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Brownie Points Burner XCM Taree

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By Hugh - Posted on 11 May 2013

Sunday, 25 August, 2013 (All day)
6.5 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Kiwarrak State Forest
Meeting Point: 

Clarendon Forest Retreat, Possum Brush Road, Taree. will host the event with onsite camping and accommodation options -
Is 25mins drive from Forster and Old Bar for more family orientated accommodation.

Clarendon Forest Retreat, 150 Coates Rd, Possum Brush

In 2013, the Brownie Points Burner will be raced on Sunday the 25th of August. Yes we tried a 2 day event there previously and its bombed, but so do the trails. Evil climbs and epic descents plus the much mentioned Taree Tip Riders Trails.

We hope you've been saving your brownie points lately, because this is one marathon race you don't want to miss.

At only 80km we didn't set out to make the hardest XCM course, but rather the best. One that would use all the gears on your bike and all of your suspension. We ended up with an epic mix of singletrack, double track and some 4wd track for recovery while making the most of the famed Taree Tip Trails and with more climbing than any other XCM course at 2700 metres.

"These trails are really, really, really good."
Chris Southwood, Flow Magazine (talking about the Taree Tip Trails during Singletrack Mind race at Taree)

Hosted at the idyllic Clarendon Forest Retreat, 3.5 hours north of Sydney, the Brownie Points Burner will take participants on a single loop around the Kiwarrak State Forest and Talawahl Nature Reserve. Test your skills and stamina on the full distance or enjoy the slightly less taxing half. Both distances include a loop around the famed Taree Tip Trails.

So racing is not your thing or blown the race budget already ? Too much time helping at the soup kitchen or digging trails then enter the competition to win a Merida Big Nine Carbon XT bike, Lezyne race pack, accommodation and entry fee to the race.

Who's in?
Hugh, GAZZA, garyinoz, Brian, Antsonline, Medigger, Tristania, bloodpuddle, morrisan1 (9 riders)
Hugh GAZZA garyinoz Brian Antsonline Medigger Tristania bloodpuddle morrisan1
What Happened?

Blog entries about this meeting (as this is a race standings and times are shown, click on the title for more and to comment)...

Who Title Status Time Pos.Gen. Category Pos.Cat.
Tristania Totally Brown and at the Point of Burning! Open < 40 yrs

Were you there and have a story to tell?

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Antsonline's picture

Really looking forward to this one - a new race on the calendar, on new tracks. Sweet.

I landed home from a holiday of cocktails, food, and sunbathing - so I expect this will hurt even more than the details suggest!
I'd better get some riding done between now and then!!!

Cant wait - see you all there.

GAZZA's picture

After loosing 7kgs, I seem to be going up hills faster!
Funny that!

Brian's picture

GAZZA you've got to do this one and take advantage of being 7kg lighter.

GAZZA's picture

Will talk Martine into coming up with me.

Tristania's picture

Having both the Kowalski and Fling scheduled the weekends before my exam periods, I have to have one event that I know I can definitely make!

Brian's picture

Did anyone see the balloon prizes. Also, first aid kit mandatory...

Tristania's picture

Will head off midmorning tomorrow, hopefully spend some time around the track getting to know it before the MASSIVE day on Sunday. 2.7km of km is pretty darn excessive, but I reckon we're all crazy enough to try it. I'll be the (only?) guy in the Turramurra racing kit, come say hi before I destroy myself out there Eye-wink

jp's picture

Good luck to all who are competing. Tristan, you'll smash it for sure - I know this because I've seen how you ride up hills! And armed with that new bike there will be no stopping you.

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