Ride report: 1-6 October 2019
The destination for the 2019 Scrapheap adventure ride was Camp Koinonia in Evans Head, NSW.
The planned route included overnight stops in Wingham and Dorrigo, intending to cover as much off-road ground as possible. Fortunately, good weather prevailed for the 3 day ride, the stopover and the one day return.
- red line as recorded track,
Wingham to Dorrigo
|Puma – South Kempsey||166||12:30pm|
|Willawarrin – Lunch||53||1:14pm||1:45pm|
Dorrigo to evans Heads
|Coutts Crossing – Lunch||45||11:18am||12:25pm|
Toms Creek Road is a favourite. A beautiful view from the south as you negotiate the switchbacks down into the valley and then a fast run to the north.
Blairs road is only about 3km long but climbs over 250m. The track is quite twisty and has a lot of pronounced erosion mounds making it difficult not to jump. On this day the track had been recently graded and was smooth and fast.
We raced past the giant tallowwood north of Dorrigo so if you weren’t quick to look up to the right as you passed, you missed it.
The track through Ballengarra State Forest was in good condition and finished with a tricky little log bridge.
The track north from Whiporie was most straight and flat so it good practice for some high speed bends.
Sadly a baby whale washed up overnight on Evans Head Beach, Cause of death was unknown.
NUMBER OF RIDERS
|over 100 – teams from Inverell, Mollymook and around Sydney and the north Coast.|
|several – one rider retired|
Actual: 1,164kms -not including Day 1 to Wingham, includes return
|Road Conditions||dry all days
day 2 mostly gravel
day 3 blacktop after lunch to Whiporie then back to gravel