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    Roll call

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    How often do you ride?

    Style of riding?

    occupation?

    bike you own?

    bike you aspire to own?

    fave trail?

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    other sports?

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Eastwood, Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    at least weekly.... used to ride heaps more but marriage slowed me down.... now getting back into it... at one point i was doing the blue mtns 2x a month

    Style of riding?
    commuting for fitness.... eastwood to parramatta at least weekly... and getting back into trail riding BUT i used to love technical single trails

    occupation?
    Rehabilitation Consultant/Social Worker/Rehabilitation Counsellor

    bike you own?
    '97 Apollo Himalaya.... full 7005 Aluminium frame, cheapie rims, Alivio running gear, V-brakes, RST381 shocks.... yeah need new bike!

    bike you aspire to own?
    At the moment, strongly considering a GT idrive 3.0.... i would love a VTone!

    fave trail?
    oakes fire trail.... but i find it is the company that makes a big difference... i love riding with a big group

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    S Y D N E Y...... cause i'm born and bred here in this crazy city..... i also rate melbourne, adelaide and launceston highly....

    other sports?
    i love playing squash.... used to big on basketball and volleyball.... also love cars

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Toowoomba QLD (approx 1.5hrs outside of Brisbane

    How often do you ride?
    Try to do 2 x 1/2 hour hill climbing sets and at least one decent ride per week. Plan to ramp that up to also include 2 x 1hr trainer sets.

    Style of riding?
    XC

    occupation?
    Financial Planner

    bike you own?
    20.5" XTC NRS Pro Series frame
    Race Face Deus Stem
    Race Face XY seatpost
    Truvativ Team Stylo cranks
    WTB Speed V saddle
    Easton EC90 handlebar
    Avid Mechanical disks
    Avid Speed Dial Ultimate levers
    XTR shifters, front & rear derailleur
    Time ATAC pedals
    Geax Sturdy tyres (currently giving a set of IRC Serac's a run)
    Noleen Mega Air fork (set at 100mm and perhaps the only one in Australia)




    bike you aspire to own?
    Pretty happy with the NRS. Wouldn't mind a Truth if I had the $. Am also looking for a decent but cheap hardtail to SS.

    fave trail?
    Not really. Anything with dirt under the wheels and some good riding buddies on it with me.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Not really (and I have lived or visited most of them)

    other sports?
    Snow Skiing

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria

    How often do you ride?

    Nearly every day. Mostly commuting to and from work. That's 160km a week straight off. I don't get off road as much as I'd like.

    Style of riding?

    Road & XC

    occupation?

    Technical officer with a mining company

    bike you own?

    1998 Kona Explosif with XT drivetrain, Manitou Black Comp fork, XTR V Brakes and hubs, Mavic 517 rims, IRC Mythos tyres, Easton EA70 flat bars, Race face SyStem and XY seat post.

    2004 Jamis Eclipse Road bike. Reynolds 853 mainframe with carbon rear end. Basically stock standard.


    bike you aspire to own?

    I aspire to a Santa Cruz Blur and that will come to fruition in about 5 days time when the frame turns up. Spec goes something like this:
    Frame: Large Trans Blue with polished rear end
    Fork: Fox F100X Terralogic
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini
    Wheels: Hope Ti XC Hubs with Mavic XM819 UST rims, Hutchinson Python tyres
    Drivetrain: SRAM X.9 shifters & rear derailleur, XT 760 Fr. derailleur, XT 760 cranks and BB, SRAM PC-99 Hollowpin chain, XT 760 11-34 tooth cassette, Shimano 540 pedals
    Other bits: Thomson seatpost, Raceface Deus stem, Maxm MX-1 flat bars, WTB Laser Stealth saddle, Cateye Enduro computer, Pedros grips.

    I won't be able to resist showing it off so expect some pictures in a couple of weeks or so.


    fave trail?

    Lysterfield Park-SE of Melbourne. Listed in latest Australian Mountain Bike. Commonwealth games XC to be held there.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Not really although Melbourne must have something going for it if I've lived here for 16 years

    other sports?

    Bit of swimming. Used to play basketball. Keeping track of three young children must qualify as a sport.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Blackmans Bay, Hobart, Tasmania

    How often do you ride?
    7 Days a week (Between 12 and 30hrs a week)

    Style of riding?
    The technical the better, the bigger the climb the better too. Also i like something challenging that I really have to stop and think before I commit

    occupation?
    Full time Commerce and Law undergrad and also work casually at the moment till I find a job that provides better security

    bike you own?
    I own two bikes. The first being a 2004 Ellsworth Truth and the second being a 2004 Giant TCR Composite 1, Its sad to say but I spend only about 2 days a week on the Truth at the moment, which is kinda sad.....

    2004 Ellsworth Truth My saddle is now atop a Thompson post with not so much setback...


    2004 Giant TCR Composite 1 This thing flies along.. If only my MTB could weigh like 7Kg..


    bike you aspire to own?
    Such a dangerous question. But probably a fully ridged single speed and if money grew on trees I would have Phil Wood Piss Off.

    fave trail?
    I enjoyed Lidsdale out near the Blue Mountains in NSW, I love Motezumas falls up on the west coast of Tassie, and love some of local offerings too, including Breakneck, Junction cabin, and the old tram line (Which is for the majority tight half track).

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    I live in Hobart and love it, but I also find Sydney to be just great, I used to live there too.

    other sports?
    Actually no just cycling, but I used to be involved with athletics till this

    Just a side note: I have made this entire discussion a 'sticky' so it will always remain on the top of the forum.
    Trev!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    St Ives, Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    once every 2 days I try.

    Style of riding?
    Aggresive XC, XC race.

    occupation?
    High school student, and part time Childcare

    bike you own?
    2004 Giant XTC2 Disk

    bike you aspire to own?
    Hmmm, oh soo many.... A XC race fully, something trevors. A SS hardtail. A roadie(anything will do), and maybe a bike like a Santa cruz bullit

    fave trail?
    Oaks and andersons. Manly Dam is also pretty cool.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    There all good, I want to go to tassie for a holiday.
    other sports?
    A bit of golf and was playing Soccer.
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    Roll Call

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Blacktown NSW

    How often do you ride?

    7 Days a week....averaging 160 - 200km per week
    Style of riding?

    XC race, aggressive xc
    occupation?

    Firefighter

    bike you own?
    Giant VT3
    with
    Nokian NBX 2.1 tyres
    Maxxis Flyweight tubes
    Shimano SPD 540`s
    A few AI bolts here and there
    Minoura Bottle Cage
    Selle Italia Flite Titanium Seat
    Thomson Elite Seatpost
    Cateye Enduro 8 computer



    bike you aspire to own?
    Ellsworth ID, Santa Cruz Blur, Salsa Caballero, Turner 5 -spot....all nice

    fave trail?

    Yellowmundee
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    I live in Sydney, but do like Melbourne...it has a great atmosphere.

    other sports?
    Played rep cricket and enjoy touch football for a run.
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    An interview with Cul

    Where you live? Geelong, Vic, Australia... Soon to be North Vancouver, BC, Canada (for a short while anyways)

    How often do you ride? Not often enough, I am trying to get out MTB riding at least once every week, but with the Winter coming....

    Style of riding? XC, Trail, Endurance... Anything really, I started riding 8 years ago, XC / Trail, have done a fair bit of DH in my time also... Now anything with dirt pretty much keeps me happy... I'm 20 by the way

    occupation? www.farkin.net 's resident crazy Cul, weight weenie, trailrider... Hang on I don't get payed for them Basicly I make and fit "commercial" windows into buildings... at the moment we are replacing most of the MOH high rise apartment windows in Melbourne.

    bike you own? I own a couple, a very old 1996/97(?) GT Pantera, its out in the shed somewhere... I just sold my Giant AC2, which was a DH bike for a few months.
    I also own an 2003 Avanti Montari, with some Avid Mech Discs and a set of Duke Race's hooked upto it...

    As well as ProjectX-Cul, a CoveBike, Handjob XC; which is finaly starting to look like a bike... The rest of the drive train should be here in the next 2 weeks, so she'll be "rideable" very soon.

    bike you aspire to own? An Intese XVP or EVP or Santa Cruz Blur or VP Free, whatever way, something custom spec, a factory race bike would be nice

    fave trail? God that could be anything, Almost all the race courses I have raced on are good fun. I would have to say though either Ballan, Vic or the Stockyards at the YouYangs ranges... Both pretty close to home.

    fave city... why?
    Cork City, Cork, Ireland: I was born there, lived there until the age of 3, Went back a few years ago, it is a VERY beautiful city, as is Ireland in general.

    Manorhamilton, Lietrim, Ireland: Where my good friend Sinead (former riding buddy), and her cutiepie 4year old dauther live (my god daughter) . It also is a very nice town, small but quiet tranquil.

    Geelong, Vic Australia: I have lived here since I was 3, it may smell, be covered in SMOG, and what ever else, but you cant help feeling that under all the **** there is a ncie place really... I wish the council would stop skrewing it up on us

    Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Another of my personal favorites, it's quiet nice at night... Not as many hookers as Sydney

    other sports? I used to be good at running till I stuffed my knee in a fall during a race... I also played quiet abit of Ice Hockey but my home teams "politics" lead to me quiting. I have only been back to the rink once, in almost two years (was every other day at a time)... Now MTB is my "thing", enduro's are great fun, I may not be the fastest but I love every minute of it...

    The COVE... Getting there slowly


    ... Well I'll shut up now, it's good to see we got ourselves our own little forum here

    -Cul
    Cul is a regretted trademark of the CulBaire Co'op Pty Ltd, as are his random ramblings and associated bullshit.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Abbotsford, Melbourne, Vic.

    How often do you ride?
    Commute as often as possible & ride at least one day each weekend.

    Style of riding?
    As stylishly as possible. Trail, XC, SS, Road & I did DH at Mt Buller last week.

    occupation?
    Corporate wage slave.

    bike you own?
    Craftworks FRM125,
    SS built up from spare/found/odd parts.
    Old ridgid MTB set up as commuter-tourer,
    15 year old Ti road bike,

    bike you aspire to own?
    Custom Ti SS or HT. Maybe SS with the option of a Rohloff?

    fave trail?
    Tough choice here.
    Dry Diggings Track near Castlemaine. Closely followed by Lysterfield.

    fave city... why?
    Melbourne for food,
    Paris for architecture
    Amsterdam for fun.

    other sports?
    XC/telemark skiing
    Will watch other sports that don't contain balls.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)- Sydney, NSW


    How often do you ride? Whenever I can get the time to.

    Style of riding? Trail riding & getting into DH

    occupation? Workplace Assessor & Trainer

    bike you own? 2 USA Specialized's: '98 FSR Elite (MAX backbone)
    '00 S-Works Team DH (currently under construction!!!)

    bike you aspire to own? Already own them (the 2 listed above)

    fave trail? Oaks Fire trail

    fave city... why? (controversial!) None, I like going bush

    other sports? Haven't got time for other sports...too many hobbies!!

    Catch ya's later........Joe

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Mortdale, Sydney

    How often do you ride?
    2-3 times a week, it used to be more (road semi-pro)

    Style of riding?
    [I]XC, DH, Road, Urban[I]

    occupation?
    Part time bike industry- The Bike Shed, working on wealth creation

    bike you own?
    Ellsworth Id
    Norco Rush
    Casati Track bike
    Racline road bike
    TT bike
    (will post some pics soon)


    bike you aspire to own?
    Ducatti 999R
    Ellsworth Dare (later this year)
    Crumpton composite road bike


    fave trail?
    Some of the one recently closed in the Royal National Park

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney

    other sports?
    Yoga

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Devonport, Tasmania

    How often do you ride?

    Up until about a year ago, I rode 6 dyas a week, recently though I'm lucky to get one in a week

    Style of riding?

    Trailriding is where it's at for me. - Call it XC, DH or FR, it's all trailriding to me !!

    Occupation?

    1st year Uni student

    Bike you own?

    02 XTC Se-2 - not much is standard

    Bike you aspire to own?

    Do you really want to be reading for hours? Something nice!! I admire many bikes for many reasons

    Fave trail?

    The one I haven't ridden yet!! I love nightriding, any trail ridden in the dark is a blast, great fun for sure!!

    Other sports?

    I've tried a bit of Mountain Bike Orrienteering - does that count??

    Cheers Dave.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria

    How often do you ride?

    Spend most of my riding on the trainer maybe 4-5 days a week nowdays but do try to hit the trails as often as I can.

    Style of riding?

    XC

    occupation?

    Lets see, in the late 90s I was the lead singer of Backstreet Boys until I was kicked out for political reasons. For the next few tears I was the head of APEC. Ran for governor of California last year and was briefly married to Brittney Spears just recently.

    No seriously, I'm a final year student of Aerospace Engineering and also work part time.

    bike you own?

    Currently ride an old Iron Horse hardtail with most components upgraded to ~LX level. It serves in all my biking duties reliably and well until I soon finish building my Sintesi X-wing which will become my race bike. Also this Sintesi will be the lightest MTB in Australia (to my knowledge) @ 16.7-16.9 lbs.

    bike you aspire to own?

    Hmmm, well, I suppose, once I finish building my race bike I intend to ride it for 1-2 years (the frame was cheap and is old) until I start working full time at which point I will save up for, most likely, an Extralite F1 FS frame and move over all the components. Severe case of weight weenism in case you can't tell. Other than that I'll probably get a road bike sometime in the future, dont know which one though. And of course over time I'll develop a series of niche riding styles each of which will demand its own bike, who knows...

    fave trail?

    I live close to and ride most around Lysterfield though as it turns out I have not explored even 10% of it. Other cool rides I like are Officer, Dixons Creek, You Yangs, Macedon etc.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    I live in Melbourne but have been to Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sydney... They're all equally sh!t. (Hey at least I'm trying to be controversial)

    other sports?

    Indoor horse riding

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    - Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Willetton, Perth, WA

    - How often do you ride?
    Weekends and good weekdays.

    - Style of riding?
    XM (Cross-mountain/All-moutain/Enduro) but my wheels can't handle it, so it's XC.
    Urban Assault (strapping on slicks and blasting through the city, messenger-style).
    Trying trials moves but bike too heavy (~33lbs), legs too weak for trial-style bursts, brakes spongy as hell and freehub is far from fine engagement. But I can pull off a 1/2 - 1 minute trackstand with LUCK!

