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Kowen Forest to face the chopping block.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news try to get better at least people know this news.

The full article is here as published in Canberra Times.

Http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/kowen-f...

Kowen Forest to face the chopping block.

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news try to get better at least people know this news.

The full article is here as published in Canberra Times.

Http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/kowen-f...

Mid Pack Warrior Report - Port to Port 2017

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Mid Pack Warrior Report - Port to Port 2017

After recent trips to Derby and The Mont plus the football season I was happily putting my competitive riding, (I use this term in it’s loosest sense with a very small ‘c’) to bed and settling down into my winter training schedule of a couple of half hearted laps round the dam when I got an email from NOBMOB telling me I’d won an entry to the Port To Port. To be honest I’m not sure I replied with the level of excitement it deserved.

So belated thanks to NOBMOB for running the competition.

STAGE 1
Nelsons Bay – 35km

Port to Port done and dusted

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For anyone who thought about P2P but did not do it - here is a first hand account of it.

On paper it is four days with no day being particularly long so it looks like pretty simple but it was a bit harder than what I thought. All locations are quite scenic and offer more than mountain biking for the support crew to enjoy. Anyone who made the mistake of inviting a spouse to e.g Scott 24hr may have a little convincing to do but it is an enjoyable event for support crew as well as riders.

Port to Port Stage 4

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I jut rode the new single track that is in stage four of Port to Port.
It was easy enough to follow from the Greyhound training area, but didn't see where it went once I got to oakdale rd.
I went straight ahead and rode through some existing single track that was used in the 2015 event.
I then found it again on the west side of the fernleigh track... until I lost it again at an unmarked t intersection.

Has anyone ridden the full track and want to provide a Garmin track/gps track, please.
The track they provide on their website isn't exactly a quality image

Cheers

Uppo

Titanium 135x10 bolt thru skewer???

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Does anyone know if there's a titanium 10mm bolt thru skewer available?

Building up a set of wheels for the carbon hardtail and want to beef up the rear over the standard QR.

I'll probably go with a 10mm bolt on but am wondering if there's a Ti option for these because, well...as the kids say...because titanium. Laughing out loud

Padding recommendation

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Had a fairly major crash six weeks ago that resulted in a broken elbow. Still some time till full recovery but want to make sure I have some good elbow and knee pads for when I can ride again. I focus on endurance rides so really looking for something comfortable and not bulky. Any recommendations? Thanks

Padding

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Had a fairly major crash six weeks ago that resulted in a broken elbow. Still some time till full recovery but want to make sure I have some good elbow and knee pads for when I can ride again. I focus on endurance rides so really looking for something comfortable and not bulky. Any recommendations? Thanks

No, it's not April 1st

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Santa Cruz is racing a V10 29er, by team rider demand

http://reviews.mtbr.com/the-santa-cruz-syndicate...

Bottomless Tokens

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Just wondering what peoples experiences with bottomless tokens have been like. For those who may not be familiar with bottomless tokens take a look at this: https://www.sram.com/rockshox/technologies/botto...

I've been riding around with the standard factory installation of two tokens in my Pike (140mm travel), however, I removed one before today's ride and was very pleased with the results. Running the same PSI I found there was an improvement in small bump compliance and overall plushness.

Urban Polaris 2017

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Hiya,
looking for a rider to do Urban Polaris event with at the end of April -http://urbanpolaris.com.au/

It's a low-key 7 hour bike orienteering event in and around Canberra with teams of two where you choose checkpoints from a list issued on the day. Can do between 100- 200 km on the day depending on choices & number of arguments/lost time Eye-wink My normal riding is commute/st ives trails and once a year Full Fling that I do in 7-8 hours depending on weather and number of weetbix.

Specialized Carve Pro Frame Warranty Rejected

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Hiya,

I have a 6 years old Specialized Carve Pro, which I took into me local bike shop (the same bike shop I purchased it from) to report a crack in the Frame Chain Stay. The bike was assessed by Specialized and I have been informed that my warranty claim has been rejected.

Fantasy Enduro - Online Fantasy game for Enduro World Series

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I wasn't really sure what category to use - but Events seemed somewhat related?

Hi Guys

I recently launched Fantasy Enduro www.fantasyenduro.com an online fantasy game following the Enduro World Series. If you follow the EWS then I reckon you'll probably enjoy playing Fantasy Enduro.

