Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday 20th December
Headed off in the van to Halswell Quarry, picking up The Cook along the way, then Silverfox. Once there we hooked up with Sandals, Bugs, Tinkerbell, Dozer, Phatboy and Mellonfarmer. We headed around the track then down and across the rock bridge. Somewhere here my tyre started hissing so when we got to the top of the low rise I got out my pump, spun the wheel a few times then hopped on and rode. Gosh tubeless really does work. We headed up the first track all in a bunch, then we went around the bottom of the paddock with some still going steep as they did not realise about the alternative track which meandered up to the gate. We all cleared the zigs and zags before regrouping at the fence above Crocidile. We then headed up the single track. The steep section caught most but a few of us cleaned it all, although I did touch the foot to the ground for the breifest of moments. At the top we headed down Siberia where the actuater for my seat dropper fell off. Phatboy had some tape so we fixed that before heading back. Great run down here with Dozer causing me to get the giggles when he breaked hard in front of me. Down the Crocidile we rode, the new bypass by the shitty rock gap caught us off guard but we all enjoyed the way it helps make the track flow. Up the steep grunt we went but due to so many walking some of the tailenders did not make it. Down and out we went with a little chat at the vehicles before heading home. A cruisy ride in the end.