Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:57 am

some guys have expressed an interest in doing some mountain biking, so instead of clogging the Tuesday night thread up thought i would start a Mtb thread so we can post new rides and info.
Myself, Spiz and Keith visit the dirt once or twice a month, usually Fred Caterson Reserve or Yarramundi, sometimes further out to Manly Dam or the Blue Mountains, usually these are social rides but we also get out and do the odd race here and there also.

Mods: hope this can stay in the NSW section as i dont think many of the guys visit the MTB only section, hope this is OK
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:59 am

First ride: Thursday 3rd December

Hi All i plan to be at Fred Caterson Reserve on Thursday 3rd from 1pm till 3.30pm.
Will confirm thursday morning though

Plan also to be at yarramundi on Saturday 12th December from 7am - TBC

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby sandman » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:13 pm

We've got some great weeknight rides out here in Alice, you're most welcome to join us :-)

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:20 pm

Will def be keeping an eye out on this... need to use my MTB one of these days.. :D
So when you starting a "Footpath Racers Do SS" thread ... :D
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Kev365428 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:26 pm

leximack wrote:First ride: Thursday 3rd December

Hi All i plan to be at Fred Caterson Reserve on Thursday 3rd from 1pm till 3.30pm.
Will confirm thursday morning though

Plan also to be at yarramundi on Saturday 12th December from 7am - TBC

Don


Pfft, some of us have to work ya know.

Well, ok, a work xmas party is still considered working isn't it?

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:15 am

leximack wrote:Plan also to be at yarramundi on Saturday 12th December from 7am - TBC


Will be keen on this one Don.. Keep us posted....
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Loosenutt » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:13 pm

leximack wrote:Plan also to be at yarramundi on Saturday 12th December from 7am - TBC


Yarramundi sounds great, I will have to replace the slicks on my so called Mountain bike with slightly more grippy tires :D

The aliminium angle iron as a rear shock absorber replacement will have to stay :oops:

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:40 pm

no problems Ehly and Ryan, will update next week. My wofe migth be working that day but i should know for certain mid next week
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:42 pm

good ride today with the spizzster, he seems to be cured of the droppoffobia :lol:
Nice weather today, always good to get out of work for a lunchtime ride :D

Linky here http://connect.garmin.com/activity/19975970

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby zozza » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:09 pm

leximack wrote:good ride today with the spizzster, he seems to be cured of the droppoffobia :lol:
Nice weather today, always good to get out of work for a lunchtime ride :D

Linky here http://connect.garmin.com/activity/19975970

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Can't get to the phone right now? Yeah Right! :wink:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:09 am

i am 90% good to go this saturday at Yarramundi at 7am (or maybe a bit later if preferred)
will confirm later

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:45 am

leximack wrote:i am 90% good to go this saturday at Yarramundi at 7am (or maybe a bit later if preferred)
will confirm later

Don


I'm 90% good to go too.
7am is good. earlier if possible... :lol:
Sun comes up just before 6am....

How long is the track and where is this place ???
thanks.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:28 am

Hey Ehly,
The track is located on Hawkesbury Rd, Yarramundi
Here is a loop of the circuit and the location map also
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2439806

There is many tracks there so a lap can be anywhere from 6-10km long. We pass the start location at the midway point to the lap and also at the end so you can stay for as little or as long as you want and do as many laps as you want.
I think last time we did 2 or 3 laps, but the heat may play a big part as to how long we stay.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:55 am

leximack wrote:I think last time we did 2 or 3 laps, but the heat may play a big part as to how long we stay.

hence we start at 6am.. **hint** **hint** .. :lol:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:53 pm

I need my beauty sleep, hint, hint :D
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:32 pm

i have my work Christmas Party on the Friday night, so getting to Yarramundi by 6am on Saturday morning may be a little difficult.
I think even 7am will be a challenge. But any later will mean it may be too hot though.
Lets confirm later in the week

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:01 am

ok, i am good to go for Saturday Morning
I will be there at 7am ( i can stay upto approx 11am so plenty of time to knock over a few laps)
Stay for as long or as little as you like
Its going to be hot i think so bring lots of water and a snack or 2.
Hope to see you there

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:18 am

leximack wrote:ok, i am good to go for Saturday Morning
I will be there at 7am ( i can stay upto approx 11am so plenty of time to knock over a few laps)
Stay for as long or as little as you like
Its going to be hot i think so bring lots of water and a snack or 2.
Hope to see you there

Don


I'm good to go too... :D
Wont be able to stay till 11am though.. :|
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Loosenutt » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:53 pm

eon wrote:I'm good to go too... :D
Wont be able to stay till 11am though.. :|


I got the nobly tires back on the mountain bike, so I am in too. Viren will be joining in too, NOT on the custom BAUM though :D

See you at 7am.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:36 pm

awesome guys, looks like its going to be a few of us there :D
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:02 am

ok so looks like it will be a few of us tomorrow at yarramundi

Don
Keith
Spiz
Ryan
Ehly
Viren

Seeya's all there

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Chuck » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:12 am

Don I have a bike for the Wife on order with Lifecycles (Avanti Aria :) ) so was thinking if I get the call from Bandito to let me know that the bike was ready I was going to do the Lifecycles ride in the morning and pick up the bike afterwards. If I don't get a call from Jeff today I might join you guys tomorrow.

I'll text you in the morning to let you know either way so you're not hanging around waiting for me.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:41 am

Chuck wrote:Don I have a bike for the Wife on order with Lifecycles (Avanti Aria :) ) so was thinking if I get the call from Bandito to let me know that the bike was ready I was going to do the Lifecycles ride in the morning and pick up the bike afterwards. If I don't get a call from Jeff today I might join you guys tomorrow.

I'll text you in the morning to let you know either way so you're not hanging around waiting for me.


no worries Chucky, hope to see you tomorrow :)
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:21 am

awesome ride guys... :D

Couldn't stay for too long :x due to work but I had a blast..
About time the MTB got some use.. Last time i rode a track like that was at Manly with my newish Apollo Alpine back then.. Thats over 10 years ago. :D

We took of just after 7 and got back at the carpark at 9ish.. my ODO was just over 10kms...
Thats hard work. Hats of to your guys that do 24h MTB races..

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Loosenutt » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:29 pm

eon wrote:awesome ride guys... :D Ehly


+1 :D It certainly was fun, but Mountain Biking is a LOT of hard work :!: :!: Swapping between exhilaration and exhaustion every 100 metres.


Here are some pictures to prove that we didn't sleep in :D

Keith arrived, hit a rock after 500m, bent his front wheel and left. (Bad luck Keith, see you next time)
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Ehly taking a breather
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Too much pressure???
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Short rest stop...
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Don showing MAD SKILLZ :shock:
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A small battle scar after a few stacks....
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