Its, free and easy to play. Theres no salary caps, reserves benches or trading windows - I've dumped all the "football fantasy" stuff and kept it more related to MTBing.

Round 1 is this week and the first lockout is Saturday Evening.

Gloves

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During the last 3 months I have gone through three sets of gloves. What do you recommend to buy for trail riding with gel inside so you don't get pins and needles.

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FOX Servicing

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These days local bike shops can replace seals on FOX shocks & forks but that's it. Anything else needs to be done by the importer Sola Sports.

A couple of weeks ago I was at my local bike shop, Velocipede at Parramatta, and told them my shock needed to go to Sola and asked what the quickest turnaround would be as I've heard nightmare stories of delays and every day my shock is away is a day I can't ride...

Rear tyre almost rolling off rim.

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I'm having problems with rear tyres coming close to rolling off the rim on my 27.5 Anthem.
I'm running Stans Arch EX rims, and used to run a snakeskin Racing Ralph 2.25, but due to this problem I've recently changed to an Ardent EXO TR 2.25 on the rear.
During high grip hard cornering off the brakes, the tyre rolls to the point where it is about to burp, but doesn't burp. All grip is lost for a second or so.
It happens most rides, tyre pressure is always between 30 to 35psi, running tubeless with stans sealant.

Any ideas?
More pressure?
Wider rim?

Cheers.

3rd Rider wanted for 7hr at Glenrock

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Hey all,

We're chasing a 3rd rider for the RockyTrail 7hr at Glenrock in a couple of weeks.

We'll be looking to go pretty quick and are looking for someone at a similar level, but also just there for fun and to have a good race. If you're keen to have a crack, let me know.

If we can't find anyone, we'll probably just stick with pairs and see how we go.

Ian

Canberra Centenary Trail

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I'm going to be riding the Canberra Centenary Trail mid next month, exact date TBA. If anyone is interested in joining me please let me know and what dates suit.

Here's a link to trail info: http://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conserva...

I'll be departing from the Tuggeranong end of the trail.

Cheers

Next outdoor adventure

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Hi fellow Nobmobbers. I came across this the other day and if any of you out there are in pursuit of further outdoor activities then this might be your cup of tea. Looks like some pretty interesting, limit pushing type of stuff out there

www.mountainfilmtour-ausnz.com

The Last Mont

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After a late rush toward the entry system last week, we are happy to confirm the The Mont 24 Hour MTB Race is on for 2017. We have however decided that this will be the final Mont 24.

We want to see this iconic event out in fine style and in fine company (Yours). Join us! If you missed cut-off for entries, you are able to enter for one more week.
Ride the Kow in 2017! ENTER HERE https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.a...

Cape Epic 2017 - Nobmobbers...

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Hi all.
Whilst we all have various ways of keeping in touch and communicating these days, this site stills holds great community value and it is (even those on the other 'sister' sites) a relatively small group of web-based friends.

This year, there are a few Nobmobbers (and maybe some others I don't know about) heading over to Cape Town to race the Cape Epic.
Wayne (Dicko on here) Dickinson is teaming up with Mike(Blades) Faretta under the SXC / EXC banner. THey have been training the house down so will go well I am sure.

Great guide to buying a mountain bike

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This is the best guide I have seen about choosing which bike is right for you

Rockshox Reba Pushloc to Crown Manual lockout

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Hi, I currently have a Handlebar Pushloc fitted to my 2012 Rockshox Reba Forks of course it doesnt work so I want to fit a Manual lockout to the top of my fork so my question is do I need to buy

1. a new Damper "and" the Manual lockout kit ( blue knob) or

2. just the Blue Knob Manual Lockout Kit

the reason I'm asking I've read, its just a matter of removing the damper from within the fork, unclipping the spring from inside and then screwing back together and then fitting the mew " Manual Blue knob kit" to the top and voila its a manual lockout ?

The Mont Needs You

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Apparently the event is still short of entrants. Get three mates and join up today.

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/379603/09314b...

Individual XT sprockets

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Any idea where I might source individual XT sprockets if possible? Have worn one down from riding on the road too much (first mistake) and the rest of the cassette is fine.
Thanks

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