Consensus is that it’s time to do this again, so here goes!
-Sunday 23 July, 9.30 am to roll out at 10.00
-45km dirt/gravel/bitumen ride (80% dirt etc)
-No real climbing, road follows the river for the most part
-Start/finish at Wiseman’s Ferry, at the park right near the ferry on the south side of the river
The plan is to roll out about 10am, take our sweet time getting to St Albans for lunch then roll back to Wiseman’s. We’ll take Settler’s Road on the north side of the river which is mostly dirt/gravel and has really nice views of the river and headlands, and even a First Fleet graveyard or two to check out. No real climbs to worry about, so fitness isn’t really an issue. There’s no shops or anything on the whole ride apart from the pub at St Albans, so bring food if you think you’ll need it, and you can refill bottles at the pub. Decent pub food at St Albans, and they do a really great hand-pumped real ale as well as normal beers n that. They take eftpos but bring cash just in case. It gets really busy on a Sunday, hence the plan to get there before noon…
The gravel/dirt bits aren’t terrible but are sometimes a little corrugated, so bring the fattest tyres you can get on your bike. A couple of folks rode 23mm tyres on their sw8 fixies last time and found they got a bit battered, so skinny tyres are doable but not gonna make for a super fun day. It’s pretty okay on 30mm but gets more fun with every mm of width.
So waddya reckon? Who’s in?