Month: June 2012

Every Second Counts Challenge

Bicycling Australia would like to invite the Team Mount Beauty Club to take part in our Every Second Counts Challenge—a global Strava Challenge that aims to engage with cyclists and motivate them to ride.
I was hoping you could pass on the following information to the club and encourage them to take part.
As you may be aware, Strava is a social media for cyclists, allowing them to record, upload and share rides and also take part in global competitions.
The challenge is to ride 1,788km in a month starting straight after the Tour de France. From 23 July to 21 August riders from all over the world will be competing for ultimate bragging rights and their name in Bicycling Australia’s Honour Roll, Nov/Dec issue #178. Plus for Australian residents only we have over $19,000 worth of prizes to give away through our Facebook page promotions.
So why 1,788Km? Since the First Fleet dropped anchor at Sydney Cove in 1788, it’s as if Australians have been fulfilling some innate mission to achieve.
From brothers Richard and Clarence Smith inventing their stump-jump plough, to the development of Internet Wifi by John Sullivan’s CSIRO team, many remarkable Australians have realised their ambition, with dogged determination and style. To be sure, every moment of the past 224 years is crammed with unheralded personal achievement or famous inventions.
Agriculture and technology aside, Aussies have a proud heritage of glorious achievement on two wheels; Opperman, Mockridge, Peiper, Anderson, Meares, and the outstanding Cadel Evans, to name just a few.
Strava is a great way to sharpen your resolve, to make the most of every moment in the saddle, whether charging along the flats or stomping in the hills—alone or in a bunch. It’s a great way to train, compete, improve and succeed.
Together let’s celebrate the ‘noblest invention’ and sheer bloody-minded determination in Bicycling Australia’s Every Second Counts Challenge.
Just for joining Every Seconds Counts, every rider will receive a digital copy of Bicycling Australia magazine. There are also great prizes for completing each 25%, 50% and 75% milestone.
If you’d like to get involved please sign up to the challenge at http://bicyclingaustralia.com.au/every-second-counts/ and invite your friends through our Facebook event
The start date of the Every Second Counts Challenge is 32 days away, which leaves plenty of time to make plans around this event. Get involved in four ways.
· Start an Every Second Counts Bunch Ride.
· Print and display the Every Second Counts Challenge poster.
· Include the logo and link about the Every Second Counts Challenge in your weekly email newsletters, or on your Facebook page.
· Encourage your club members to join and prepare for the Every Second Counts Challenge.
$19,000.00 in Prizes
· Two sets of ENVE wheels, one pair road, one MTB, total value $7200
· Schwalbe tyres, total value $2500
· Oakley Radarlock sunglasses, total value $4500
· Garmin Edge 500s w/HRM & cadence, total value $5000
The prizes are part of a photo and video competitions for Every Second Counts Challenge riders, so the rider with the biggest legs or most time on their hands won’t necessarily win!
Thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy the Every Second Counts Challenge.

New TMB Kit

As it has been been around 5 years since Team Mt Beauty last got some cycling kit the committee decided a few months back that it was time for a new one. As the design has been pretty much finalised, the supplier chosen and price determined, the time for taking orders has arrived.
Items on offer to be purchased are:
– Long sleeve Downhill Top
– Short sleeve MTB/Road Jersey
– MTB/Road knicks
The MTB/Road jersey and knicks are offered in mens, womens and kids sizes. (Sizing Chart link below) The knicks are being offered in bibs and ‘shorts’
The cost for each piece is $38. Thes item are avaibable for purchase by TMB members only. If you are currently a not a member but would like the kit then you will bned to join up to the club (Annual Subscription is $15 for an individual and $25 for a family. A form can be downloaded from the website)
The closing of orders will be 8th July 2012*, with delivery expected sometime in July. A limited amount of extra kit will be purchased but to guarantee that you get some please place you order on time
To place you order please contact Jenny Kromar on 0439 999 788 or via email at jennykromar@gmail.com. Jenny also has some samples that can be tried on. Sample sizes available to try on are Mens Small, Medium and X-Large in for the MTB/road kit only.
Click on the images below to see a larger version of the the Downhill top and the MTB/Road Top. (The MTB/Road Knicks will be added when the design has been finalised)
*Update: Date has been pushed out a week from the original post
   
SizeChart -Adult
SizeChart-Kids

2012 Mitta to Mt Beauty

The 2012 edition of the Mitta to Mount Beauty will once again be held on the final Sunday of October. For more details please go to the Mitta to Mt Beauty page under ‘Events’. It is anticipated that entries will open in early September