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Canberra weekend away to ride!

Tanya's picture

By Tanya - Posted on 27 January 2007

Hi there,
I thought I'd take the bull by the horns and sort some things out for myself. I know I don't know anyone here yet but this seemed like a good way to meet people and combine the kind of rides I know I can do! Is anyone interested in doing a weekend away in Canberra to ride in Majura, Sparrow Hill or Stromlo? A whole weekend is plenty of time to fit in quite a few different sites. And with the hot weather at the moment, the idea of riding in the cool pine forests is very attractive.

I was thinking of a weekend late in Feb or early in March if others are keen but I don't have any date set in my mind. Make a suggestion! I will probably head down there on a Friday night to get started early on Sat morning to make the most of it and head back Sunday afternoon, not too late. I have camping gear so could either do the whole nature thing or pamper my soreness after the ride with a motel/hotel.

So if anyone is keen, let me know and we can go from there based on others' suggestions or interests.

Stuart M's picture

some cheap accommodation in Canberra for just this thing. However, I think he was planning on March / April. Canberra at this time of year is hotter than Sydney most days of the week and I don't know that the pine forests will give much respite.

I will chase him up and see where he is at with this.


Little-Ditty's picture

What a co-incidence. This Canberra ride came up in conversation today, in fact. It sounds like it would be a great ride. I heard good things about Sparrow Hill as well.

I could be tempted on this. But will wait for the details. Good idea though!!

Bernd's picture

Yes, Stuart is right, I will organize something for end of March beginning of April, as I'm away from the 16 Feb to 14 March.
One of my clients has a townhouse in Canberra, which sleeps about 10, plus 2 3 seater couches!!!
We can stay there, if we fill up the fridge with beer!!!, well at a very moderate rate.
I will put the details on, after my return.

Tanya's picture

Will look forward to hearing some plans.

Caro's picture

Hi Bernd!

sounds like a great plan! Can't you skip Germany and the US Smiling?
But I guess temperature wise it's better later anyway and looking forward to sth is always great!


Bernd's picture

Yes, Great plan, No I won’t skip US (Harley Ride in LA and NY…) or Germany (see friends, parents, skiing ….BEER!!!!!)
And yes, End of March, beginning of April would be just great…
See u there. I should get a ride or two in before I go away…. If I wake up!!!
U have done well today!!!

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