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GoGIRL Sugar Bag Summary

GoGIRL Sugar Bag Summary

Due to the increasing summer- like temperatures, we met at Ben Bennet Park, Caloundra at the earlier time of 7:15 and I surprised even myself, I was spot on time (which is 15 minutes earlier than the start time). In fact, it should be noted I was the second car there- see Sonja I am full of surprises. Recently at the Wild Women’s Adventure race, Sonja and I found out I’m a wiz at a sling shot and not bad at Slack line, who knew? If you haven’t done anything like this before, I can highly recommend it (Adventurre races). Grab another kindred soul and jump right in! Even though we got lost trying to find the bike drop (google maps fault), we made up lots of time in the MTB leg (not surprising) and came in early with nearly a podium finish for our first one together! Note to self : Train for the trekking next time. Going down stairs for the next few days were a killer Sonja reported!

Back to the summary. I was expecting a small number, as I only had 2 confirmed (on Facie) plus Nicci and her Brisbane girls. Clearly this wasn’t the case, as before long, the car park was buzzing with enthusiastic ladies. So after the pre ride photo of 15 ladies, we rode up to the trailhead with the lovely new sign. We began with Exit Stage Left, which is also called 1a, (but I like my name better because we all know Strava never lies). This flows into Sweet Sugar Circuit, after adjusting my Bottom Bracket and checking the Fire Break, it was time for a little coaching. Soon most of the ladies nailed Up n Ova ready to attack Snake Wilso’s Way. After swatting Mozzies on Alley East, we peddled through Sandy Creek and some of us braved some of the new TTF’s (which stands for technical trail feature )including the new Suspension Bridge. Then for some more sweetness we did Syrup a couple of times because once is not enough. Next we tested ourselves on the Quarry Climb before playing follow the leader through Rainforest Run.

Lastly, we rode to the containers and had fun on the skinny see saw. There were lots of Yahoos as ladies surprised themselves when they rode right to the end on the skinniest of skinnies. In the end, somehow we had more riders than we started with, which just goes to show the word has gone around. There’s ladies on the trails and they’re spreading like wildfire.

Notable points of interest were:

  • Julia, WOW (Women On Wheels) co-ordinator for CORCA finally made it to a GoGIRL ride. She is one busy lady. Welcome Julia, we hope you enjoyed yourself.
  • It was New Riding Clothes day, sponsored by Hume Custom RV’s and SheBeest! Thanks Paul
  • Nice to see Wil from CORCA. Good to see you again.
  • Nicci was invaluable once again sharing her coaching skills and modeling the A lines. Hope your girls loved the Sugar Bag Trails as much as we enjoyed seeing you again.
  • Date and cranberry loaf toasted with butter, that gets into your hair somehow, is highly recommended at Malarkey Artisan Coffee, The Hub.
  • Somebody noted I had lovely calf tats. They keep showing up even though I don’t remember getting them.

That’s all from me.

Next month keep Saturday 25 free to check out the new flow trail at Parklands. With the rain and more traffic, it should ride a treat.

Susie Hume
Women’s advocate for the Bushrangers

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Sugarbag Community Ride Summary 06/08/2017

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Sugarbag Community Ride Summary 06/08/2017
Community ride at Sugarbag trails

Hi Folks,

This was our first experiment at hosting our monthly community ride at the Sugarbag trails and due to a few reasons I don’t think we’ll be doing it again and we will instead keep it at Ewan Maddock Dam, Mapleton and also start to utilise the new beginner trails at Parklands. We have some ideas to give more options to the rookies and the veterans so keep an eye on the calendar.

Lumir with his ‘tree-catcher’ bar-ends

We all met up at the Caloundra aquatic centre car park, Michael gave the pre-ride briefing and we set off on time. Big hello to our guests from the Sunshine Coast Bicycle Touring Club, Steve from Bendigo MTB Club and Ben, Danen and Jet (I know, cool name eh!)

We tried to do the trails consecutively but due to a few minor crashes and confusing link tracks etc we spent a lot of time waiting around to regroup so we didn’t get a good long ride in. But we had fun trying the new timber features and doing repeats of Syrup while we waited isn’t all that bad.

Paul recommended we try a new coffee shop around the corner and it was good! Malarkey Artisan Coffee on Oval avenue – go check it out!

Points of Interest:

  • Neil finally ditched his battered 26er clunker and got a sexy new black/green Giant.
  • Craig didn’t bring his cool new fatbike :o(
  • The repeats of Syrup gave everyone an awesome show of some high-flying jumps!
  • Lumir did some cool video work (and got snagged on a tree with his bar-ends).
  • We saw the lovely WOW (Women on Wheels) ladies doing their thing!
  • Poor Rob was bruised and battered within the first 20min but soldiered on. I hope you are feeling OK today mate!

Thanks for the ride everyone!

Ben Johns
Club President

Ride map and Elevation

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Community Feedback Survey for Sugarbag Road Area

Community Feedback Survey for Sugarbag Road Area

Hey Everyone,

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is looking for community feedback for a master plan for the Caloundra Town Reserve (this is where the Sugarbag Road trails are). Check out the following link and complete the survey and have a say at what happens there (could even win $300!).

https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Community-Engagement/2017/Caloundra-Town-Reserve

Submission close 5pm Friday 10 March 2017.

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GoGIRL Time to Reflect

GoGIRL Time to Reflect

With the AGM quickly advancing next month, it is time to reflect on our aims and achievements of GoG.I.R.L. (Get Into Riding Ladies).

The key questions are:

  1. Are we getting more ladies into riding?
  2. Do they feel supported riding together?
  3. Are we offering opportunities to grow?

From the squeals and numbers of ladies that turned up to our February GoGIRL  ride in Sugar Bag last Saturday. The answer is a big YES! YES! YES!

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Sugarbag Ride Summary – 29/01/2017

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Sugarbag Ride Summary – 29/01/2017
Some cool stuff is appearing in the "Candy Store"

This bit always makes my head hurt

Greetings ‘Rangers

Sunday’s ride was in Sugarbag again and as normal we started at the Caloundra Aquatic centre. Although this time there was no over-protective magpie with murder in it’s eyes so that was nice.

Due to the camping trip in Bayview and other riders doing their own thing in Wooroi we had a smaller group of 12 including new riders, Marty and Pete.

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