Dallas, Tony and me ( Pete ) Ventured out on MTBs. Same route as in previous photos. Conditions a little different though. Bit of white stuff around as we got higher. Dallas tried to show us how tough he was by going for swim in river at start of ride !
We may have smiles on our faces in pic's but really only putting on brave face as we couldn't feel our feet after the river crossing. Too much time on road bike for yours truely. After this ride i definately need more time on the MTB !! Glad to see the car !!
Any Clubbies interested contact Dallas who rode it in April. Use the Vorb Search
function above to find other posts on the "Poulter" including a downloadable DOC route guide & a link the the feedback form for post-ride use.
My overall impressions were - A long way to drive but worth it. - Took longer than anticipated to ride 'up' the river. - Expect to get your feet wet in the first 5 minutes so be cautious in winter, it's a long ride with clod feet! - Why do MTBers have to ride/walk several hundred meters in the Poulter river-bed when a track exists in the bush??? (see 2 photos) - Take plenty of spares you never know what will break 55km off the highway! (see shoe photo)
1 Gear bag & lunch left at home that morning by Disco
26 km upstream 2:44 riding time 3:30 elapsed time.
26 km downstream approx 2:30 elapsed time with brekages!
15 Minutes of daylight left.
6 Shots of caffiene at the Trust Hut
2 Delaminated shoe soles
1 Lost cleat
2 Broken spokes
0 Punctures Yay!
4 Zip ties used
1 Metre of duct tape used
6 Beers consumed back at the car