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Top: Our community band will be at our Remembrance Day Service this Sunday. Pic – Ken Bell • Left & Centre: Emma Edwards with Anna Meares & Steve Waugh. Pic – Courtesy Mum • Right: Baylon Ford riding in the Mitta. Pic - Emma Edwards

GREEN SEASON Starts with a Bang!


reen season in our terminology is the rest of the year that is not winter. i.e Basically from the end of September through until the start of next June – and while we all love our winters, the skiing, the work and the valued guests – we definitely love our green season. The McKayos (Saturday 6th October) has already been covered in the previous edition - but acts as a great segue into green season – starting in the snow and finishing among the beautiful spring colours of Bogong he National Gravity Enduro Series Village. acts as the qualifying series for the Enduro World31st Series. See mention Then, on Wednesday of October, in the with Bencar McIlroy. we hadarticle the first of our rallies through the area – Bike the Bullrush – featuring a Mountain AustraliaRally in conjunction with gathering around 50 of the finest luxury Falls CreekofResort Management are pleased to present Round of the Gravity ‘flash’ vehicles to One be seen in 2017 this area at the Enduro Series. one timeNational for some time!The series is Australia wide with Round Two being held at Stromlo This went from Melbourne Forestyear’s ACTBullrush in May. Round Three will be at to Mt Hotham, Falls Creek where Balingup WA in June; Round–Four will go to everyone stayedinatJuly QT. it wasround on towill Rockhampton andThen the final Canberra, Bathurst and Sydney. be held on Woodford Island, on the Clarence River inenjoying northerndriving NSW infabulous August. vehicles Whilst The popularity of mountain bikingaim continues on our fabulous roads, the main of the to grow. From the great efforts of some Bullrush Rally is raising funds for TheMount Black Beauty locals in(dealing the 90’s with - to hosting the and Dog Institute depression) Nationals (The in FebBright 2000 Institute - to the point where BISCRA for Stem we have some of the best tracks in the country Cell Research Australia. - both in Mount Beauty and in Falls Creek. Then, on theand daythe after, Thursday The growth success means 1st we can continue to host fabulous events. November, the Steve Waugh Foundation



Round One of the GE National Series will be staged this weekend, beginning with practice sessions from 11am Friday. The calibre of the cars throughseveral town was ‘gob-smacking! Here at Turnback on the Falls Creek Road. During the course ofthat thecame weekend, Pic – Nathan Fenton of the trails will be closed to general riders although Blue Dirt will have shuttles running Ambassadors who act as supporters and came through is ‘The on Friday fromtown. 11amThis to 6pm andCaptains again on guest speakers. On this particular ride, Ride’ withfrom just 9am on 80toindividual Saturday 5pm. Costcyclists is $50 per the mentors included track cycling gold and a support of around 25 people – day or $90 forcrew 2 days. Go to www.bluedirt. com.auvolunteers. to book. On Sunday the trails will medallist, Anna Meares (on the ride for mainly No time to be smelling the roses this Adam weekend’s be closed to the general public, but will the second time) and AFLduring legend The Steve Waugh raisessections money Gravity Enduro. Pic - Jiri Cech. progressively openFoundation as the different Goodes (for the third time). The team for young people with rare diseases. The of the event are completed. Pretty Valley were joined byPan Merv Hughes as of a the Point also on the Frying Spur. The aim Captains is a leadership program thatto Road willRide also have closures and be subject motivational speaker (andno doubled as athe game is to ride each section faster than empowers people to be theirfrom delays should anyone be captains travellinginback ‘roadie’ to pack bagsand in no to slower the semi-trailer fastest time allowed, than the set industry or simply captains of the own the horse yards or Pretty Valley Pondage.lives. donated slowest time. Then they do the competitive bit, by Linfox). The of the riders is area folk who sort Nowmajority this Gravity Enduro different before riding to the start of the next competitive The day before the team got here,the they have a friend or family member who has a of mountain bike racing to what we know bit without beating or exceeding times stayed at Feathertop Chalet in Harrietville rare disease – and they join the ride to raise as Downhill or Cross Country. The Gravity permitted. At the time of going to print, the –final where thehad riders – a like money as a way ‘Captaining’ their Enduroand is both. The of athletes will start with course not tackled been set,Hotham but they look fabulous effortVoltage and tremendous bonding lot! Eachupparticipant required to raise a a warm ride from is Slalom Plaza, out the taking in High and Wishing Well, then effort. minimum of $10,000. Bogong High Plains Road, up the Pretty heading to Flowtown, completing that before Valley Road and then across to the Trig heading to Thunderbolt and then Then it was over the gap and uptotoGenerator Falls As part of the leadership program, and Vortex before finishing in Slalom Plaza. Creek where the whole crew enjoyed the the participants are joined by Ride Sound like a pretty easy day!! comfort and hospitality at QT. On the way Theand weekend’s program goesatlike up on the way back,sort theofstop thethis. Saturday: 9am to 16:00 is compulsory practice. Bakery was ‘compulsory.’ See Page 1. 10am to 18:30 is rider registration and Info For Groups, Clubs etc Well all concerned and thanks for For Groups, Clubs etc Tent done open.to17:00 to 17:30 is– rider briefing. choosing this area for the ride. Check out From 18:00 on there is a social evening at Last the website: www.stevewaughfoundation. Hoot Restaurant and Bar in Slalom Plaza. Please try to allow 24 hours notice. Your editor is wondering whether Sunday: 8am to 9am Rider Briefing and Timing their might8:30am be a vacancy on the board of for Please try to allow 24hours notice. activation. to 1430pm Trails Open For Further Information: Cricket Australia for someone with this Wb: GE competition.1500 to 1630 Presentations. For further information: much integrity and intestinal fortitude? • Em: If you’re into biking and would like to enjoy Fb: some on good Falls Creek Next theaction, agendabeisatIgnition. See this report Ph: 03 5758 1200 Facebook/fallscreekmuseum weekend. Further detail from 03 5758 1200. • elsewhere in this paper.

