How Exciting. With the 25km limit we know many of you must be chomping at the bit to have a crack at the Ginger Ninja XC loop in the Willsmear section of the Yarra Trials.
To spur you on, we are offering rewards for your efforts. But you have to earn it!
You have to beat these times:
If you beat this time (you must ride the course properly, no strava shortcuts thanks) and send us the link you then Win a block of hand made, custom logo Big Hill Events Chocolate from the Mildura Chocolate Company .
By doing this, you will be helping Rohin, the BHE director. This collection of Chocolate at the start of the 2nd lockdown was alot bigger. With none of these events likely within the chocolate use by date his been trying to reduce the stock the only way possible : EATING IT.
So help him out. If you make the time please email Rohin at Big Hill Events. Chocolate pick up is at the Big Hill Events office in Richmond.
Segment link - www.strava.com/segments/26021920
You must be within rules of the DHHS for either work or the 25kms limit from home. We can not encourage any F%*$ Dan bike rides sorry
Ben, Jono and Verita your chocolate is waiting for you. ... See MoreSee Less
How did you not eat it all during lockdown?
Damn, the men's is within 20 seconds of the KOM, but the women's is only 2 seconds slower than the QOM? :O
Shaun we going to hit this
All we can do as an event organiser during this time is keep in contact with our land managers / owners and be ready to pull the trigger on an event if the proverbial NOD gets given.
But I tell you if feels very much unlikely that NOD will happen as our state government drives the race for elimination without actually staying it.
So we wait.
Luckily for Big Hill Events, its never been about making money. In fact BHE has never posted a profit in 12 years of operation.
I (Rohin Adams, Director) am a building design and owner of a small building and interior design company called Two Design.
Events has always been as a fellow rider about trying to bring more to the community and sport I love.
We do however really feel for all those who were employed in the event management space as well as hospo, retail and other casual workers who have been without income since March. Once events can continue we will be here to not only provide events but also help spread the word and attend as many others as we can.
Its a community and we look forward to enjoying it again with you all.
If you want to see what we Design take a look here - www.twodesign.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for the update Rohin and thank you for what you and the BHE team do for the mtb community. Like everyone I also very much look forward to NODs being given! PS slick design and project work
Its WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MTB WEEKEND!
The XCO action starts tonight at 9:30 our time with Bec Henderson lining up in the womens.
Then 11:30 tonight is the mens throwdown with Dan McConnell facing a pretty big task but as his form is coming back should get a good result for Australia. Go Dan and Bec!
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Another plug for the Wiggle Sticks XC race pack.
When we get some racing happening we will be giving some of these away. Until then though well worth the investment in case of a wiggly stick bite.
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I bought some. They are such a great idea.
Have you heard of Wiggle Sticks?
Made here in Melbourne by fellow rider Russell Kerr out of recycled tubes they come with a snake bite compression bandage.
Pictured here on all my bikes is the XC Race pack version. Its a bit smaller and comes with 2 bandages, but I am running it with one bandage, 2 CO2, 2 tyre leavers and a multi tool. I've been trail testing these for a year now and the latest models are spot on!
Plus at $35 they are super cheap and look cool!
Get on it peeps and avoid the wiggly things on the trails where ever possible.
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They look cool. I can’t work out which one to get either the enduro or XC race. I was thinking is the Xc small enough to put in jersey pocket if you have multiple bikes and don’t want to put on seat? Is the only difference between the enduro and Xc just the way they mount?
With the weather heating up and Stage 4 lockdown still in place the DHHS has clarified the difference between a Mid Ride Snack and a PICNIC.
A Picnic is very much not allowed under the rules.
However for your health and those of your household or the chosen +1 from another house you are riding with its important to remember to hydrate and stay fuelled.
The safest place to take your Mid Ride Snack is away from the bike path or road you were on so as to keep to social distancing rules. A nice patch of grass is often best.
And as we are in the shoulder season and the ground may be damp that blanket you were carrying in case of sudden storms also makes the perfect ground protection.
So to recap. Its a no to picnics but a solid YES to a Mid Ride Snack.
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That is really not helpful at all, especially from an organisation that should be promoting the need to stay strong and achieve the community health targets
Need Masks? This friend of the cycling community has been sewing up a storm and has stock again ready to post out. Local and hand made. Win Win
Face masks are washable and reuseable, and made with three layers of fabric. Adjustable elastic loops fit over the ears, and flexible wire helps the mask conform to your nose.
Look stylish while also following government recommendations to wear face masks when in situations where physical distancing may not be possible.
There are a heap of designs available on my website: www.ekajhandmade.com
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For all of us in the Lock down areas Masks from Wednesday will be compulsory. However when riding the commonsense approach would indicate you wont need to wear it. Maybe worth carrying one to wear if you stop for a chat.
As always stay safe and stay clean and with luck we can get some racing happening in a few months. ... See MoreSee Less
My cross Melbourne work bike commute working in an essential service throughout both lockdowns I've been using a buff/muff/neck tube thing that I intermittently pull up when using shared pathways where 1.5mts distance is impossible then pulling it down for the road sections away for other riders. Also I've changed my route to take in far more roadway where there is opportunity for greater distance to others. I've personally found masks, whether disposable or washable way too restrictive when combined with the effort required when cycling (my commute is 30kms each way in full lycra). I do use (work supplied) masks during work through. www.wiggle.co.uk/buff/neck-tubes