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maverick's picture

Glenrock Trailwork?

Wondering if any trail maintenance days are planned for Glenrock soon?

Particularly interested in helping out on BJ's where my skill level has now been exceeded by the condition of the large rock drop off which is now getting quite steep. Maybe some dirt/rock can be placed on one end of the rock to allow less skilled people to go that direction? A mate of mine broke a wrist here recently..

Also happy if someone wants to meet me up there and show me how to do it right.

There are also other areas on shaft which are being shortcut again causing more erosion.

Timotro's picture

My Stolen Lapierre Zesty

I have had my Lapierre Zesty 29er MTB stolen from my home this morning. Its a 2014 model, the frame is white with orange flash. Please let me know if you think you have seen it around. I can Identify it fairly easily as I've changed a couple of things from standard.

twotommos's picture

Singlespeed in Singleton on Singletrack

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My first 4 hour endurance event....didn't stop going on my singlespeed....no cramping and really enjoyed it. Great to meet some NobMobbers briefly. Well done everyone!

ahein's picture

Round and round we go where we stop only 7 hours knows

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I entered my first lap race after an invite from @sikllama to do the 7 hour singleton round of the shimano gp. At the start of my day at 4:15am I was questioning my decision to do the race as that seemed an rather ungodly hour to get up on a Saturday morning. But I got myself into the car and picked up @hawkeye on the way. We arrived at around 7:30 and found the perfect spot to set up right amongst the big guys of the race, which is where we belonged Eye-wink.

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First Lap Based Event - not racing for sheep stations!!

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So, with a truly last minute leave pass granted at 3pm on Friday (thanks you Mrs. Pyrate!!), I quickly registered on-line for the 4 Hour Solo and started thinking about the logistics of getting ready for the race - what kit was clean? How many gels have I got? Hydration pack or bidons?

I was keen to give this race a go both as a solid training hit out but also to get a feel for lap based events, which I had never done before, as I have an eye on the Chocolate Foot Single-track Mind series later this year.

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Perfect Conditions

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The cloud cover stayed all day and the forecast 29 degrees never arrived.

Well done to everyone who raced. It was quite a pedally course and the promised dusty and loose conditions were accurately predicted.

sikllama's picture

Shut the gate on your way out

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Round 2 of the Rocky Trail Shimano MTB GP was held for the first time just outside of Singleton on a club track which rewarded those who could hold corner speed on loose, dusty, and at times, off camber corners. Relatively flat which a few small pinch climbs it meant there were few opportunities to freewheel - a totally different course than that at Glenrock last month.

Lach's picture

Genrock & Roll

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Pretty good race track overall, with the first half featuring some very nice single track, followed by a fire trail downhill plunge, a bit of traverse fire trail, then the unrelenting Snakes and Ladders sniggle climb. After a bit more sniggle, including a couple of multiple line option sections through some old quarries, there then seemed to be a lot of uphill fire trail slogging, broken up with a few water crossings.

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Climbs with a view

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I've never done an 'easy' Rockytrail event and, despite entering as a team for the first round of the 2016 series, this race was no different.

A beautiful autumn day greeted nearly 300 riders at Glenrock, Newcastle for the inaugural Shimano MTB GP at this venue. I'd done two reco laps a few weeks prior and was impressed by what I had seen, however a late course change by the organisers meant that half the course was sight-unseen for me and, according to a few in the know, 'had a few hill climbs'.

rowdyboy's picture

newbie

Hi everyone,

Just back to MTB after a lot of years, as yet i haven't explored glenrock much. Can anyone suggest a loop to start out on? Cheers

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