cooloolabin Ride Summary – 26/03/2017

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Yandina/Cooloolabin Ride Summary – 26/03/2017
Upgraded lookout! Nice work QPWS

I like this ride because I can sleep in as it’s only 15 minutes drive away. I guess I could save a dolphin and ride to the meeting point…

Now this ride is split between two meeting points because the Bottle and Glass Road is a hefty climb and not everyone likes to start their day on the side of a dirt road vomiting up their breakfast due to over-exertion. However if this sounds like your kind of thing then make sure you come along to our Bottle’n’Glass Hill Climb race in Easter! That said quite a few riders chose to start in Yandina and brave the large climb to meet with the other group near the Cooloolabin Dam trail head.

Once the two groups had merged we started along the Cooloolabin Dam single-track that goes along the dam wall and follows the shoreline and eventually finishes in the day use area near the spillway. The recent rains had caused a bit of debris along the track but nothing that couldn’t be easily moved or ridden over.  This trail brings nice water views, beautiful little thickets of trees to ride through and nice loamy soils with the occasional obstacle to tackle.

This week’s predicted rain will hopefully give Cooloolabin dam a good top-up

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