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WORTH THE WAIT

Gary Harwood jams it into the big ring in pursuit of Luke Dale in the mixed pairs category

The weather has played a significant role in the SRAM Singletrack Mind series over the past year with the 2012 finale played out in sweltering conditions, the 2013 series opener also raced in the heat while the 2nd and 3rd rounds had to be rescheduled due to torrential rain. Mother Nature again played her hand for the 2nd running of Round 2 at the Coondoo Rd course at Nowra, with strong westerly winds making for challenging conditions on course but more particularly in the event centre as riders and their supporters had to keep everything secured and pegged down against the gusty winds.

The wind only served to make the racing all the more tactical as riders tried to seek shelter behind others on some of the longer fire road sections, echelons of riders snaking across the dirt, like a scene from the Tour de France. …View More

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BEST IMAGES OF SINGLETRACK MIND 2012

All the best images from the 2012 edition of Chocolate Foot’s SRAM Singletrack Mind Series. Action from across NSW and ACT: Orange, Canberra, Nowra, Welby, Rydal and the season finale, Awaba MTB Park at Newcastle!

A huge thanks to our awesome sponsors – SRAM, RockShox, Avid, Truvativ, Mountain Biking Australia Magazine, Giant, Hammer Nutrition, Serfas, Cycology, Jimmy Jack Wines, Kenda Tyres, Muc-Off Lubes and cleaners, The Body Mechanic, Frameskin, Keep It Together, Aussie Butt & Zerofive Custom Sportswear.

And of course a massive thanks to all the riders who gave us such exciting racing this year! Dates are also up for 2013 so check them out here : Chocolate Foot

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BIKE CULTURE WHYTE EPISODE 5

Cool tunes and all out racing from the Bike Culture Crew at the recent Singletrack Mind race at Rydal, near Lithgow NSW.

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SINGLETRACK MIND RYDAL

I am never one to look at the forecast before heading off to races. It just seems a little easier to pack the car with those extra jackets and jumpers , prepared for whatever may come. Midway though my drive west over the mountains, I realised I had forgot those essentials and it was just as I reached Katoomba blanketed in fog and light rain. Bummer.
That was it though, descending Mt Victoria the skies returned to being pleasantly overcast and it was on to Rydal. Sneaking in the back way past Lake Lyall and some picturesque countryside I arrived in the one pub town with enough time to quickly grab a coffee and a bacon sandwich before the start.
There were quite a few campers, in fact over half the field were camping according to the race organisers. However, such positive things cannot be said about the nights sleep some had, fractured and on and off sleep could make things more difficult down the line. …View More

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BIKE CULTURE EP 3, NOWRA SINGLETRACK MIND

Expect some original Australian humour in this fast paced edit from Bike Culture and the most recent round of STM series. Video credit to Joe Killen from Eastern Edge Films

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