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he longest continually running mountain bike event in Australia just celebrated its 27th running on Sunday 28th October. Throughout the event’s history, there have been a few adaptations and changes – and the ever increasing number of mountain bike events being staged around the country also means that numbers have varied. From memory, the largest number of entrants was over 300 in the mid 90’s. This year’s event varied the course slightly – with the controlled start moving out of the public park beside The Laurel in Mitta Mitta. Then, approaching Mount Beauty the course was changed to take out the climb up Mountain Creek road and ‘Chookies’ hill – and re-routing the riders around the gnarly part of Freda’s Lane, along the horse tracks besides Damms Road and across a beautifully constructed scaffolding bridge over the East Kiewa (beside the road bridge). The final stage was the flat-out pedal along Lakeside Avenue and sprint around the corner at the roundabout into the grounds of West Peak Hotel – to be greeted by an enthusiastic group of friends and supporters. Another recent innovation has been the introduction of the 30km Short Course for Juniors – starting at Scrubby Creek Cattle Grid and this year we had four girls and 19 guys start from there. Among the girls it was Taylah Power 1st in 2:12:51; Stacey Gill 2nd in 2:22:15 and Claire Bowring 3rd in 2:37:17. Placegetters in the young blokes section were: Ty Bowey 1st in 1:40:55; Cohen Jessen 2nd in 1:45:07 and Harry Doye 3rd in 1:48:32. This year’s Mitta also attracted more ‘serious’ riders as it was added in to the Falls Creek Victorian Mountain Bike Series, becoming Round Four of the series. Neil



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he years flash by; the numbers of actual returned service personnel diminishes - and yet the respect increases. Fortunately conflicts of the scale of WW1 and WW11 have not re-occurred. Mount Beauty Service New returned service personnel are now Anzac Day Services are as follows. The coming from the ranks of Vietnam Vets and A controlledEarly lead-out from the Pub at Mitta – Ken Bell Morning Service willMitta. takePic place those who have seen service in the Middle in Bi-Centennial Park, Lakeside Avenue East. Numbers are being maintained by van der Ploeg happened to be in town and Bike Championship also made a difference. other service personnel and all are supported (beside the shire offices) beginning at 7am. did he set a cracking pace out along the Overall, a great event. A small informal service with a speaker by the very appreciative public. Scrubby Creek Road, over the cattle grid from the local RSL. All The organisers would likewelcome. to thank all of the Over years, the of spectator and upthe through the numbers dust on the freshly The Anzac Day March will come volunteers who – as usual – dodown a great job supporters thatofhave graded section the turned road. up to show Hollonds starting from theWithout assemblythese point of makingStreet, the event happen. their appreciation has grown dramatically. in Park Street, near the Policein, Station at 10:45am, In theto final was Daniel wonderful people putting we don’t have This, me,analysis, says thatit there remains a very but marchers should be assembled and ready to strong - yet unspoken of gratitude Braunsteins who came -infeeling first (over the an event. go at 10:30am. Whilst Hollonds Street will not and respect among the in community and in slightly shorter course) 1:45:41, just A special thanksmovement to the members of the as be closed, traffic will be restricted our quiet way, we just turn up and express pipping Murry Spink in 2nd in 1:45:42, Rotary Club of Mount Beauty who, as the marchers come down the street. our withacknowledgement Neil van der Ploegofinour 3rd‘diggers.’ in 1:46:02. always do a fantastic job of marshalling The Commemorative Service will take place ANZAC Day is the one of the few opportunities Among the girls, it was Sarah Riley who traffic and keeping everyone safe. Thanks at the Cenotaph, beginning at 11am. The in the year where people can come together with came in first, in 2:06:05, with Courtney also to Rotary for putting out the signs and Motion of Loyalty will be offered by Councillor a solemn and sincere purpose. It is a day that Sherwell, 2nd in 2:10:36 and Caitlin Wade, Saturday and picking them up on Sunday. Tony Keeble of the Alpine Shire. Prayers will engenders pride and reinforces the gratefulness 3rd in 2:13:11. led by Sister Eileen Reardon of the Catholic carried by the bulk of the nation. It is expected be We can now all look forward to another Church and the Guest Speaker on the day will that this year will be no different. The Team Mount Beauty organising great event for the 28th next October. Keep be Flight L Richard Cornell ALTC Bandiana.. committee did Service a great job in refreshing the the date free – Sunday 27th October. • Falls Creek event, start andat finish points and Join thewith Fallsfun Creek locals this unique location, the slightly route –Service which 2017. was well Eagle Rock,changed for the Dawn received by the riders. Also, being a Shuttle for ANZAC Dawn Service: round 5:15am the FallsMeet Creek Mountain -of6:30am at Victorian Slalom Day Car Park.

