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Tasmania MTB trails video reviews

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Hi all,
As Bangers and I compiled the Tasmanian MTB Guide Book last year we took the opportunity to film some video footage so people could get a feel for each trail. Now the book is out I've been busy getting these videos out. We called them AFTERGLOWS as we often talked about the trails straight after the ride so it was our first impressions.

Normally about 2 minutes long for each trail there is a youtube channel you can browse to find a trail you're interested in:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJzzYyHEh558GD...

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HUGE NEWS. Perth & Peel Master Plan out for consultation.

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The scope of this is huge and the impact if it is supported by the community will be amazing. Take 5 minutes to look at the sheer scope. Rotnest Island, Kings Park, Joondalup it is all in there. Well done to all involved. I've only skimmed at it while sipping my coffee but it warrants a good read.

The press announcment:

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Tasmanian Mountain Bike Guidebook is out

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After the success of the WA MTB guide book we decided to do a guidebook about an area that a lot of riders are interested in, Tasmania. My riding partner/wife and I spend some time this year there and then many months in front of a computer putting it together. If you have the WA guide book it will feel very familiar but with over 40 places to ride Tasmania has a lot to offer MTBers and the future for riding there is very exciting.

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Cape to Cape MTB 2016 photos are live

Hi all,
It's been a big push and we've been putting out the photos once we've completed each day but I'm happy (relieved) to announce that all images from all days are now live.
You can search by race plate.

I hope you find a great image of two from the event.

www.travisdeane.com

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Fun weekend in Albany Great Southern XC race and Urban DH

Well Bangers and I went down to Albany to check out this new event. The write up is on flow with pictures if anyone was curious in trying this event out. It looked like everyone had a lot of fun.

http://flowmountainbike.com/post-all/events-sout...

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Dwello 60 x 1083m

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For my second race ever in the history of time, up until now, was the Dwello 100, I went in the 60 (it was actually 65km [rabble rabble rabble]) I even prepared for this one!

I ate an entire packet of gnocchi the night before, it did the trick, along with some bars and some baby food shit that KD's rocko set me up with. I comfortable rode the whole thing in 4 hours and 3 minutes.

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The thrilling tale of a mediocre starter outer rer

This was my first ever race on any kind of bike.

I think I smashed it, as under prepared as I was. I took on the men's masters 30.

Jarrahdale is my local and most ridden track so I have a bit of local knowledge to counter all the fit motherfuckers I was racing against.

I took no snack's or gels, didn't even know gels were a thang. I wanted to throw up half way through the second lap and I almost crashed when the kids egged me on to do a wheelie over the finish line where I came 7th.

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Kalamunda 50/50 photos are up

866 photos for around 400 competitors so hopefully I got a good shot of you if you competed. Frustratingly the search function is playing up on the home page.

If you follow this link and enter your race plate number you should hopefully come up with a couple of shots.

http://travisdeane.zenfolio.com/?q=02

I've logged an issue with tech support so the search should be fixed from the home page but in the meantime you should be able to find your images using the link above.

Thanks
Travis Deane

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Tasmanian MTB guidebook is go.

Jane and I landed in Hobart last night. Time to unpack the bikes and head to the trails. We're putting together the Tasmanian MTB guidebook (similar format to the WA MTB guidebook). It will be available from the same place once it is printed. www.mtbguidebook.com if you are on facebook and want to track our progress the like the page: https://www.facebook.com/mtbguidebook

Hooray for new trails day!

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Interview on ABC radio Perth

Got to chat to the ABC last week regarding the WA MTB Trailguide. Got a plug in there for PerthMTB and also KMBC. It's about 11 minutes long. I also did ABC regional later in the day but I don't have a link.

https://soundcloud.com/hilary-smale/perth-cyclis...

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