    - occupation?
    Kitchenhand, student Kent Street Senior High School

    - bike you own?
    Avanti Ventura (2001, hardtail, 6061, no ISO disc tabs, stock fork- RST sh!tjob, 21-speed, square taper, 1" riser bars, Kenda Kenetics 26X2.1, plastic platforms, weinnman 519 rims)
    + RockShox Judy XC (2002, 100mm, coil, externally adjustable preload only)
    + gripshifts (generics, not SRAMs, soon SRAMs front and rear, shifters and derailleurs)
    + Shimano M424 SPD pedals (soon Crank Brothers Egg Beaters C)
    + Continental Escape (26X2.0, wire, front)
    + Continental Traction Pro (26X2.1, wire, rear)
    + Michelin Air+ inner tubes
    + Michelin rim bands
    + SKS front and rear fenders/mudguards

    - bike you aspire to own?
    Ellsworth Truth (Sapphire Blue anodized, with 2005 Fox Shox Triad rear shock [that's right 2005])
    RockShox Reba (85-115mm, Dual Air, adjustable ProLoc remote [RockShox-Red Pill fork available soon, 2005])
    Full SRAM transmission (29-speed, X.0 or X.9 series, gripshifters 'shorty', front and rear derailleurs, cassette, chain)
    Hope Mono Mini hydraulic disc brakes (160mm, ISO) + No Tubes' 160mm aluminium rotors
    Chris King ISO disc hubs, Mavic XM819 Disc rims (UST), DT SwissRevolution spokes, Stan's No Tubes treatment- wheelset
    Race Face cranks (Next LP ISIS), bottom bracket (Signature Ti) headset (Team SL), race rings and bash ring.
    Titec handlebars (C3 2.0), stem (Rip 3D)
    Thomson Elite seatpost (zero offset)
    Crank Brother Egg Beater Triple Ti (Mr. 6 1/2 hundred buck pedals)
    ODI Yeti Lock-On grips (90mm)
    Fi:zi'k Nisene CP (Ti rails)

    - fave trail?
    Langford Park, as I haven't been around looking for other trails as I'm 'automotive-impaired"

    - fave city... why? (controversial!)
    I've been to brisbane, sydney, canberra, melbourne, perth.
    Melbourne, you want culture, you get culture in Melbourne, free-thinking people (if not weird at times), very open people. Like a faster, bigger, cooler (in it's own way) Perth.
    Perth is cool because it cool, calm, quieter, more opened space and that bit more relaxed, Sydney just boring, too crowded, too busy, too cramped, too expensive, too fast.
    Sydney or Melbourne? Melbourne. Even with it's "four seasons in a day" weather.

    - other sports?
    I've played ball sports, I'm not the strongest swimmer and I've never been on a BMX for over six years.

    Respect, jonowee (Jonathan Wee)
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    Goodaye from Jawry

    LIVE
    Brisbane

    RIDE
    once or twice a week (always at night - long line the Ninja Nightriders)

    STYLE
    Hardcore trail, light dh

    OCCUPATION
    Safety & Environmental Manager in Civil Construction industry

    BIKE
    'Dale Jekyll

    ASPIRE TO
    Got a Rocky Mountain Slayer on order
    Wouldn't mind an Ellsworth ID, Turner 5 Spot...the list just gets more exy

    FAVE TRAIL
    Poo-shooter (aka Deanos or 4.5) at Mount Cootha

    FAVE CITY
    Brissie of course (Hobart wouldn't be bad, Wellington - anywhere near a mountain)

    OTHER SPORTS
    anything outdoors

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    Just thought I'd post some pics of my ride - it looks like you can't edit sticky contents??


    A bigger photo here


    And a bigger version


    Cheers, Dave.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Melbourne, Victoria
    How often do you ride?
    I try for every second day, mostly on the singlespeed, although with a new roadie due to be all completed by next weekend, that's all gunna change
    Style of riding?
    Like a Spastic. Oh, that's not what you meant. XC, Trail, Singlespeed, Road.
    occupation?
    Product and Graphic Designer, Bona Fide "Little Guy" Bike Company owner.
    bike you own?
    Thylacine 221, Tephra, and prototype FS. Notice a pattern?
    bike you aspire to own?
    The ones I dream up
    fave trail?
    Greens Bush, Yarra Trail/Studley Park, any one I haven't ridden yet
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    In Australia, it's Melbourne. You agree, just admit it.
    other sports?
    Err....when?
    No longer member of the bike industry nor society, so don't hassle me.

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    Re: Roll Call

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    :: Glenalta, Adelaide, SA

    How often do you ride?
    :: Commute everyday to work 15Km each way [150km / week but in traffic... boring]
    :: Can take a few different decents from the hills down to the plains every morning on dirt though - just a bit of a climb home every night - about 160m
    :: http://www.cycle2max.com/c2m/climbs....9?OpenDocument for the details. My time is about 12 minutes on dirt tyres
    :: Trail riding every second weekend or so - renovations and children keep one busy......

    Style of riding?
    :: Mostly XC / Trail riding

    occupation?
    :: Designer

    bike you own?
    :: '96 Sworks Hardtail
    :: Still trying to save the pennies for a new ride.

    bike you aspire to own?
    :: I'm looking seriously at a Stumpjumper FSR or an Enduro.
    :: But i often dream about a Spyder or a Blur

    fave trail?
    :: One i used to ride whilst living in Sydney. It runs from Fitzroy Falls near Kangaaroo valley in a 60km loop - absolutey awesome.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    :: I like the ones i've visited - Melbourne / Brisbane - and have a lot of time for the 2 i've lived in: Sydney and Adelaide. I'd have to give it to Adelaide for the friendly people and great trails so close to the city.

    other sports?[/QUOTE]
    Lawn Bowls,,,,,,,

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    amendment!!!

    i am now a proud owner of a Giant VT3!!!!

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    Sweet - I hope you ride many happy trails with her!!

    Cheers, Dave.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Gherang, Vic (about 15km inland from Anglesea)

    How often do you ride?
    Most days - about 7 hours per week.

    Style of riding?
    XC mostly

    occupation?
    Programmer - Work at home

    bike you own?
    VT3 (Just like yours!)

    bike you aspire to own?
    Nah - I couldn't be happier with what I've got.

    fave trail?
    Local ones - there's plenty!

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne, but I like visiting Sydney. Love Tassie too.

    other sports?
    no.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotzapollohimalaya
    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Reno/Tahoe, Nevada
    How often do you ride?
    3-4/week
    Style of riding?
    XC/FR
    occupation?
    Manager
    bike you own?
    Jekyll 2000 & 04 Kona Stinky
    bike you aspire to own?
    Demo 9
    fave trail?
    Flume Trail, Anything at Northstar
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Lake Tahoe for obvious reasons
    other sports?
    Snowboarding

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    Aussie living overseas

    Vancouver Canada (lived near Byron Bay growing up)

    6 times every 8 days due to shift work

    XC, Singlespeed

    Firefighter

    4 Seven's, 2 Phil Wood PISSOFF's, 2 Norco's and 1 Spot

    I have to get a Jeff Jones One

    A lot of trails around Squamish

    Nimbin in the 60's

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    my VT!

    sorry, didn't seem to work... check it on this thread

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1401324





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    wotzapollohimalaya

    The dude in the last pic, I must really love MTBikng to put up with the pain of riding on midget travel RST's and flat bars You think the guy will get a helmet that doesn't fry his head in summer.

    Watch out, I been seeing reviews and rants about those Hutchinson tyres not working in Australia. And those SPD's are the same M424's I own and after half a year the plastic cage is really showning serious wear, any way I'm switching to Egg Beater C's soon.

    Good to see someone with attention to detail. Taking measures on high wear areas like the chainstay and seat tube.

    Respect, jonowee

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonowee
    wotzapollohimalaya

    The dude in the last pic, I must really love MTBikng to put up with the pain of riding on midget travel RST's and flat bars You think the guy will get a helmet that doesn't fry his head in summer.

    Watch out, I been seeing reviews and rants about those Hutchinson tyres not working in Australia. And those SPD's are the same M424's I own and after half a year the plastic cage is really showning serious wear, any way I'm switching to Egg Beater C's soon.

    Good to see someone with attention to detail. Taking measures on high wear areas like the chainstay and seat tube.

    Respect, jonowee
    there was one without any suspension... and he was slow and in pain.... but it was still fun

    they all had helmets... i wouldn't put up with anything that irresponsible... i think he just took it off to ventilate his head during the rest

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) = Melbourne, VIC

    How often do you ride? = 3-4x a week

    Style of riding? = XC to aggressive XC and FreeRide

    occupation? = Geekish and all out for fun

    bike you own? = APOLLO HT, SHOGUN HT, GT Avalanche 0.0 was and now Giant FS

    bike you aspire to own? Any FS bike that is good to ride

    fave trail? anywhere nice to ride

    fave city... why? (controversial!) anywhere nice

    other sports? any 2 wheels with or without a motor, water sports and any sports that keeps me in shape.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Brisbane, Qld

    How often do you ride?
    Commute x5
    Trail x3

    Style of riding?
    XC

    occupation?
    IT consultant.......argggh!

    bike you own?
    Giant NRS1

    bike you aspire to own?
    Ellsworth Truth would be sweet

    fave trail?
    Queen Charlotte Walkway, Queen Charlotte Sounds, South Island, NZ

    fave city... why?
    Wellington........cafes, makara trails

    other sports?
    trail running

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    Goodaye sp00kme

    Did you happen to go to NZ with Pete Creagh of Bushranger bikes?

    Did that in Nov 03 - Redwoods in Rotorua through to Makara Peak in Wellington.

    Mate, those Kiwi's have really got the MTB scene sussed out.

    If it wasn't for the accent - i'd move there!!

    cheers,

    jawry

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    Where you live? Victoria, Melbourne, Bentleigh
    How often do you ride? 6 days, 5 commuting, 1 riding where-ever the fark i want

    Style of riding? Singlespeed, like a spaz, commuting, etc, etc, etc

    occupation?Work for a big bad oil company

    bike you own?Kona Fire Mountain (converted into single speed), Surly 1x1, On-One geared, Mosh bagley 4 star, Custom road bike Ciombola,

    bike you aspire to own? Buying a 2005 Kona stincky, want a Turner

    fave trail? Bugged if i know

    fave city... why? Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A city totally insane and geared to bicycles as a form of transport.

    other sports? Don't have time or care (wanking if thats a sport)
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    Where you live? Victoria, Melbourne, Mill Park

    How often do you ride? Weekends only until i get a holiday.

    Style of riding? Cross Country

    occupation? Working for a Bank

    bike you own? Specialized Stumpjumper FSR '03, Fox Vanilla Fork, thompson post, ritchey wcs stem, selle slr, answer carbon risers, eggbeaters etc etc

    bike you aspire to own? happy with my current rig.

    fave trail? Bluelake area in melbourne

    fave city... Have only lived in melb, has served me well so far

    other sports? nein

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Orange, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    Every day!

    Style of riding?
    Urban and singletrack

    occupation?
    Health

    bike you own?
    98 GT hardtail and I recently picked up a Norco rage both aluminium.

    bike you aspire to own?
    I like the top end scotts and Norco's.

    fave trail?
    single track around Mt Canobolas (near Orange) Love the tracks up in the Blue MTNs (check the link below)
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~fathers/mtb.htm

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney. Born in the Nulla (Cronulla) and have many friends there

    other sports?
    not really MTB does it for me

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Balmain, Sydney

    How often do you ride?
    3 or 4 times a week

    Style of riding?
    Trail and commuting

    bike you own?
    2000 Intense Tracer
    Rockshox Psylo Race
    CK Headset
    Hope Bulb hubs on Mavic 223
    Shimano XT Disc brakes
    Sram X9 rear derailleur
    Sram X7 shifters
    Shimano XT front derailleur
    Shimano XT cranks
    Thomson seatpost and stem
    Easton AE70 bars
    Selle Italia Flite seat
    Continental vertical pro tyres converted to tubeless with stans
    ODI ruffian grips
    Wipperman chain
    Sram cassette

    bike you aspire to own?
    Working that out at the moment - Intense 5.5?

    fave trail?
    Really liking Lucas Heights at the moment

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney

    other sports?

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Mt Evelyn, Melbourne, Victoria

    How often do you ride?
    Not often enough, preferably 2-3 times a week 20-30 km rides, but ATM I only get to go on Saturdays, roll on daylight savings and dry tracks.

    Style of riding?
    XC to aggressive XC

    occupation?
    Trucky

    bike you own?
    Raceline EXT Expert duallie. 90mm rear travel - x-fusion 02 Pro air shock.
    psylo xc u turns
    deore hydros
    mavic x223 rims
    hot S tyres
    mix of XT, LX

    bike you aspire to own?
    Ellsworth ID, Yeti ASX 575, Intense Spyder, Rocky Mountain ETSX - 70
    More realistically a VT2.

    fave trails?
    Lysterfield in general. My Wonga Park - Warrandyte circuit. Kurth Kiln park. Silvan/Dandenongs.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne - because I know where the tracks are.

    other sports?
    Umm... Mountain biking.

    P.S. Low_Rider, is there much good riding around Devonport? I have family in Leith and Gunns Plains.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    wollongong NSW

    How often do you ride?
    a couple of times a week

    Style of riding?
    xc / trail

    occupation?
    labouerer / mr mum

    bike you own?
    Giant vt3

    bike you aspire to own?
    giant vt1

    fave trail?
    brokers nose

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    woonona cause i live there

    other sports?
    none but do enjoy watching them hehe
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Currently Prague, Czech republic - Previously Canberra

    How often do you ride?
    Pretty much every day

    Style of riding?
    Road, Cross, XC

    occupation?
    'nutha number crunching corporate slave

    bike you own?
    Billato roadie which has many guises

    bike you aspire to own?
    Soon - On-One Inbred 29er
    Dreamin' - Moots MootoX

    fave trail?
    Have to be pre-fire Stromlo forest in Canberra
    Some lovely riding in the Beskydy, North Moravia, Czech Rep.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Canberra, see above

    other sports?
    XC skiing, golf, cricket, running, hiking.....

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Perth, Western Australia

    How often do you ride?

    about 4-5 days a week depending on weather and uni timetable

    Style of riding?

    Urban Assault mainly.. dont get time to go offroad

    Occupation?

    3rd year uni bum

    Bike you own?

    03 haro escape frame
    '04 rockshox psylo xc
    DICE whiplash disk brakes
    Truvativ husselfet stem
    Maxxis holyroller 26x2.4 inch
    WTB dual duty rims
    Deore hubs
    Mix of LX and Deore bits
    DMR v8 pedals
    Titec Hellbent bar

    Bike you aspire to own?


    Intense m1 fully kitted out for my downhill bike
    urban bike would be a custom specialized P frame

    Fave trail?
    dont have any faves, just generally riding around. lots of stairs, drops, riding in evening when the cars dont try to turn me into road kill. :P

    Other sports?


    what you mean there are other sports!??!?!
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    My brand new wheels

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Perth, Western Australia

    How often do you ride?

    not enough

    Style of riding?

    just starting... freeride, Dj...

    Occupation?

    High school student

    Bike you own?

    Specialized Big hit comp 03

    - all stock xcept:
    dabomb wide bars, Odi lock-on grips, Truvativ Gigapipe B/B, Truvativ Chain Device, DMR V8 Pedals

    and i also have a crappy Mongoose Pro Ald, all stock too, but with zokes (fake brand ..) tripple clamp forks

    Bike you aspire to own?

    Big hit Dh.. they so pretty

    Fave trail?

    new to the sport, like bought my bike and it hasn't even arrived new... but have always luved doin stairs and like 3 ft drops on my Mongoose, lookin to get a bit more serious...

    Other sports?

    soccer... tennis... swim... surf....
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    Hey mtbwannabe!

    nice looking bike you got there! just wondering whether you do any urban riding around the city or anywhere else?
    also what do you think of your rims? i was thinking of changing to sun rims but cant decide between the single tracks or the rhinolites..

    anyway have fun wit the bike. looks great!

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    Hmmmm... I had a pair of single crown *zokes* on one of my old bikes at one stage... actually not a bad fork when setup, but needed a set of decent seals badly, one ride in the wet (pretty heavy ride at that) and water would find it's way inside and lock the fork out. Easy to service though, it was just a pair of cartridges with the dampner rods bolted to the bottom of the sliders. It was also a pain in that compression dampening was adjusted with a regular valave fitting, but the air spring was a horrible rubber valve like a football.....

    The worst thing though was then name "Whohaa" or something....... Not a bad fork all up, but as you said, definiately not something speccy.......