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ou like to ride bikes? You like to party? Well this is the biggest and best bike riding party around! Blue Dirt Mountain Biking presents Ignition, a mountain bike event hinged on the core social elements of the rider lifestyle. Join us at Falls Creek on 17th and 18th November 2018 when the Mountain Bike season officially opens to celebrate all things MTB. Since the winter season ended, bike track maintenance has been going full steam to get everything ready for what is sure to be a great weekend – ‘Ignition’ – lighting up the mountain bike trails.

Cruising the High Plains at the start of the MTB Season. Pic – Courtesy Blue Dirt

Blue Dirt, the resort’s mountain bike shuttle company, will host this event to make a weekend of it. From riding and partying to everything in between, they’ve got it covered. Brett and the guys have put together a fantastic program over the two days that includes: • Gravity shuttles, • Back country rides, • Skills sessions, • Specialized demo bikes, • Beer hall, • Live Band & DJ, • Drift trikes and sessions plus much, much more! Tickets start at $80 per person for one day or $155 for the whole weekend. If riding isn’t your thing, head down to the beer hall and enjoy a buffet dinner and music for just $35. Don’t miss out – Bookings closing soon! Visit and make your booking now. “This a brilliant way to officially open the mountain bike season here at Falls. We are super pumped about our fabulous trails and can’t wait for visitors to get amongst it. We’ve got something for every rider, starting and finishing in the resort” says

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Falls Creek Marketing & Communications Manager, Jo Prothero. Flowtown trail has proved fabulous - 6km of pure flow goodness, links up an epic 10km/525m descent from the summit of Falls Creek to the ticket box at Howman’s Gap – and it’s single track all the way. For the workers, the fabulous Packhorse Trail is a steady climb back to the village via Falls Creek Falls.

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The other new beginner trails, ‘Induction’ - linking the Trail Head in Slalom Car Park to the ‘Short Circuit’ area in the Nordic Bowl (also easily accessed from the village via the ‘Aqueduct Trail’, plus the new intermediates ‘Discharge’ which links the top of the Packhorse Trail to the Trail Head, plus ‘Eagle Rock’ and ‘Turbine’ which open up more country up around Cloud 9, Eagle Rock and the Pretty Valley Road. This gives us in excess of 40km of some of the best in the area. And the scenery – well when you do stop and have a look around – it is gobsmacking! Further details, or to book for the weekend, go to You can also book your mountain bike shuttle pass for the season. •

