Last night, while riding with the lights at Loftus we saw an amazing critter glide like a mini wingsuited daredevil down out of one tree into the next then clamber around. It wasnt a bat, Natalie looked it up when we got home and turns out it was a Gliding Possum
After a ride from Loftus Oval over to Wonderland and back this morning Alex graciously put up with Ian’s “Just Once More” photography direction. The photo was taken at midday is glaring sunlight but uses off camera fill in flash to balnace things up nicely.
This is on the trail down to Temptation Creek from Loftus Oval, one of the NPWS sanctioned trails in the area. Its a fun fast flowy bit of track, we love it.
Its spring in Sydney and that means its time for cyclists to beware, the magpies are out to get you
For all those in an area that is affected a fantastic social website provides upto date warnings on locations affected www.magpiealert.com
They have also being collating some really interesting statisitcs which have been reported in todays Sydney Morning Herald. Check out the article, (CLICK HERE) its worth a read.
On this website we have decided to use a similar grading system to that used in the UK by Forest Enterprise. Its slightly different to the IMBA grades used in Australia where they have only one grade (Blue) covering both the moderate (Blue) and difficult (Red) that we prefer. We feel it gives a better indication for people relatively new to the sport.
As with all grading systems its VERY subjective and is only an indication. Ride within your limits and ride what you can see. (This is good advice but we would be lying if we said we always follow it!!)
The Glenbrook singletrack (normally ridden as the last part of the Oaks Trail), in Sydney’s Blue Mountains, has been closed due to asbestos fears following evidence Sydney based excavation company Moits has been supplying contaminated material.
Note: it’s only the single track that’s closed, riders can continue down the Oaks fire trail to exit via Glenbrook
Ian was asked by tyresandsoles.com to write up race report for the final round of the Rocky Trail Superflow Rollercoaster series
The NPWS singletrack at Loftus offers some fun riding. Here is a bit of video showing the highlights
The rider in front is Jason Lorch (tyresandsoles.com)
Been having lots of fun digging out music for recent POV videos. This track is Fire Works and Beer (LIVE) by the Bloody Muffs
I’ve made the effort to start vlogging some trails with the gopro. Here is some footage of us having fun on Kentlyn’s Magic Carpet Trail.
The riders in front are Jason Lorch (tyresandsoles.com) and Big Jason McCready.
Magic Carpet starts of with some fun floaty gap jumps before a couple of berms lead into a rock drop off followed by a fun step up onto a big boulder. Down from there gets loose and rough. Loads of fun