• 04-22-2007
    Sideknob
    What did we all ride on the weekend?
    I got a ride in Sunday morning, appreciating the fact that there was some degree of moisture in the ground from a little rain we had in Vic. No little "POOOOF!" of powder as you hit two inch deep patches of bulldust, not so much washout from loose corners and the bush had that clean, gum tree smell.

    I did a 36km rolling hills ride, which is a combination of hilly dirt roads and rocky double track, just a few minutes from home. Put it in the big ring and let 'er rip. It looked like it might rain for a while, but unfortunately it all blew away.


    What did everyone else ride?
  • 04-22-2007
    mereel
    In a 6man social team for the Kooralbyn 24hr.

    Pissed down rain on Friday but that made the track perfect. Not dusty not too muddy.

    Loved it!
  • 04-22-2007
    akashra
    Lysterfield had plenty of large mud puddles and thick mud/soil. I was alone though so didn't really want to push it, nor was I really in the mood for getting mud all over myself :)
  • 04-22-2007
    Steve_N
    WSMTB had a club XC race on at Yarramundi on Sunday morning so that's where I was. I was 6 minutes faster this round than last so even though I was up the back of the pack I was still pretty happy! Did bust a spoke though...

    Conditions were pretty dry and dusty with a few spots of rain during the race, although not enough to wet the ground.
  • 04-22-2007
    Some Guy
    I rode at Castlemaine for the first(!) time. Nothing beats the rush you get from riding some great singletrack for the first time, especially when rain the day before has made the ground nice and grippy with not a puddle to be seen.
  • 04-22-2007
    nuclear_powered
    I rode out at the Youies Sat morning before the rain set in. Extremely dusty. At the beginning of the Cressy Climb (going down), one of us came off purely due to lack of visibility. Trav's diamond Track was probably the best spot of the day - we were the only ones on it most of the time, despite the full carpark.

    Once the wooden berms started getting wet after the first few drops, we decided to pack it in.

    Good 4 hours of solid riding though - can't complain.
  • 04-23-2007
    alchemist
  • 04-23-2007
    sicwombat
    Lysterfield, Saturday morning
    Got a ride in before the rain on Saturday morning at Lysterfield. 32kms of dusty single track. Hadnt been out there for a few weeks, so it was good to get back into it. Very dry and dusty though, seems like each time I'm out there, theres another dead tree that has fallen over. Hopefully the rain on the weekend has freshened things up a bit.

    cheers
  • 04-23-2007
    All Mountain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    I rode out at the Youies Sat morning before the rain set in. Extremely dusty. At the beginning of the Cressy Climb (going down), one of us came off purely due to lack of visibility. Trav's diamond Track was probably the best spot of the day - we were the only ones on it most of the time, despite the full carpark.

    Once the wooden berms started getting wet after the first few drops, we decided to pack it in.


    Good 4 hours of solid riding though - can't complain.

    Welcome to MTBR :thumbsup: :cool: :thumbsup: !~!
  • 04-23-2007
    All Mountain
    I tried these out:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1177120390

    yup... 720 grams
  • 04-23-2007
    alchemist
    Ouch! After my experience on the weekend I'm not going near flats again - 8 stitches.

    And for my least favourite bike, this one

    http://bp3.blogger.com/_s1_zYIVth88/...6+(Medium).JPG

    Which used to be bike_freak's
  • 04-23-2007
    All Mountain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by alchemist
    Ouch! After my experience on the weekend I'm not going near flats again - 8 stitches.

    And for my least favourite bike, this one

    http://bp3.blogger.com/_s1_zYIVth88/...6+(Medium).JPG

    Which used to be bike_freak's


    Ouch.... 8 stitches is a good wound :eek: Sorry to hear that.

    perhaps it was the rider's overzealous nature on the "fun bike" ?~:D ~!

    Flat's take some getting used to... funny how you are in control of a bike clipless then try the flats and feel out of control... yet after a while they can teach you to flow with the bike and move it intuitively...
  • 04-23-2007
    waldog
    I hit the Yarra trails on Saturday with one of my mates who is recovering from a knee reco. Got nice and muddy, it was soooooooooo good to ride in the rain, it just feels really fresh! Now if it would only just bucket down some more!