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Developing ideas threeBogong events, High Toowoomba, Adelaide, and the Plains from this Friday like Shimano’s new electronic gearing, Canberra and placed 3rd overall for the 23rd November for the running of theseries. which I’ve just got Challenge. on my newThis bike.year Falls Creek Alpine In 2016 I raced the Bright, Perth and MR: It’s pretty obvious you like to keepall is the third year that Falls Creek Village Adelaide National series events winning involved with the mountain bike world. three and the U19 series overall. I then has hosted the Alpine Challenge with went the Do feel any pressure from biking on toyou win U19 National Champs in Adelaide event starting and finishing at aSlalom Plaza. perspective during your finalknocked year school? (with a timespectators that would have Troy Interested should be upatearly Brosnan off the Ben: There’s so elite manypodium). people helping me on Saturday morning, because the runners and pushing meyou into theup pro mountain bike MR: How end travelling in the 100 did mile and the 100km will and have scene and it’s so easy to get sucked into it racing alongside Panozzo (2the time Elite pre-race check inChris at 4:15am with start and think it’s going to toand be easy Gravity Enduro Australian champion)? at 4:30am. Runners incontinue the 60km 36km for the rest ofeasier my life. I step backatand think get little with 8:15am Ben:itIafirst met Chris at apre-race Victorian Enduro that it’ll be hard work, but with the right and start at 8:30am. staterace round at Barjarg, I was still like Under support I could do it. I think it’s important 15s or Under 17s and I knew that he was a fast to still have the love for mountain Runners areto coming from every statebiking. in dude. I wanted to hang out with the fast guys Australia, with ultra-keen competitors MR: Do you think your love for the sport so I wanted to hang out with Chris Panozzo. travelling from Russia, Estonia, will change if you become a fullIndonesia, on racer? I remember at Barjarg the shuttlesFrance, were always alls Creek Resort Management will be Canada, Netherlands, Ireland, Ben: Not really, As much as I out enjoy the a bit delayed, we were hanging down the collecting hard waste on Wednesday Singapore, Japan, China and the USA. They whole of long riding with my mates, bottomvibe for so that we nearly missed our 26th April - the day after ANZAC will taking onwe either one oftop, the fourI Day. hanging out and having a the good time. race be runs. When got to everyone Please see our Hard Waste Collection distances, 36km, 60km, 100km or 160km still really reallywhere enjoy we’d the racing was wondering been. aspect He wasof guidelines on the website, or if you require (100 miles). At this stage, the field is mountain biking, determines who evenly is the just like “Ah we’veitjust been chilling at the any additional information, please contact split across the three distances but it appears best and everyone wants to be the best at bottom.” So that felt pretty cool. themajority FCRM on 03 5758 1200. • what they do.ofOffice the international competitors After that he invited me to travel with him will join the hard-core Aussies and taketoon Summer Debrief Racing has round brought mountain biking to the next at Narbethong. During the 100 mile run. where it is today, bikes are lighter and It has a recordnot year for visitation that tripbeen we decided to race any morethis faster better ever that and Iracing has andofResort Management would ofsummer theisand Vic series. Ithan thought wouldn’t This a trail endurance which must be played a massive role in that. like to get your feedback on events, visitor really continue racing but then Chris completed inside 44 hours whilst covering demographic, mountain biking and general invited to Toowoomba. That was my MR: Dome you have anydescent expectations racing 7,000m of ascent and including, observations. first national race and from then on we just your first EWS in New Zealand? Mount Bogong, Mount Hotham, Mount became mates and he invited me along to all Therefore you are invited to join the McKay and Mount Feathertop. relevant Resort Management personnel On topother of the challenge will for a and members of of thedistance community beLakeside the fact that runners will have to Vista Holiday Home for Rent summer season debrief meeting. scale a •Alpine myriad of fallen trees, ford swollen rivers Located in the heart of Mount Beauty close to shops, This meeting willFM take place on Radio 96.5 amenities, airfield and parklands. and survive near freezing temperatures at In the Kiewa Valley Wednesday 26thpicnic April from 9:30am to •Alpine Opposite the lake, area, BBQs, children’s play Radio 92.9 in FMthe night. around 11:30am Boardroom above area, BMX track and skate park. 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of the races he was doing. MR: What are your goals for this year, more EWS or is going to be too hard to juggle school? Ben: I’m racing the EWS in New Zealand and in Tasmania but this year I want to finish Year 12 and get out alive, do as much can and stay fit. Ben McIlroyriding cruisingastheI tracks on Big Hill. PicIt’s -Matt Rousu. probably not the best year to be going into The Alpine isYear definetly a ifchallenge that Eskdale50 Point is one ofinthethe challenges of the early Ben: I have noChallenge idea. I don’t know I’mup going about entrants U21’s after a bitpart of my first EWS because 12 takes concentration forI hope many hours. of the 100 mile run. to come last orrequires first or not finish. a rough day. such a massive chunk of my time. Pic -because Courtesyin of the Alpine Challenge - Courtesy of Alpine there’s lots of riders, Australian After the trip toPic New Zealand, Ben Challenge then MR: Have you got any plans for further races there’s only like 20 athletes, but it’s the went on to compete at EWS Round Two studies suchand as University, or333. depending Feathertop (PS This increasingly and complements other side of the back worldtoforPole all the Europeans, at Derby, in popular North Eastern Tasmania. But on how these two EWS events go, would is after runners Spion our existing eventsthe calendar, including the so I don’t know ifhave the been juniorupriders willKopje travel this time, among U21 competitors, it you like to chance it and try to become a that far, but I’ll just wait and see. and over to Mt Bogong back around iconic Peaks Challenge road cycle ride” says all came together for Ben and he finished professional racer? Langford’s). Fallstop Creek Marketing Communications MR: Well have an awesome time; I’m sure on of the podium -&and is currently Ben: I haven’t really thought too much Manager,theJoU21 Prothero. it’ll be fun no matter what the result. Is leading class after the first two For there is a bit of nostalgia about Becoming a professional mountain there anyone you’d like to thank? rounds. With the next six rounds taking and link tobe thepretty past with a trophy in the For spectators and support crews, it is an bikera would sick but you sort of place all round the world, Ben is about Ben: Mum and another Dad,which Chris, Sam and do have have profession once you shape ofto a horseshoe commemorates opportunity to try out the new mountain to focus on year 12 and the Australian everyone from Shimano. come outlinks the other side. the run’s back to the early pioneers trail network, withSeries. vehicle• shuttles National Enduro Results: who through theable Alps. MR: forged Do youtrails think you’d be to develop operating all day Saturday and Sunday. And Matt pleaseRousu give these athletes as much support a career and race at theSeries sameintime? In thenature Enduro Rotorua, “The of World this event is a great fit for and cheering aswill youbecan. Ben achieved a creditable 12th like place out Ben: Yeah, looking at someone Paul Steve Killalea from Milestone Chemicals - just one of of the many exhibitors that as this• year’s Trade Fair @ Falls Creek and really showcases what the Falls Creek. Pic - Elle Shaw. village and High Plains has to offer in the summer Trail running is becoming A Lifeseason. to Remember

