tcdev wrote:Of course it's something I wouldn't tackle alone, and would certainly welcome the opportunity to ride with others in some sort of semi-organised effort. I originally thought you organised this ride every February but after re-reading your post you mention you last did it in 2004, so I'm guessing you won't be organising it again anytime soon. In the meantime I'll keep an eye out for anyone looking to get a bunch together next year and come next May I'll evaluate the feasibility of being able to do it this time next year. I'm also assuming that late November is the 'best' time, weather-wise, to do this ride? It looks pretty wet as-is so I'm assuming it only gets wetter as the summer advances?
Weather wise you would get drier weather after December but also hotter and there is still no guarantee of not getting wet. Spring and early Summer is always very changeable but apart from the heavy rain for half an hour on the second day we only really got the odd bit of misty nuisance showers and the lack of sun made the riding quite comfortable especially when you hit the hills. Nothing like Sydney has just got.
tcdev wrote:At the very least, next time I need motivation to get onto the bike or push it just that little bit harder, I'll think of the trail and tell myself that the harder I work now, the easier the trail will be! I'll also have 12 months to work on getting a couple of mates to come along; time to go and sow the seeds now...
I've really only been riding seriously for the last 12 months, I do have quite a few year of dirt bike riding background but have spent this year increasing my fitness. My next challenge is the Cranky Penguin MTB race on the first of February http://www.thecrankypenguin.com.au/