This weekend was awesome. Good weather (it's relative of course), not much wind. An open slate to ride. Saturday was spent hammering out to Condor Creek and back. This is a bit of a standard, but I haven't been out here for a while since I busted a spoke deep in Condor cat territory. Luckily on my return, the black ice had disappeared on the Mt McDonald descent. This is a 70km/hr + descent. Kylie hit 74.3km/hr on Sunday which is pretty quick, especially seeing as though it preceeds a hard left hander that requires at least 30 of those km/hr to be scrubbed.
Sunday was Stromlo repeats after watching the Mt Ventoux tour stage drinking coffee. 6 of these big gear efforts were done. I then cruised out to the Cotter to meet Kylie. All up today I saw Michael Baker doing the Stromlo hills - in hardest gear, Michael Brice and Brad Morton were cruising back from Cotter on the MTBs from some EPIC and a whole bunch of other people riding around the hills.
On the way back from the Cotter, it tried to rain on us. With the temperature at 9 degrees celcius and wind chill making it feel like 5, ending up drenched was not looking like a great idea. Amazingly we kept in front of the rain and stayed dry. We were pretty toasted though. After getting home and cleaning up and refuelling a sleep was on the cards.
This week will involve a nice little road trip down to Mogo to check out some of the Angry Doctor bits in readiness for the Enduro in early September. Should be good to check out some new trails.