There weren’t many of us on today’s ride which was surprising considering the forecast of cold temperatures, rain, mud and the slippery rocks and roots. I for one love the sweet sounds of grit in my chain and mud on my rotors, it’s like sweeping a blackboard with a rake made of fingernails. But that’s enough sarcasm and weird imagery, here are today’s highlights.
With a warmer than expected morning a few of us met, and welcomed Chris and Kaiden, early so we could do a few runs of the recently reopened Phoenix trail. It was a while in the making but they say perfection takes time. Personally I think this trail has good attributes as a flow trail – the berms are solid and predictable, there’s plenty of doubles to keep you from slowing down and a few unique features thrown in to mix things up. The flat part in the middle might be considered a negative but I see it as opportunity to rest a bit for the second half.
A few of us raced at the Toogoom trails (Fraser Coast) in round 2 of the Wide Bay 3HR XCEN series. By the sounds of it it was a great race that attracted local media attention.
Lots of photos available on the Fraser Coast’s Chronicle’s website.
Congratulations goes to the following members for their efforts:
Royce Vandeleur came 2nd overall, 2nd in category, Corey Chimes 7th overall, 1st in category, Peter Bigaila came 10th overall, 5th in category, and Donna Bigaila came 37th overall, and 3rd in category.
Thanks for organising and hosting a great event Fraser Coast MTB club! We love riding Toogoom.
Full results available >here<.
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I just heard that people are taking down the QPWS “Trail closed” sign and riding on the bottom half of Phoenix. As far as I know the work is still not completed and it’s not safe to ride so the signs are back up again.
I know it’s taking awhile and I would love to tell you how it’s progressing but communication seems non-existent unfortunately and I am not sure what is going on. I’ll keep chasing it up and once I find out I’ll let you know.