Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Mountain bike riding along spring time trails
Grass trees line the track.
Well, It's now spring and rather than bore you with the details of the mid week ride I thought I would share some of the wild flowers that are scattered along the track.
Some interesting colours
The bush is now filled with the scent of wattle, gum leaf and honey. Its truly remarkable and makes a ride very pleasant. Also enjoyable is the subtle temperature differences and the trail rises and falls through creek beds, small rain forests to more open areas along the tops of ridges.
The ride itself gets tricky as the sun sets. Lots of sand and small rocks make the trail interesting. Washed out rock ledges require good balance as an example. I did in fact crash on one faster down hill but no damage done.
A few weeks ago I had the bike serviced and a bindng front brake repaired/replaced. What a difference this has made! Better, smoother braking and no friction!! Seems I had been riding with a brake partially on......
The mighty Banksia
At the end- a superb view of the Blue Mountains, which look like the waves of an ocean as the sun sets.
View looking west.