    Cheers, Dave

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    Roll call stuff

    Where you live? Wollongong

    How often do you ride? Every day at least 2 hours

    Style of riding? Commuting + Trails & cruising + xc racing soon

    occupation? Chemistry PhD student

    bike you own? 2005 Giant XTC 2: Large frame, SRAM X9 rd,
    x9 shifters, XT fd, manitou skareb comp fork, hayes hydros,
    easton bar, stem and seat post.

    bike you aspire to own? Happy with this beast

    fave trail? Mt Keira (all of it)

    fave city... why? Queenstown, just amazing

    other sports? Running (half marathons etc), soccer, cricket, swimming


    Does anybody out there have a skareb comp on there bike? and if so
    can you make any other adjustments apart from rebound on the move.
    Because it is to active when riding on road (particularly uphill, no lockout)
    even when rebound is max. Can deal with it though by staying seated
    when climbing.
    Cheers
    Awesome fun off road

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    Hey Chookie!

    Is your bike red, yellow and black? If so I think I saw you riding up the sealed rd on mt keira a couple of saturdays ago. I was on holidays at the time. My fave bit of track at mt keira is the bit 2-3 k? from a pylon to the moto x track. Awesome!

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    Hey hud,
    my bikes all black with white and chrome stickering. only got it last week. so probably wasn't me u saw up keira. old bike was an avanti hammer but it got stolen a couple of weeks ago. bugger. give us a yell next time ur out this way. show u some awesome trails. have u seen the jump track?

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    ... and if we just ...

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Sydney

    How often do you ride?

    sadly only about once a week on dirt, twice more on road

    Style of riding?

    XC & Centennial Park Ranger-cross

    Occupation?

    just another IT guy...

    Bike you own?

    stock 2001 Cannondale F700, soon to be put out to pasture

    Bike you aspire to own?

    Would like to join the church of our lady Santa Cruz but the missus doesn't see that fitting into out financial plans. So lookin for similar bang out of a Mountain Cycle Zen or possibly a Kona King Kikapu.

    Fave trail?
    Good old Oakes, Manly Dam, and the mecca - NZ!

    Other sports?
    Forget about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawry
    Did you happen to go to NZ with Pete Creagh of Bushranger bikes?

    Did that in Nov 03 - Redwoods in Rotorua through to Makara Peak in Wellington.

    Mate, those Kiwi's have really got the MTB scene sussed out.

    If it wasn't for the accent - i'd move there!!

    cheers,

    jawry
    hey jawry, nah i used to live in wellington.........yeah I got the accent, but now I live in Aus.

    The mtb is wicked in nz eh, makara was my local trails which was awesome and we rode redwoods in rotorua whenever we got the chance.
    I'm heading back for the karapoti race next year.

    i'm still laughing about your comment on the accent.

    L8rs
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Geelong, victoria

    How often do you ride?

    everyday

    Style of riding?
    bit of everything
    occupation?

    bike you own?

    bike you aspire to own?

    fave trail?
    Buller
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    dunno, geelong is good...
    other sports?
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    - Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Perth, WA

    - How often do you ride?

    Most days, commuting to work and weekend rides

    - Style of riding?

    Still working on that, informal XC/Trail, tame Urban.

    - occupation?

    Mining, Lab machine operator

    - bike you own?

    Just got a Giant VT3

    - bike you aspire to own?

    My VT quenched any bike lust I had. A nice lightweight SS hardtail would be cool.

    - fave trail?

    Don't have a fav yet.

    - fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Melbourne... Cool people with a Euro feel to the place.

    - other sports?

    Don’t go much for sport as a rule

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) McKellar, Canberra, ACT

    How often do you ride? 2-3 times per week depending on my wife's shifts! ( Kids to be dropped at school vs Bike commute!) Sat - go the single track.

    Style of riding? XC, 24hr and commuting

    occupation? Maths teacher - mid-life career change - shock!

    bike you own? Giant 2005 NRS2 - and loving every minute of it.

    bike you aspire to own? Bought it 3 months ago - better not think about the next one yet!

    fave trail? Mt Majura - all of the fun single track here.

    fave city... why? (controversial!) Canberra - We get to ride on the footpaths! All the bike paths and pavements are shared use with the pedestrians...and they move out of the way with a smile!

    other sports? Just sold my climbing rack - so not any more!

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    OK I've been squatting for long enough, better introduce myself...

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state):

    Scullin, Canberra, ACT. At the moment of writing I am currently living in Paris, France. A temporary disturbance. Look forward to returning to Canberra and my bikes !

    How often do you ride?

    every day when I'm with my bikes. Except for rain and work, nothing stops me !

    Style of riding?

    Tricky one, I started MTBing at age 14 on a diamond back Sorrento (rigid, 21 speed), riding the trails around the family farm. Loved it. When I outgrew the 16" frame I bought a mongoose DX6.7 hardtail with RS indy C forks and STX 7speed running gear. Loved it. Came to be interested in trials, "rigidified" the indy C by replacing elastomers with 3/4" polypipe, and went at it. Bought myself a dedicated Trials bike, 20" Raceline, and re-mtb'd the mongoose. Time passes and I continued to ride trials primarily, before getting back into MTB on the mongoose fairly strongly. Now trials is still my primary thing, but I love messing around on the trails on my rigid mongoose, now with zero stock parts. Have just bought myself a French hardtail frame, and will see to building that up into a nice XC/trail bike upon return. Mongoose will be a rigid SS frame for casual trails, commuting, whatever.

    That was a bit long...sorry...

    occupation?

    Student, third year Psychology at ANU.

    bike you own?

    Mongoose hardtail is still kicking, I just can't kill the thing, StreakX RCZ "Kinesium" hardtail (being built, looking to be Manitou Black fork, King ISO hubs, Marta brakes, Rhyno lites, Middleburn rs7 duo 29/42 crankset), Decathlon 7.1 Road Bike (Sora gear, for fitness, commuting, not very fun at all), Echo Pure 26" trials bike w/King/Roox hubs, HS33 rear, middleburn rs7 trials cranks, Planet X fork, Echo bar and stem (waiting for a new, wider BB before I change the frame over to a BT5.0 www.btaustralia.tk and V-brakes on the back).

    bike you aspire to own?

    Moots Ti hardtail, most likely an SS w/eccentric BB. Maybe a Thylacine. Support the (relatively) local guys and all that. I have my dream trials bike, not many can say that :-)

    fave trail?

    my favourite "trail" trail is Majura, definitely, love it there. Favourite ride spots are Hawker rocks (Canberra nature park, see www.canberratrials.com > other > riding locations for the best trials in canberra) and John Knight park, Belconnen.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Canberra ! I'm a country boy at heart so big cities don't become me. I love Canberra because it's not REALLY a city by city standards...yet has everything you need. Having bush and trees everywhere is something I'm constantly appreciative of. As far as real cities go, I'd have to say Amsterdam, Netherlands because of the laid back vibe and open-mindedness of the place !

    other sports?

    Have taken up bouldering while in France (what with Fontainebleau a forty minute train ride away and all :-) and will most likely continue that in Australia...other than that nothing.

    pleased t'meet'y'all



    I'd wave but I'm busy in the pic. Apologies for the huge post.

    - Joel
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Hobart Tasmania

    How often do you ride?
    Not often enough, sometimes every day sometimes once a week

    Style of riding?
    XC, trailriding... just riding along

    occupation?
    dopey fool

    bike you own?
    Yeti ARC

    bike you aspire to own?
    Ralaigh Tomac Signature

    fave trail?
    Trevalin reserve

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    er the nicest one...

    other sports?
    bit of runing, rallying, hockey

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    Well now here it is my first ever post on the boards and i hope it will be the first of many
    - Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Melbourne VIC

    - How often do you ride?

    seeing as im 17 i cant really drive to any trails so trails when i have the opportunity otherwise pretty often around the streets.

    - Style of riding?

    i take it as it comes, trail riding i spose? i like my xc but i still like to do a jump when its available

    - occupation?

    literally just finished year 12 about 3 weeks ago, i also work at myers.

    - bike you own?

    '02' model giant xtc se 2 with a few mods.

    - bike you aspire to own?

    mmmmmm yettttiiiiiiiiiiii or mayve an ellsworth truth

    - fave trail?

    lysterfield park such a good park and only 20 mins by car, so tantalizingly close.

    - fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Melbourne, brisbane is pretty laid back tho.

    - other sports?

    i play alot of field hockey, generally training 2-4 nights a week and playing on a friday night and satday morning. i also play indoor soccer in the off season of hockey to keep fit, i used to play floorball(kinda like ice hockey but you run and u have no pads).

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Bris'Vegas.

    How often do you ride?
    'Bout twice a week usually

    Style of riding?
    Trail/Freeride and general muckrunning..

    occupation?
    Rep.

    bike you own?
    2k3 Stinky, Y2k Avanti Competitor w/ Skarebs and an LX groupo(love this bike).

    bike you aspire to own?
    Wouldn't mind a Liquid or an Enduro

    fave trail?
    Cootha Forest.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    N/A.. The best one is the one you can find the good trails in..

    other sports?
    Babe watching and chanel surfing.

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    Just wanted to update my profile to include Singlespeeding and to post a pic of my Surly for if you have not seen it already.


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    TR, didn't you use to be toowoombaa rider? How did you change your user name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonowee
    TR, didn't you use to be toowoombaa rider? How did you change your user name?
    Yep.
    One and the same.
    Only way it can be done that I know of is to contact Site Admin.
    I changed it because toowoombarider is too hard/long for most people to type and even I shorten it to TR when I post.

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    'Evening Lads / Ladettes,

    Long time lurker and first time poster here, so I thought I'd better get myself registered and say G'Day (and what better place to start for an intro than here on the Oz Roll Call!)

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    - Canning Vale, Perth, WA

    How often do you ride?
    - Every weekend, come hell or high water.

    Style of riding?
    - XC, but building up base fitness as I am hoping to do some longer 'epic' rides this winter.

    occupation?
    - White collar weenie

    bike you own?
    - Giant NRS1

    bike you aspire to own?
    - Titus Racer X-100 (Custom Ti) - spec'd out with SRAM X.O r/d, XTR f/d, Magura Marta SL's, Mavic CrossMax XL's, Fox F100X / RP3 on the front & rear.

    fave trail?
    - Little Ovens & Kalamunda Circuit (done back-to-back in a figure 8) - Perthite's will hopefully know what I mean.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    - After Perth? If it's only within Oz, then I say Brisbane - great climate and a similar relaxed vibe to Perth. If it's outside of Oz, then I say San Francisco - Swweeeeet single-track (Tamarancho Loop), great MTB stores / climate and a similar relaxed vibe to Perh.

    other sports?
    - Extreme knitting - I'm well over 100 stiches per minute

    Cheers,

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    Cool Sam.!

    I live in Willetton which just next to Canningvale, wanna organise a ride?

    www.perthmtb.com , would be a good place for us to organise a ride.
    Sob ... I have no MTB riding friends especially ones that live in the same area. After my latest crash, my parents really don't feel comfortable about me cycling alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonowee
    Cool Sam.!

    I live in Willetton which just next to Canningvale, wanna organise a ride?

    www.perthmtb.com , would be a good place for us to organise a ride.
    Sob ... I have no MTB riding friends especially ones that live in the same area. After my latest crash, my parents really don't feel comfortable about me cycling alone.
    Hi Jonowee,

    We're virtually neighbours!

    You've got mail!

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotzapollohimalaya
    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    lindisfarne, hobart, tas.

    How often do you ride?

    not yet, but considering

    Style of riding?

    plan on riding to/from work

    occupation?

    water board

    bike you own?

    none yet

    bike you aspire to own?

    the best i can find for $400-500

    fave trail?

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    hobart, of course.

    other sports?
    homebrewing/drinking beer

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    Roll Call

    Currently Alberta Canada, from Wollongong NSW

    Almost daily in summer, almost never in winter

    XC/Enduro

    Financial Analyst

    Jamis Dakar XLT 2.0 & an older Norco Team Issue headtail

    Pretty happy with the bikes I have

    Anything in Kananaskis Country (Canada), anything in Royal National Park (NSW)

    Anywhere on the south coast of NSW. Beautiful, quiet, great beaches.

    Surfing, snowboarding, footy (league & union), mountaineering.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Kwinana, Perth, Western Australia

    How often do you ride?
    Currently not, smashed collarbone. (3 weeks down, 3 weeks to go) Otherwise daily.

    Style of riding?
    XC

    occupation?
    build websites

    bike you own?
    not a pretty sight, cheap chinese hardtail with buckled rear wheel.

    bike you aspire to own?
    Avanti Barracuda, Norco Charger or Norco Bigfoot (I will be buying one of these three in the next four weeks).

    fave trail?
    the sandhills across the road from my house.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    which ever city I am in at the time.

    other sports?
    not at the moment ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Hobart Tasmania

    How often do you ride?
    Not often enough, sometimes every day sometimes once a week

    Style of riding?
    XC, trailriding... just riding along

    occupation?
    dopey fool

    bike you own?
    Yeti ARC

    bike you aspire to own?
    Ralaigh Tomac Signature

    fave trail?
    Trevalin reserve

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    er the nicest one...

    other sports?
    bit of runing, rallying, hockey
    Dunno how to edit this one...

    anyway bling bling

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    roll call

    Where?

    Melbourne, but previously Canberra. (mmmm singletrack)

    how often?

    2-3 times a week.

    style?

    XC. twisty singletrack is my favorite vice...

    occupation?

    lab tech

    bike?

    Baum Espresso. Custom steel is brilliant! Try it

    fave trail?

    pre-fire stromlo forest in Canberra.

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    Can't edit my previous post

    So here goes an updated version
    Quote Originally Posted by nickobec
    How often do you ride?
    Currently not, smashed collarbone. (3 weeks down, 3 weeks to go) Otherwise daily.
    Well, I am not fully healed (old bones take longer), but back on the bike, once or twice a day for an hour (two hours sessions on weekends).

    Quote Originally Posted by nickobec
    Style of riding?
    XC
    trail, basically single track and overgrown double track, nothing too aggressive right now.

    bike you own?
    04 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR (got a good price on it, I was looking at midrange hardtails and there she was, for a few dollars more with better forks, fox propedal rear shock, only V brakes but that is all I need)

    bike you aspire to own?
    I just bought my stumpy, I don't really aspire to own anything else right now. Hydralic discs, wider rims and tyres are the desired upgrades.

    Quote Originally Posted by nickobec
    fave trail?
    the sandhills across the road from my house.
    and beyond, generally just get out and explore on weekends, weekdays ride a short loop.

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    Boston USA, Grew up in Brisbane

    Ride 2-3 times a week (when there is no snow)

    Freeride/all mountain

    Information Technologies Director (guy with a title)

    05 Kona Coiler Dee-lux, GT Ruckus 1.0

    Kona Stinky Dee-lux

    Lynn Woods, Middlesex Fells Near Boston USA

    If anyone is in Boston area let me know. HAve a few beers and a ride

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    Since I just signed up... I should add my name to the list!

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Woolloonooloo, Sydney

    How often do you ride?
    Commute to work x 5 days

    Style of riding?
    Road - but want to start off road. not sure what style yet.

    occupation?
    Record Company publicist

    bike you own?
    Did own a cheap Apollo. But it was stolen outside the Hopetoun hotel last wek,

    bike you aspire to own?
    Still figuring that out. Afte 2 days on the net - I've narrowed it down to 3 brands: Giant Trek or Specializer - around the $600 mark. See earlier post for more info.

    fave trail?
    Centenial Park through to Queens Park at the moment

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    In general... New York!
    For local music - Melbourne
    For life - Sydney

    other sports?
    swimming, wakeboarding, snowboarding, kick boxing, yoga

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    Can't update my posts so will add this to reflect my new Santa Cruz Superlight.


