Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday 15th April
I went outside and found Helmut and Sandals ready to go. We were joined shortly thereafter by Silverfox, Bugs, Tinkerbell and Dozer. Te Rex met himself at Zeros ( who decided to meet at Zeros) and headed up the hill meeting us at just below the last gate.. The rest of us headed up Gruntsbury at a steady clip. From here we climbed upto the Traverse Track picking up te Rex as we rode. A good climb by everyone. Felt quite chipper at the top considering the rugby match the night before. Hit the traverse at a good clip regrouping at the halfway point. Waited for a posse to come by so we could get a good run in. Pumped from here to the top of Vic park, regrouping and discussing doing Marleys. Tinkerbell was all for every idea that came along so we let him decide, Yeah Right. Down Thompsons and then a great climb to the top of Marleys. Rode up Worsley Rd chatting to some visitors as I went. Set off down Marleys, Silverfox did not regroup and headed down early, just in case he got a puncture. Tried to chase Bugs and Tinks but they were flying, Dozer on my tail for the top half but he paused halfway to check on Helmut. Hit all the jumps, railed the berms and thouroghly exhausted myself coming down. Climbed back to the top of Vic before heading down through the rock garden, down Shazzas, through Brents before regrouping. Different riding down here forgetting how the track flows. Felt like a newbie. At the regroup Helmut fixed a flat I had a dump and then it was down bridges etc to the valley. Cool doing this track after so long. From here we turned right at the first lot of boulders and headed up hidden. Me stopping yet again for a moment. Regrouped at the top before one long blast down old skool. Fantastic run. Track in good condition. Regrouped at the gate, watching a guy wheel his broken Foes past. Frame split in two. Others stopped for coffee while I continued home to do some painting. Awesome ride.