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Well if we thought that XC racing was just for elites, somebody forgot to tell all the other categories.

Whilst there was some very sound performances from the Elite riders, including Peter Kutschera taking our the mens elite and Jess Douglas in the womens Elite, the main action was in the so-called minor categories.

With no less that 2 major "down to the wire" sprint finishes in the U17 and U15, the Masters Men, Vets Men and Super Masters Men all provided awesome racing for...

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This weekend will see the Forrest MTB & Cycling Club hold Round 4 of the Victorian State XC series.
The course set for this event, is designed to be fast with a typical XC feeling to it. If you have already entered then please find the final details of the event below, and the final course profile.  We have made just a small adjustment in order to keep lap times down.
Come along and see some of Australia's fastest riders take on our Forrest trails.

Event...

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Another really fun race, with over 20 entrants. Plenty of fast fun racing with most lap times under 10 minutes and no climbs.

Full results below

Final Results

Fastest Male Laps

Fastest Female Laps

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When: Saturday March 20th 2010
Where: Yaugher Trails (Power Lines) Forrest Mountain Bike Park.
Entry Cost: $40 Entry for adults $20 for juniors (with a MTBA licence or $15 day licence).
Registration: From 8am Saturday March 20th 2010 at race headquarters (map below)
Map Details: See Below (Full GPS Data will be released soon)
Practice: Course will be open and marked (not bunted) on the Friday.

All categories start at 10.30 with approx 3min between each category starting

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Went for a ride with Nick Bowman from IMBA Australia today.

Nick really enjoyed the ride and was super impressed with the trails. IMBA is Australia's authority when it comes to MTB trail advocacy.  To check out more that IMBA Australia has to offer head on over to their website - > http://imba-au.com/

Also, Russ Baker current president of MTBA dropped in for a ride. Russ is...

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Tonight saw another 20 odd riders line up for another installment of our Forrest Feral Fridays. For the first time, we had enough juniors for them to have their own category.

Once again we also had a great turn out for our kids race, with Connor, Tyler, Mitch, Samuel and Ashley lining up to take on our special kids course.

In the senior race, we saw a welcome return from one of our elite guns in Daryl Burns. All in all a good nights racing, with only a few taking the easy...

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Despite some of the worst weather conditions ever for a 24 hour event, the 2009 Kona 24 hour was a massive success. Not only for the promotors Full Gas Promotions, but also for the township and people of Forrest.

Thursday night gave us a preview of the weather conditions to come.  Over the 4 days from Thursday...

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We regularly get people sending us pictures and videos from their stay at Forrest.  Here is a video from Dean and his mates, from a recent stay.

With final preparations taking place, scores of riders will begin to arrive in Forrest, for the 2009 Kona 24 hour event.  Some 800 competitors will be coming to Forrest over the coming weekend.  Many riders will be bringing support people, which should bring the number of visitors to Forrest well over 1500 for the weekend.

The Kona 24 hour is a major economic stimulant for the Otways area with many visitors spending money over the whole weekend.

If you are thinking of...

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For the 3rd year running, the Kona 24 hour will be held at Forrest on 28th & 29th November 2009.  The race is a qualifying race for the World 24 hour championships to be held in Canberra in 2010.

2008 Olympic champion Nicole Cooke from the UK will be...

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