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    I live in Brunswick, Melbourne.

    I ride to school and to work everyday, offroad 1-2 times a week. Also do 1-2 road rides per week. The odd long road trip, and the odd camping trip.

    I'm a Student .

    I ride a Giant Rincon 05 with Bontrager Racelite wheels

    I'd like to ride a Motobecane Fly 9357

    Don't have a fav trail

    Melbourne is the besterest city for sure!

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    TR, I like the superlight. It looks great.
    Trev!

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    Figured I should update the pic of my profile.



    Oh yes. If you go back and look at 'Andy ?'. About 10mnoths ago he was racing the oaks race and came off...

    He damaged his knee so badly that he couldn't walk properly for about 6months.
    He sold his bike and as far as I know, doesn't ride anymore


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    Andy sold his bike to me. Actually I have since resold it as it was a bit small for me and I liked my Raceline better.
    Andy said he didn't want to risk his job again by falling of his bike a second time, poor guy.
    I think I recall him saying he might get a roady.

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    Thought I should fill this in as a newbie on the board (actually rediscovering it after many years in the wilderness, so to speak)

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    2 to 3 times a week

    Style of riding?
    Mainly road, just not enough time to go off-road

    occupation?
    Tourism professional, some time tour guide / instructor in MTB

    bike you own?
    Cannondale hardtail (road set-up), Trek Fuel (off-road set-up)

    bike you aspire to own?
    Don't have all day so I won't bore you all, but the N+1 rule applies

    fave trail?
    Quite a few - around Sydney, would be the Oaks, Andersons, Great North Road, Lane Cove NP - I'm not one for technical riding so wide open trails with good views are good

    Fave city... why?
    Don't need to be controversial!!! But I have a few fave cities and regions.

    - Sydney - well for obvious reasons, I still think Sydney is one of the most liveable cities in the world (until we run out of water!), temperate climate, beach, mountains, wilderness areas all within easy reach

    - Hong Kong - city of my birth, need I say more? Although I don't think I can live there any more. No real place to go to ride me bike!!!

    - San Francisco - Fave city in North America by far, similar climate to Sydney's, great mountain biking very near the city, excellent road riding, close enough to the mountains, and a great city to boot.

    - Vancouver - similar to San Fran, and Canada is a nice country, too wet in winter is the only downside.

    - Calgary - my "third home" is the Canadian Rockies and it is simply an awesome place if you're into the outdoors, a bit cold to live year round though, summer is magnificent!

    - Most of New Zealand, again got great mountains and wilderness areas, even if they speak funny.

    And then there's Ireland and most of France . . .

    other sports?
    Have to involve big engines, and cars going around in circles . . . if it doesn't have wheels it is not a sport.
    Ride and ride and ride and ride and ride and ride ...

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    Another new addition to the Quiver.


    Frame weighs in at 1,450g.
    Will be taking my time building this one.

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    hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitkat
    Thought I should fill this in as a newbie on the board (actually rediscovering it after many years in the wilderness, so to speak)

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    2 to 3 times a week

    Style of riding?
    Mainly road, just not enough time to go off-road

    occupation?
    Tourism professional, some time tour guide / instructor in MTB

    bike you own?
    Cannondale hardtail (road set-up), Trek Fuel (off-road set-up)

    bike you aspire to own?
    Don't have all day so I won't bore you all, but the N+1 rule applies

    fave trail?
    Quite a few - around Sydney, would be the Oaks, Andersons, Great North Road, Lane Cove NP - I'm not one for technical riding so wide open trails with good views are good

    Fave city... why?
    Don't need to be controversial!!! But I have a few fave cities and regions.

    - Sydney - well for obvious reasons, I still think Sydney is one of the most liveable cities in the world (until we run out of water!), temperate climate, beach, mountains, wilderness areas all within easy reach

    - Hong Kong - city of my birth, need I say more? Although I don't think I can live there any more. No real place to go to ride me bike!!!

    - San Francisco - Fave city in North America by far, similar climate to Sydney's, great mountain biking very near the city, excellent road riding, close enough to the mountains, and a great city to boot.

    - Vancouver - similar to San Fran, and Canada is a nice country, too wet in winter is the only downside.

    - Calgary - my "third home" is the Canadian Rockies and it is simply an awesome place if you're into the outdoors, a bit cold to live year round though, summer is magnificent!

    - Most of New Zealand, again got great mountains and wilderness areas, even if they speak funny.

    And then there's Ireland and most of France . . .

    other sports?
    Have to involve big engines, and cars going around in circles . . . if it doesn't have wheels it is not a sport.
    hi kinyat...

    this is rob here.. from BN

    wow... found out more about you than on the great north rd ride!

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Adelaide

    How often do you ride?
    Every Sunday morning, race last sunday of each month, try to get in one night ride or mide week trail ride each week. I also try and commute to work a few days a week.

    Style of riding?
    XC

    occupation?
    Teacher

    bike you own?
    Salsa Caballero with 5th Element shock
    Manitou Scareb Platinum Fork
    Truvativ Team Stylo Team Cranks
    Crank Bros Ti pedals
    XT hydro brakes
    XTR front derailleur
    XO shifters and rear derailleur
    XT 24 spoke wheels
    Thomson stem/post
    Answer Carbon protaper bars
    Selle Italia SLR XC saddle
    Kenda Karma/Nevegal (depends on season) or Hutchinson Mosquito

    bike you aspire to own?
    What I own! Why would i want anything else, except for XTR cranks

    fave trail?
    Fox Creek

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Adelaide, cause I live here!

    other sports?
    None! No time, I am married, full time job, 2 kids under 3 etc. Lucky i ride at all!!
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    Roll call

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) Bendigo, Victoria

    How often do you ride? 2 or 3 times a week

    Style of riding? XC / trail

    occupation? Telecommunications related

    bike you own? GT Avalanche 0.5 and Klein Pinnacle

    bike you aspire to own? Orange Sub 5

    fave trail? There are heaps aorund here

    fave city... why? (controversial!) None really - I hate big cities

    other sports? Pumpin' iron and hunting / fishing
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    Upgradeitis has set in:





    Some nice upgrades here:
    Reba SL U-turn
    XT M761 cranks
    Magura Marta hydro's

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    Boise, ID
    but from Orange County, CA,suburb of LA
    where your band INXS currently is hanging out
    looking for a new lead singer
    whose name will probably e
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    Sound of Tires on Dirt: Sole Music
    Rides shared with friends: Soul Music

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Victoria- Melbourne/ Bayswater
    How often do you ride?
    Daily
    Style of riding?
    XC
    occupation?
    Golf Driving Range
    bike you own?
    2005 Giant Yukon
    bike you aspire to own?
    Too many to name. Kona Coiler or Coiler Dee-Lux, Giant AC or Giant VT1
    fave trail?
    Lysterfield Lake, Bell Bird Dell.
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne
    other sports?
    Athletics, Gym.

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    thought i should say hello.
    live on Central Coast, Sydney .
    I ride every day, either mtb or road, on fluid trainer if i have too. Got these excellent training dvds from local shop the other day. Spinnervales. Recomend them to anyone.
    Mtb is 05 s works stumpy fsr.put on fsa carbon cranks and triple ti egg beaters.Full xtr . Keeps me happy.
    Ourimbah is just unreal.All the guys around here have done a great job in establishing tracks and maintenance. i congatulate you all. I have also been around red hill and oxford falls.Really enjoyable.
    will post a picture if i can......not really comp literate!!!!

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    southern sydney nsw australia

    How often do you ride?
    as much as i can usualy at least a good hour a week

    Style of riding?
    cross country but i like free riding too

    occupation?
    high school student

    bike you own?
    diamondback sorrento '03(?) with manitou axel forks

    bike you aspire to own?
    cannondale prophet or the cannondale rush (when they come out)

    fave trail?
    anything technical

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    canberra i'm sick of the problems in sydney and its bloody expensive here.

    other sports?
    rugby league i'm a referee

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    a sorrento ('95 model I think) was my first bike as well. Ah memories. Even raced on it once. I concur on the canberra thing. Enjoy your time here, there's a lot to learn (and a lot of grumpy yanks to tell you you're wrong :-P )

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    here's my details

    live -
    central coast NSW

    how often I ride -
    3 times a day 5 days/week (before work, to work and home)about 40km a day. Plus at least once a day on the w/end.

    style -
    commuting, xc (not racing) trail and endurance racing

    occupation -
    bike shop manager/bike mechanic

    bikes -
    specialized epic and specialized sirrus

    dream bike -
    fully pimped versions of the above I'm slowly building them)

    favourite trail -
    anywhere where I can't see or hear another human/car/bike rider

    favourite city -
    I hate anywhere where I can see or hear other humans

    other sports-
    There are other sports? That's crazy.

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    here's my details

    live -
    central coast NSW

    how often I ride -
    3 times a day 5 days/week (before work, to work and home)about 40km a day. Plus at least once a day on the w/end.

    style -
    commuting, xc (not racing) trail and endurance racing

    occupation -
    bike shop manager/bike mechanic

    bikes -
    specialized epic and specialized sirrus

    dream bike -
    fully pimped versions of the above (I'm slowly building them)

    favourite trail -
    anywhere where I can't see or hear another human/car/bike rider

    favourite city -
    I hate anywhere where I can see or hear other humans

    other sports-
    There are other sports? That's crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenchmonkey
    favourite city -
    I hate anywhere where I can see or hear other humans
    I like it ! I learned to ride in 300 acres of empty australian bush - nothing quite like knowing for sure there isn't a dog walker around that blind fast corner.

    - Joel
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    Schacksta

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Yellowrock, NSW.

    How often do you ride?

    Daily.

    Style of riding?

    Aggressive XC / racing / commuting

    occupation?

    Government job.

    bike you own?

    1. Ellsworth Truth
    2. Giant NRS 1
    3 Giant VT2

    bike you aspire to own?

    a roady as well...?

    fave trail?

    WSMTB home track at Yellowmundee or anything at Majura Pines (ACT).

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Bangkok - fun, relaxed, cheap.

    other sports?

    pfffft... who has time!!!

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    How often do you ride?
    Not often enough...

    Style of riding?
    Country and western, er science fiction, no what I really meant was anime.

    occupation?
    Who wants to know?

    bike you own?
    More than one.

    bike you aspire to own?
    More than one.

    fave trail?
    Can't say - haven't been on them all yet!

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Canberra, Hobart or Launceston - definitely *NOT* Sydney as way too many @***holes here.

    other sports?
    Nordic skiing, eating, synchronised swimming, curling, etc.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

    How often do you ride?
    6 or 7 days a week, 10 to 30km per ride

    Style of riding?
    XC - very poorly, but at least I'm fit now.

    occupation?
    Geological Modelling Specialist and landscape photographer (see www.scenebyhird.com)

    bike you own?
    Until 3 days ago, Giant Boulder SE. Now, a Giant XtC3 (06 model)

    bike you aspire to own?
    Got it 3 days ago ..... (ask me again when I know more about this sport!)

    fave trail?
    Still searching for it.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne - because I grew up there. Kalgoorlie is pretty good too, but we are likely to move to Perth soon.

    other sports?
    I used to play basketball, before knee injuries stopped me and "forced" me to put on 30kg, and swimming (did the Rotto swim in 2000). 13 years ago I did a lot of bike touring, but haven't ridden since moving to Kalgoorlie 12 years ago. I got back into riding in January this year when I bought my first mountain bike. Now I wish I had never stopped - I've lost most of those extra kilograms since January (15 years of life wasted being sedentary!)

    Cheers,
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Concord, Sydney, NSW
    How often do you ride?
    7 days a week, 40 minutes every day. If it's a nice night I'll ride then as well.
    Style of riding?
    Fitness, Leisure, Aggresive
    occupation?
    Property Valuer/Student
    bike you own?
    Raleigh with components and model number not even worth mentioning.
    bike you aspire to own?
    Trek 6700 (short term). Trek Top Fuel 110 (long term, when money isn't a problem, haha)
    fave trail?
    A few trails discovered by my uncle at Padstow Heights
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney - been here all my life, I can't really comment on anywhere else!!!
    other sports?
    Soccer and tethered swimming.... ummm, not really.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Engadine, NSW also Kurrajong NSW

    How often do you ride?
    3-4 times a week

    Style of riding?
    Aggressive XC/All Mountain

    occupation?
    IT guy

    bike you own?
    Ells Moment

    bike you aspire to own?
    hmmm... I'll get back to you

    fave trail?
    Menai

    Grant

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Epping, Sydney
    How often do you ride?
    6 days
    Style of riding?
    All Mtn, Enduro, XC Race.......(when I started you just rode, back when Johnny Tomac won XC Gold and DH Silver World Championships & Mammoth Kamikazi on the same bike ! )
    occupation?
    Business Analyst
    bike you own?
    Santa Cruz Heckler (5th element/XTR)
    previous
    Apollo 1991
    GT Avalanche 1993
    GT Zaskar 1995
    GT Zaskar Team 2000

    bike you aspire to own?
    Santa Cruz Nomad maybe
    Trek 9.9
    John Tomac Raleigh with Tioga Disc wheel circa 1993

    fave trail?
    Local, Lane Cove Valley
    Fun, Manly Dam, Oxford Falls
    Legend, Helensburgh
    Hardcore, Six Foot Track
    Club Race, Yarramundi
    National Race, Mt Majura

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    ....in the future it will be where I can access too the trails
    other sports?[/QUOTE]
    riding on tarmac......feels like another sport

    Angus.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    North Shore, Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    Not enough, love to get out at least a few times a week for any form of riding

    Style of riding?
    Anything fun or challenging theres nothing like the feeling of getting to the top of a steep section and looking down on the rest of your ride. The muddier the better is also true.

    occupation?
    Uni bum at the moment

    bike you own?
    Specialised Hardrock, working on a few mods to get it up to spec. Brakes tyres are coming very soon

    bike you aspire to own?
    Demo9 would have to be high on the list or maybe a big hit.

    fave trail?
    At the moment Mt Burrough outside of Launceston would have to be high on the list.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney, because theres always controversy

    other sports?
    Squash and anything to do with the snow

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Davidson, Sydney NSW

    How often do you ride?
    3-4 times a week

    Style of riding?
    Freeride / XC depending on trail

    occupation?
    IT Sales

    bike you own?
    Cannondale Jekyll and Gemini

    bike you aspire to own?
    Prophet

    fave trail?
    Bantry Bay

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney

    other sports?
    Sea Kayak

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Port Macquarie, NSW.

    How often do you ride?
    6 days each week. Wednesday is my rest day.

    Style of riding?
    More or less anything related to XC. I'll be returning to XC racing in about a week's time. Other than that, I like touring.

    My favourite style of event would have to be enduro.

    Occupation?
    Student, Web Developer, and I might still have time to become a professional mountain biker.

    Bike you own?
    '05 Jamis Dakar Sport. Mostly stock, with ABR seatpost, Larsen TT tyres, DT Swiss Comp spokes and a Cateye Enduro 8 computer.

    Bike you aspire to own?
    I just had a look at some 2006 bikes, and the new Merida Trans-Mission Speed looks pretty nice.

    Fave trail?
    Anything in Canberra. O'Conner ridge is fun.

    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    For mountain biking, Canberra.
    For fun, Melbourne.

    Other sports?
    Kayaking looks fun.

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    G'day everyone...

