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Diamonds last won the day on February 7 2015

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  1. Only one way to find out. If you cannot get it to seal then it is a new tyre. Follow rorydogs advice above. Will be borderline Id guess.
  2. Sorry mate. Just saw your Q. We did it as a daytrip from Derby, so can't help with recommendations. There is heaps on AirBNB though.
  3. Penguin MTB Pike is unreal too. It is built around a defunct speedway. The infield had been converted to a freeride park. It is a mini crankworx style run with a wooden drop in, a few tabletops into a step up-step down wooden platform into a wall ride followed by a whale tale. Bloody awesome. There are cool XC trails around it with heaps of wooden specialty drop off and roll off features. A really cool little park. Not on a large parcel of land but packed with skill progression features and practice areas. I would say the best small scale local park I have seen anywhere.
  4. Rode Wild Mersey at La Trobe today. 10 mins out of Devonport. Fun little collection of XC trails climbimg up with three fun descents from the top, one each rated green, blue and black. Nothing like Derby or Maydena in terms of available trail but worth a few hot laps on the way off or back to the Spirit of Tassie. It would be a great little local training resource. You can do three laps in under an hour with a different, fun descent to bust up the three hill repeats. http://ridewildmersey.com.au/
  5. Ended up enjoying Maydena. Improved my jumping quite a bit doing the freestyle lines behind the young bloke. Did some crazy "pro" rated lines on the last day, plenty of shimmying on my arse down the steepest bits with my bike. Would definitely hit Derby up before Maydena though. Young bloke probably the opposite. If you only own an XC bike don't bother at all at Maydena. There is nothing you can ride here (our B&B have half of their clientelle shorten their trips and leave early as it is way beyond their expectations)
  6. Hey-Zues!!! Maydena is crazy. Steep, wet, slippery and long. Someone post me some new hands. Cooked. Had a big off after an amateur error changing directions on the slippery boards at speed. Lucky not to do major damage. Young bloke just hit the pro jump line. Fark I would be in strife if he busted himself there. First run I hated the place, but it has grown on me. Gaps jumps aside, I'll have a crack at everything but this sh1t is next level hardcore. Almost too hard to enjoy.
  7. I have done a few Xtris. Generally the trails are very non tech. I wouldn't sweat it too much. 100mm is plenty.
  8. re; pads, I swapped mine out Tuesday and have spares for young bloke. I have 150/140 and the youngen has 180/165. We will make do. We rode everything this side, so we will see I guess. I am more worried about arm pump costing me decent trail time.
  9. The big, new to-do trail is the Blue Tier to Binalong Bay (Bay of Fires). It is $150 per head from the Derby side - shuttled to the Tier and collected at BOF for a feed, return to derby. The reports are it is super mushy from rain at the start at present, there is a quite big climb in the middle then about 30kms of unrivalled descent (better than Tier and Atlas on Derby side). I decided to wait til it is ridden in more and drier, so means another trip. Reports I heard on the shuttle buses were that it is great, but will be better with time. It is $100 from the St H side with GravityIsle (who we used at Flagstaff). MAD Mtb told my young bloke they are doing it for same price as Vertigo, but re-shuttling the initial descent again to give you more bang for buck. Might be worth asking when you come. Vertigo are currently training staff and setting up a presence on the St H side, so it will grow. The Wellborough Pub people are running a kiosk in the Mtb Park (to be clear, it is south of town, the Tier to BOF is separate and well north of town). So the big Derby players are buying in on the St H side, so I think that is a plus for the region as a whole.
  10. Thanks guys. Only just remembered my password to log in on my phone (after two years). Had to fire up the old PC to post in that time as it remembered me 😕
  11. Just finished 6th day of riding in Derby. Bloody unreal. Ticked off every single trail at least once. Totally fried as is my young bloke. Learnt a few tricks and sneaky trail links as the week wore on. Trails are brilliant. Something for everyone. Slipped over to ride the new park at St Helens (Flagstaff Rd) as well. Great also, same construction team (World Trail) apparently. Old Salty Dog from the back of the park was as much fun as any Derby descents. Off to Maydena for 4 days. Wish me luck
  12. I got a chubby when I saw he had posted. Twas a good read as always.
  13. Hi guys, Thought someone might know off the top of their heads or have worked in the industry. 16yo has a super account for her part time job. Statement arrives and of $181 contributions, $107 have been eaten up in fees and insurance. Is the insurance likely to be compulsory (as that is most of the deductions), and surely there should be some exemption for earning under a threshold. Any ideas or tips appreciated. Figured here was a better place to start than on hold for 2 hours to her super fund being told they can't tell us anything as we aren't her. TIA
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