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Old 06-17-2012, 05:12 AM   #48
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Location: Wonga Park Australia
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doing lines

A quick plan is hatched to slab it out to a section of powerlines out to the east of Melbourne for a bit of an explore.



5 mins in Enigma finds he cant change gears, we work out that a new case saver he put on is in the way so out comes the tyre lever for a bit of bending action





Air down for dirt, round 18psi, should have gone lower as I will soon find out the hard way








we get to the track that follows the powerlines





I was here in summer, it was 35C and dry as a chip, its about 10 now




looks dry on the sunny side









that was easy, nice little single track






the southern side of the hill was a different story




for some strange reason my bike decided to have a nap half way down, been doing this a lot lately





I can describe this little bit like trying to ride over a VW covered in shit, from this point its no stop










Phew





There's a wheel in there somewhere, hard compound road legal tyre ...FAIL



These guys showed up and had a crack, the patrol made it ...just, we where waiting for the explosion, it hovered there for what felt like an eternity before it found a tiny sliver of grip and pulled out





The disco wasn't so lucky





great view, I wanted to get to the top of that hill, but our government put randomly space fences across sections, to protect us from having to much enjoyment










Went back the other way .....yep fenced















mmmm fence



yay an open bit


but not for long




So feeling a bit frustrated we hit the slab back home




Coldstream airport, you can come here and throw yourself out of a perfectly functional aircraft




not a bad little ride, but for some reason it left me a little frustrated with some restrictions that are placed on riders around here, apparently it is illegal to ride singletrack in the state Victoria and I have heard of areas getting closed off permanently ...but enough of my bitching.
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