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    SE Suburbs, Melboune, VIC

    How often do you ride?
    at least once a week

    Style of riding?
    XC riding/trails

    occupation?
    Part-time bike mechanic

    bike you own?
    HMK hardtail (?.. i know), w/lots of upgrades in process of looking for good XC bike.

    bike you aspire to own?
    some good XC fs

    fave trail?
    Lysterfield trails, Dandenogs.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne...der

    other sports?
    Athlectics, Golf, DH Skiing

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Glenmore Park, Sydney, NSW (home of the McMansion)

    How often do you ride?
    Between 2-6 days per week depending

    Style of riding?
    XC and enduro

    occupation?
    IT - Applications Tester

    bike you own?
    I own 2 - 99 Specialized FSR XC Comp and 93 Diamondback Axis Pro

    bike you aspire to own?
    Niner Sir9 - which I am currently scrpaing the cash together for...

    fave trail?
    Yellowmundee, Killingworth XC and anything in the ACT

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney, because it has everything (and I was born and bred here)
    Honourable mention to Canberra - cycling heaven...

    other sports?
    What? Are there other sports?

    Peace...
    My LBS | Riding this and this

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Putney, Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    twice a week locally and whenever i can get to manly dam or the Blue Mountains


    Style of riding?
    XC/trail riding


    occupation?
    civil engineer


    bike you own?
    cannondale jekyll

    bike you aspire to own?
    cannondale bad boy
    anything litespeed (yum!!!)




    fave trail?
    the oaks and manly dam
    .

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    stupid question - sydney


    other sports?
    i like riding my bike

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    Well you can update my profile - now the estatic owner of a trek 6500..... Awesome bike, serious overkill for me though

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) Melbourne

    How often do you ride? mmm not enough

    Style of riding? Dirt jump/ street

    occupation? Sales rep (Repco)

    bike you own? inbetween, about to buy a Kona Cowan or a Santa Cruz Jackal

    bike you aspire to own? Eventually a freeride bike in love with the Ellsworth Chaois

    fave trail? any street

    fave city... why? (controversial!) Melbourne, multicultral, always have something good going on

    other sports? why when you can ride anywhere

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    age sex location?

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Thomastown, Melbourne, VIC

    How often do you ride?
    7 days per week. 5 days commuting to work (45km per day) and weekend bashing around some trails

    Style of riding?
    in between and road bike and a mountain bike. I love to go fast on road (hence the slicks) but at the same time my old BMX habits kick in and i love to go crazy off road.

    occupation?
    University Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

    bike you own?
    GT Avalanche 0.5 frame
    Sram X9 rear, Deaore LX front, Srax X9 shifter
    Deore Discs
    WTB speed disc rims
    Stem = FSA OS-115 oversized 31.8mm clamp with carbon 4bolt Ti cap. 130mm length
    Handlebars = FSA K-Force Flat bar 31.8mm Carbon/Kevlar composite
    Tyres = Specialized Nimbus 2006 26x1.5"

    bike you aspire to own?
    GT Road Bike
    GT Zaskar Team or Expert

    fave trail?
    The bike lane in the middle of st. georges road coming from Preston going down to Brunswick. Get some good speed there but watch out for those bikers who look like they havnet ridden a bike before. Also, prepare to lock your breaks when you approach intersections, although cars are to give way to you. LOL.

    Honestly, I get a thrill from speed, the faster, the better. I love it. Offroad, just gunning it on some off road tracks up in the northern parts of melbourne, whittlesea, south morang etc..

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Hrmmm, Melbourne would be number 1 if it wasnt for the friggin 47deg day new years eve wher is was sweating my bollocks off. So now it is in second place. Number 1 city I would say for me is Lund, Sweden. Every1 rides bikes, hardly any cars. Nothing better than some chicks going out clubbing etc wearing mini skirts and riding a bike to the club. LOL.

    other sports?
    Skiing Mt. Buller, Falls Creek.
    Football (a.k.a Soccer), Australia to the World Cup, About TIME!
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    Roll call

    Where you live?

    Where you live?

    Leura, Blue Mountains NSW

    How often do you ride?
    2-3 times a week

    Style of riding?
    XC

    Occupation?
    Osteopath

    Bike you own?
    Cannondale Rush 600

    Bike you aspire to?
    Just picked up my Rush, and am very happy with it.

    Fave trail?
    Oaks fire trail

    Fave city?
    I like sydney and melbourne

    Other sport?
    none

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    <b>Where you live? (suburb, city, state)</b>
    Lindfield, Sydney, NSW

    <b>How often do you ride?</b>
    Everyday to work - most weekends

    <b>Style of riding?</b>
    XC, would like to do some more freeride

    <b>occupation?</b>
    Software Engineer

    <b>bike you own?</b>
    Giant Iguan disc 2003

    <b>bike you aspire to own?</b>
    2006 Giant Reign 1
    OR
    Scott Ransom 20

    <b>fave trail?</b>
    Ourimbah

    <b>fave city... why? (controversial!)</b>
    Brisbane - The pub with the tower of beer!!!

    <b>other sports?</b>
    Played some Ultimate Frisbee at uni - if anyone's keen to get it on, give us a yell!

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    Like i said in the other thread, i'm not in Aus yet but will be on the 25th of jan

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Ah when i get there, Ballarat, Melbourne, Vic

    How often do you ride?
    Everyday if i can

    Style of riding?
    XC, street

    occupation?
    Student

    bike you own?
    1)Sinister ridge, USE lefty for XC, AM, light FR
    2)Norco Satsqush, Fox vanR 125mm built for street, no pic, not finished building it at the bike shop...
    3)Malaysian rural area racing bike, 20" wheels(old school), 1st pic

    bike you aspire to own?
    Ah...Maybe the full sinister lineup?

    fave trail?
    None in Aus yet

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney...?

    other sports?
    Fishing....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Closeburn
    Legend, Helensburgh
    Helensburgh? Oh man *sighs*

    I was just feeling homesick so thought I'd do a search for Helensburgh and this thread came up, I'm a Helensburgh expat stuck in Houston, Texas and have just gotten back into MTB riding over here.

    What track are they calling Legend? I haven't cycled in Helensburgh for something like 5 years but knew just about every track out there especially out the back of the tip, I miss all that great single track especially the loop down & back from the motorcross track and the killer climb back up the hill from the creek, although the creek is more Otford than Helensburgh. I used to ride out that way through Nasho (uh oh here comes my Aussie slang again, my Texan girlfriend is in for a real treat! ) to Audley for a good 60km ride on the weekends.

    I really miss being so close to so much great riding, here in Houston you have to drive everywhere and having to drive to go biking really sucks. Oh well I'm competing for the first time this year so that will be fun.

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    Where you live? Calamvale, Brisbane, Queensland.

    How often do you ride? 3/4 times a week

    Style of riding? Freeride / Downhill

    occupation? Student/Maccas *****

    bike you own? Custom '05 Kona Stinky

    bike you aspire to own? Pimped Demo 8/9

    fave trail? Nerangatang

    fave city... why? Brisbane.

    other sports? Rugby, Cricket

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Northcote, VIC

    How often do you ride?
    Commute everyday, XC whenever I have time (waiting for the kids to be old enough to ride XC with me then will ride more )

    Style of riding?
    Commute on a singlespeed, road and firetrails on a cyclocross bike, XC on the singlespeed.

    occupation?
    Geologist

    bike you own?
    Specialized stumpjumper converted to singlespeed.
    GT ZRX cyclocross.

    bike you aspire to own?
    Retrotec singlespeed.

    fave trail?
    Lysterfield or yarra bend.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    (In Aus) Melbourne - love the vibe and love living in Northcote.
    (OS) Tucson - I was at Uni there and had a 50 minute commute of which 40mins was on technical singletrack. Weather was beautiful too.

    other sports?
    Windsurfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotzapollohimalaya
    other sports?
    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Mosman, Sydney, NSW
    How often do you ride?
    Every other day if possible
    Style of riding?
    Best described as All Mountain
    occupation?
    Salesman
    bike you own?
    Santa Cruz Nomad
    bike you aspire to own?
    None right now, the bike is only a few days old
    fave trail?
    Red Hill
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne, great bars, crap weather

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    Where you live?
    SA - North Eastern Suburbs

    How often do you ride?
    It fluctuates, but probably once every 2 days

    Style of riding?
    Commuting, XC, try to dirt jump but just hurt myself, downhill when I can, but it happens about once a year

    occupation?
    IT Field (Desktop) Support

    bike you own?
    Kona Coiler
    Kona Smoke

    bike you aspire to own?
    Santa Cruz Superlight
    Giant Glory

    fave trail?
    Don't ride enough to know! Kuipto is ok, but it's lame. I need to find singletrack in SA

    fave city... why?
    Adelaide - cos I feel overwhelmed in the other cities! Too big! :P

    other sports?
    Bushwalking, Watching movies, Sitting in front of a damn computer too much! haha

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    Smile

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Diamond Creek Victoria

    How often do you ride?
    3-4 times / week
    Style of riding?
    xc / Commuting 2-3 times per week
    occupation?
    process engineer
    bike you own?
    Dodsun Firepower - commuter and as of tomorrow Cannondale Rush 1000
    bike you aspire to own?
    Cannondale Rush 1000!!!!
    fave trail?
    anywhere there's bush singletrack and some mates
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    I don't really like any cities!!
    other sports?
    Rallying!!!

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    Roll call

    great thread but it should have been an Aussie RC unless Ive missed something, where are all the Kiwis! come out and play dudes/esses

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Auckland, don't blame the player blame the game, AKs not that bad really, I just live here honest! My hearts still in the South Island but the riding is good here all year round.

    How often do you ride?

    As much as I can which is never enough, a night ride during the week and every weekend, the Headless Horseman come out 2 play early Sunday mornings (0630 -7am starts killer) usually at the sandpit (Woodhill), but when I can twist there arms I get the boys to Riverhead

    Style of riding?

    If it means peadling my bike I ride it all, just do it.

    occupation?

    Proffesional MTBBiker, extreme sports junkie, Yeah right I wish Corporate AM
    arghh Im stuck in a concrete jungle when all I want is the fresh air of nature, who are the real slaves.

    bike you own?

    Turner 5 Spot

    bike you aspire to own?

    Think I'll add an RFX I'm back into jumping big time! Somthing DH IH DW/ Demo 8, or possibly combine it all into a Nicolai TFR internal gearbox frame thanks BBB I'll send u the hospital bills LOL.

    fave trail?

    Too many to count!
    Anything at Riverhead thats technical singletrack, Hot X buns in Vegas, The Rude, Wanaka Plantation forest, Naseby, Behind the clock in CO.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    I live in the city but I'm a country boy, I like visiting other cities but living there is not the same, I'd like to go to San Fran Cisco, Barcelona visit my buddy over there he can show me around cheers in advance W!

    other sports?

    What other sports, OK anything really, but my passion is riding, and I like NZ vs Aussie on the sports feild. Go the ABs
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    Bloody nice rig mate. Good to see you supporting the All Blacks, you guys will win one day

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Townsville, QLD but possibly moving to Cobar, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    At least twice a week, otherwise whenever I get a chance to dash out.

    Style of riding?
    XC, general trail riding, just get out there and explore really. Love going up & love going back down. Dirt is best, butumen's not too bad if theres a hill to conquer.

    occupation?
    Stay at home Mum, doing a bit of work from home at the same time.

    bike you own?
    06 Trance 3



    bike you aspire to own?
    Very happy with the current one: would love to be able to upgrade bit's and pieces though & experiment with different set ups.

    fave trail?
    Haven't been on too many "real" bike trails. Whish I had discovered what was just about at my feet when I used to live in Canberra!

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Darwin - Love the NT in general, and Darwin is great, nice and warm, people are real laid back, live there again any day. Alice Springs isn't too bad either - got married there!

    other sports?
    Purely mountain biking for this lady!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
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    G'day Trailadvent,

    The forum has only recently had its title changed to include the Kiwis because whataboutben noticed you guys had nowhere to call home on mtbr.com. Before then, it was the Aussie forum, which is why there were no Kiwis until your good self posted.

    Welcome - and awesome bike mate!

    Cheers,
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    Welcome to the boards Kristina, although I know you’re no stranger here by any means!

    For some silly reason I’ve come across a few of your posts on different boards, and never put the screen name / bike / name together…

    Dave.

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    Live - Home Of The V8's, Nsw
    Ride - Everydaily
    Style Of Riding - Xc And Commuting Etc Etc..carpark Wheelies Etc
    Occupation - Parole Officer.
    Bikes - See Photos
    Aspire To Own - Pugsly, Karate Monkey, Steamroller And Mabye A Nomad...everything Really
    Trail - Lidsdale, Majura, Local Singletrack
    Fave City - Bangkok.. Only Place Ive Been And Had A Ball
    Other Sports - League, Snowboarding..thats About It Really
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    Might as well update mine.

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Victoria- Melbourne/ Bayswater
    How often do you ride?
    Daily
    Style of riding?
    XC, Aggressive XC, will be into Freeride soon.
    occupation?
    Bake House
    bike you own?
    2005 Giant Yukon
    bike you aspire to own?
    Theres a lot of bikes i like. Yeti 575 would be nice to have, as well as a Kona Coiler.
    fave trail?
    Lysterfield Lake, Mount Dandenong
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne, because its great.
    other sports?
    Gym.

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    Hey, this is me.....
    Where do you live
    Melbourne, Patterson Lakes
    How often do you ride?
    Once a week, usually Saturday mornings
    Style of riding?
    Aggresive cross country, love flowing single track, technical rocky sections and fast rough downhills
    Occupation?
    Industrial designer, Furniture designer
    Bike?
    2005 Giant reign 2
    Bike you aspire to own?
    2007 Giant reign 1
    Fave trail?
    Lysterfield lake mostly, A bit of Healsville and the You Yangs, although would like to spend more time at the you yangs, but a bit far to travel (1.5 hrs)
    Fave city?
    Melbourne
    Other sports?
    Snow boarding, sail boarding and sailing
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    Where you live? Northern Beaches, Sydney, N.S.W.

    How often do you ride? As much as time permits (1 - 3 times week)

    Style of riding? Aggressive XC, moderate AM.

    Occupation? Aircraft Maintenance Engineer / Mechanical Engineer/ Student Research Assistant.

    Bike you own? 2006 Giant Trance 2

    Bike you aspire to own? Titus Motolite / Ibis Mojo.

    Fave trail? Manly Dam.

    Fave city... why? Each city I have been to has good and bad points!

    Other sports? Gym.
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    Live: Sunny Newcastle
    Ride: 3 x week
    Style: XC
    Occupation: Sales
    Bike(s): Giant Anthem LE, GT Zaskar Pro & Giant CRX1 Flat Bar Roadie
    Aspire to own: I own it already
    Fave Trail: Killingworth
    Fave City: I live in it
    Other sport: Too many too list
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    That Anthem is a work of art mate .

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Rivett, ACT (5min 27sec ride from Mt Stromlo, not that I've been counting :-)

    How often do you ride?
    Preferably 2 times a week, but only once a week lately.

    Style of riding?
    Mainly XC, but I don't mind giving DH and some more technical stuff a go on the days I am feeling brave. I also tend to keep away from jumps and big drops as I have already lost one frame to this (poor technique to blame more than anything)

    Occupation?
    Strategic Business Planning (Govt)

    Bike you own?
    Specialized Enduro 2003

    Bike you aspire to own?
    Cove G-Spot FR

    Fave trail?
    Majura Pines, Canberra. So many bits of trail, but so many options.

