Today I rode to Walloon (west of Ipswich) via D’Aguilar National Park with some friends from MTBDirt.com.au.
One of the highlights of the ride was the “King of the Hill” contest to see who could ride furthest up a terrible hill we’ve dubbed “The Wall of Dirt”. Tony (“Darb”) won the contest narrowly but he only managed to get part way up the start of this hill, and everyone else didn’t even make that.
After that, we all had to scramble up the Wall, pushing our bikes.
There were 15 of us in all. With a large group it was difficult to keep everyone together. If you look carefully, you can see the “Pack” of riders off in the distance with a couple of the other riders chasing them.
The food and drinks hardly touched the sides on the way down.
I’m grateful to live in such a beautiful place.
All up, almost 90km with about 1,750m of vertical ascent, and about 4,750 kcal burned.
It was a hot day, and the Wall of Dirt was really tough, so I’m giving this one 9 out of 10 on the tough-o-meter.
Max elevation: 520 m
Min elevation: -13 m
Total climbing: 1824 m
Total descent: -1820 m
Average speed: 17.36 km/h
Total time: 08:13:46