A celebration of Lyn’s Life will take place Visit the on Friday the 28th April 2017 in the Village Bogong Power Station Bowl at Falls Creek for anyone who wishes Information Centre to attend and pay tribute. Commencing at For historical & geological exhibits. 12 noon, the afternoon will reflect Lyn’s Open: Sundays Mondays enormous contributionand to Falls Creek. Some 10:30am - 2:30pm Bogong Alpine Village wine and a light BBQ will be provided, Group Bookings - Phone 03 5754 3318 but we ask that you bring other beverages and also a plate to share. In the case of wet weather, a contingency plan will be in place. Fancy FreshtoLocal Friends are welcome pass thisFruit invite on and it is understood that members and Vegetables… of Lyn’s family will be in attendance. •

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he Mount Beauty and District Community Band is tuning up for its End of Year Concert.

Getting in ahead of the November 24th State Election, the concert will be held on November 17th in the Mount Beauty Community Centre at 8pm.

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Musical Director Ramage ocal lad BenGlenn McIlroy is an isuphoping and that the Band will be near to full strength coming Enduro mountain bike for theracer. performance concert Over theand lastsays twothe years he has will deliver to several genres of junior music rider featuring progressed be the fastest in Australia bothperformances the Nationalfrom Series some verywinning special solo and the National in 2016. Jeanette TeychenetChampionships (Trumpet), Rachel On March(Clarinet), 26 Ben went andCampbell raced his first Campbell Jason ever EWS (Enduro Series) event in (Tuba), Robin WoodWorld (Xylophone) and new ocalNew lad Ben McIlroy is an up and Rotorua, Zealand. Prior to the event to the Band this year, Braam DeVilliers comingcaught Enduro Matt Rousu upmountain with Ben bike to chat (Saxophone). Over two years he has about racer. the race andthe hislast potential future in progressed be theworld. fastest rider in That a smalltocommunity canjunior put together the mountain bike Australia winning both isthe National Series aMR: concert of this calibre a credit to Glenn Is this your first overseas race? and the National Championships in 2016. and the many dedicated Band members, Ben: Yep, first overseas race, first EWS On 26 Ben went and raced his first someMarch of whom travel from Bright and (Enduro World Series), so it’s going to be ever EWS (Enduro World Series) event in further afield, every Monday night, pretty exciting. Rotorua, New Zealand. Prior to the event throughout the year, to attend practices. Matt Rousu caught up Bennervous? to chat MR: Is it excitement or with are you New to this year’s concert, and highly about the race and his potential future Ben: I’m probably a bit more nervous in the bike anticipated, be world. thetoannouncement and thanmountain excited.will Excited race overseas, but presentation of the inaugural MR: Is this your first overseas race? nervous because it’s such a bigDavid event.Vigo PRICELESS Youth Music Scholarship. Ben: first overseas race, first EWSthe MR: Yep, Have you heard anything about (Enduro World Series), so it’s going be tracks over in Rotorua, NZ? This scholarship, the brainchild of a to group pretty exciting. of dedicated localChris residents and named after Ben: From what (Panozzo) has said, MR: Is fast itDavid excitement or arewas you nervous? they’re andVigo, therewho aren’t many rocks. the late passionate about nurturing theaget talents ofnervous young Ben: probably bit moreriding? MR: I’m How did you into musicians, was established in 2017 to assist than Excited to race but Ben: excited. Pretty much because of overseas, my Dad, nervous because it’s such a big event. MR: Have you heard anything about the tracks over in Rotorua, NZ? Ben: From what Chris (Panozzo) has said, they’re fast and there aren’t many rocks. MR: How did you get into riding? Ben: Pretty much because of my Dad,