    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Canberra. Brisbane and Melbourne are also up there on my favourite Aussie destinations.

    Other sports?
    Swimming. I also went in an adventure race once, but we finished after the medal presentation thougt some more training was necessary before continuing that line of fitness. Now did I say training?

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    Live: Brisbane
    Ride: Often
    Style: XC, enduro, commute, road
    Occupation: Software Development Manager
    Bike(s): Mongoose Hardtail, GT road bike
    Aspire to own: Giant Trance
    Fave Trail: Gap Creek
    Fave City: Paris
    Other sport: gym, run, snowboard


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    Live: Hornsby NSW
    Ride: 1-3 days per week commuting, once per month MTB Orienteering
    Style: commute and AM/XC
    Occupation: Public Servant.
    Bike: 06 Gary Fisher Cake 2DLX, 91 GF Hookooekoo rigid.
    Aspire to Own: Own it already
    Fave trail: Penrose state forest and Swallow hill Canberra.
    Fave City: Canberra
    Other spprts: Gym, bush walking

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) Wanniassa ACT

    How often do you ride? 4 - 5 times a week

    Style of riding? Commuting & XC (some racing)

    occupation? Contract Manager

    bike you own? 05 RM Blizzard & 05 Ellsworth TRUTH both blinged to the max

    bike you aspire to own? Ellsworth Epithany

    fave trail? Sparrow Hill ACT

    fave city... why? (controversial!) Newcastle for the choice of beaches

    other sports? Swimming & Walking not as sport

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    Kiwi Ventana rider

    Where you live?

    Christchurch New Zealand

    How often do you ride?

    2-3 times a week

    Style of riding?

    XC trail riding

    occupation?

    Newspapers

    bike you own?

    Ventana El Saltomontes 4" rockers

    bike you aspire to own?

    Thats was it

    fave trail?

    Port Hills, Queen Charlotte track

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Christchurch cause great trails right on our doorstep with no snakes!
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    Every day to work

    Road and XC (little bit of downhill but Im a *****)

    Make games for xbox/ps2 etc

    Wheeler 5900

    Anything better than my wheeler

    Fox Creek

    Adelaide, born and bred here!

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Sydney.

    How often do you ride?

    As much as i can, at least every weekend.

    Style of riding?

    Ex BMX'er so as close to that as i can, trails, jumps whatever. Just love to get out and ride.

    occupation?

    Computers.

    bike you own?

    Specialized Enduro 05

    bike you aspire to own?

    Nothing at the moment i only just bought this one

    fave trail?

    To Be Advised, need to explore!

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Sydney only because its where i was born and brought up in. I love queensland and melbourne aswell for different reasons.

    other sports?

    Skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Brisbane

    How often do you ride?
    I aim for 3 times per week. 1 weekend off road ride, 1 mid week off road night ride and 1 mid week ride along the Brisbane River bike paths.

    Style of riding?
    XC

    occupation?
    IT Project Manager

    bike you own?
    Giant NRS

    bike you aspire to own?
    SC Blur LT

    fave trail?
    Singletrack

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    other sports?


    I've been a watcher on MTBR for a while and I thought it might change that to be a contributor, just for something different.

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    Where you live?- presently in the UK, but moving to Sydney shortly.

    How often do you ride?- 3 or 4 times a week.

    Style of riding?- Everything- Road Race, XC Race, DH Race, Enduro races, plain old XC, plain old DH, North Shore, dirt jumping, street, skate park, even dabble in BMX.

    occupation?- presently unemployed, but getting a supermarket job to scrape some pennies together.

    bike you own?

    Feel almost scared to say- not a giant! Commencal Supreme 6.1. Also have a Spesh Enduro fro racing, a Spesh Hardrock SS and a GT fixie MTB.





    bike you aspire to own?- A Nicolai G-Boxx.

    fave trail?- Cut Gate in the UK.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)- Geneva.

    other sports?- Rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing.
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Brisbane

    How often do you ride?
    Commute to work every day - Aim for 2-3 rides per week - 1 night ride and 2 weekend rides if possible

    Style of riding?
    XC - but getting into DH/FR

    occupation?
    Architect

    bike you own?
    Giant Iguana (commuter)
    Norco XTC2 (XC)
    Specialized Enduro Expert (fun bike)
    Also have a municycle

    bike you aspire to own?
    SC Nomad

    fave trail?
    Anywhere at Daisy Hill or Gap Creek in Brisbane

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Melbourne

    other sports? F1 baby yeh

    Long time watcher - first time poster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by proff42
    Norco XTC2 (XC)


    Norco EXC 2 perhaps?

    Or are you just dreaming of Giants?

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    Damn it...

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    Hello Australia

    G'day team, my name's Grant, here's some stuff about me. See you on the trails!

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    A sunny little turd hole called Churchill in south eastern Victoria.

    How often do you ride?

    Sometimes up to 6 times a week, but usually 4 - 5 times if time allows.

    Style of riding?

    It has always been XC but i just got myself a Reign, so it's gonna head more towards the all mountain side of things.

    Occupation?

    Final year Nursing student.

    bike you own?

    06 Reign 3

    bike you aspire to own?

    07 Reign X

    fave trail?

    Probably Lysterfield at the moment, but it's a fair drive from my shite town. Lots a little local trails and the local downhill track is actually really good!

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Anywhere but Churchill, as long as it has good riding.

    other sports?

    Is beer a sport?
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) Beecroft, Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride? 3 or 4 times per week - early mornings.

    Style of riding? XC plus

    occupation? Banker

    bike you own? 2005 Trek Fuel ex9

    bike you aspire to own? The 2007 Fuel Ex9.5 has caught my eye... Carbon frame, Fox Float plus full XTR... sweet!

    fave trail? My local serves me well - Upper Lane Cove Park/Pennant Hills. Blue Mountains are fun too - Anderson plus Oaks.

    fave city... why? (controversial!) Sydney is hard to beat which I don't think is too controversial.

    other sports? Other interests include Photography and Off Road Touring (in a 4wd not a bike!).
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Hammond Park, Perth, Western Australia

    How often do you ride?
    every day usually

    Style of riding?
    DH, XC, BMX and a bit of road on my SS, starting to see merit in endurance events.
    Im either spent in 2 minues or it takes about three hours to get the engine realy firing for an all day 100km off road epic.

    occupation?
    Architect

    bike you own?
    Kona Stab DeeLux DH slug
    Kona Chute jump bike
    Giant Trance 1 dose eveything well
    Haro SR-1 BMX
    Surly 1x1 SS geared to 72inch for pavment duties
    1970 Triumph Tiger 650cc single carb (sweet)

    bike you aspire to own?
    Ordered it last week INTENSE M3

    fave trail?
    It changes all the time but lately ive been enjoying the Goat Farm

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Perth Western Australia, Its where I grew up and I like it.

    other sports
    tried surfing got scared of big fish, tried rock climbing but got sick of climbing plastic walls, tried motor cycle racing to expensive.

    Im to compedative not to race idealy id like a track bike as well as a nice roady but with 2 young kids Im finding it harder to get out and ride I have actually sold 2 bikes this year my custom XTC hardtail and my Monok road bike as they were collecting dust. I can't wait for the M3 to arive the old Stab has served me well but she can't hold the lines anymore I may be getting older but I recon I can go faster hehehehehe

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    Living in the land of the "Giants"

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) Maryborough, QLD

    How often do you ride? 4hrs a week, more on hols.

    Style of riding? Aggro XC

    occupation? Teacher

    bike/s you own? 2006 Giant Yukon, 07 Giant Trance 1

    bike you aspire to own? Trance Advanced (new carbon model)

    fave trail? Takura Towers, (half way between Maryborough & Hervey Bay)

    fave city... why? (controversial!) Not really keen on cities, Brisvegas is alright.

    other sports/hobbies? guitar, squash, fishing, gym.
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Brisbane, Qld

    How often do you ride?

    As often as possible

    Style of riding?

    XC, enduro, commuting, DH (as soon as I manage to scrape together the bucks for a bike that will suit the purpose!)

    occupation?

    Project Manager/Research Scientist

    bike/s you own?

    SC Blur Classic, KHS alite 4000

    bike you aspire to own?

    SC vpfree complete with as much bling as I can put on her

    fave trail?

    I have way too many to list here

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    I much prefer to get away from the city, but if I had to pick one it would be Barcelona Spain...it rocks!

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Melbourne

    How often do you ride?
    3-5 times per week

    Style of riding?
    XC/Trail and road

    occupation?
    Web usability/research

    bike you own?
    Giant Trance 1
    Coppi road bike

    bike you aspire to own?
    something unobtainable - prototype OR John Tomac's Raleigh or something like that

    fave trail?
    Mt Macedon - before it was closed to bikes

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melb - the city has everything

    other sports?
    Skiing, running

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Melbourne

    How often do you ride?
    Daily - commute M-F and a ride on both Sat and Sun

    Style of riding?
    Street and trails

    Occupation?
    Adminstration currently

    Bike you own?
    05 SCOTT Reflex MTB stripped down to SS
    70's Speedwell steel road frame- SS as well

    Bike you aspire to own?
    One day a nice old 70/80's, italian, geared road bike

    Fave trail?
    Anywhere.. don't care!

    Fave city... why?!)
    Melbourne. Have lived in Sydney, Hobart and OS. But for an all round city, Melbourne can't be beat.

    Other sports?
    Ice hockey in our local league. Snowboarding (but not in Aust) usually NZ.

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    Wink

    How often do you ride?
    Everyday...

    Style of riding?
    Cross country, downhill...

    occupation?
    Currently a high school student

    bike you own?
    Giant Yukon 2007

    bike you aspire to own?
    A Specialized Stumpjumper HT

    fave trail?
    Looking for one...

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    ???

    other sports? Table tennis

    PS: You may like to check my profile for more details... I guess I'm the newest Australian rider on this forum...
    D.Xenotime

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    13 year old legend

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    melbourne....inner city

    How often do you ride?
    every weekend...to and from SCHOOL

    Style of riding?
    anything from singletrack to jumps to drops.ANYTHING

    occupation?
    SCHOOL JUST FINISHING YEAR 8

    bike you own?
    GIANT RINCON. getting a brand new bike(2007 model soon)

    bike you aspire to own?\
    dont know still a n00b

    fave trail?
    dont know that many...owens jumps..or darebins parklands(mainly for the drops)

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    melbourne

    other sports?soccer mainly

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Perth, WA

    How often do you ride?

    Commute to work. 2-3 a week on 2 hours road or mountain bike extravaganzas. Just did the Munda Biddi (well, Mundaring to Collie anyhow).

    Style of riding?

    XC, touring, road

    occupation?

    Web Programmer for a University

    bike you own?

    2007 Giant XTC2 - Red and fast.

    bike you aspire to own?

    I'm quite happy right now. But seeing my gf ride her Merlin Alu still makes me envious. Grmpf.

    I won't be able to resist showing it off so expect some pictures in a couple of weeks or so.

    fave trail?

    Graham Hills and Blue Hills in Upstate New York. Out here, it'd have to be the Goat Farm up north from Perth.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Look, there is no city like NYC. And I've been to many. Perth is fine...but it gets a little repetitous. Zurich is pretty good.

    other sports?

    I'm like a dog: throw a ball, and I'll chase it. Mainly football (the one played with the feet!, but I also play squash and while out here in Oz, I had a few Footy games as well.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Hervey Bay, QLD. Moving to Bundaberg soon hopefully.

    How often do you ride?
    Daily if it's not windy (I'm primarily a kitesurfer).

    Style of riding?
    Trail/single track on weekends. Bike paths (*groan*) after work during the week due to time restrictions.

    Occupation?
    Programmer (web application stuff)

    Bike you own?
    Giant VT3

    Bike you aspire to own?
    Giant Reign0

    Fave trail?
    Takura Towers

    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Doesn't matter, as long as it's near the water and there's somewhere good to ride.

    Other sports?
    Kitesurfing, snowboarding, hiking, rollerblading, squash
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Ormeau, Northern Gold Coast
    How often do you ride?
    Every Sunday morning for approx 2.5 - 3 hrs and when ever family commitments allow
    Style of riding?
    Trail/single track on weekends and any sort of Northshore and small DH runs we come across
    Occupation?
    Sales Manager
    Bike you own?
    05 GT Avalanche 1.0 (Now with child seat on)
    06 Specialized Stumpie Comp (Test bike)
    Just sold an 06 Avanti Barracuda Comp
    Bike you aspire to own?
    I'm ridin' it baby !! Love that Stumpie
    Fave trail?
    Choc Buddha, Nirvana and any other single track in Daisy Hill.
    Also found some great trails in Bunya while living with friends
    Would like to have another go at Mapleton.
    Will try Gap Creek again when I find a riding group that know their way around
    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Brisbane ....hellooooo
    Other sports?
    Running after my little boy, riding MTB's

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbryant
    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) Maryborough, QLD

    fave trail? Takura Towers, (half way between Maryborough & Hervey Bay)
    Hey! A fellow Takura Towers rider! Do you know of anyone else around here that rides those trails?

    I've got some kitesurf buddies who did a bit out there last winter to try to keep fit while they weren't on the water, but they tried downhilling the actual towers hill and a couple of the other really steep/loose ones further out the back. Let's just say there was a fair amount of skin lost in the process

    Have you tried the short trail on the Tinana side of the Lamington Bridge, just to the left as you get over the bridge (where you end up going through the Police Paddock I think it's called)? It's not very long, but it was cool for a quick diversion on the way home from work (I used to live in Tinana), just to get off the asphalt for a bit

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    sutherland Sydney NSW

    How often do you ride?
    as offen as i can

    Style of riding?
    Free-ride

    occupation?
    Admin for www.cccwebzine.com new Aussie online mtb site

    bike you own?
    santa Cruz VPP FREE,
    Azonic, bullit, ocr

    fave trail?
    the Metro , Thredbo,
    A-line, lizard rock, oxford falls, the Burg, Mt stromlo

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney I live there
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Dunedin, New Zealand

    How often do you ride?
    MTB twice per week, probably once per week on the roadie.

    Style of riding?
    Trail riding, DH and road.

    occupation?
    Creative Director (radio)

    bike you own?
    Giant Reign 1
    X0 / Juicy carbons / Team stylo carbons / Crossmax XLs UST / Pike Teams / Swinger rear shock / FSA carbon bars / Thomson 4X stem / Thomson Elite post / Salsa skewer + Seat clamp / Goodridge lines / Braking front rotor...
    Giant TCR 2
    105, Ritchey wheels, Time RXE pedals.
    Avanti D8
    2003 Monster T / Hope bulb + Atomlab DHR / Saint brakes / Northshore cranks / XTR / Ultegra etc etc.

    bike you aspire to own?
    Lahar DHV downhill rig... mmmm gearbox... mmmm carbon...

    fave trail?
    Blowhard (North Canterbury)

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Christchurch. It's home and it has fantastic riding! It's flat for commuting, but with the hills so close, it has a plethora of shuttling and XC options. Then there's Nth Canterbury and Bank Peninsula too!

    other sports?
    Soccer, indoor cricket, water skiing.

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    Good job!

