Avon River valley

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Avon River valley

Postby Pravda » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:49 pm

Anyone ridden up the track following the railway along the Avon River?
Thinking of having a crack at it, looks like a nice ride along the river.

Looking at something like this, out and back. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/155335323?

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Re: Avon River valley

Postby moosterbounce » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:00 am

I've never ridden it, but the drive is nice. The map won't show on my iPad unfortunately but is some of the mapped route blocked to traffic except railway folk? I remember they open it and allow traffic for the Avon Descent, but when training you can't get access. I'm assuming bikes would be ok but you'd need to be conscious of vehicles.

You can get all the way to Northam you know :wink:

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Re: Avon River valley

Postby Sprocket » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:13 am

What kind of surface is it? Ie what sort of bike/tyres do you think it could be done on?

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Re: Avon River valley

Postby mitzikatzi » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:04 am

Sprocket wrote:What kind of surface is it? Ie what sort of bike/tyres do you think it could be done on?


It is an unsealed access road along the railway line ie dirt, gravel, rocks etc. A mountain bike.

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Re: Avon River valley

Postby Pravda » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:47 am

Looking at taking my cx bike through it. Im running knobbly 35s so should be ok with gravel.

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Re: Avon River valley

Postby moosterbounce » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:54 am

Cx will be fine. It's a good gravel road...or was when I was last there.

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Re: Avon River valley

Postby Sprocket » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:23 pm

Hi Pravda - can you post back how it goes? That looks like a route I would be interested in checking out :)

This weekend I'm heading off to Toodyay via Chittering and Julimar Road, and then back via Clackline and the Kep track.

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Re: Avon River valley

Postby Pravda » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:47 pm

I'll snap some pics and report back, might get out there on Sunday if the stars align.
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