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Went for a spin around the Noosa Trail Network between Cooran and Kin Kin. 
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Newly acquired Giant Anthem Advanced SX 2016. Great bit of kit, loads of fun to ride while still being quite quick.
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Point Glorious Lookout, Cooloolabin/Yandina QLD
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Years since I was up there. Point Glorious lives up to its name.
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Racing in the Bayview Blast (Australian National XCM Round 6). Great trails in the Bayview Forest park - can't go past Sorcerer, 1.8km of flow track. 
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Latest member of the bike family. Called it The Rigid Rig. 

Picked up the frame cheap (like carton of beer cheap). So went about obtaining bits from around the place and came up with this.

For those who know the issues with the sliding dropouts of the Rigs I have swapped out the tensioner bolts with hardened ones and modified the QR skewer so it doesn't hit the frame, allowing the axle to seat correctly. Hope that's enough.
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Great vids guys, love em. Idea though - what can you do to keep dust out of your lungs while riding?
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Newly acquired Giant Anthem Advanced SX 2016. Great bit of kit, loads of fun to ride while still being quite quick.
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Noosa Trail Network - Trail 2
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The CycleEpic is a 90km 1800M race loop around Hidden Vale, Grandchester, QLD based at the Spicers resort. This year it took me 5hrs 55min. 
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Raced "The Rigid Rig" yesterday in a 3hr and scored 3rd in category (Veterans Men) and 13th overall out of 73 staters.

http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=48980

Bike went very well. A little bit of pulsating coming from the front fork under heavy braking which was expected.

Gear ratio of 32/18 suited the course nicely although it only had 80m elevation over each 8.5km lap. A standard XC would have over 130m at least so I think a 32/20 would be a better standard cog.
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The Rigid Rig

Built up a single speed using a Trek Rig (2012) frame with carbon forks, carbon flat bar, Bontrager RL wheels, Raceface Ride 32t crank and 18t 10spd conversion kit wrapped in a KMC SS chain. Shimano BR-M446 brakes, Bontrager seat, post, stem and grips finish off the package.

Fixed up the poorly implemented sliding dropouts by replacing tensioner bolts with harder ones and shaving off a bit of the LHS QR skewer so it doesn't hit the frame. 

#mountainbiking   #trekbikes   #singlespeed  
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The city says that tests have shown "the passage of cyclists through red lights isn't accident-prone and avoids certain conflicts between cyclists and vehicles."
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I was born in Townsville sometime during the 80's and was quickly whisked away to Tennant Creek to spend my first year of life in a caravan stuck in the middle of Australias' arid centre.

After this short stint in the desert I was moved back to Townsville where I was to spend my life until 1999 when I decided to move down to the Sunshine Coast where I have lived since.

My education consists of 12 years of Primary and High schooling, 3 years of tertiary and another 4 years of apprenticeships.

I have worked since leaving high school with a few breaks for further education and periods of on-the-job training.

I still have close ties with my friends in Townsville while my immediate family resides with me on the Sunshine coast.

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Fantastic picnic area with lots of green spaces, a small swimming beach, Shaded playground and clean toilets.
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Great source of fine coffee beans on the Sunshine Coast.
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The facilities are showing their age and is in need of maintenance/refreshing. Otherwise friendly staff and very much a standard roadhouse. Stayed overnight in a camper van.
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Great service despite us being a large group without prior warning. Food and coffee were good.
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A fantastic 40 odd kilometres of well made and maintained trails with something for everyone. A must do for any travelling MTB'er.
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We came for the mountain biking and this is the best accommodation for it - they have a MTB wash bay! Friendly staff, well appointed facilities and quiet. We stayed in a powered site.
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