One of the best aspects of mountain biking that we like is variety. Coming from South Australia we don't exactly have the mountains and backcountry like Canada. But if you know where to look and keep an open mind you can find some pretty wild zones hidden everywhere.
Recently this became more evident for us when Daniel Johnson and Alan Hepburn decided to do a bit of a mission from the Coast to the Forrest. All within just 20 minutes, it's cool that with just one bike you can ride what feels like dirt powder to dirty loam to hard packed booters.
Starting early we headed out on a bit of scouting mission along the coast. To our surprise it was like we had come across a miniature Utah type landscape. Red/Gold/White coloured dirt that can be carved like butter.
While we didn't really ride the 'new' zones that day, saving fresh tracks till the rest of our crew are healthy. We certainly have them on the to do list in the very short term, which should produce some cool photos from little old Adelaide.
We did however ride a small little area just to see how the ground held up and how it rode. We couldn't really complain about the view either, no doubt one of the best things about Australia are our coast lines.
After spending 5 hours imagining lines along the coast and what could be done we are super pumped on things to come in the future.
We pulled ourselves away and headed inland to a well known forrest in Adelaide to get some time on the bikes. We rode in a new booter line we built a few weeks ago, then found some fresh corners to re-construct with our tyres. Riding sections and watching each other get loose made for good times. All in all it was a pretty sick day with a bit of everything that has us all pumped on some new stuff to ride. It came as a big reminder to us why we all love to ride mountain bikes and why its so hard to even get close to being bored doing it.
Ride / Explore / Shred / Dig