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Brisbane, Aussy

    How often do you ride?
    MTB 4 per week

    Style of riding?
    Trail/XC riding

    occupation?
    Sales Manager (IT)

    bike you own?
    Yeti 575 Carbon
    Full XTR Group (2007)
    Fox Talas RLC (140)
    Fox RP23
    Crossmax SLR
    Thomson Bits



    bike you aspire to own?
    Got It

    fave trail?
    Mt Cootha

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    At this stage Bombay - went there last year - what a blast. fantastic people, colours, food smells, bargains, wild place.

    other sports?
    Trekking, Scuba, general fitness

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Mooroolbark,Victoria,Australia

    How often do you ride?
    Try to ride to work everyday and do about 10km a day, And larger rides on weekends

    Style of riding?
    I like Trails and single track eduro events pretty much anything

    occupation?
    Factory Worker (storeman)

    bike you own?
    Giant XTC C1 and Jamis Dakar XCR expert and also a 06 jamis dakar comp

    bike you aspire to own?
    Too Many

    fave trail?
    I love the wurburton trail, But i have a few secret single track and bush around my area

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    i duno

    other sports?
    Cricket, and XBOX 360



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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Turner, Canberra, ACT.

    Looking for some new riding buddies too! A few of my old ones have either turned to road riding or left Canberra. Drop me a PM

    How often do you ride?
    Commute into the city regularly. Out on the trails: at least 2-3 times a week. Around the lake's a favourite too.

    Style of riding?
    XC/Trail riding - Intermediate skill level.


    occupation?

    Student (audio engineer), Retail, Web Design.. other odd jobs here and there

    bike you own?
    Giant Trance 2 '06 - with upgrades
    Avanti Barracuda '04 - with upgrades

    bike you aspire to own?
    Giant Anthem or Santa Cruz Blur XC or Yeti 575 (not sure just yet)

    fave trail?
    Majura Pines is my playground (since it's so close)... but Bobsled at Sparrow Hill is just bugs in your teeth grin type of flowing fast singletrack riding.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Hmmm, Canberra and San Francisco


    other sports?

    Road Riding... no other sports but audio, technology and computers.

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    Where you live: VIC

    How often do you ride: Everyday

    Style of riding: Endurance and a bit of XC

    occupation: ADF

    bike you own: Specialized Epic Marathon Carbon - custom build

    bike you aspire to own: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL

    fave trail: All at Kinglake

    fave city... why: Melbourne - I never get lost

    other sports: Hockey - field

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Belrose, Sydney, NSW
    How often do you ride?
    Daily
    Style of riding?
    everything.. literally
    occupation?
    student
    bike you own?
    stp 0
    bike you aspire to own?

    santa cruz nomad
    fave trail?
    plenty of local ones
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    sydney, of course
    other sports?
    soccer

    PS bad quality pic aye
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Wollongong, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    Erm, not often enough... 1/2 times a week.

    Style of riding?
    Cross country, techy singletrack, bimbling along with mates.

    occupation?
    Magazine guy.

    bike you own?
    SC Blur Classic
    Turner RFX
    Spot Bikes geared h/t
    SE Racing OM Flyer
    C/dale R500
    GT Ricochet, trials build


    bike you aspire to own?
    Ventana Marble Peak h/t
    Iron Horse Sunday World Cup


    fave trail?
    Any and all

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Hmm. In Oz, Hobart's pretty cool. OS, I really like Vegas, and I don't even gamble...

    other sports?
    Motorsport.
    Cheers,

    Robbo

    Eat my shorts, build a bridge and get over it - Devil

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    New to MTBR

    Where do you live?
    Theodore, ACT
    How often do you ride?
    XC @ least once a week, commuting 3-4 times a week
    Style of riding?
    XC & Commuting
    Occupation?
    That would be telling now wouldn't it? Public Service
    Bike you own?
    Just purchased a 2007 Giant Trance 1 & 2006 Giant Alias
    Bike you aspire to own?
    I may of just purchased it, I'll get back to you
    Favorite trail?
    Bobsled @ Sparrows Hill, ACT
    Favorite City...Why?
    Sydney, I was born there!
    Other Sports?
    Weight lifting, kick boxing, rugby league

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    Where do you live?
    Campbelltown, Sydney
    How often do you ride?
    dirt about twice a week, commute 3 times a week, road maybe once a fortnight
    Style of riding?
    general offroad stuff with being freeride extreme, commuting and road
    Occupation?
    teacer
    Bike you own?
    Santa Cruz Nomad and some others
    Bike you aspire to own?
    I'm happy with wht i've got (not allowed to get any more)
    Favorite trail?
    Anything with some singletrack and some fast bits, MacPhail's Firetrail comes to mind, Sparrow's Hill, etc
    Favorite City...Why?
    Sydney, I live here and haven't visted too many other cities!
    Other Sports?
    cricket, bushwalking
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Valentine, Lake Macquarie, NSW.
    How often do you ride?
    try for every day, weather permitting.
    Style of riding?
    XC/Trail, commute.
    occupation?
    Bike shop owner.
    bike you own?
    07 Jamis Dakar XAM2.
    06 Redline monocog .
    Mongoose Rocadile AL(commuter).
    bike you aspire to own?
    Morewood Shova ST with the parts off my Jamis.
    fave trail?
    To many, close to home, Glenrock.
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney, never been to others long enough to form an opinion.
    other sports?
    Don't do any other sports, no time.
    My bikes



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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Gold Coast Queensland

    How often do you ride?
    every day as long as its not raining insanely heavily

    Style of riding?
    Pretty much anything i come across

    occupation?
    student, soon to be doctor (in just less than a decade)

    bike you own?
    2007 giant alias, soon to own 2006 mongoose black diamond single

    bike you aspire to own?
    the list is very, very, very long

    fave trail?
    Nerang and the various tracks me and my mates have built

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    ballarat, cause its the first one that popped into my mind.

    other sports?
    used to do fishing... till i realised i never caught anything

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Auckland, NZ
    How often do you ride?
    Twice a week
    Style of riding?
    all mountain, freeride, downhill
    occupation?
    Planning Manager
    bike you own?
    Giant Reign
    bike you aspire to own?
    SC Nomad
    fave trail?
    Billy T (Rotorua)
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Queenstown, NZ...so many good riding options right on your doorstep, snow sports in winter
    other sports?
    Windsurfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Rowville, VIC

    How often do you ride?
    twice a week

    Style of riding?
    XC and enduro

    occupation?
    IT Manager

    bike you own?
    2004 Trek Fuel 90 - complete 2007 XT running gear

    bike you aspire to own?
    2008 Trek Fuel EX 9.5

    fave trail?
    Officer / Beechworth / Lysty / You Yangs

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    San Fancisco

    other sports?
    Teakwondo & snowboarding

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    Hi Guys, here are my stats;
    - Live in Sydney;
    - Ride every Sunday, weather permitting;
    - Mostly cross country,single track
    - Spend my working life starring down peoples mouths;
    - Own a Litespeed Niota Ti and a Sewanee;
    - Have no further bike aspirations apart from maybe an Independent Fabrication Ti Deluxe hardtail
    - Love riding Royal National Park and Blue Mountains;
    - Love Vancouver and San Francisco;
    - Keep fit mostly doing weights, bush walking, also love skiing.
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Auckland, Aotearoa

    How often do you ride?
    Twice a week

    Style of riding?
    all mountain, freeride, downhill

    occupation?
    Full time stay at home Dad

    bikes you own?
    05 Rocky Mountain Switch SL
    DMR Trailstar SS

    bike you aspire to own?
    I want them allllll

    fave trail?
    AFL, Muriwai, West Coast

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    West Auckland, theres no place like home

    other sports?
    Surfing
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Dunedin, Sth Island, NZ

    How often do you ride?
    Once or twice a week for recreation usually with a few buddies or group, commute for fitness (when family and weather allows)

    Style of riding?
    Really like epic rides on natural terrain, somewhere new; Central Otago is fantastic for that sort of thing. Otherwise purpose-built trails are fine.

    occupation?
    IT (keeps wolf from door, and shiny bits on bikes)

    bike you own?
    Reign and XTC

    bike you aspire to own
    none currently

    fave trail?
    Wanaka, Queenstown, Naseby, Rotorua - all have great trails. So many other places I haven't ridden, so little time...

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    The weather in Dunedin is the worst aspect, best feature is the quality of the schools and university - it's a great place to raise kids. (Siblings are caught between locally zoned crap public schools and $20,000 pa private schools in other cities).


    other sports?
    Oddly, given the erratic weather, Dunedin has some of the best surfing in the country, if you can put up with the cold. Beach & point breaks that face every which way...

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    Where you live?
    Nerrina, Ballarat, Victoria

    How often do you ride?
    Minimum once a week

    Style of riding?
    Bush tracks. Mild downhill, small jumps. Uphill and whatever.

    occupation?
    Full time factory worker and part time Hand to Hand Combat instructor

    bike you own?
    Felt

    bike you aspire to own?
    I used to really like the Zaskar I rode in the early 90's

    fave trail?
    Nerrina as I live there and its pretty much my back yeard

    fave city... why?
    Ballarat cause I'm already here and too lazy to move

    other sports?
    MMA, Boxing. Cardio weights.
    Raced BMX back in the day but thats long over.

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    Where you live?
    Buff Point NSW.

    How often do you ride?
    Daily

    Style of riding?
    Enduro races on a single speed

    occupation?
    Fitter/Machinist in the Power generation industry

    bike you own?
    Sworks epic & hartail
    Cannondale FG1
    Felt F65 (roadie trainer type piece of poo)

    bike you aspire to own?
    Baum titanium dually single speed

    fave trail?
    Lake Munmorah State Rec or Glenrock

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    London

    other sports?
    Rock Climbing

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    Where you live?
    Perth, WA.

    How often do you ride?
    I have a quick hoon around the skatepark on my BMX once or twice a week before work and a trail ride or some trials riding on a Sunday.

    Style of riding?
    BMX, Trials, FR/DH/AM

    occupation?
    IT Support/Network Admin.

    bike you own?
    '05 Mountain Cycle Sin
    Bionic B1 26" trials bike.
    Freeagent Airstrike BMX.

    bike you aspire to own?
    Santa Cruz Heckler
    S&M frame with all the bling bits & a bombproof chrome wheelset with a freecoaster.
    ZOO! Python short frame with all the bling bits.

    fave trail?
    Gunjin or Canning Mills

    fave city... why?
    Dublin, I'm from there.

    other sports?
    Child minding as an extreme sport.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    West Moonah, Hobart, Tasmania
    How often do you ride?
    3-4 Times a week
    Style of riding?
    XC, Road, All Mountain
    occupation?
    College Student
    bike you own?
    Cannondale Prophet, Cannondale Scalpel, Orbea Vuelta
    bike you aspire to own?
    Yeti ASR see post in Yeti forum
    fave trail?
    Luge and the track before it (Dunno the name of it)
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    HOBART, the mountain behind is perfect for riding
    other sports?
    Hockey

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    Where do I live - Murray Bridge, South Australia.

    How often do I ride - Commute everyday, fun stuff on the weekends when I can.

    Style of riding - Trail, XC, Road.

    Occupation - Fitter & Machinist by trade, Chemical Dosing Tradesperson by job description.

    Bike(s) I own - IH Warrior Expert (HT), Giant TCR 0

    Bike I aspire to own - Don't know yet...

    Fave trail - Monarto MX trails

    Fave City ...Why? - Basel, Switzerland. History, accesability, beauty, hospitality.

    Other sports - Past; volleyball, baseball, duathlon, mixed netball, archery, road cycling, xc racing. Present; XC racing, road cycling, being "Dad".
    "The grass (on the other side) may be greener, but it's just as hard to mow..." - John Butler Trio, "Better than".

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Launceston, Tasmania

    How often do you ride?
    4-5 days/week

    Style of riding?
    XC/just riding trails...

    occupation?
    Computer Tech.

    bike you own?
    Giant Trance X 2

    bike you aspire to own?
    I only got the Giant a week ago, it's a bit soon to be aspiring to something else...

    fave trail?
    Kate Reed Reserve.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    I like Launceston, it's nice and close to lots of riding/bushwalking.

    other sports?
    Not at the moment, but I spent the last few years doing Judo...
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    Hope

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) Clear Mountain Brisbane-ish QLD

    How often do you ride? atleast once a week

    Style of riding? Road, bit of offroad

    occupation? none

    bike you own? Avanti Escape Stock (about to change that tomorrow)

    bike you aspire to own? A good Downhill

    fave trail? Lookin for a decent one

    fave city... why? (controversial!) Brisbane... i live there!

    other sports? Tennis, touch football, rugby

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    Where do I live - Goldcoast Qld, But spending alot of time lately in Canberra 4 work!

    How often do I ride - 3 - 4 times a week

    Style of riding - Trail, XC, Dirt Crit

    Occupation - Linesman (Play with powerlines)

    Bike(s) I own - 08 Giant Trance 1, Trek bits and pieces hardtail

    Bike I aspire to own - Happy with what I have (this week)

    Fave trail - Sparrow Hill (ACT)

    Fave City ...Why? - Well it's a town, Penguin Tasmania! Just a cute little seaside town and it's where my house is!

    Other sports - Past; downhill, road cycling, track cycling, tennis, soccer. Present; XC racing, working

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Fitzroy North, Melbourne, VIC

    How often do you ride?
    Commute to and from work daily. Try to get out onto the trails as much as possible...

    Style of riding?
    Mainly XC, some trail riding... definitley want to do some XC racing this year...

    Occupation?
    Regulatory Affairs for a small pharma company...

    Bike you own?
    '07 Kona Kula Supreme (custom build, XTR, Rebas, Juicy Ultimates, TWE wheels, etc)...
    '05 Stumpjumper (now frame-only, hanging in my garage)...

    Bike you aspire to own?
    Ibis Mojo Carbon... and a superlight road bike would be nice too...

    Fave trail?
    Pretty much anything... You-Yangs, Lysterfield, etc...

    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    In Australia... Melbourne, of course!
    Overseas... Prague.

    Other sports?
    No time for other sports, just riding, and some weight training...

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    Where you live?
    Canberra, ACT

    How often do you ride?
    At the moment, ZERO. Waiting to get my new bike, havent done any real riding since high school!

    Style of riding?
    MTB. Just getting into it so nothing specific yet

    Cccupation?
    Server Engineer

    Bike you own?
    Giant Yukon SX

    Fave trail?
    Don't have one yet...give me a few months.

    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Perth!! Born there, raised there hopefully will retire there.

    Other sports?
    Golf, Snooker, Tennis, Gym junkie

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    Where you live?
    Inner city Sydney.

    How often do you ride?
    Three times a week at least.

    Style of riding?
    Commute, urban, 4x/ds, pump, bmx tracks, xc, am, light freeride and the odd hardtail class DH.

    Cccupation?
    Student (IT/Business).

    Bike you own?
    02 Zonic DS1 (Marzocchi, Maxxis minion or hookworm, mavic rims, formula hydros, mrp partycrasher guide, Race face evolve DH bar, stem and cranks, Azonic pooky platforms)

    Bike you aspire to own?
    I love my bike but if/when it croaks: Commencal Meta 4x vip, Transition Double or Banshee Rampant
    If I ever give in to plushy goodness: Bottlerocket or Uzzi VPX
    Will buy a bmx when i get my current ride to where i want it. (Never had one, always wanted one).

    Fave trail?
    Where there's dirt or concrete, you find a way.

    Fave city... why?
    Geneva and Siena, both are so historic and magical but without the hustle and bustle of huge cities.

    Other sports?
    Participate: Indoor soccer, hiking.
    Spectate: MX/SX, speedway bikes and League(tigers fan).

    Will get a pic up for y'all when she is finished.
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    Where you live?
    Auckland, NZ

    How often do you ride?
    Two to three times a week

    Style of riding?
    XC, AM, light freeride, road

    Cccupation?
    Financial Analyst, Telco Sector

    Bike you own?
    07 Giant STP
    05 Ellsworth Moment
    07 Turner Flux
    06 Scott CR1
    00 Specialized S-Works Road

    Bike you aspire to own?
    Wouldn't mind a 29er FS race bike. Maybe a 29 SS as well. Maybe a longer travel rig.

