Today I had a great time riding with some buddies from the MTBDirt mountain biking forum. Ron, Eric and I decided to explore Bellthorpe State Forest north-west of Woodford. It was hilly, muddy and beautiful.
The ride started with a long slow 10km climb up Stony Creek Road as we gained an extra 500m in elevation to reach the summit of the ride at about 650m. The road is steep in parts, but it’s worth the effort to see some of the spectacular rainforest.
Then it’s a fun descent through the forest to the bottom, along some muddy and slippery tracks.
We were both grateful to Eric for showing us a more enjoyable track through the forest. Eric shows us here what real mountain bikers can do at Bellthorpe. I thought (very briefly) about imitating him, but chickened out.
Max elevation: 639 m
Min elevation: 95 m
Total climbing: 1275 m
Total descent: -1273 m
Average speed: 14.46 km/h
Total time: 05:18:26