There Will Be Dirt #1

So I’ve been kicking around the idea of organising some rides for ages now and have finally got my arse in gear. Details here :

This is essentially a series of road rides where “road” may include smooth bitumen, bike track, potholed country roads, gravel/dirt roads and possibly some singletrack. There may be significant climbs and the distance will probably be over 100km.

The emphasis is on getting out into the countryside, into less bike-friendly places and testing yourself, not racing. I’ll be riding a fixed-gear but all bikes are welcome. Don’t ride something you’re afraid to get dirty. Rides continue rain/hail/shine.

All rides leave from Fed Sq. First ride is a nice loop out to a place called Darraweit. Lots of dirt road and plenty of cows to moo at. Good times :

Visiting : Sydney Rd, Craigieburn, Darraweit Guim, Old Sydney Road
Distance: 145km
When : Saturday 4th April, 7am @ Fed Square
Route map :

sweet idea. wish i still had my cross bike.

Sounds like fun.

i feel like i could be into this…

I think I’ll try and make this. Sounds like heaps of fun.

Cool beans. Can’t wait to get out there. My crosscheck’s seen way too much road lately.

Forecast 20deg and cloudy for saturday. Nice riding weather. It should be pretty much like this :


Unforseen circumstances mean I won’t be riding this tomorrow. I’ll be doing it on Good Friday instead.

Apologies to anyone who was planning to turn up (tumbleweeds …) Feel free to ride it tomorrow anyway, map’s online, or do join me next Friday 7am Fed Sq.

The End.

my current production of lungbutter had led me to believe that i wasnt going to be able to make this.

current plans for easter indicate that i wont be able to make it either then… but if they change I’m still in.

well, i def couldn’t make it this week, not sure about good friday.

So, take 2…

Weather’s gonna be rad. The route is rad. There’s rad hills, rad roads, rad cows, rad lack of cars.

Leaving Fed Sq 7am tomorrow. Do yourself a favour.

Sweet ride today. The Darraweit to Old Sydney section is a freakin killer. Photos to come.

Here’s some photos of what I saw.