Goat Track G20 Ride

IMG_0065Scott getting a bit to excited by late ride coke

The “Goat Track” re-opened just recently after being washed out for years. Anyway – I’d never done it before and as we have a public holiday here in Brisbane for the G20 I thought it might be worth a go.

So Dave and Scott and Jesse and me met at Lifecycle at 5:30. Then we piked up Benny (at Ashgrove) and Zach (at Alderley).

Was pretty damn hot already and I was soaked in sweat most of the time. I was actually pretty surprised I didn’t get any serious cramps seeing as how much fluid I was losing.

The climb was really nice and generally fine for a road bike with slicks as long as you concentrated and stuck to the ruts and didm’t spend too much time in the sandy bit between. Views were excellent and I stopped a few times to take pics.

We saw a puppy which I dutifully documented for Dee. The only real issue today was a total goob was in such a hurry to overtake me on the decsent that he came pretty close. Then at the bottom Dave was complaining about a similar incident and we worked out it was the same douchcanoe. Dave and Jesse decided to nail it and overtook him and smashed down. Revenge!

IMG_0017 IMG_0022 IMG_0023 IMG_0036 IMG_0038 IMG_0040 IMG_0043 IMG_0044 IMG_0049 IMG_0054 IMG_0056 IMG_0059 IMG_0063 IMG_0066 IMG_0069Jesse got a random flat at the BP and make Dave and Zach hold his bike steady as he pumped. Perfectly reasonable explanation for the photo above.

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One thought on “Goat Track G20 Ride

  1. Cool ride. I was about to do that same ride a few weeks back on my cx bikes with slicks on (which got postponed to a week coming up) – good to see that people can ride the track without having big fat tyres on as I was a bit worried. I could put the chunkier tyres on but I hate riding out on the road on those tyres.

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