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craked's picture

By craked - Posted on 29 May 2011

Note that this ride is Cancelled.
NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 08:09

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

4 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
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Ride Database Entry: 
Lake Parramatta Reserve
Meeting Point: 

Main reserve carpark. Illawong Drive, North Parramatta.

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a cruisey spin through the reserve and out to carlingford with tour guide Naz ,some techy stuff and some fast bits a lot of variety about 18 km loop which we will do twice allthough you can pull the pin after 1 lap if you need .Then after, coffee and banana bread at the nice little cafe next to the carpark.

Who's in?
bluray, naz, craked, FlyingTomato
bluray naz craked FlyingTomato
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naz's picture

yep, this is one of my favourites, fingers crossed it doesn't rain. also look forward to a nice coffee and bb after

bluray's picture

good to see you're going to this ride naz, will give me a chance to return the helmet you so kindly loaned me 6 months ago.

naz's picture

no worries john, yeah would be good to see you again mate, has been a while

stu's picture

Look forward to meeting some new riders, don't get out much. May only be able to do the one lap as I have to help pack up after school carnival the night before. Can I bring along a friend? Is this okay?

craked's picture

glad for and your friend to join us see you there.

Scottboy's picture

I will try to make the coffee run as I won't be able too ride for a while , finger is getting operated on again .

CROMERBOY's picture

I'm hoping to make this one- manflu should be gone and I'll have moved house and be settled in.
Have only been on the bike once since the Mont. Bugger the banana bread those burgers we had last time were awsome!

craked's picture

for everything on the menu Smiling hope you can make it Steve.

stu's picture

Won't be able to make 8am kick off so will be starting from Tallwood Drive at 8.30am with some friends. Hopefully catch up on the trail.
I have a black 575. If you didn't know, the trail fairies have been out and about 10m on your right after the entrance to the single trail under power lines. Will be great once bedded in, give it a try. Hope to see you on the trails.

FlyingTomato's picture

I'd be interested in tagging along if you guys are open to showing a noob the ropes, couple of friends and I have ridden parra lake a couple of times but there's so many trails going everywhere i cant help but think we're missing some of the best bits.

craked's picture

please join us tomato dude the first loop will be a slower social pace second time around we will kick it up a notch should be fun Smiling

craked's picture

looks like we might be lucky weatherwise for sunday ,how does lake Parra hold up after rain ?

Scottboy's picture

to tell you the truth Craig I was there on Saturday & I came home & gave my bike a good wash , as there was water still standing & running on the trails , I shouldn't have ridden it my wallet will find out sooner then later

nav1's picture

hey Guys,

Given the current weather over the past week - RAIN and lots of it.
I would be a little hesitent with riding the lake.

it's only a matter of time before the rangers or council stop turning a blinde eye.

we have a great local trail network, and would be great to have it for another 15 years and beyond.

just take a look at how bad the Dam trail is, yes it gets a lot more traffic then the lake. but its only a matter of time.
if you want to have local trails into the future, just think about it before clipping in.


craked's picture

I have been tossing up what to do and I reckon you are right so I will can this ride ,

nav1's picture

Typically the lake is much better off after rain then the Dam. It might have better run off or something.
i too have seen the new tracks from the tower, they are in a area which see's very little traffic from all users i would guess.

But at the same time, it only takes 1 rider to go over the hangers brake a collar bone and the place gets shut down.

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