Horseshoe Bend farm in Keilor north/west of Melbourne, has 're-opened' as a park area at the end of October 2016. There are no animals or working farm as such, and the existing farm building have been boarded up, but there are toilets & a water point and the area in & around is open grassland &...
Chucking about an idea, but as there is no such thing as an original idea I figured I'll float it here to see if someone's already done it & what's involved/look out for:
Bikepack Melbourne to Bright, camp, race the B24 at Bright, then bikepack home.
I'm a mere mortal so there is a plan B...
Yeah, I'm just getting my head around the correct geo specs when looking at different MTB configurations.
My current ride has a Bottom bracket drop (BBD) of 60mm running 29er wheels, so any 6fattie with a BBD of 50mm (approx) should still give me the same crank clearance I'm enjoying now.
Yeah I'll keep an eye out for a Specialized test ride.
The best thing I personally discovered riding a 29er (compared to ole school 26 XC bike) is the chainwheel & pedal clearance everywhere. I'm able to crank through corners banked over with hardly any pedal strike, & log/rock garden...
So these plus size wheels, has anyone ridden them in the real world?
Is it true what they say about them?
Are there any unique issues with them?
Can I go for plus size tyres on a hardtail & get almost a dual-esque sort of ride?
Should I beleive the hype?
I currently got a hardtail 29er...
The You Yangs Yowie MTB Marathon! 8th October 2016.
33km Pioneer, 66km Explorer, 99km Adventurer, Junior Races.
Registrations are Open.
20% Entry Discount on 33/66/99km before 8th August.
Single Speed Prizes for Top Placed Male & Female of all categories.
I heard that you can use your own pencils, so I might take my kids pencil case into the cardboard urinal with me.
What's the funniest thing I can write on the cubicle?
Undecided if my ballot dick/balls should be in profile or aerial.
Anything on the rider's pack for the 1st round at Balarat?
All I have is: "Ballarat-Sebastopol MTB Club are proud to host the first round of the 2016 Interwinter series. Round 1 is a 3hr Enduro, Location: RACV Resort, Creswick."
I'm assuming it's at the golf course like last year.
Yep that's it.
I remember that sign at the track head (at the end of the vid), but was going the other way on the Management trail so I didn't stop to read it (duh).
I was attempting to string trails together for a 50km XC loop on Saturday without doing any trail twice.
My first time in a long time at stockyards.
What's the trail in the pit?
It's near the lakes/ponds, to the west of Quarry Pit (track).
It's not on any maps that I see.
Is it black?
(As a guide, with no pre-runs I had issues [aka hike-a-bike] with...
Wow, that was a fantastic report Virage Vitesse!
I was interested in the route as most of it was a complete unknown to me, except maybe the first 20kms out of Bendigo & that climb out of Bacchus Marsh (which I did by accident getting lost on a pleasant Sunday afternoon on fresh legs and hated...
I thought this event is really interesting, on this weekend (Saturday 30th April 2016) self supported bike packing 'tour' 400kms. Can be 'raced or just ridden, how ever you like.
Search "GDT 2016" on Facebook.
Bike packing event - taking on the Great Dividing Trail in Victoria's...
Trail gumbies sitting on the trail are about as considerate as local wildlife, so I cool it if I can't eyeball the bit of trail I want to smoke down.
Humans out there are out of their usual environment in the bush, so it's not surprising to find some camped out in the worst possible bits of...
New wheel size too, back to 17inch wheels from 16.5.
Yam & Honda have got wings too, like Ducati....
Don't think Stoner is racing, but he's out there this weekend.
The Yamaha ones at Qater are pretty big too, like the Ducats...
Great day, can't fault the event except for something I am really uncomfortable in saying: The prologue on the open gravel road before the first bit of singletrack needs to be at least twice as long to spread the field. Either that or leave a longer gaps between smaller groups of the field as...