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G'Day Fellow Mountain Bikers,

Just about every one on Planet Earth has heard the rumour that Gary Fisher will be at the Juicy Lucy WORCS - Round Two, and I'm here to let you know it's true. If you have friends who have been living under a rock in the garden since the 1960's you can send them here to find out who Gary Fisher is, and why they should make sure they get a photo taken with him this Saturday.

If you have friends that don't know who Gary Fisher is, then they probably don't know a thing about the Juicy Lucy WORCS either. Juicy Lucy have added two new age groups for the rugrats, and entries close at 11pm on Thursday.

There is a new page on the website where you can find all the Mountain Bike events worth going to for next year.

Please note that this mountain bike race calendar lists only CSA sanctioned events. What sanctioning means is that you can be guaranteed minimum standards of medical treatment on site, ablution facilities, course markings, marshals, etc.

You need a Race License to compete in a sanctioned event. This means that you are further protected from the "Idiot Element" at races because if they act like hooligans or morons, the CSA can take action against them through their license. It is only the disruptive "one rule for everyone else but none for me" element who are resisting licensing.

Licensing is compulsory in EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN WHICH CYCLING EVENTS ARE HELD except SA.

It's about time we started acting like grown ups and playing the same game as the rest of the world. MTB Racing is an Olympic Sport.

Unfortunately, because we have not had compulsory licensing till 2008, our sport is run by over worked volunteers, who are criticized from sun up till sun down by those who have not volunteered to put things right themselves. The good news is that with licensing, we can have paid professionals like the rest of the world, AND IF WE DON'T LIKE HOW THINGS ARE GOING WE CAN SACK THEM. At the moment we have slaves rather than employees, and you can't sack slaves.

Zombie Birdhouse has had some major modifications and improvements for the Juicy Lucy WORCS - Round Two Race. Zombie is closed until Wednesday in order for these improvements (you can go faster) to settle in, but I would strongly advise a test ride of the course on Friday.

The course will be marked on Friday, and all other areas of Logwood Bike Haven will be closed for general riding.

Logwood Bike Haven will be closed for general riding on Saturday the 27th of October. If you have friends who ride at Logwood but don't get this notification, please let them know that if they are not entered into the races on Saturday they are welcome to come out to Logwood for the party, but not to bother bringing a bike.

The date for the next Mountain Bike Skills Clinic 201 has been set. November the 25th at 1:00pm will see Richard Beswick and myself taking the guys who have already attended a Mugg & Bean 101 Skills Clinic up to the next level. If you would like to be there and have done the 101, then send me a mail, I will reply with bank details, and when your Proof of Payment (POP) notification comes through to my email (don't forget) I will reply with your confirmation.

I have said way too much again, as always, so till next time, keep the rubber side down.

Geoff the Aussie

www.cultcycling.co.za