A recce at one thousand metres

So, I finally got up to the Blue Mountains on the weekend of 25th and 26th April.

The executive summary - is well worth a visit for a weekend; naturally it is not as good as Rotovegas but it is a spectacular location with some good trails about the place.

My mate from Bathurst joined me. What we rode:

  • Lockyers on Saturday morning
  • Scribblies on Saturday noon
  • fire trail to Hanging Rock on Saturday afternoon
  • The Oaks fire trail on Sunday morning

What we learned:

Embrace the Pain

Toolman and I rode in Wallaroo today.  After all the rain and two potentially serious mechanicals straight out of the car, we felt blessed to be on our bikes.  Getting to high ground was the priority, and in Wallaroo this means Gilmore Hill.
Thunderbolts climb was wet, rocky, rutty - and exhilarating! I found myself climbing at maximum rate, conscious of my body yelling at me but mentally pushing that yelling into the background as I picked a line through the wet chunder.  Familiar muscles balanced and adjusted the ride while others projected me forward at the challenge.

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