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Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's about time

We've been talking about a mountain bike ride for ages, now Joe has come up with the goods....

As I’m sure most of you are aware, there are a group of us heading to the warmer climate of the United States of America (USA) at the end of August (yep, this month). While we’re not going for long, and we will be back before grand final day, it’s going to be a little while between drinks. To avert the drought I’m going to shoot a little left of centre and organize something a little different as a form of send off in case I feel the need to never return.
The Idea
Well I’m a little bike crazy and a fan of the letter “B” so it’s going to go something like this…

- Bikes

- Beers

- Buddies

- Barbecues

Saturday 28th August I’m optimistic that the weather will be brilliant and I’ve set the wheels in motion (yep, a pun, how odd??) organizing a mountain bike ride around wombat state forest followed by a barbecue. The infamous “Wombat Loop” is around 30km long in it’s entirety, but it’s a nice place to play for those keen on getting their bikes a little bit dirty. Whilst it’s a challenging track both technically and physically, there will be a range of riders out there giving it a go from first timers to (hopefully) the guys that conned me into spending an arm and a leg (pretty much literally by now) on yet another bike. This will mean the pace will be varied and there’ll be a riding companion for everyone.

Riding will commence at 9am and the course will take around 2-4hrs ride depending on skill and fitness level. Barbecue & Beers @ 1pm.

Location (Maps to zoom)

Start for the ride and the barbecue will be located at the dam on Fingerpost Rd. Fingerpost Rd is a dirt road, but well made and is on the LHS of the Old Calder Hwy after taking the Woodend exit and passing Macedon Day Spa (this one’s for the ladies…and Rob) which is located on the right.
Sales Pitch:
What could be better than a day out in the true blue Aussie bush with a few mates, the family, a beer, some car-don-ay and a snag in bread???
Pft… Whatever. Just make it there if you want to be there. A heads up on the meat and cold beer would be nice but you can always BYO or starve if you don’t let me know. Pass the email around the traps as I’ve lost a few good men along the way.


Or you can just let me know in the usual way.


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