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Wild West Course Description January 27, 2016

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We have put together the most flowing course possible for the upcoming Wild West XC race at Samford. In 2016, we are adopting a new start/finish location which changes the flow of the course.

New start location is the main field adjacent Samford Rd. Carparking is still in the same spot (via Cash Ave) and then follow the signs to cross the creek via the pedestrian bridge next to the abseiling tower.

Course Layout.
Pocket Glades Loop, Dam Loop, Beaver Trail, Kauri Creek, Access Road to Top Gate, Flowy, Switchbacks, Pinch Climb, Powerlines, Far Side, Super D. 
C-Grade will shortcut the Powerlines and Far Side single track to make the climbing a little more gentle.
The first lap will include the Dam Loop, but subsequent laps will cross the creek and go straight into the Beaver Trail.
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Samford WW Course

New Club Commitee December 13, 2015

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Introducing the Club Committee for 2016:

President – Hayden Lester
Vice President – Scott Finlay
Secretary – Paul Leary
Treasurer – Gerald Schmidt
XC Rep – Scott Finlay
DH Rep – Hayden Lester
Social Ride Rep – Jeff Shillington

If you wish to contact the committee, do so by emailing president@mtbdrcc.com

Club Handicap Results December 6, 2015

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Results from the Club Handicap. Congrats to all riders! Beeries!  

Club Racing Update November 12, 2015

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We have been successful in amending our club racing date to December 6. The race that was due to be next Sunday has been postponed due to an unexpected date clash. The race format will remain the same as previously advertised. We thank Sunshine Coast Council, St John’s First Aid and our other suppliers for being so accommodating of this late change.

Entries have been re-opened and entries transferred.

2015 AGM, Christmas Party and Club Champion November 11, 2015

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Notice enclosed of the DRCC Annual General Meeting. This meeting will be held at Gap Creek Reserve, Gap Creek Rd, The Gap at 3:00pm on Sunday 29th November 2015.

The Agenda for meeting is also enclosed along with the nomination form for Committee positions for 2016. Nominations are due back by 3pm on Sunday 22nd November to the PO Box or email.
We will be having the Christmas Party as part of the AGM, so make sure you come along, bring the family and the bike. The club will fire up the bbq and have some cold refreshments on hand. There will be a short ride being taken as part of the ride. This will start right after the end of the AGM and before the BBQ. Ride time will be about 20-30 minutes.
The Christmas Party will also be our presentation of the 2015 Club Champion. Slightly different to previous years, this year we have nominated club members to recognise a wider range of members and also make voting easier for everyone. The nominees are:
Joe Witzerman
2015 Gravity Enduro U15 National Champion
Loic Fery
2015 Gravity Enduro U19 Series and National Champion
Karl Withers
2015 Expert Men Marathon National Champion
Trevor Olsen
2015 Sunshine Series XC 2nd Super Master Men, 3rd State Championships, Shuttle Driver Beerburrum
You can vote now via return email (proxy), otherwise, we will be accepting votes up until 3pm on the Christmas Party.
Congratulations to all our nominees above.

Blue Derby Trip 2016 November 6, 2015

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You may have heard about some of the hype about the Blue Derby Trails in Tasmania over the last few months. Well, we have a deal for you to go and ride these trails in a friendly group of club members.
By travelling as a group, we can share many of the costs associated with interstate bike travel and the club is making arrangements for accommodation and transfers.
So what’s your excuse? Secure your spot now, by booking your flight and showing us that confirmed travel itinerary or if you wish to book your flights later, dont miss out on this opportunity by sending a $100 non-refundable deposit to the club.
Our trip will be April 4-10th 2016 in the week leading up to the MTBA Marathon Champs. This is during the Easter School Holidays (QLD), so we hope to see lots of you along for the ride.
Blue Derby Trip Flyer for further details, recommended flights to book, dates and planned ride destinations (along with some interesting attractions along the way).
Enquire within or check-in with the club website or Facebook.

Summer Club Racing Launch November 1, 2015

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We have 3 dates booked in for summer club racing at Beerburrum. Racing will take a slightly different format in previous years to stop sandbagging, improve participation and give better bang for buck!

