MBTC Dandenong Ranges MTB Ride, now on Sat. Sept 25

MBTC Dandenong Ranges MTB Ride, now on Sat. Sept 25

Postby kukamunga » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:31 pm

Due to the inclement weather on the 4th, this ride has been rescheduled to.....

MBTC members and visitors alike are welcome to

Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club
Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday September 25, 2010, Grand Final Day
Ride leader: Tony 'kukamunga'

Belgrave to Bayswater via Sherbrooke Forest, Olinda Arboretum, Kalorama Park, Doongalla Forest and Dandenong Creek

40 kms - 60% unsealed roads and tracks; 20% singletrack (some optional); 10% bike path; 10% bitumen – hard, hilly and scenic. The hardest and steepest climb of the day is very early in the ride – a tough test before some single track and slightly gentler gradients. Good fitness and off-road skills are required

A pre 10.30 start in Belgrave for coffee, finishing at Bayswater around 3:30 pm. Get there by train, or car/train combo. PM me for more detailed train and coffee / start times

BYO off-roadworthy mountain bike with knobby tyres and wide-range gears. Basic tools, spare tube, water bottle and snack food also required. Lunch available at Kalorama – bring cash. Be prepared for cool or wet weather

For more details, please PM me
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Missy24 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:32 pm

I need a mountain bike... I'm gonna work on getting one ;)
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby kukamunga » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:35 pm

You just wanna come along for the coffee, I know :roll: :wink:
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Missy24 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:36 pm

Yep... thats right
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:27 pm

Hmmm.
Check roster.
Swear.
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Missy24 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:30 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Hmmm.
Check roster.
Swear.

Why do you even check?
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:28 pm

Someones gotta pay the bills and I'm taking this Monday off already.
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Missy24 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:30 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Someones gotta pay the bills and I'm taking this Monday off already.

Your a good man Shaun, catch you tonight for booze and stripers...
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:50 pm

Cool. Bring Sugoi winter gloves :wink:
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Rek » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:58 pm

Bugger... MTB should arrive by Saturday, but couldn't find off-road skills on ebay to go with it.

Kukamunga, how often are these run?
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby kukamunga » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:21 am

Rek wrote:Kukamunga, how often are these run?

I try to run an MBTC MTB ride every couple of months. Check their bi-monthly calendar for other rides
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Cinder » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:39 am

Any chance you'll be running some beginner intro style rides (for those not quite so fit)???

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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby kukamunga » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:36 pm

Cinder wrote:Any chance you'll be running some beginner intro style rides (for those not quite so fit)???

No, not really, though if I personally get any less fitter and ride off-road any less, I might have to..... :| :wink:
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby Missy24 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:51 pm

kukamunga wrote:
Cinder wrote:Any chance you'll be running some beginner intro style rides (for those not quite so fit)???

No, not really, though if I personally get any less fitter and ride off-road any less, I might have to..... :| :wink:

What about something for the faint hearted and the weak? I mean me... or can I just rock up with my gnarley (e or without e?) skillzzzz/bike?
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby kukamunga » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:09 pm

By no way is this ride classified as 'extreme' in technical ability - I could almost classify it as a MTB 'tour' of the Dandenongs :roll: There are still steep hills to climb (hence good fitness), and if any precipitation falls on or just before the day, some of the steeper or single-track (some optional) sections could be a bit slippery - hence knobby tyres only

Not for absolute MTB newbies.....
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges Mountain Bike Ride, Sat. Sept 4

Postby kukamunga » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:25 am

www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/melbourne wrote:Melbourne Forecast

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 4 September 2010. Flood Watch For Greater Melbourne Catchments (Werribee, Maribyrnong, Yarra, Dandenong And Bunyip).

Severe weather warning for damaging winds for the Central forecast district. Gale warning for Port Phillip and Western Port.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Cloudy. Areas of rain, easing to showers around midday. The chance of thunderstorms from midday. Winds north to northeasterly averaging up to 55 km/h tending northerly up to 65 km/h during the morning then tending northwesterly 50 to 55 km/h by early evening.

City - Rain. Windy. Max 19

Mount Dandenong - Max 13


RIDE POSTPONED (for a few weeks at least)
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges MTB Ride, now on Sat. Sept 25

Postby kukamunga » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:13 am

Ride rescheduled to Saturday September 25 (Grand Final Day) - original post amended to new date
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Re: MBTC Dandenong Ranges MTB Ride, now on Sat. Sept 25

Postby kukamunga » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:45 am

The forecast is looking good for Saturday (Saints to win)..... :roll: :wink: :)
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