MMBCC News - 14 April 2011

G'day Everyone!

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." ~ John F Kennedy.

Black & Tan race this Sunday

Don't forget … we did race this Sunday!
Bit of a change from the advertised start. Start is now on the corner of Pollards (Ogilivies) and Mansfield to Woods Point Roads. Registration from 9.15 and race starts at 10.00 - because entries aren't due two days beforehand, the earlier registration is to allow time to organise the handicaps, so please be on time.
Here is the course:Click Here. 

Finish is the usual Buller Road finish line at Walsh's driveway.
I'll dig through the club box of goodies and find some good prizes.

As I mentioned before, I have a pair of 28mm tyres available to anyone who wants them for the day. They might be slightly heavier than your usual tyre but a heavy, full tyre is faster than a light, flat one.
Wil also has a pair of 25mm tyres available if anyone wants to borrow them - - he won't need them!

Somersaults and shoulders

Part 1
Speaking of Wil, he's done a shoulder. Last Monday he was out on Howes Creek Road with John Eisner and Dave Clark when they came across a kangaroo in the middle of the road. After a somersault off the road and into a ditch, Wil had damaged his left shoulder and will be off the bike for about 6 weeks. This pic - Click Here - shows him on his best behaviour while Dr. Wil Twycross checks him out.
All the best for a speedy recovery Wil.
Part 2
Tim Chadd finally got back onto the bike last week and did his first race in 9 months. He clipped a stump on his left with his pedal, went over the bars, down the hill and hit a tree on his right.
This image - click here - shows the damage done and this image - click here - shows the surgical repairs. If anyone is doing any repair work at home and needs a screw or two, give Tim a call. He has 22 new ones and will likely have a few spares available soon. Not for the next 7 weeks admittedly but maybe after that.
All the best for you too Tim!

ATC Test Ride

All Terrain Cycles is having a test bike day, in conjunction with Merida, this coming Saturday. Click here for details.

Shannon's sale

All Terrain Cycles is having a road bike sale. Click here for details.

Autumn Mountain Bike Series

For details on the upcoming Autumn mountain bike series - click here.

Murray to Moyne Fluoro Zumba

For details on an upcoming Murray to Moyne fundraiser - Fluoro Zumba - click here.

Club kit update

Firstly, if anyone is interested in winter club clothing, please send Tim an email - - asap. We're considering placing an order for long sleeve fleece tops, wind vests and arm warmers. We need an indication by the end of April.
Secondly, the club kit has moved. Tim is now the Minister of Club Kit. If you'd like to purchase a pair of knicks, jersey or socks, which are all currently in stock, email Tim to arrange to try some on.
The website club kit page will be updated with new prices soon too.

Rail Trail Construction Update

Wrights Earthmoving has commenced construction of the pathway starting at Homewood this week. Construction will take place from Homewood to Yea, approximately 8.8 kilometres most of which can be seen from the Goulburn Valley Highway. This section will connect with the popular Yea Station Precinct and Skatepark areas.
Bridge rebuilds are continuing throughout the three Shires and work on four toilet sites started this week.
The weather has been perfect for Steve Curnow to start revegetation works in the Mansfield Shire on the first of sites across the project.
The last major tender to be awarded is for the Granite Underpass and this tender will close late April. The Granite Underpass will be built under the Goulburn Valley Highway approximately 1 kilometre east of Trawool Resort. The underpass has VicRoads approval and is necessary due to the poor sight lines on the highway.

That's all for now … see you out there.
Bruce Halket.