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    I'm not sure if there is any gorge left, as I just emptied a trucked load of it out of my drivetrain.

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    I wanted to find it this afternoon since I had been at the inlaws all weekend on this side of town, but I couldn't find it. I had forgotten the name of the street where the track started! And I was looking around the wrong PG park (was looking around the Mernda one... not much there except housing estates! erk). Bitterly disapointed I've come home to the west, re-read this thread and with the help of google earth found where it all starts... Next time for sure now. Looks like a really good bunch of traks out there, so very gutted I didn't get to ride them.

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    More photos from the north. Bit drier today! Spur track. New rollover, watch out for it!
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    That looks fresh!

    I was only over there last night (Wednesday) with a couple of lads. It's good fun in the dark, but finding the new bits up to the water tank in the dark didn't go so well - we got there in the end though =)

    It was decidedly slippery, but we had a great ride. Over an hour and a half, and I think we covered nearly 14 km. Impressive speed, huh?

    I took a few out tonight on the south side as well. That'll teach 'em for riding hardtails and rigids! Seriously, though, I often forget just how technical some of those trails are, and merrily lead riders through there in pitch darkness. No harm done, fortunately.

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    Trail fairies out again?

    Quick run on both sides this afternoon, and I spy the makings of a gully crossing...
    You're mad, Cowpat - mad, but brilliant!

    Hoping to ride over there again tomorrow morning with another local, who hasn't been on his bike much lately. Not decided on time yet.

    Cheers,
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    Gully crossing ey? Tell me more..... No really, please tell me more, as I'm on call for the WHOLE weekend, therefore can't join you tomorrow.

    Stupid job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog View Post
    Gully crossing ey? Tell me more..... No really, please tell me more, as I'm on call for the WHOLE weekend, therefore can't join you tomorrow.

    Stupid job.
    I can't really say just yet - except to suggest that it looks like a promising development.

    Sorry to hear work has you off the bike the whole weekend, as tomorrow looks like it should be lovely. I will be escorting a nephew to the miniature railway in Eltham after lunch, so my riding will have to be over and done with by midday.

    More news as it comes to hand =)

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    Decided on a late start to work this morning to get a ride in!

    Anyone planning to cross the river in the next couple of days may have to wait or get wet!
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    Haha! Crazy. Has the bridge been built in the gully just on the other side of this crossing? I remember seeing the boards there a month ago.
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    I rode north and south this arvo - the river level is back to normal.

    Minions are a definite advantage atm, it means it's only my legs that prevent me from riding up the spurline. Kudos to whoever manages it all the way from the bottom - a runup is now possible.

    Take care on the way down, there's no transition and the ground is not level.

    Feel free to add a few rocks to the pile for later use.

    Edit: Oh yeah - it *is* wide, but it's a little ways up. OHS and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowpat View Post
    I rode north and south this arvo - the river level is back to normal.

    Minions are a definite advantage atm, it means it's only my legs that prevent me from riding up the spurline. Kudos to whoever manages it all the way from the bottom - a runup is now possible.

    Take care on the way down, there's no transition and the ground is not level.

    Feel free to add a few rocks to the pile for later use.

    Edit: Oh yeah - it *is* wide, but it's a little ways up. OHS and all that.

    Nice work, mate! I'll check it out sometime during the weekend!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jossa View Post
    Nice work, mate! I'll check it out sometime during the weekend!

    Sounds like it's about time to head across the river again. It's been a few weeks since I last went over there at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerthis View Post
    Sounds like it's about time to head across the river again. It's been a few weeks since I last went over there at all...
    2 o'clock today!

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    Rode there on Sunday, well done lads the new little bridge is awesome makes it a lot easier to get up now without having to put a foot down! It does need a few rocks to make the transition onto the bridge a little safer, when heading back down

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    I'll agree with Cowpat's statement of Minions being an advantage at the moment. I took beardi around the south loop today. Mega grease fest, but still fun, Ardent and Crossmark is not the combo for the current conditions.

    Sadly though, lots of moto roost marks around the loop..... bastards!!!

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    yep, minions would have been a real help out there yesterday! Some great trails there though so a big thanks for being the tour guide (again) and an even bigger thanks to the trail fairies out that way; it was a lot of fun, look forward to riding it again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowpat View Post
    I rode north and south this arvo - the river level is back to normal.

    Minions are a definite advantage atm, it means it's only my legs that prevent me from riding up the spurline. Kudos to whoever manages it all the way from the bottom - a runup is now possible.

    Take care on the way down, there's no transition and the ground is not level.

    Feel free to add a few rocks to the pile for later use.

    Edit: Oh yeah - it *is* wide, but it's a little ways up. OHS and all that.
    A run-up may well be possible, but it sure isn't easy!

    Excellent job on the crossing, cowpat =)

    I have only been over once since you completed it, and if I get the chance I will certainly pop over and help gather some stone for the transition - although my time is a bit precious of late, with backyard renovations taking up every decent weather weekend, and organising the social rides...

    The runners turned a fair few sections into bogs, but they also tamped down the cliff track across to Blue Lake really nicely! Certainly some detouring around the more mucky crossings would b a good idea - but finding the time and labour necessary, especially in what is very much a 'grey' area, is proving a challenge this time of year. Hopefully summer and DST will free up some time!

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    Nah I can't ride up from the bottom either, and may never be able to. Might be worth having a go in summer once there's enough grip for a lighter bike...but it was never meant to be easy...

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    Strava that climb......





    ........ just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog View Post
    ........ just kidding.
    We believe you

    Will have to get out there and check out this new crossing. Haven't seen the north side (other than that brief reconnaissance a while ago) for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered View Post
    We believe you

    Will have to get out there and check out this new crossing. Haven't seen the north side (other than that brief reconnaissance a while ago) for ages.
    I reckon all this rain might make that a little difficult again for a while - but the river levels indicated here might suggest otherwise...

    I ain't going out there again until it's dried up a bit. And I intend to use those drying days to get some more backyard work done in the few I anticipate we will have before summer!

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    Might be a bit deep for river crossing tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog View Post
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    ........ just kidding.
    You may be - but someone already has...

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    Tracks are great at the moment, have dried out and are riding quick. Maybe two or three puddles in the bottom of a gully or similar but on my 20km ride i didn't notice any of it.

    Great day for it too. Happy fathers day to you dads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sedifus View Post
    Tracks are great at the moment, have dried out and are riding quick. Maybe two or three puddles in the bottom of a gully or similar but on my 20km ride i didn't notice any of it.

    Great day for it too. Happy fathers day to you dads.
    This is good news.

    Hope to get out later in the week.

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