It was great to get my first Murrindindi ride in for 2018. What wasn’t so great was the first hour and a half of my ride!
Seven of us set off at 8.30 am and hit up some nice tight trails, after the rain last night the bushes and branches were still wet and by the end of the first track I was soaked right through! But that was the least of my worries! We continued on and that’s when I started riding like an absolute spud! More so than usual.
I crashed 4 times in the next hour! Each time losing the front end. I fitted a new front tyre last night so it wasn’t the tyre, we got to a spot out on the road and Gypsy was looking at my tyre and asked about pressure. I said it has 10 psi in it.
He pulls out his gauge and checks it. Now I obviously cant read a pressure gauge or use a pump, probably both! But Gypsy’s gague shows about 5psi, so he pumps it up to 10 psi and we continue on.
There is night and day difference in my front end and I’m now at one with it and riding as I normally do! And the front end wash outs cease! Thanks Gypsy!
We clicked off track after track, stopping occasionally for a breather, then we got to the lookout where we had lunch.
After lunch the pace picked up and the stops were few and far between. Cruiser track was fun and pretty slippery!
From Cruiser track it was the run back to the cars, and we rolled in to the car park at 2.25 with about 105 km on the clock.
The tracks were primo today as was the company! There were no injuries or breakdowns and everyone handled the tracks with ease! Thanks boys for coming out today and making it a top ride! Thanks to Nasty for sweeping all day, much appreciated!
Looking forward to the next ride!