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Just got a call from SF and it would appear they need to move the logging of Lidsdale forward. Infact logging may start on the Eastern side of Forest Ridge Road as early as October.
Anyway thought it might be nice to get a fairwell to the forest ride happening sometime mid october.
The plan would be hit up the XC loop on the Sunday morning and then head over the highway to play around on the steeper more technical trails in the hardwood in the afternoon.
Well it's officially official
While we have been given various time lines for logging at Lidsdale in the past today I got the official letter from the harvesting manager. Come Spring 2011 the twisting joy of Lidsdale single trail will be replaced by a naked hill criss crossed with the catapillar tracks of the logging machines.
Our current yearly SPP runs out in January and will not be renewed. No event will be approved at that site from Easter....
On the Up side they are happy for us to negotiate a new area. Keep those line scoping eyes open and digging shoes at the ready
The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.
From Lithgow head on the Western Highway toward Bathurst. After 10-11Km you will head uphill and see thick pine forest to the right. It's dual carriageway here, and there's a right turn across the other lane into Forest Ridge Drive (signposted and a sealed road). About 50m on the left there's a turning where you can park in the shade. There's also an old concrete section of the highway just past there with masses of parking.
Usual Tuesday night social ride.
Lidsdale State Forest
Come play in the mud, it's good for your complexion. or something..