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    Capital Punishment Summery
    10ks- Flat tyre
    30ks- Rear shock blowout, going to have to do the last 70ks with no working rear shock
    35ks- Over the whole thing, thinking about the best place to pull out is
    40ks- After a feed and some nice trails I decide it isnít that bad and decide to take on the challenge ahead of me
    45ks- Ride through defense land while they are doing live ammunition training
    70ks- Hit the streets of Canberra in the untimed section for a cruise through town towards Black Mountain
    87ks- Get to Mt Stromlo and get flogged by the final climb
    95ks- Final descent sucks due to rear shock
    100ks- Its over, meet family and go back to the start to pick up the car
    Hotel- Get beaten up the stairs by my wife who is 35 weeks pregnant because I canít bend my knees
    Next morning- Got a cold
    Breakfast- Sat at the table next to Todd Carney and his Cronulla Shark mates.

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    Rode Lysty for the first time in ages, surprisingly enjoyable.

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    Did the Capital Punishment 100km on saturday. Nice to see you at the start line Ben.
    Despite only 1 ride in the last two months I managed it in just over 6 hrs. No cramps but lots of pain and suffering on the Stromlo Climb. Then like Ben I was unable to brace my legs for the descent and my hands were killing me. The feed stations were really good and helped me keep on going.
    All in all one of the best, funnest events I have done. Also a very agreeable 'trail fun for effort' ratio, no comparison to the OO.
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    Well done to the guys thatdid the Capital Punishment I rode 70Km on Sunday and I was buggered. Hopefully I will get fitter and 100Km wont look so daunting.

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    Took my new bike for a test ride on some brand new trails today




    Yeah I wish. It was my dream bike until l worked out how much it would cost, then it got wiped off the list pretty quickly. Fortunately my mate brought one and let me ride it today, along with his other new bike which I also rode.




    We had a bit of a problem as we use different peddles and the set on the Litevile had a peddle that would not come off. Fortunately we have the same size shoe so my peddles went onto the Voodoo and we swapped shoes when swapping bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_M View Post
    Yeah I wish. It was my dream bike until l worked out how much it would cost, then it got wiped off the list pretty quickly. Fortunately my mate brought one and let me ride it today, along with his other new bike which I also rode.
    What did you think of the Liteville? I rode mine around Appin today on a nice 20km loop.

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    any one done the Oaks ride in NSW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juddels View Post
    any one done the Oaks ride in NSW?
    Yes. It's a nice intro ride for a beginner, or a good end to a longer ride if you join it to Andersons or Ingar.

    We've got some info on the Oaks Firetrail here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au View Post
    What did you think of the Liteville? I rode mine around Appin today on a nice 20km loop.
    Would love to take it to Appin

    Loved it. Its got the 120mm rocker so a bit less than yours. Felt very comfortable, a bit soft for my fat ass but still a great ride. The trail we were on was one of the newer 'flow trail' type of trail, the bike climbed really well and was fantastic on the downs, very stable through the corners. Its got great acceleration, I find it hard to believe that you can have a bike with so much travel and have so much acceleration (yep, its been awhile since ive ridden a new bike). Im sure ill get a chance to try it out on some more challenging trails soon.

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    I met a local rider a few weeks ago who said that one day they would show me some trails he and a few friends built . Well Friday we went out and OMG these are the coolest tracks and only 10 minutes from home! They were at Pewsey Vale in the Barossa Valley. I rode over 16km of fun, manicured singletrack. He was a great rider and waited for me without complaining ( I have only been riding less than a year) he stopped before each difficult obstacle and explained the best lines. My legs were totally cramped up at the end and I had a smile on my face that I still cant wipe off. Out of all the different hobbies I have been involved in mountain bikers are the most friendly and helpful. I can see mountain biking is a hobby I wont get sick of. I know where I will be spending my free time now. I am impressed with how much they look after the tracks.

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    That's great moofish, it really helps to have someone show you the trails.

    We had a great ride at Kanga Ground on Saturday, great trails in great condition with great mates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_M View Post
    Would love to take it to Appin

    Loved it. Its got the 120mm rocker so a bit less than yours. Felt very comfortable, a bit soft for my fat ass but still a great ride. The trail we were on was one of the newer 'flow trail' type of trail, the bike climbed really well and was fantastic on the downs, very stable through the corners. Its got great acceleration, I find it hard to believe that you can have a bike with so much travel and have so much acceleration (yep, its been awhile since ive ridden a new bike). Im sure ill get a chance to try it out on some more challenging trails soon.

    Enjoying yours?
    It gets better every ride, mainly because I've finally found what I think is the sweet spot for the fork settings. Appin is my testing area so once I get my bikes set up for around there I generally don't have to change anything for anywhere else.

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    Hi everyone, the first few on the crosscheck for todays ride. The others on my specialised on the trails that start a hundred meters from home. Lucky to have these when I only have an hours leave pass.
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    Looks like you had better weather up there than what we did!

    The aftermath of Sats ride through Smiths Gully at St Andrews...




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    Went out to Buxton on Sunday. Fantastic purpose built tracks. Heaps of fun and highly recommend a trip out there


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    Three hours riding around Lysterfield and saw just the one Kangaroo.

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    13 riders had a great great day on the Dry Diggings Trail. 50km from Castlemaine to out past Fryerstown and back. Fantastic weather, trails and crew.
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    Went to Pewsey Vale again on Friday. I love these trails 15 minutes from home!!! I will have to take some photos next time Im there. Its a perfect area to practice since its pretty much all technical, roll overs drop offs tight uphill switchbacks bermed switchbacks downhill. This place is going to improve my riding no end. Now winter can just piss off!

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    Just got back from the east kowen loop. Superflowy and fun. Could probably do with a few techy features to mix things up a bit . Freakin chilly by sundown...must be snow around

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    Bloody hell I felt like crapola on the bike this morning.

    Took a morning spin around Studley park and Fairfield boathouse. Not sure if it was just an off morning or the new ratios on my 2x9 drivetrain.

    Whatever it was, it sucked.

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    Went out and did 2 hours at lysterfield today. Dry and flowing trails

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    Too wet to ride in Sydney last weekend.

    But the weekend before I had a great ride at Mt York in the Blue Mountains. Just getting the hang of a GoPro, so managed to capture some close encounters with inanimate objects: Mt York - June 12 - YouTube

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    Rode at Lysterfield on Saturday for 2 hours or so, then another 1.5 hours at Silvan Sunday morning.

    Just got caught in the rain on Sunday morning....... but was great fun in any case!

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    I know I shouldnt have ridden given the wet trails but new bike so couldnt resist. Manly was closed so went to Loftus and did 2 laps of temptation creek and then the main 25km loop. It was wet but I was smiling the whole time.

    Actually there were 3 national parks guys working on the trails, placing a bed of rocks on a muddy patch after a small lip. I felt guilty riding in the wet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Ant View Post
    I know I shouldnt have ridden given the wet trails but new bike so couldnt resist. Manly was closed so went to Loftus and did 2 laps of temptation creek and then the main 25km loop. It was wet but I was smiling the whole time.

    Actually there were 3 national parks guys working on the trails, placing a bed of rocks on a muddy patch after a small lip. I felt guilty riding in the wet
    They do run regular maintenance days at Loftus on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Considering the number of riders out there they get a very small turn out of 3-5 people willing to give a little back and I'm pretty sure none of those guys are locals.

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    grant.millar@environment.nsw.gov.au or royal.volunteers@environment.nsw.gov.au if you are keen.

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