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Offline Brossie (Tim)

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The LDTR June 2018 Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)

When: Sunday 17th June
Time: 8.30am ride out.
Where: La Larr Ba Gauwa Park, http://lalarrbagauwa.harcourt.vic.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/04/Trail-Map_La-Larr-Ba-Gauwa.pdf
Cost: FREE, but you must register https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5480
LIMITED TO 20 RIDERS

The ride: 30 kms on Intermediate to advanced trails. Medium to high fitness required.

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.
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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 11:15:28 AM »
Registration is essential for this ride. This ride is limited to 20 riders.

When you register, you are given the option to have insurance coverage for the ride. If you opt not to accept the insurance coverage, you ride at your own risk and at your own cost.
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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 09:49:53 PM »
Consider insurance and expect to climb - some really steep pinches! Some trails are very XC, some more All Mountain (ie they make Travs Diamond at the Youies look 'beginner'). There's a lot of riding in the park - so much so that I can only comment on about 60% of the park for my day spent there.

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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 11:17:53 PM »
So much conflicted

Do you bring the uppy bike or the downy bike? Uppy sucks on the downy bike but downy like travs is a worry on the uppy bike.



...I should stop worrying about it and just make sure there is cupcakes yeah?

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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 09:25:24 AM »
The downy bike. It's extremely rocky. Think you yangs techy.

But of course that really depends on your riding motivations. If plodding up the climbs in order to whoop and holler on the way down is not your thing then take the upper bike.

Tricky thing about Harcourt is, it's not sustained climbs or descents. You switch from up to down etc extremely frequently.

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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 09:27:32 AM »
Sigh, autocorrect....

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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 03:22:32 PM »
Sort of like Upper Beacy Helen?
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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2018, 10:03:34 PM »
Sort of like Upper Beacy Helen?

Hmmmm.... They are extremely different in the style of the trails.... But yes in the way you're rapidly switching between up and down modes.

Depends which tracks you ride tho. Some are sustained up/down.

It's all wicked fun, but it helps to pack your fitness. And knee guards.

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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 11:46:45 PM »
Hmm, tough choice. I think I'll just bring the one and only bike i own

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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 03:42:53 PM »
9 spots left for next weekends social ride. Click on the rego link above.

Rego for this ride is compulsory.

Tim
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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2018, 09:16:23 PM »



Hmm, tough choice. I think I'll just bring the one and only bike i own

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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2018, 08:26:10 PM »
Just a note we will meet up at the trail head where their is a shelter and the main map board.
There is limited parking off the road near the trail head (no carpark at the trail head) and more parking available in town, where you can easily ride straight to the trail head via a roadside path.


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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2018, 09:10:39 PM »



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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2018, 07:55:26 PM »
A great day had by all 9 riders today. It stopped raining just as we passed Kyneton and pretty much a dry ride.

The crew at La Larr Ba Gauwa have done an amazing job with the trails.

Thanks for the parking tip Bolo. Very easy to park in town and ride to the trail head.

Well worth the trip up.

Tim
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Re: LDTR June Social Ride - La Larr Ba Gauwa MTB Park (Harcourt)
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 07:57:24 PM »
Awesome trails, but I can say with conviction that the enduro bike is the WRONG choice for this place if you are getting an overview. Ermagherd, the climbing!!

Track 2 is ear to ear fun though, if you're uncomfortable jumping, you'll still be a pro by the bottom. So accessible, so smooth, so over too quickly

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