    Fave trail?
    Billy T (Rotorua)

    Fave city... why?
    Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Beautiful small town, fantastic scenery.

    Other sports?
    Tennis, Soccer, Adventure Racing, Multisport, Running

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    Just thought, I'd add some pics

    They are all from the Goat Farm, north of Perth






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    Hey I just found this, just starting to get back into my bikes again i need to get fit cos i'm starting to put on weight.

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Bendigo Vic

    How often do you ride?
    Not enough, just getting back on my road bike at the moment. maby 2 times a week till i'm up for more.

    Style of riding?
    mostly road at the moment, I love getting out into the bush but just havn't done it for ages.

    occupation?
    Earthmoving machinery mechanic

    bike you own?
    Raceline pave
    DMR trailstar,
    did have a Cannondale F600 in 2001 and use to race but that got stolen so that put an end to that.

    bike you aspire to own?
    Thinking of a AM bike, not sure on what yet. maby kona, scott, santa cruz hard to say I need to decided what i want.

    fave trail?
    One tree hill, has some good tracks around it.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Bendigo, but need to take the bike to a few more place and try them out.

    other sports?
    does watching TV count?

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    Aussie 29er Rigid SS Soldier Checking In

    Where you live?
    Melbourne, Australia

    How often do you ride?
    2-3 times a week, preferably more but anything is great

    Style of riding?
    XC, Road

    Occupation?
    Research

    Bike you own?
    2008 GT Peace 9r
    1984 Gordonsons Fixed Gear Roadie
    Learsport GT3000

    Bike you aspire to own?
    Got it... 2008 GT Peace 9r... but if I ever have a enough cash to just sit around, burn it in my fire place and heat the house with it, I'd probably buy one of those fancy custom 29er SS frames.

    Fave trail?
    Mt Dandenong (anywhere), Lysterfield, Warburton

    Fave city... why?
    Melbourne, cos it's got everything in one city and sure looks purdy... if you need more info call 1800 AWESOMNESS

    Other sports?
    Too busy riding

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    Where you live?
    Christchurch, New Zealand- but originally from Canterbury Kent in UK and have also lived in regional Australia for 7 yrs. Maybe Canada next?

    How often do you ride?
    2-3 times a week on trails with daily rides on a commuter as I don't have a car

    Style of riding?
    XC, Trails, Commute on road

    Occupation?
    Graphic Artist

    Bike you own?
    - Lynskey Titanium- Reba- XTR wheels- XTR brakes- XO- Thomson etc
    - Cove Handjob- Revelatiion - Chris King 717 Mavic- X9 - Thomson - Juicy Ultimates etc
    - SS commuter- Giant XTC- project II forks- DT swiss things on Mavic 317?- juicy 5's - LX crank

    Bike you aspire to own?
    It changes all the time. I'd like a Cotic frame with bling for a SS.... but then there will be another... and another. I've kind of moved away from Aluminum though- Ti or Steel though these days

    Fave trail?
    Port Hills Christchurch and so so many others here

    Fave city... why?
    Canterbury UK- cultured and cosmopolitan.
    Christchurch NZ- cultured and cosmopolitan with an acceptance of cyclists! Oh and teh riding is first class and 10 minutes from the city.

    Other sports?
    A bit of running, bush walking, canoeing- but mostly cycling.

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    Thought i'd post a new one.

    Plenty of water under the bridge since my original post on here.

    Where you live?

    Kew, Melbourne.

    How often do you ride?

    3 - 5 times per week.

    Style of riding?

    All mountain, trail, XC or whatever it's called these days.

    Occupation?

    Nurse

    Bike you own?

    2008 Giant Trance X, custom build.

    Bike you aspire to own?

    Pretty happy with what i've got right now, thanks.

    Fave trail?

    Big fan of Forrest, so many good tracks out there.

    Fave city... why?

    Melbourne, i guess?

    Other sports?

    Extreme Chess.
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    Big T Profiled .......

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Belrose , Sydney North, NSW.

    How often do you ride?
    Weekends at the moment.

    Style of riding?
    Fire trail and single track.
    Race 24 hour solo.

    Occupation?
    Account Manager in the software industry (but not a geek).....

    Bike you own?
    08 Stumper Jumper Pro Carbon (fun bike)
    06 Scott RC-10 Carbon (race bike)
    0? Kona single speed (some thing different)
    99 Cannondale CAD3 (roadie for training purposes)

    Bike you aspire to own?
    Arantix. http://delta7sports.com/products.html
    This is one mean looking baby......

    Fave trail?
    The Old North / Convict Road (Wisemans Ferry)
    Has everything......

    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney (Belrose). I can hit Garigal NP, Kur-ring-gai NP and Manly Dam all from my front door...
    1 hour 30 minutes drive and I have a multitude of NP and trails available to ride.

    Other sports?
    Adventure Racing. MTB Orienteering. Rogaining & Orienteering.
    Does hitting the mountain roads on my Ducati Monster count????
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    Wow what a bike! Is all that redness around the bar Marta brakes? Looks strange from this angle.

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    Big T - The Beast.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Wow what a bike! Is all that redness around the bar Marta brakes? Looks strange from this angle.
    Yep Magura Manta brakes. And must say I am impressed with them. One finger braking and no noise ...

    And of course they look dam hot.....

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    bikes, :O

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Albury, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    Hopefully almost everyday

    Style of riding?
    Freeride, downhill and a bit of cross country

    occupation?
    Student

    bike you own?
    A brand spanking new Kona five-0

    bike you aspire to own?
    Anything from Yeti xD

    fave trail?
    The Cannonball, Mt.Thredbo

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne

    other sports?
    Football, basketball

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Cairns
    Grew up on the South Downs in the UK and picked up a few pommy MTB magazines of late and would love to go back there and ride the bike I have now and the fitness level

    How often do you ride?
    5 or 6 days a week, try to hit 400kms a week, mostly all on road but getting out west (chillagoe) when I can.

    Style of riding?
    want to ride more off road but jsut building up fitness at the moment and waiting for the wet season to end. it nearly is.

    occupation?
    Aircraft maintenance planner

    bike you own?
    2007 Orbea Zenit
    2001 Avanti Barracuda

    bike you aspire to own?
    Already have it - the Orbea - its awsome

    fave trail?
    Dont really have any in Aus, havent ridden enough areas, the road to Bolwarra from Chillagoe is good. Will be getting on to the MTB tracks in CNS soon though
    In the UK it would be Butser Hill area, and the Hangers area, all in the south downs

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Cairns - 'cos I live here. been to many cities around the world and many are favorite for a variety of reasons

    other sports?
    Adventure motorbikeing (not thrashing around like a hoon on a dirt bike - going to explore places, old mines, railways etc....)
    out doors stuff
    living

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Latrobe Tasmania

    How often do you ride?

    when i get off my fat ass

    Style of riding?

    Trail riding & D/H

    occupation?

    Boilermaker/welder

    bike you own?

    Giant ATX840(in bits) and a Raleigh Ram 3.0

    bike you aspire to own?

    ah so many to pick from....something way out of my price range

    fave trail?

    hmmm lots of trails here and there all great

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    i take it that's a joke...as there is no such thing as a good city

    other sports?

    well its not a sport.....Jujitsu

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    Been here a while ...

    ... but I just picked up the bike from having a broken seatstay repaired, plus a fork service, so it's lookin all shiny and I wanted to post some pics of it. So here I be:

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Heidelberg, Melb, Vic

    How often do you ride?
    3 Days Commuting, 1 night/arvo + 1 or 2 weekend MTB rides

    Style of riding?
    Trail/XC + a bit of the ubiquitous AM

    Occupation?
    Software Engineer unhappy with life behind desk in front of computer doing meaningless work, but at least it pays mortgage and MTB upgradeitis, and allows for 'work from home' days (i.e. extra riding days)

    Bike you own?
    Scott Genius MC-50 (the bottom of the range non-carbon Genius cos that's all I could afford) w Rockshox Revelation dual-air U-Turn.
    Planned upgrades: Shimano XT Wheelset, brakes & shifting gear. Shimano SLX 2 ring Crankset (when it's released), Easton Carbon bars & maybe post.





    In action at the '07 Scott 24hr (sunset lap - getting cold)



    Bike you aspire to own?
    Don't mind the look of them Ibis Mojo's - an Orange one of those would be sweet.

    Fave trail?
    Yarra River to Pink Ribbon & back
    Forrest Trails
    Buller DH

    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne - I escaped here from Canberra a decade ago, never to look back.

    Other sports?
    Why? It just takes time away from MTB riding with friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    ... but I just picked up the bike from having a broken seatstay repaired, plus a fork service, so it's lookin all shiny and I wanted to post some pics of it. So here I be:

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Heidelberg, Melb, Vic

    How often do you ride?
    3 Days Commuting, 1 night/arvo + 1 or 2 weekend MTB rides

    Style of riding?
    Trail/XC + a bit of the ubiquitous AM

    Occupation?
    Software Engineer unhappy with life behind desk in front of computer doing meaningless work, but at least it pays mortgage and MTB upgradeitis, and allows for 'work from home' days (i.e. extra riding days)

    Bike you own?
    Scott Genius MC-50 (the bottom of the range non-carbon Genius cos that's all I could afford) w Rockshox Revelation dual-air U-Turn.
    Planned upgrades: Shimano XT Wheelset, brakes & shifting gear. Shimano SLX 2 ring Crankset (when it's released), Easton Carbon bars & maybe post.





    In action at the '07 Scott 24hr (sunset lap - getting cold)



    Bike you aspire to own?
    Don't mind the look of them Ibis Mojo's - an Orange one of those would be sweet.

    Fave trail?
    Yarra River to Pink Ribbon & back
    Forrest Trails
    Buller DH

    Fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne - I escaped here from Canberra a decade ago, never to look back.

    Other sports?
    Why? It just takes time away from MTB riding with friends.

    Great looking bike and that photo is awesome too. It is nice to see a bike that is ridden and not just blinged out

    Happy trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    Great looking bike and that photo is awesome too. It is nice to see a bike that is ridden and not just blinged out

    Happy trails!
    Thanks. Given the squillion photos of Port Hills you've taken, I can guess yours is there for riding too - though I did notice your Handjob made it into the porn section (that just sounds wrong). And yeah, the photo guys at the Scott 24hr were fantastic - they're called Sportograf and they're from Europe somewhere (https://www.sportograf.de). They were always so encouraging and chatty as you rode past - about 20 of them I think all round the course. Nearly every photo I got made me look like I'm some elite athlete in a magazine spread. Very impressive. Here are another few shots of their's I purchased (very good prices too):





    And my favourite, one of 2 long exposure shots of the mountain they took (this one shorter). Check out the Milky Way behind the clouds. Bare it may have been - Mt Stromlo - but it made for some mighty impressive photos at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Thanks. Given the squillion photos of Port Hills you've taken, I can guess yours is there for riding too - though I did notice your Handjob made it into the porn section (that just sounds wrong). And yeah, the photo guys at the Scott 24hr were fantastic - they're called Sportograf and they're from Europe somewhere (https://www.sportograf.de). They were always so encouraging and chatty as you rode past - about 20 of them I think all round the course. Nearly every photo I got made me look like I'm some elite athlete in a magazine spread. Very impressive. Here are another few shots of their's I purchased (very good prices too):





    And my favourite, one of 2 long exposure shots of the mountain they took (this one shorter). Check out the Milky Way behind the clouds. Bare it may have been - Mt Stromlo - but it made for some mighty impressive photos at night.
    Yeah My rides see alot of dirt.

    Those photos are simply the best i've seen in a long time. Fantastic! I'm so over images of riders front on... *yawn* Now these images tell a story about a culture- bloody amazing.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Present! (thanks for the invite Paul )

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Maroubra Beach Sydney NSW (The Bra yo).

    How often do you ride?
    At the moment, nearly every day even if it is just around the block to get my heart rate up and put a smile on my face.

    Style of riding?
    Loved downhill when I was 16-17 (I'm now 32), loved road bikes/long distance riding too. Not really a trickster, though I'm hungry to learn more. Currently I suppose you'd call it recreational/xc.

    occupation?
    Graphic designer/wannabe world dominator

    bike you own?
    Specialized Hardrock single speed and a Giant Reign 1

    bike you aspire to own?
    Another Cannondale (had one as an ex once).

    fave trail?
    So far, Manly Dam.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne, a city that loves art, beer and people.

    other sports?
    Nope!

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Mount Isa, Queensland a.k.a. The middle of Nowhere

    How often do you ride?

    Well I like to ride everyday, but my current work commitments are really putting a dent in that.

    Style of riding?

    Whilst I still think I'm a downhiller and 14, If I look in the mirror I actually ride All Mountain/xc and am 28. Reality hurts!

    occupation?

    Industrial Chemist

    bike you own?

    Santa Cruz Heckler and Chameleon. Hopeing to get mey hands on a old Avanti D8 if I move back to the coast.

    bike you aspire to own?

    A Gearbox DH Bike or a Carbon Ransom

    fave trail?

    Daisy hill in brisbane. Nice and flowy.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Cairns. Australia gets better the further north you get!

    other sports?

    Hockey.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Clifton Hill, Melbourne, Victoria

    How often do you ride?

    Once or twice a week

    Style of riding?

    XC/All Mountain

    occupation?

    IT Project Officer

    bike you own?

    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 2003 (most components upgraded). Had been collecting dust for about 4 years until recently.

    bike you aspire to own?

    Happy with current setup.

    fave trail?

    Yarra Trails for now - nice and close


    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Melbourne currently

    other sports?

    Weights

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    hello all!

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Mittagong, Southern Highlands New South Wales
    How often do you ride?

    every second day atm but when my bike arrives everyday!

    Style of riding?

    XC/All Mountain

    occupation?

    high school student - last year!

    bike you own?

    i have ordered an 08 myka expert test bike

    bike you aspire to own?

    happy with what ive got
    fave trail?

    havent really ridden enough unfortunately


    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    in aus i love sydney overseas you cant beat new york!

    other sports?

    i used to be a nsw hockey player and have played every other sport under the sun lol. i love to watch rugby league....GO THE MIGHTY TIGERS!!!!!!!!

    p.s ill post pics when i get the bike

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    I live on the eastern suburbs beaches of Sydney

    How often do you ride?
    As much as possible, but at least 4 times a week. I also use the bike as my transport.

    Style of riding?
    I currently like riding in traffik. I enjoy freeride , uber distance (road or xc 12 hour solo or more).. I do not dig Downhill anymore as much as I did 20 years ago.

    occupation?
    Bike shop slave , daddy and web monkey and opinionated geeky dork man

    bike you own?
    I own Freeride Dually, one XC race bike. I Skidstar fixie (1968), A fully rigid steel 29'er set up fro road, BMX, Dragstar (old), FMsoer steel road (centaur/ sirroccco), jump full rigid with 26"hookworms and hydro brakes and a few more too (currently 9 rideables)


    bike you aspire to own?
    Im good for nowthanks...

    fave trail?
    there is this little set of 3 from blackheath to the back door of the hydro majestic. its not long or hard but its got it all. (blue mountains)

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney. cause everywhere else is just NOT AS GOOD.

    other sports?
    well I have had a hand at a few over time. but my best sport currently is looking at passers while I have coffee... YES ITS A SPORT ..than you very much

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