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when I was about 12 I started showing more interest in racing. I went to a few of the Victorian Enduro events but after a couple of years that series kind of fell apart. I then stared racing the national series. MR: How many national events have you raced? Ben: My firstabout national in 2015. I raced when I was 12 year I started showing three events, more interestToowoomba, in racing. I Adelaide, went to aand few of Canberra and placed 3rdevents overallbut forafter the series. the Victorian Enduro a couple years the thatBright, series kind fell apart. In 2016ofI raced Perthof and IAdelaide then stared racing the events national series.all National series winning three How and the U19national series overall. MR: many eventsI then have went you on to win U19 National Champs in Adelaide raced? (with a time that would have knocked Troy Ben: My first national year in 2015. I raced Brosnan off the elite podium). three events, Toowoomba, Adelaide, and MR: Howand didplaced you end travelling Canberra 3rdup overall for theand series. racing alongside Chris Panozzo (2 time Elite In 2016 I raced the Bright, Perth and Our fantastic new Saxophone player, Braam de Villiers. Gravity Enduro Australian champion)? Adelaide National series winning all Pic events – Courtesy Meg Crebbin Ben: Iand firstthe metU19 Chris at aoverall. Victorian Enduro three series I then went statetoround at Barjarg, I was still like on win U19 National Champs in Under Adelaide school-age students in the Upper EDITION SEVENTEEN 15s WINTER oraUnder 17s and I knew that heKiewa wasTroy a fast (with time that would have knocked Valley further their musical dude. Ito wanted hang out with interests. the fast guys Brosnan off thetoelite podium). so I wanted to hang out with Chris PROOF With generous support from the Panozzo. MR: How didAD you end up travelling and I remember at Barjarg the shuttles Conservatorium in Albury, offering a always racing alongside Chris Panozzo (2were time Elite a bit delayed, were hanging outaward down the Masterclass toweallAustralian applicants, this is Gravity Enduro champion)? bottomto for so long that we deal nearly our bound ofmissed interest. Ben: I firstgenerate met Chrisa great at a Victorian Enduro race runs. When we got to the top, everyone state round atwill Barjarg, was stillthe like Under The concert take Iplace was wondering where we’d at been. Mount He was 15s or Under 17s and I knew that he was a fast Beauty Centre Saturday just likeCommunity “Ah we’ve just beenon chilling at the dude. I wanted to hang out with8pm. the fast guys November bottom.” So17th, that beginning felt pretty at cool. Entry so I iswanted to hang out with Chris Panozzo. fee athat pittance: Adults Students After he invited me$5, to travel with$2 him IUnder remember at Barjarg the shuttles were always 5’s Free. to the next round at Narbethong. During a bit delayed, we were hanging out down the thatmore trip we decided not to race For 412any 246moreour bottom forinformation so long that 0429 we nearly missed of the Vic series. I thought that I wouldn’t race runs.Band When wealso got be to playing the top, at everyone PS: The the really continuewill racing but then Chris was wondering where we’d been. He was Remembrance Day Service That on Sunday invited me to Toowoomba. was my just like “Ah we’ve just been chilling at the November 11th, at 10:30am. • first national racebeginning and from then on we just bottom.” So that felt pretty cool. became mates and he invited me along to all After that he invited me to travel with him to the next round Narbethong. During Visitatthe that trip we decided not Power to race any more Bogong Station of the Vic series. I thought that I wouldn’t Information Centre Alpine RadioFor 96.5 FMbut&then really continue racing Chris historical geological exhibits. In the Kiewa Valley invited me to Toowoomba. That was my Now open Sundays Alpine Radio 92.9 FM first national and Bogong from then on we just 2:30pm Alpine Village In 10:30am the Ovens-race Valley Group Bookings -FM Phone 03me 5754 3318 became mates and invited along to all Alpine Radio 94.5he



