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2015 trails and outdoor conference

2015 state trails and outdoor conference
The 2015 trails and outdoor conference was held in Perth on the 9th Oct. WAMBA was well represented this year with a strong contingent attending and delivering a couple of the outbreak sessions. John Wallace, Dave Marshall and Dave Wilcox gave feedback from the 2014 Mt Buller mountain bike summit while Ian Humphreys gave a presentation on sustainability of the Kalamunda trail maintenance.


Key note speaker Martin Chester from the uk is a freelance coach, guide and adventure sports consultant, who gave a run down of facts and figures of sport and activity with health benefits of the UK.


Other interesting topics were trails running and off road hand cycling.
Andrew Liddawi was inspiring to talk to about the off road hand cycling, he gave a run down how normal mtb trails are just fine, except for pinch points which come a bit tricky for the wider front end of the 2 wheels at the front. Technicality of Normal blue trails are not problem and taken on as a challenge.
Asked about distance.. anything up to 40km ride is ok. "Go on take it for a test ride" had me getting used to the steering and braking and zipping around the carpted conference area playing dodgem with the delegates. Recommend for anyone to give this a go if given a chance.
http://breaktheboundary.com/



Cycletrek from the SW was one of the displays at the conference, showing off their products of bikes and promoting their property as a destination to travel to for riding. Bazz and Sherrie are the long termers in the world of mountain biking in the SW. Bazz is regarded as the grandfather of  mtb and enjoys the privillage of life membership of the SW club.



DSR have done another great job at providing meals for the delegates, with plenty of food and a top class selection of speakers to choose from. The Sundowner at the end of the day always produces networking beyond their normal circle of contacts.


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