Over the June Long Weekend, approx. 10 families ascended the Blue Mountains to the Loch Maree Enduro/Motorbike Complex for a weekend of riding and socialising. This is always a great weekend for the Parents to be able to dust off the riding boots and helmets and go out and get dirty with their kids, cutting up the multitude of motocross and enduro trails throughout the property. It is always a cold weekend and this weekend was no different. Friday evening and most of Saturday presented cold drizzling rain, made worse by a strong mountain breeze. As the sun started to set the clouds began to clear and the wind eased, allowing most of us to huddle around a rather hearty fire, edged on by some eager Dad’s charged up from a day of good riding and some adult medicine to help sooth some sore muscles.
Overnight temps fell to -1 degree but the Sunday presented us with perfect riding conditions. Clear, blue skies and mild temperatures prevailed throughout the remainder of the weekend and everyone took advantage. Whether it was out on a group trail ride to the lookout, testing yourself on some challenging black runs, seeing who could set the longest distance record on the ski jump, or just mixing it with everyone on the MX2 track, most riders spent a full day and a number of tanks of fuel out enjoying the complex. The beautiful clear day led to a even chillier night with less people around the fire as the mercury fell to -3 overnight.
As Monday dawned the complex woke to a thick frost over anything that wasn’t covered. Most were keen to get that last ride in before having to endure the obligatory pack up and drive home with all of the other weekend revellers.
HJDBC would like to thank Wayne and Paul from the LochMaree complex for providing the place to us over the weekend. As always, there was plenty of wood to keep us all warm and plenty of water to wash our bikes down at the end of the day before packing them back in the trailer. HJDBC’s next social riding weekend will be later in the year at the Louee MX/Enduro Complex. Keep an eye out on the calendar and club emails for details