I adventured out on one of the Trailblazers (our local Mountain Bike Club) long Sunday Ride yesterday, and had a great time. The group of thirteen who consisted of young guns, some sporty gals, father and son dudes and just some keen guys out for a mountain bike ride, rode about 50kms in Noosa's bush terrain. Lester, our leader warned us it was going to to be long, we went all the way around Lake Weyba from Tewantin National Park to Peregian Beach (stopping for refreshments) and back through Lake Weyba and Doonan to Tewantin again. We had some challenging climbs through sand on the east side with the blazing sun bearing down on us, but there was always encouraging words from our fearless leader and friendly companions.
Once we arrived at Peregian Beach, we all refueled with cold drinks or coffee, then set off again. Richard Poyner showed us some wicked trails (some of which were single tracks- we love s/tracks) with some low lying seed pods that became missiles when hit hard (Paula and her fat lip will vouch for that).
I really enjoyed getting out on my Specialized Carbon 29 Fate, we rode well together, mixing it up with the front fast crew. It's great for speed, rolling and having a blast and even handled whatever the sand threw at it!
|The Whole Gang|
Thanks to the leaders, Lester and Richard and thanks to everyone else for coming along, the atmosphere was casual, fun and friendly.