Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby aeroslave » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:01 am

This looks like heaps of fun boys!!! 2 thumbs and 2 toes up!!!

Hopefully join you'se with shorter events next year....
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:30 am

Some pics from the recent Highland Fling

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby NotFlyingScot » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:08 pm

Donny, Looks like 100% concentration required for that type of terrain even if you are not riding in quite the same proximity (mostly?) to other riders as in roadie events.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Loosenutt » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:33 pm

Looks like a lot of fun :!: I am sure it was harder work than it looks :D
I hope there are wheels to suck in Brisbane :P
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:34 pm

He needs to shave those legs :P
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby trailgumby » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:59 pm

Don, those are among the best mtb race action shots I've seen. Well done. :mrgreen:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:42 pm

trailgumby wrote:Don, those are among the best mtb race action shots I've seen. Well done. :mrgreen:


thanks Gumby, it makes a massive difference to photos when the subject is as awesomely good looking as myself :wink: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Boognoss » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:04 am

leximack wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Don, those are among the best mtb race action shots I've seen. Well done. :mrgreen:


thanks Gumby, it makes a massive difference to photos when the subject is as awesomely good looking as myself :wink: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Definitely the skill of the photographer and not the subject :P

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby trailgumby » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:56 am

leximack wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Don, those are among the best mtb race action shots I've seen. Well done. :mrgreen:


thanks Gumby, it makes a massive difference to photos when the subject is as awesomely good looking as myself :wink: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


So you reckon the nose job has paid off then? :lol:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:25 pm

been a long time since i posted in this thread :shock:
But i urge you all to go out and get a mtb so you can experience the wonders the bush/outback/dirt/wilderness (whatever you want to call it) has to offer.
Check out this view :D :D

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:51 pm

ooh, forgot about this thread!!
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:02 pm

recently visited the new tracks at hornsby. or known as old mans valley. (omv). pretty short track at the moment but has a nice mix of flowy bits with some techy stuff as well to test yourself on. the main loop is the "blue" loop which I think most people could ride it 100%, off the blue loop there is extensions marked as the "black" loop which is where the technical sections are. also a green loop at the bottom for beginners/families. was heaps of people there all having a good time. def worth checking out. a few pics below.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby trailgumby » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:11 pm

It certainly is a brilliant track. Probably the best in Sydney at this time, in my opinion, if maximising fun is your main criteria for choosing a ride.

Maintenance is done by volunteers. If you're looking for a cross-training core strength workout, nothing beats wielding a shovel and partaking of some trail maintenance. Also a great way to meet good riders and new riding buddies.

Sydney North Off Road Cyclists wrote:There is no trail fairy - OMV is in need of some lovin'
Yes. That's right. There is no OMV trail fairy. So we need a couple of hours of your time if you are keen to help us maintain this great trail. If you have done this before, you'd know it is a great feeling to ride a trail you personally have had a hand in carving a berm or laying down rock armouring or trimming back plant growth.

Come join us to do some modifications and maintenance to the South Side trail. There are a few sections requiring stone work to stabilise the surface and drainage improvements. It starts at 2pm and runs until 6pm but come along at anytime and see the site Co-ordinator. Any contributions of time are appreciated.

Next Trail Maintenance Day at OMV
Sat 6th April • 2pm - 6pm (weather permitting)

If you have a decent sack/furniture trolley with biggish blow up wheels then bring that along to cart rock. Bring boots (steel caps ideal) and gloves plus don't forget a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.

Please make a note in your calendar: future maintenance days will be the first weekend of the month (weather permitting)

Come and introduce yourself to Campbell, Noel, Craig, Winco, Adrian, Adam, Bill and Alex.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby trailgumby » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:17 pm

Here's a vid done by a fellow nobmobber that showcases the trail nicely

Beware, he has a habit of putting catchy tunes in that get stuck in your head with his vids :lol:

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:50 pm

What an awesome flow trail 8)
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:40 pm

cool vid, shows all the good stuff out there. I parked at dural and rode the quarry track first then hornsby from there. Was a good way to do it and added in some nice climbing along the quarry track (plus its easier for me to get to dural then hornsby)

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby hewey » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:03 pm

That Hornsby track looks great, well worth checking out :mrgreen:

leximack wrote:But i urge you all to go out and get a mtb so you can experience the wonders the bush/outback/dirt/wilderness (whatever you want to call it) has to offer.


For sure! Here's some pics i took a few months back at Baltzer Lookout at Blackheath.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:00 pm

that looks awesome hewey, need to definately check that area out :D :D
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby hewey » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:16 am

Relatively short, but easily up there with the best views in the mountains, and lots of waterbars too :mrgreen: Great for a beginner or for a quick ride. Or combine it with another ride in the upper mountains like narrowneck

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sun May 25, 2014 10:31 am

bit of a gravedigger on the thread here :lol: :lol:
Have been playing with my camera lately, still a massive newb but getting there. Got a chestmount strap in the last couple of weeks so tried it out yesterday on the oaks single track section, not bad, just need to adjust the angle a bit and change the FOV to the wider option i think.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Xplora » Sun May 25, 2014 1:02 pm

Didn't hear you breath until 8 minutes in :shock:

Nice vid, mate - you're right about the angle though, my neck is sore trying to see further up the track :lol:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:11 pm

Xplora wrote:Didn't hear you breath until 8 minutes in :shock:

Nice vid, mate - you're right about the angle though, my neck is sore trying to see further up the track :lol:


no time to breath when your hammering single track trying no to crash and burn :lol: :lol:
Most of that is between 30 and 35km/h :D :D
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby trailgumby » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:23 pm

What are you doing Sunday? A mate and I and maybe some hangers on are doing an Oaks up-and-back Sunday morning. Local word is trail conditions are good despite the rain we've been having on the coast.

Now... should I take the GoPro? :idea: :wink: :lol:

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:51 pm

trailgumby wrote:What are you doing Sunday? A mate and I and maybe some hangers on are doing an Oaks up-and-back Sunday morning. Local word is trail conditions are good despite the rain we've been having on the coast.

Now... should I take the GoPro? :idea: :wink: :lol:

PM me if interested.


hmm, was thinking of a bit of mtbing on sunday, if it doesnt rain tomorrow and no rain sunday then could be in for a ride.
What time are you heading off?
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby trailgumby » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:51 pm

7:30am from the train station car park.

Local reports say no rain today and windy (cold) conditions. A few puddles but otherwise ... hero dirt. 8)
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