Thursday, February 23, 2012
Buggs and Mellonfarmer got a lift to the top of Mt Pleasant and rode Greenwood, some of Godley, and down through Britten and McCormacks. It was hot, windy as all hell, and fun. The trails were sweet, the rocks rocky and the downs downy. The ups werent too bad either. Farmer of Mellons had two fucking flats, due to slipped rimtape allowing spokehole puncturing, one at their turnaround point on Godley, in a gale wind, and one once they were back down in muntsville part of McCormacks Bay.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Woke to a text from Tinkerbell suggesting that due to the weather we might sleep in. Dah what weather I said. It seems that not only does the ground get more damaged at his place but the weather gods do not like the neighbourhood either. We were gonna ride. Went and picked up Silverfox and Sandals before trundling over the hill and meeting up with Tinkerbell, Dozer and finally Phatboy at Allandale hall. Hopped on the bikes and rode into Living Springs. After a bit of Jostling to see who would open the gates we started the climb. The 4wd track is a little grunt but once we hit the single track it was sweet. Nice little climb with a few grunts but all the changes have made this track mint to climb. Then it was down the hill. A bit damp and slippery in a couple of spots but all sweet. A photo shoot at the rock near the bottom and then it was back to the climb. I had spotted where the race had jouned the 4wd track so we actually went down a bit and off piste to find the track. Just as grunty as the 4wd track but good to climb. Weather was causing the team to put their jackets back on so I continued up to the single track where we regrouped. Some other dude stopped to chat then Phatboy led off, the other dude then the rest of us. Regrouped at the top and then down we went. Stopped for another photo shoot then off we went. This time i did the little left turn and looked at the drop that Sandals has mentioned before. I took the B route but enjoyed the swoopy bit after this. Regrouped. I was keen for a third loop, (does not sound like me) as were a few others but the weather was still hovering so we climbed up part of the 4wd and then hooked into the downhill we rode up on the previous loop. I was feeling good and took a more difficult turn only to fly off my bike again. Phatboy says about 2 metres in the air. Landed on my bruised side form last week. Sore wrist but feeling ok. Continued down and out for coffee at Governors Bay pub. Must admit that wrist was bloody sore all night and a tad swollen.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Drove over and picked up Silverfox and Sandals beofre heading out to kennedys Bush. Hooked up with Phatboy, Dozer, Tinkerbell and Mellonfarmer. mellonfarmer had to leave early so he had already been up for a loop. We headed in from the carpark and took the trail immediatelyt to the left. I had never been up here and I was surprised by how bloody steep it got. Pleasantly surprised by how good I climbed. Decided that my diet may in fact be helping me. Climbed up and then shot down the other side coming out by the bottom of the Crocidile. headed around and up the steep walk track on the other side. Once again we all climbed this well. Stopped and had a chat before doing the final Zig Zag to the road. Up we went overe then fence and into the single track still going up. One dab on the steep section (and I hear we all dabbed here) and then a fast run down Siberia. Oops where was Sandals. Tinks headed up one side and I headed up the four wheel drive to see if we could see her. I looked back and everyone was heading up the singletrack so I continued my way to the top. mellonfarmer eventually came out and as time was not on his side he wwent off towards the cars and home. All the others came up and we sorted an order and headed down. it was a good run. I was on Tinkerbells rear wheel and the dust was kicking up. Thought ok Rubberjaws back off a bit then I hit the track edge slid on some cow shit, went over the handlebars and thumped firmly into the ground. oooopppsss fuck. The others all stopped to check on me. I was a bit sore everywhere and after a while we all headed down, me tail ending. Regrouped at the top of Crocodile. Then headed down. Me not quite so fast. Sandals had tyre issues and I was feeling quite sore so we went back to the cars and waited while the others did another loop. Sandals then put on coffee for the boyz. Great day and the gtreat knews is that I am fine. Bruising and feeling sad I fell off.