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of the races he was doing. MR: What are your goals for this year, more EWS or is going to be too hard to juggle school? Ben: I’m racing the EWS in New Zealand Glen Ramage, community band stalwart. Pic Ken Bell Ben with bike but - andthis a ‘can-do’ andMcIlroy in Tasmania year attitude. I want Pic - Matt Rousu. to finish Year 12 and get out alive, do as the much riding as Idoing. can and stay fit. It’s of races he was FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017 probably not the best year to be goingand into Armistice on 11th MR: WhatDay are isyour goals November for this year, my first EWS because Year 12 takes up is alsoEWS known Remembrance more or as is going to be tooDay. hardItto such a the massive chunkWar of my time. marks day World One ended, at juggle school? MR: Have you gotday anyofplans for further 11am on racing the 11th the 11th month, Ben: I’m the EWS in New Zealand studies such asAnd University, orisdepending back in 1918. this year the 100th and in Tasmania but this year I want on how theseAtwo EWS events go, would anniversary. two-minute silence held to finish Year 12 and get out alive,isdo you11am like to chance it and try to become a at to remember the people who as much riding as I can and stay fit. It’shave professional racer? died in wars. probably not the best year to be going into Ben:first I haven’t really thought tootakes much my EWS because Year As in previous years,a for this12 year’s up about Becoming such ait. massive chunkprofessional of my time.mountain Remembrance Service, theyou Mount biker would be Day pretty sick but sort of MR: Have you got any plans for further Beauty Community Band will be do have to have another profession once you studies such as University, or depending entertaining come out thefrom otherabout side. 10:30am prior to on how these two EWS events go, would the at think the Cenotaph. MR:service Doto you be able to develop you like chance ityou’d and try to become a a career and10:45 race atam thea same Then, from short time? service will be professional racer? held. All arelooking welcome. Ben: IYeah, someone Paul Ben: haven’t reallyatthought toolike much about it. Becoming a professional Day mountain As an addition to Remembrance and biker would be pretty but you sortArt of all that it respects, thesick Mount Beauty do have to have another profession once you Group folk have presented some absolutely come out the Visit other the side. fantastic decorations in and around the Power Station MR: you Bogong think you’d be to develop front Do of Seasons Café and theable Mount Information aBeauty careerHardware and race atand theDrapery. sameCentre time? It shows For historical & geological Ben: looking at someone like exhibits. Paul someYeah, fabulous art and a wonderfully Open: Sundays and Mondays creative display of poppies. Well worth 10:30am - 2:30pm Bogong Alpine Village a few minutes of your time03 to 5754 examine, Group Bookings - Phone 3318 appreciate and reflect. •

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FALL LINES Mount Beauty Pool The opening of the Mount Beauty Pool has been delayed until mid-December, due to a delay in the arrival of pool tiles. The facility has been undergoing an overhaul, including a renewal of the pool concourse, retiling of the main, intermediate and toddler pools, and installation of a toddler water play area.

frustration that this delay will cause,” Mr Bird said. “It’s disappointing, but on the positive side, the community will be able to enjoy a renewed, attractive space, with the addition of a new toddler water play area.” Council will communicate an opening date as soon as possible. •

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Alpine Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Charlie Bird said the toddler play area is complete, but a delay in the arrival of pool tiles has left the project incomplete in time for the usual pool opening.

This year, Mount Beauty local, Rick Cappellari is celebrating 25 years of Mount Beauty Service Centre.

“We’re disappointed that the contractor has removed the existing pool tiles before the arrival of the new tiling, leaving us without a functional facility,” he said. “We will have to delay the pool opening until mid-December, which we understand has implications for all pool users – including local schools, lap swimmers, swimming clubs and casual users. “We apologise unreservedly for this, and are working with all stakeholders to arrive at the best possible solution while works are completed.” Council will offer half-price early bird season tickets for the Mount Beauty Pool in the lead up to its reopening. Availability will be communicated closer to a definite opening date. “We know how passionate our communities are about their pools, and we share the

Rick moved to Mount Beauty from Markwood after marrying Leanne Cappellari (nee Barbour), the daughter of former SEC worker Andy and Dianne Barbour. In 1993, Rick and Leigh brought the mechanical side of the business from his cousin Ross Gigliotti who owned the Mount Beauty Mobil Service Station. The mechanics workshop added a new component to the already established petrol side of the business. Rick operated Mount Beauty Service Centre from the premises at the roundabout until 2003 when the business had outgrown the small space so the move was made just down the road to the old SEC workshops where the complex is shared by North East Home Improvements, North East Country Wholesale Foods, Ariel’s Laundrette and the local This Week paper. Rick grew up in Markwood, undertook

