Monday, June 27, 2011
Well after what seems like months a gaggle met at mine. Mellonfarmer, Dozer, Bugs and Tinkerbell. Due to rain and wet tracks we rode out to Sumner via the south side of Heathcoite River inspecting damage as we went. Quite amazing. Checked out Whitewash Head before going to Cot Dom for the coffee fix. We then returned to my place. Not once did we gewt wet but it seems it rained in town a few times.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Hopped up to numerous messages telling me who was not riding. Bummed out a bit as it meant when we got to the tree planting i had to work harder and I was already in agony with my back. Mellonfarmer and Texas were the only 2 to show up. We headed up Gruntsbury. Me struggling with pain and it just seemed harder than ever. Finally got to the top and headed around the traverse. Things seeming a bit better but still not as quick as i could. Down Thompson's and then a squeeze through the no go zone on Summit Rd. Started heading up towards Marley's when I stopped and checked my wheels. Found that after putting in new pads the brakes had not been backed off. could not even get 1 complete revolution out of my back wheel. Corrected this and hey presto felt much better already. Damage had been done though and I was stuffed. Got up to the planting and Mellonfarmer stayed to plant 10 trees before heading off. Texas and I stayed on until the end. left about 2.30 and headed down Marley's. had a good flight, nice and loose all the way. Stopped briefly at sign of Kiwi then down below Dyers we went. Loose, slippery and sketchy but oh so much fun. From here we went down the road before riding into the wind. Just what was needed. All in all a success.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Drove over to Worsley Rd and up to the bottom of the track. Hooking up with Tinkerbell, Texas, Bugs and Dozer. Started the climb. I was riding like shite. Wobbling along but I did not dab until I could blame Dozer for cutting across and taking my line. He of course says it was due to me mucking around. Who can you believe the guy typing or the person who is not on line. The truth is he was just out to get me and had no regard for my safety while aggressively cutting everyones lines. Now we can continue. I continued to wobble up the hill. We were all sucking air like crazy. The lines were just not happening. Wobble dab wobble dab. Not enjoying it at all. Finally made it to the bottom of the bag where we headed off to the b line track. Bugs led off for while I started to get some vision going. Got better and better as we went. No falls although I am sure that Dozer did give himself a fright. Kept going and enjoyed it quite well. In the last section Tinkerbell led us up the gharden path and we lost the track. Finally found it and I threw in the towell. In fact we all did. The plan was to have another loop, but no we headed down for coffee at the Foxes where I was taught to use my manners.