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Scott 24 Hour Race - Entries Open

Postby Bucket Master » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:32 pm

Australia’s largest and longest running 24 hour race is celebrating its 10th year. Entries are open for the 2008 Scott 24hr MTB Race so get your mates together, enter a team and be part of a Decade of Dirt.

The Scott 24hr MTB Race, which has been described as “the Woodstock of mountain biking”, is a festival style 24hr mountain biking event which caterers to riders ranging from beginner to elite. The Scott 24hr brings people together to really enjoy a weekend of mountain biking with mates.

Over the years the location and name of the race has changed, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is that this is the original and the best 24Hr mountain bike race in Australia – and now it’s the biggest in the world - again!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to ride Mount Stromlo - the venue for the 2008 UCI Nissan Mountain Bike World Cup August 30/31 and the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. All of these race are brought to you by Canberra Off-Road Cyclists (CORC)

Visit corc.asn.au to register your team now
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Postby leximack » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:42 pm

i have entered in a 4 man team.
Have only missed this event 2 or 3 times since it started. great atmosphere, always great course, a must do event on the mtb calender
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Postby LuckyPierre » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:34 pm

If we can entice our wandering team member back (she moved to Brisbane earlier this year) we're entering the mixed 6 person teams event again. If she can't make it back, I think that I'll play 'Dad' for the other four and look after the camp / mechanicals so that they can keep going.
It's sort of come from nowhere - only two months to go and I haven't been doing much offroad riding recently.
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Postby Bucket Master » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:42 pm

I for one love this event. I have ridden 6 (missed 2000) and been race director twice - I find both equally exhausting but am always happy to be involved
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Postby brent84 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:45 am

I hit Stromlo on the weekend and it's in fine form. Was just recovering from some rain the day before so there was plenty of mud :wink:

Trying to convince a few people to put in a team, dont like my chances though.
Some people say i have a bad attitude...those people are stupid.
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Postby Bucket Master » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:26 pm

I always find it strange that some people are scared of some of the trails at Stromlo but the way we have built it means that every thing has an A,B or C line (or more !). I guess at Stromlo without the trees you can see a little further...though the 280K trees that we planted are really starting to kick along
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Postby alchemist » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:08 pm

Bucket Master wrote:I for one love this event.


Yes but you have to say that :wink:
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Postby Bucket Master » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:52 pm

Only now since I became more heavily involved - before I hated it with a passion while I was riding it :shock: , then the following Monday I was busy suring up my ride for the next year... :)

That seems to be the way with these events for me - a love hate relationship (364 days of love, 1 day of hate)
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Postby ukalipt » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:39 pm

not this year for me, but next year i have a team of 4 organised.
after the BMC 8 hr last weekend i am hooked on stromlo.
it the biz. just an amazing facility.
i like to pedal
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Postby Bucket Master » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:19 pm

So I am actually getting to ride this year (rather than sit behind a desk and watch others ride)

Anyone else going?
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Postby leximack » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:05 pm

i will be there in a VERY casual team of 4, of which 2 riders have not riden for 6 months so i can see a few extra laps coming my way :lol:
Cant wait, should be a ripper
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Postby Bucket Master » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:05 pm

i have ridden in most combinations over the years (even in a team of 5 - only offered in 1999)

This year because of other duties I will be in a team of 10...soft! Oh well I am looking forward to my most relaxed`24 ever!
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Postby Spiza » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:03 pm

BUMP! It's almost Scott 24Hr time people :D Time to HTFU :wink: So who has actually entered and who has chickened out?

Good luck to all participating this weekend. Make sure you post ride reports and pics for all us softies.
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Postby leximack » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:28 pm

Spiza wrote:BUMP! It's almost Scott 24Hr time people :D Time to HTFU :wink: So who has actually entered and who has chickened out?

Good luck to all participating this weekend. Make sure you post ride reports and pics for all us softies.


im in, packing the car right now, leaving super early tomorrow morning.
going to be sweeeeettttt :lol: :lol:
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Re: Scott 24 Hour Race - Entries Open

Postby JustinS007 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:52 pm

Hi folks,

Is there a road version 24 hour cycling race in australia?

Thanks, J.
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Postby Spiza » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:28 pm

leximack wrote:
Spiza wrote:BUMP! It's almost Scott 24Hr time people :D Time to HTFU :wink: So who has actually entered and who has chickened out?

Good luck to all participating this weekend. Make sure you post ride reports and pics for all us softies.


im in, packing the car right now, leaving super early tomorrow morning.
going to be sweeeeettttt :lol: :lol:

Cool :D Don't forget your HTFU band. It looks like a tough event... you might need it. Enjoy :D
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Re: Scott 24 Hour Race - Entries Open

Postby alchemist » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:44 am

JustinS007 wrote:Hi folks,

Is there a road version 24 hour cycling race in australia?


There were a couple of 12 hour events run a few years back at Eastern Creek

http://singlespeed.smugmug.com/gallery/809955_sJm9q
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Postby Bucket Master » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:25 am

well i had a blast. apart from a few presidential duties I managed to squeeze in a good 5 laps for my team. Great fun - enjoyed both the red and the blue.
Was wondering how you could make 9km of climing fun? I guess the 4km ride down made it worthwhile!

And the blue was so much fun - theWestern wedge tail doubles were my favorite

Great fun, good vibe, looking forward to next year already!
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Re: Scott 24 Hour Race - Entries Open

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:40 pm

JustinS007 wrote:Hi folks,

Is there a road version 24 hour cycling race in australia?

Thanks, J.


Have a look at Audax
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Postby MountGower » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:14 pm

When is Mike getting a mountain bike?
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Postby Chuck » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:19 am

Bucket Master wrote:well i had a blast. apart from a few presidential duties I managed to squeeze in a good 5 laps for my team. Great fun - enjoyed both the red and the blue.
Was wondering how you could make 9km of climing fun? I guess the 4km ride down made it worthwhile!

And the blue was so much fun - theWestern wedge tail doubles were my favorite

Great fun, good vibe, looking forward to next year already!


How many K's was each lap ?
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:57 am

MountGower wrote:When is Mike getting a mountain bike?


My shoulder is getting better, so I'm considering it
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Postby Bucket Master » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:06 pm

Red Laps were 13.4km and the blue about 14.7km

Despite climbing to the top of the hill the blue ended up with more climbing per lap.
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