60km to 190km on the route was just poking around logging spur roads.. I only stopped a handful of times on this ride so I don't have many photos:
Most the roads up here were good fast gravel:
There was a surprising number of new roads around the place:
Over to the next hill, much the same:
A lot of the new roads were made from course crushed rock, not bad to ride on, but the front tyre flicked a lot of big chunks up into the bash-plate:
Before this ride I replaced the rear brake pads, the new ones are very grabby, it doesn't take much pressure to lock the rear wheel, it makes emergency braking almost impossible... as I discovered... Coming back down out of this area I went a bit fast into a downhill corner, it was covered in loose gravel, I jumped on the brakes, locked the rear, released it and jumped on it again just as hard
stalled the engine, and gave myself a bit of a scare...
1 min video of how NOT to do an emergency stop:
(the other tyre tracks are mine from earlier in the day, I went poking around the side track)
It doesn't look too dramatic on the video, but it was for me at the time
It was the first scare I've had since I got back on the road last year, about 15,000km ago...
to be Continued... .. .