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Old 04-29-05, 11:17 PM   #1
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Aussies Riders

Who are the aussie riders in here, any in victoria, i just want to know where the good trails are coarses are, anything to do with mtb's, is there a site which tells you locations of jump sites and trails?
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Old 04-30-05, 03:32 AM   #2
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Yeah im from Australia but im from SA. Look on www.mtbr.com in trail review section for australia. Theres quite a lot there and if you want more info, look on www.farkin.net
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Old 04-30-05, 03:32 AM   #3
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Dunno about trails but St Kildas pretty coarse
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I only know NSW, sorry.
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Hey I'm from Aus, unfortunatey I'm in SA otherwise we should hook up for a ride. Go to Ballarat, they have some of the best tracks... they are huck race tracks
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Yeah I'm from Adelaide. Great tracks in the hills
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I'm from melbourne. Dandenongs offer great trails, and at Lysterfield park (the 2006 comm games mtbing) also has some challenging slopes. I suggest you buy $20 book of Mountain Bike Trails in a bike shop or your lbs.
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I'm from Melbourne as well. Lysterfield lake is suppose to be good since they are holding the 2006 Commonwealth Games for Moutain Biking. But like what blue_neon said, buy an offroad/trail book in a bike shop. A good one is around $30-$40AUD. I had a quick look through one at my lbs, they seem to show you a few good courses and all.
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sydney here, but in an old issue of aust mtb there was a guide to the best tracks in each state, ill try and dig it up but i have a bad feeling it was the issue i left at the dentist when i got my wisdom teeth out!
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You left your wisdom at the dentist? I may have that magazine around too. I'll look for it in the next day or two.
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I did the Oaks Fire Trail from Woodford to Glenbrook on my old Trek 920 rigid on the weekend so I can call myself a mountainbiker once more. Was great fun. Suspension's for girls.
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Yeah, my wife prefers her custom FS to the tandem lately...
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She might just want to see a bit more on her rides than your butt crack.

BTW, there's a few tandems getting around Bathurst lately. It always seems like the poor chick on the back has her head craned back since she's so close to the dude in front. Is that something your poor suffering better half suffers on your bush rig, or your's is a bit more stretched out?
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Shadow Ryder try vicmtb i believe they have a link to the mt buller website, or just pop into the shop and ask them.

expat & HDTV - where do you guys ride? I want to get some variety around the sydney area.

badsac: oaks is for girls
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Old 05-02-05, 01:32 AM   #16
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She might just want to see a bit more on her rides than your butt crack.

BTW, there's a few tandems getting around Bathurst lately. It always seems like the poor chick on the back has her head craned back since she's so close to the dude in front. Is that something your poor suffering better half suffers on your bush rig, or your's is a bit more stretched out?
Haven't you seen a photo of the titanium MTB limo? She's got the deluxe stoker's cabin. I think she's got more room than me.

For whoever it was that asked, we ride Glenrock, off the Fernleigh track. A little bit of everything, and we can make it into a nice loop that includes the beach and a cuppa.
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Haven't you seen a photo of the titanium MTB limo? She's got the deluxe stoker's cabin. I think she's got more room than me.
Yeah, seen a picture of the mad beast. Just can't remember how much room your lady had. I thought a mtb version might have a shorter wheelbase than most which would almost have her in your crack.

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badsac: oaks is for girls

Man! That's about the 10th time I've had compairions to the fairer sex and myself made this week. There must be some truth in it then.

So what's some good tracks between Bathurst and Sydney then, so I can grow some nuts.
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nah, going on the trail without suspension takes some nuts too. Manly dam in sydney has a good 11km circuit, deceptively short but fairly challenging xc course - i've seen guys on rigids lap me easily so you should have no trouble.
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Manly dam? Where's that at? Manly?
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Yeah, seen a picture of the mad beast. Just can't remember how much room your lady had. I thought a mtb version might have a shorter wheelbase than most which would almost have her in your crack.
The stoker stem is adjustable, and we've got it at full extension so she can reach her bars comfortably. It's actually the front that seems a bit compact. Not that she ever wants to sit up front again. Once was enough.
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The stoker stem is adjustable, and we've got it at full extension so she can reach her bars comfortably. It's actually the front that seems a bit compact. Not that she ever wants to sit up front again. Once was enough.
Don't tell me you were a bad passenger Expat? Rubberknecking around trying to see where you're going, throwing the balance off and telling her what to do?

You should post a picture of your beast again. Be buggered if I'm going to try and find it again in the Aussie thread.
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Nope, my tree trunk legs busted the timing chain, and the missus is a bit too petite to be pushing us both home. So I got on back, and she had to steer and brake. It's a bigger job than you'd think. Here's an old photo, we've got her new seat on there now.

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Ah, there she is. Looks awesome. Looks liek you got those forks off a motorbike.

What kind of bush did she have to pilot it through?
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Funny you mentioned that about the fork... CLICK ME!

We broke the timing chain less than 2km from home, so it wasn't too bad. If it happened in the bush, we would have had to walk it out first.
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