After 25 years of service, Rick can still raise a smile. Thanks to Jasmine and the family for putting this together. Pic – Jas Cappellari

schooling in Wangaratta and completed his mechanics apprenticeship at Heffernan Ford, which is now known as Ovens Ford Wangaratta. He is the longest serving mechanic in Mount Beauty with many loyal customers who make his job enjoyable. Over this time, he has also opened his workshop to a number of apprentices and many school based students to complete work experience. Other than running Mount Beauty Service Centre, Rick has been a member of the Mount Beauty CFA since the early 90’s and was involved in the Mount Beauty Speedway Club up until 2015, including being president for about eight years. Last Saturday, November 3rd, Rick invited many of his customers, friends and family down to the workshop for an afternoon BBQ and a few cleansing ales to celebrate the occasion. And a good day was had by all. •

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egan and Josh New travelled in to the big smoke (we call Albury Wodonga) recently with part of their plane being to potentially look for some property. Their trip took them to the Elders Wodonga office and while discussing property in the Upper Kiewa Valley, it wasn’t long before the conversation had turned to the need for an Elders Agent in the area. Megan had been one of the smiling faces with the Commonwealth Bank for about 18 months, but left the bank to care for returned serviceman husband Josh who has had several tours to Afghanistan to his credit. The couple also have two children to look after. Kayden is 10 years old and Alyssa is seven. As well as this Megan took on some parttime work with Jodi Mann at Wonderland Emporium in Tawonga South.

The trip to Wodonga identified that Elders needed a representative in the Upper Kiewa Valley – and it sounded like something Megan would like to do – but which also meant studying. Studying and advancing knowledge to improve one’s skills was not a problem – just finding the time to do the study on-line at home was the challenge. But Megan was able to achieve it – doing the study into the latter part of the evening – after the kids were in bed. The good part about this work is that Megan can work from home – and still continue to take care of the family. Her hours are dictated by the needs of the clients. As a Sales Executive for Elders Real Estate (who hold the licence), Megan is qualified sell properties, to deal with clients, do market appraisals, generally list properties for sale and take property photos. Josh’s experience as a photographer will also come in handy. At this stage she is keen to list and potentially put properties up for sale.

If you would like Megan to have a look at your property, or to simply toss around some ideas, please give her a call on Mb: 0403 456 431, or Em: •


WHAT’S ON – NOVEMBER 10th Mount Beauty Park Run. 8am Bicentennial Park, Lakeside Avenue. Ph: 03 5754 1118 10th Regular monthly meeting of the Mount Beauty Diabetes Support Group. 10am. Lakeside Community Centre. All Welcome. Ph: 0427 544 824. 11th Remembrance Day Service 10:45am at the Cenotaph in front of the Mount Beauty Hospital. Community Band in attendance. All Welcome. Enquiries Ph: 0427 784 499 16th Mount Beauty Men’s Shed Regular Monthly BBQ – 11:30am at the Shed in Tennis Court Avenue. 17th Mount Beauty Park Run. 8am Bicentennial Park, Lakeside Avenue. Ph: 03 5754 1118. 17th Mount Beauty Community Band ‘End of Year’ Concert. Mount Beauty Community Centre. 7:30pm. 17th & 18th Ignition Mountain Bike Festival and Season Opening at Falls Creek. Live Entertainment, Demo’s, new gear, Shuttles to the top – A fun weekend! Visit: or 20th Regular Monthly meeting of the Mount Beauty Self Help Anxiety Support Group.

Our new Sales Executive in the Upper Kiewa Valley with Elders Real Estate is Megan New. Pic – Ken Bell

7pm – 8:30pm at the Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre. Gold Coin Donation appreciated. Ph: 03 9830 0533. 23rd – 26th The Alpine Challenge – the toughest cross- country run in the Southern Hemisphere. Distances 160km (100m with 7600metres vertical), 100km (62.13m), 60km (37.28m) and 36km (22.36m). Starts 4:30am Saturday 24th Nov in Slalom Plaza. Go to www. challenge 23rd & 24th Mountain Bike Australia Gravity Enduro National Cup – at Falls Creek. Ph: 03 5758 1200. 24th Mount Beauty Park Run. 8am Bicentennial Park, Lakeside Avenue. Ph: 03 5754 1118 25th Trails Tales and Tucker. A meandering walk on the high plains taking in the history around Wallace’s, Rover Chalet and Cope Hut with a delightful local produce lunch. Ph: 03 5758 1200. 30th Falls Creek and Mount Beauty Secondary Collage Interschools Mountain Bike Olympic Cross Country (XCO) and Gravity Enduro (GE). A one day event. Ph: 03 5758 1200

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This Week in Falls Creek & Mount Beauty - 9 November 2018  

In this edition, you can find out about what's happening in the 'green' season in Falls Creek and Mount Beauty, get the low down on all the...

This Week in Falls Creek & Mount Beauty - 9 November 2018  

In this edition, you can find out about what's happening in the 'green' season in Falls Creek and Mount Beauty, get the low down on all the...