BMBEN’s Adventure Rides 30/1/2011 Colo Heights, NSW, Australia

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  1. BMBEN

    BMBEN Been here awhile

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    BMBEN’s Adventure Ride
    30/1/2011
    Colo Heights, NSW, Australia


    With perfect weather, I headed off to meet with the Blue Mountains Ulysses Group at Winmalee. The ride was to Colo Heights for morning tea, then to Windsor for lunch, but I took a different route.

    We headed out through Hawkesbury Lookout and around to North Richmond, then up the Bells Line Road and turned right onto Comleroy Road. About half way along I turned off and took to the dirt through Wheeny Creek

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    Across the Colo River.

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    And then up onto the Putty Road to meet with the group again at Colo Heights. Being about 40km from Windsor, this place in a service station come restraunt come café/take away, and is a good spot to stop for refreshments as the Halfway House (about another 40km along the Putty Road) is no longer open. As usual on the weekends there were quite a few bikes, some coming, going and just passing by. A good spot on weekends as the owner said that around 2,000 bikes stop for coffee and that’s why his is still in business. A good chin wag was had in the shade of a tree while everyone had their coffee and hot (very hot) chocolate.

    After a good rest it was time to head off. Some went to Windsor for lunch, some went home and I went my own way. It’s back onto the dirt and along Wheelbarrow Ridge Road to Lower Portland. Now back on the bitumen for the run home. I wound my way back past Sackville to the Putty Road and then turned onto East Kurrajong Road which brought me back to
    Comleroy Road and to home the way I come in the morning.

    It’s now around midday and starting to get hot (unpleasant). Good ride home except for the ute that decided to do 30km/h all the way up through Hawkesbury Lookout to Winmalee where I started this ride. I arrived home around 1.00pm and covered 165km.

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