    Wal.
  • 04-23-2007
    Sideknob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by All Mountain
    I tried these out:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1177120390

    yup... 720 grams

    Jesus, a few beer cans gave their lives to make them, LOL!
  • 04-23-2007
    Sideknob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Some Guy
    I rode at Castlemaine for the first(!) time. Nothing beats the rush you get from riding some great singletrack for the first time, especially when rain the day before has made the ground nice and grippy with not a puddle to be seen.


    The 'Maine is within striking distance for me, but I've never ridden it. I hear there are some good tracks.
  • 04-23-2007
    Some Guy
    Yeah it's definately worth the trip, although finding all the singletrack can be tough
  • 04-23-2007
    craign
    Spent the weekend in Canberra, rode Stromlo, Sparrow and Majura! Much fun.
  • 04-23-2007
    Steve_N
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by alchemist

    :eekster: that is just plain scary.... :lol:
  • 04-23-2007
    All Mountain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sideknob
    Jesus, a few beer cans gave their lives to make them, LOL!

    <a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.smileycentral.com%252F%253F partner%253DZSzeb008%255FZNfox000%2526i%253D36%252 F36%255F12%255F6%2526feat%253Dprof/page.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_12_6.gif" alt="SmileyCentral.com" border="0"><img border="0" src="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fimgfarm%252Ecom%252Fimages%252F nocache%252Ftr%252Ffw%252Fsmiley%252Fsocial%252Egi f%253Fi%253D36%252F36_12_6/image.gif"></a>

    ... must american made with their Tinnies !~!
  • 04-23-2007
    MTB-Tragic
    Did a bit of Stromlo on Saturday afternoon, Sparrow Hill on Sunday morning, and managed to get a quick lap in at Majura yesterday morning (two days off work - YIPPEE!)

    While not actually riding I spent this morning on a DJ hunt - only visited two suburbs and a forest and managed to find 8 DJ sites between them. (Now if that doesn't scream Community Demand for them I don't know what will).

    R
  • 04-24-2007
    sicwombat
    Got a new bike yet ?, you mentioned a while ago it could be on the cards.

    Cheers
  • 04-24-2007
    BillyMTB
    awesome!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Steve_N
    :eekster: that is just plain scary.... :lol:

    Nice one Steve!! :thumbsup:
    Looks like you are having some fun there.
    I am really impressed on how compliant the Soma's ride is.
    Billy.
  • 04-27-2007
    waldog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sicwombat
    Got a new bike yet ?, you mentioned a while ago it could be on the cards.

    Cheers

    Not sure if this was directed at me, if so, no new bike i'm dealing with a severe bout of upgradeitis. New wheelset and brakes should be here next week, more to come after that.

    On the subject of this thread last minute decision to head to the You Yangs today, bit of rain over night has hopefully got rid of some dust and some more rain today could make for some fun on those wooden berms down there!

    Good times!!

    Wal.
  • 04-27-2007
    sicwombat
    "Yeah the Reign is going very well indeed, still might be a new steed on the horizon though.....more on that another time."

    Hey waldog, you posted this a while ago. Looks as though you have gone for the upgrades instead. What brakes and wheels did you decide on ?

    Cheers
  • 04-27-2007
    waldog
    Just got back from the Yangs!
    I'm back, what a ride! Went on so many tracks that i've never ridden before, day was great until this happened......

    http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...Photo-0178.jpg

    http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...Photo-0177.jpg

    So yeah in reference to sicwombat's previous post, i'm getting a new wheelset :D Whats funny is that i'd already ordered it and it will be here monday, and that is why i'm smiling in the picture. Brakes wise looks like some HFX-9 Carbons, i like the bite and power.

    Fun and games at the Yangs. the best part was we'd been riding for a couple of hours and this happened a couple of hundred metes from the carpark!

    Good times.

    Wal