Graeme Wines

Name:  Graeme Wines

Graeme rides Otway Odyssey

Graeme rides Otway Odyssey

How long been riding for?

Mountain biking since 2012

Where us their favorite place to ride?

Forrest (great tracks, and relatively close)

What’s been their best experience riding?

Regular weekly social rides

What’s been their most challenging?

2012 Twelve Apostles Mountain Bike Classic (first long mountain bike event- stage race)

How long have they been in the club? 

Since 2012

What do they like about the club?

Friendly, like-minded people

Mia Venema

Name: Mia Venema

Top chick and WMTBC Member

Top chick and WMTBC Member

 

How long been riding for?

Seriously since 2008 and otherwise since I was about 9

Where is their favorite place to ride?

Forrest, Buxton and TP

What’s been your best experience riding?

Having the opportunity through becoming a member at the WMTBC to head to Nth Qld and ride through rainforest and having a 1 on 1 coaching session with the World Champ Jess Douglas.

What’s been their most challenging?

Pulling out of my first race due to illness. Completing the Forrest Festival 50km day as my first multi event on a hot day!

How long have they been in the club?

Since 2012

What do they like about the club?

The funny banter and relaxed nature of its people. The opportunity to ring people up and go riding together in places like Forrest most of the year.

WCC Meeting to discuss future of WMTBC Thunder Point Access

The South Warrnambool Study will be on Warrnambool Council’s agenda on Monday 11th August. A full agenda and papers are on Councils website (very large file). Come along if you would like to support the Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club and the future of our access to Thunderpoint.

Meeting starts at 5:45pm, so be early to get a good seat.

“I suggest we disperse through the room rather than sit together,” suggests Gavin and “Wear your WMTBC Hoodie if you want to show your support.”

Here is the video that we presented to council at our initial meeting nine months ago:

The Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club from First Ladies – Colleen Hughson on Vimeo.

 

 

 

Winter Series (2014) kicks off

The Crankhouse Winter Series kicked off on Sunday June 22nd at Thunder Point.

Thirty-three riders took part in the 3 member relay race on a sunny Sunday morning urged on by the smell of Stu’s roast lamb sangas’. You can read more about the first race in The Standard and see a terrific photo slideshow by Rob Gunstone (Rob’s a gun on the camera as well as the mountain bike). Check out this link:

http://www.standard.net.au/story/2374091/gallery-course-switch-a-winter-winner-for-riders/?cs=73#slide=5

Here are the results:

Jason Hoy (A grade), Leigh Dufty (B grade) and Sam Worden (C grade) took the round one spoils.

Jayce Dufty (A), Robert Owen (B) and Colleen Hughson (C) ran second while Gavin Piergrosse (A), Troy Boote (B) and Lisa Worden (C) were third.

The President is Engaged!

The President is Engaged!

That's right! The WMTBC President, Brett Easton, has proposed to all round awesome chick and skilled mountain biker, Mia Venema. And she said "Yeaaahh!" Make sure you congratulate them if you see them out on the bike.

Phantom by Gavin Prentice

The phantom rider in this film is Gavin Prentice. He is riding his favourite single tracks at the best time of day, sunrise. The location is Thunder Point, Warrnambool, filmed during winter solstice 2013. Tim Umney from Umney Media captured the footage using digital SLR and GoPro 3 mounted to a drone quad-copter. Tim is the principal editor and producer of this short mountain bike film. Enjoy!

Phantom from Gavin Prentice on Vimeo.