Please feel free to download and use this file from Garmin Connect for an expedition of your own if you are not familiar with the area.
A quiet monday morning. Me... The Trek.... 10.5km of sweet, almost secret, singletrack...... Does it get any better than this? If you like some climbing with your riding, come to Cornubia for a healthy serve. 400m climbing in 10.5km? Bring it on.
Off to work later in the day and this pattern takes me through Perth again. For something different we operate a charter on behalf of Skywest Airlines, who are still awaiting the delivery of their Airbus A320. In the meantime, we are covering their contract with Fortesque Metals into "Cloudbreak" mine site, about 130km north of Newman. I last flew into this part of the Pilbara region of Western Australia in the early to mid 90's as a young, keen commercial pilot trying to get my hours up. Six seat Cessna 206,207 and if you were lucky, the mighty Cessna 210s were the tools of trade. Loaded to the gunnels with fuel and punters, we thrashed around in the the fifty degree celsius heat with marginal performance and almost no ventilation. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be back, let alone in the absolute decadent luxury of a Boeing 737! Mid winter here in Australia and it was still 31 degrees celsius at Cloudbreak.
For the way home to Brisbane we had the very pleasant feel of a gentle 303km/h tailwind, giving us a 1153km/h ground speed. Woo Hoo!
A little time at home now and a Sunshine Series race to get the blood pumping.
See you soon from Adare!