December 6 – Sweepstakes Handicap Club Race
Results from December 6th Race

February 21 – 3hr DH Enduro
The return of the Hennessey Cup in a 3 hour format, where you complete as many runs of the track you can over a 3 hour period, starting with a mass start from the top. This event will be capped to 75 riders.

We generally expect riders to do around 10 runs per hour, so the winners will be looking at 30+ runs. If you have completed the same number of runs as someone else, it is the time in which you completed the last run (ie. finish order) which determines position.
Full Face Helmet required.
Riders can choose to pedal up via the road, but is quicker to use the buses.
7am Rego
8am Racing (Mass Start from Top)
11am Racing Finishes
$70 entry
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April 3 – Sweepstakes Handicap Club Race
Right, so our major change is there is no categories to enter. We will be dropping everyone in the mix and then splitting categories based on race results. This is also a sweepstake, so we aim to have category sizes between 15-25 riders. This will basically give everyone the chance of winning their category simply by racing.
Example – we have 62 riders start, so after racing, we split the results into 3 Categories – A,B,C. There will always be prizemonies for A grade (fastest riders overall), however for B-Grade and C-Grade, these winners will be 22nd and 42nd overall. We will split category based on the following principles:
1. Split into number of categories to provide between 15-25 riders per category (ie. if we get 80 riders, we will have 4 categories).
2. When there is not a even number of riders to split into categories (ie. 62 doesnt go into 3 categories evenly) we will stack the higher grade category(s) with the higher number of riders (ie. for 62 riders, we would have A-21, B-21, C-20).
3. Prize monies for A-Grade and prizes for other categories.

Full face helmet compulsory
$30 entry online
$40 entry on the day

Practice shuttles start 7:50am
Practice starts 8:00am
Racing starts at 10:00am (numerical sequence)
Numbers allocated on order of entry (ie. if you want the number one plate, enter ASAP).

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Samford Working Bee August 18, 2015

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We are having a working bee this Sunday to get all the trails in running order. With the inspection we did on the recent social ride, there isn’t a heap of work to do, so we expect it will take a few hours to get everything up and running.

Working Bee Details
Meet at Burns Rd Gate (via Bygotts Rd)
Sunday 23rd August, 7:45am for 8:00am Start
Bring – Rake, Fire Hoe, Shovel or Secateurs and Gloves, Water, Sturdy Shoes.
We will have: Whipper Snippers, Chainsaw, Cold Soft Drinks.
If we get the work done, we will have a chance to ride a lap of the course – there will be some other groups out there, so we need to be considerate to the other user groups.

Ekka Wednesday Social Ride August 4, 2015

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So we have set our plan out for the Ekka Wednesday Social Ride. This ride will be at a social pace, with regular stops along the way; generally at each track junction and on the climbs.

Where and When:
Meet at Ironbark Gully, 6:50am for 7am start

Route:
We are going to climb up to the ridgeline (via Tracks 1 and 2 aka WaterTank), then make our way over to the new trail (aka Humpty). This will spit us out at the junction of Mailmans Track and Bygotts Road. From there, we will descend down Burns Road and enter the Samford Scout Camp. We will ride a lap of the XC course for the upcoming State Champs. For those inclined, we will also then attempt a ‘flying lap’ of the course. Return from Samford will be via Camp Mountain and South Maclean Roads, before the leisurely roll along the rail trail, bringing us back to Ironbark Gully.

Total Ride Distance/Time:
Expect to cover around 15-20km and this will take us 2-2:30, having us back to Ironbark by 9:30am.

What to Bring?
Working bike in good repair.
Spares for your bike (its no fun trying to stuff a 29″ tube into a 26″ wheel).
Water bottle and maybe a museli bar or similar snack.

State Champs Website Launch August 3, 2015

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We have launched our website for the upcoming XC State Champs. Head on over and have a look.

Go to the Website

It is an exciting event and we will be also having a CX race on the Saturday afternoon. For those that have ridden the Samford course, we are making a few adjustments to the trail format which will hopefully extend the loop slightly and take some of the most difficult sections out. We will have a map and course profile up on the website soon.

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