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Capital Punishment 2012 Take2

By Brian - Posted on 08 March 2012

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Saturday, 28 April, 2012 (All day)

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Kowen Forest
Ride Database Entry: 
Majura Pines
Ride Database Entry: 
Sparrow Hill
Ride Database Entry: 
Stromlo Forest Park
Meeting Point: 

The Ride Canberra site describes the main forest entrance as being the corner of Kowan Road and Sutton Roads. There is a parking area 5km into the forest along Kowan road with gates that may be locked. Call Canberra Connect (13 22 81) for the combinations or ride from Sutton Road for a warm up.

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Round 2 of 2012 XCM Series

Capital Punishment in Canberra, another chance to tear your legs off.

Capital Punishment is a 50km and 100km mountain bike enduro.

This event has a huge amount of fantastic single track, is well marked and groomed and makes for a super fun and thrilling ride.

The 2012 course will be substantially the same as the 2011 course.

The 100km course will start at Kowen Forest on the Kings Highway side near Sparrow Hill. After experiencing the excellent but little known Kowen Forest tracks you then head through private land (you cannot access this at any other time other than during the event) and to the famous Majura Pines for a whole lot of "whoops" and excited hollers before heading to Black Mountain, past the Cork Plantation and into the world class Mt Stromlo tracks.

The 50km course will join the course at Campbell Park Offices, Northcott Drive, Ainslie and head into the Majura Pines.

NOTE: You may only ride a mountain bike along formed fire roads within the Nature Parks of Canberra. Walking tracks or any other narrow tracks may not be ridden unless they are also signposted as cycling trails.

Who's in?
Lach, jp, scottm8, Brian, linco, unclebullbar, staffe, jdb, Antsonline, Dicko, Logan, Fatboy, ae93gti, daveh, davids, Exxodus, p2tx8, Tommy, Faber, morrisan1, AdrianG, Jubas (22 riders)
Lach jp scottm8 Brian linco unclebullbar staffe jdb Antsonline Dicko Logan Fatboy ae93gti daveh davids Exxodus p2tx8 Tommy Faber morrisan1 AdrianG Jubas
What Happened?

Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...

Who Title Status Time Pos.Gen. Category Pos.Cat.
Antsonline Capital Punishment - 100km Finished Elite
Lach 50 is the go Finished 02:44:26 358 50Km/Male/Masters 25
Dicko Capital Punishment 2012 - 100km Finished 04:10:31 54 100Km/Male/Masters 5
daveh Capital Punishment 2012 Finished 04:24:50 109 100Km/Male/Open 52
doc Capital Punishment 100 Finished 04:25:02 114 100Km/Male/Masters 21
Brian 2012 Capital Punishment Finished 04:37:25 163 100Km/Male/Open 82
staffe Capital Punishment 2012 Finished 04:39:21 177 100Km/Male/Masters 39
Tommy Capital Punishment 2012 Finished 05:55:38 594 164

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The simple answer is that you only pull over when its safe as there are some places where its just too narrow to let people past. On occasions that means you have to stop to make it safe but thats the way it works for most of us.
The elite guys and gals are pretty cooperative and generally know when they can get through safely but they are trying to save every second.

There has been a lot of discussion around routing the 50k and 100k CP race through different sections of Stromlo. Personally I think that would be a fantastic change and would make your Stromlo ride much more enjoyable. There are enough tracks there to make it work and still give you a fun descent into the finish.

Thanks - that all sounds good and fair to all

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