Sunday 13 December 2009

Sunday 13 December 2009 - Yarramundi

Cooper and Stephe were joined by Chris for a quick lap and a bit of Yarramundi.

'Twas beautiful weather, and the riding was good, although the Christmas cheer had taken hold so there was some resistance to multiple laps!

Only managed to get a gps plot of half of one lap (and on that one we cut off some chunks of the circuit - .kmz file is here), but it was still fun!

Some quick shots (when oh when will Doug come back and we can do proper photos again!):

Fullset of photos are meagre, but are here.

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Wednesday 9 December 2009 - Cascades and St Ives

Rob and Stephe went out for a cheeky morning ride, and it turns out there is a huge capacity for having a good ride around the Cascades and St Ives area.

Started out at Wyatt Avenue (the 'other' side from Morgan Road), then a quick loop at the top, and down the fire trail to the water, which was a hoot.  Then up to Mona Vale Road, on a long and hard climb, but nothing too bad.  Across Mona Vale Road, up to St Ives Showground, along parallel to the road, down the hill and back again.  Then into the Wildflower Garden area, down the hill and along the back to Kitchener Road.

We rode up Kitchener Road (the hardest bit of the ride!), down through St Ives to Acron Oval, and then down to the bottom creek again.  Rob wanted a quick detour so we climbed out to Davidson, then at the top retraced our steps back to the Cascades area, and then climbed out to where we started.

Until the last hill, Stephe was travelling relatively well, and - unfortunately - Rob travelled well the whole way...

Just over 30kms, lots of single track and interesting bits - was fun!

Quick photo of the route:

And the .kmz file is here.

And, Rob's stats from the ride are here.

Sunday 6 December 2009

Sunday 6 December 2009 - Ourimbah

Cooper and Stephe were very fortunate to have the company of NicMcVic and Helena for a couple of laps of Ourimbah, on what was a sparklingly good mountain bike riding day...

It was just grand being out on a bike at all, and the conditions made it even more so (weather, track, company - even the bikes were behaving!).

Helena appeared to be having far too much fun (training for a long road ride appears to have got her in a 'good place' mountain bike wise...), and enjoyed the famous A-Line:

Some other fooling about from Cooper before we set off:

No Doug, so photos are rubbish, but they're here for amusement. And the .kmz log of the track (two laps only) is here.