After a week or so off the bike due to work pressures it was good to get out for a mountain bike ride this morning.
While driving over to Stirling I was surprised to see plenty of roadies out on the wet roads. Good to see. However, on the way back when the fog had set in it was not so good to see that most of the roadies didn't have any lights. It is winter folks. The weather changes rapidly. Bring your lights regardless of how sunny it may be in the 'burbs when you walk out your front door.
After a slow start mainly due to my body needing to remember what it was like to do exercise we found ourselves at the top of Eagle Park. The overnight rain ensured that the roads and trails were wet and there were plenty of puddles but the trails in Eagle held true to form and provided great riding.
We did a lap of the park taking in the spectacular Blue Gums and the tough climb up North Face. After the obligatory stop at the lookout (downhill track start) to take in the view, have a drink and suck in some much needed oxygen we took the long way back out the top of the park and back to Stirling. It was dirty, wet and fun. Just the way it should be on a winter mountain bike ride.
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