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Riding and Racing => Trail Meetups & Organised Rides => Topic started by: Brossie (Tim) on January 09, 2019, 06:53:41 PM

Title: LDTR 2019 Social Ride - Sylvan Epic
Post by: Brossie (Tim) on January 09, 2019, 06:53:41 PM
The LDTR 2019 Social Ride - Sylvan Epic

When: Saturday 26th January 2019
Time: 7.30am ride out.
Where: Bayswater, Olinda, Sylvan, Montrose, Bayswater
Meet: Bayswater Park - https://goo.gl/maps/MMYXiL1ekRm
Cost: FREE, but you must register
Bring Coffee money.

The ride: 55-60 kms on bike paths, fire roads and Intermediate to advanced MTB trails. LOTS OF CLIMBING (1000m+) Medium to high fitness required.
From Bayswater, up Mt Dandy, over to Sylvan MTB trails, over to Montrose, Bayswater.

Optional Recreation permit (Social rides). Provides you with public liability and personal accident cover for the event.
$10.00/day - Non-MTBA member Senior Rec Permit (19 years+) 
$7.00/day - Non-MTBA member Junior Rec Permit (18 years & younger)
Recreation Day permits are available for purchase with your online rego for this ride.
For annual membership click here -https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/memberships
If you choose not to purchase a Recreation Permit you WILL NOT be covered by MTBA insurance and you participate at your own risk.

Open to club and non club members.
Title: Re: LDTR 2019 Social Ride - Sylvan Epic
Post by: Brossie (Tim) on January 09, 2019, 06:57:35 PM
For rego and optional day licence - https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6205
Title: Re: LDTR 2019 Social Ride - Sylvan Epic
Post by: Brossie (Tim) on January 23, 2019, 08:40:53 AM
The weather is looking great for this Saturday's ride. bring lots of snacks and water and some coffee money.

Ride out is 7.30am.

Tim
Title: Re: LDTR 2019 Social Ride - Sylvan Epic
Post by: simonhaha on January 23, 2019, 01:05:45 PM
Id love to join but my fitness isnt the greatest. Is the track ridable on a CX bike?
Title: Re: LDTR 2019 Social Ride - Sylvan Epic
Post by: Brossie (Tim) on January 27, 2019, 07:00:45 AM
We had a great ride on the Epic Social, with 18 riders.

Heading along the Dandy Ck bike path from Bayswater, we rode up to the base of Mt Dandy. Then begun the 5km climb up Basin Olinda Rd. We regrouped at the top and rode up to Olinda footy oval to top up the water supplies.

Descending Hall Rd for a km or two, we finally found ourselves on an Epic single track descent in the Sylvan MTB Park. The trail beautifully weaves through some new growth ferns and really tall gums.

We came across a log ride and some of us thought it would be a good idea to try it. Unfortunately Trents dismount from the log (although spectacular) has resulted in a broken vertebrae. The champion still rode the rest of the ride though.

After a few more really fun trails, we started the fire road journey around to Montrose in search of coffee. The Montrose bakery won. It’s funny how 18 super sweaty and smelly MTBers can clear out a place.

One more little challenge ahead, the Sheffield Rd Pinch. A 10.8% short climb. Then a fun little Postie run on lower Sheffield Rd, then back on the Dandy Ck bike path to return to Bayswater. Just on 50kms.

Thanks everyone for a really fun ride. Wishing Trent a fast recovery.

See you again for the March Social Ride.

Tim .