15/05/16 Glasshouse Lookout Club Ride Summary
Sunday’s club ride was attended by approx. 20 riders, one of them me, having decided only the previous night to tag along, due to an Facebook prompt from our ride leader (John) stating that the ride would not be “too” hard.
We all showed up in Peachester, for what I’m going to call the first cold start of the year. A few jumpers were visible as we set off, however we and the day quickly warmed up nicely. From the off we eventually arrived at the telephone lines that led us to our first lookout for the day. From here we then did some “exploratory” single track which due to the nature of the surface and obstacles presented, I’m terming “pine cones at the beach”. We eventually spat back out onto the main telephone line towards the Glasshouse Mountains lookout. One rider decided this part was too easy, and took a refreshing stack into one of the awaiting mud puddles.
Once at the Glasshouse Lookout, we took the obligatory shots of the view and made do with water, gels and bananas for refreshment while smelling the delicious aromas of a BBQ breakfast nearby. It was now time to start heading back, we did some more impromptu trial care along some of the less used single tracks, and the local dirtbikers didn’t seem interested in doing bike swaps, so we more or less headed back to Peachester. Approx 36 km’s travelled; John was right, not too difficult/technical, though tea/coffee at Beerwah Coffee Club was still well earned.
Craig “The Treasurer” Pearson