Three fidis, Greg, Alwyn and myself piled into Greg’s car and drove to Wingello Forest, all the while watching the rain radar. It was touch and go if we’d get wet… actually no, there was a small likely hood we’d NOT get wet.
Still, the tracks in Wingello manage the water really well and we headed in deep, armed with a few rain layers.
Temperature was balmy and the drizzle came and went, but the track were quite sloshy in parts and by the time we rolled out of the 24km loop we looked like a bunch of cool miners finishing a dig.
After some hard earned lunch in Bundanoon, we contemplated the weather and decided it was dry enough to continue our ride day and drove on to Fitzroy Falls to start the Meryla Pass loop.
Luckily we were prepared for rain, and had brought spare clothes and rinding kit.
All decked out in fresh kit we roll out towards the pass. The tracks are wider, the weather is dryer and the banter has increased.
It’s a big climb to get back up to the falls elevation, but once back up it is worth the suffering.
All-in-all a great day of riding.
In case you’re starting to suffer as the cold finally arrives in CBR – life in Kyushu is not all roses – yes the cherry blossom is finished – but the azaleas and rhododendrons are going crazy and the wisteria is in full bloom!