Heartbreak ridge is a trail situated between the Colo River and Wheeny creeks near Upper Colo about 50km north west of Blacktown NSW Australia. Named Heartbreak ridge by some of the locals as any group that attempts the trail is often confronted with bad luck. Previous attempts for me to get to the end in 4WDs have seen vehicles roll, broken tail shafts, electronic 4WD locking systems fail and snapped winch cables on winchbreak hill. Only twice in the last 20 years have I reached then end. Problems with bike rides in the past have seen numerous broken bikes. Simple things like dropping the bike on a rock that strategically hits and snaps off the fuel tap, chain coming off and cracking the case, bent discs and footpegs. Unusual occurrences such as a rider on a relatively new Husaberg that backfired on a starting attempt and split the boot between the carb and head. A rider that went over a snake accidently. The snake wasnt too happy and displayed its aggression. The list of dramas goes on. This attempt was to be made on Honda CT110 Posties. The go anywhere machine, due to the lightweight so they can be lifted up rock ledges. It would not be possible on a heavy XR600 to get to the end. Not for me anyway. After fueling up at North Richmond Craig and myself headed out towards our destination up the mountains. Some rain made the sealed road quite slippery, not helped by the razor edge sized 2.75inch tyres Over the shoulder shot of Craig following. The top of the mountains were in the clouds Wheeny creek camping area I was told this causeway had a meter of water over it not long ago. Tracks were quite slippery. I am sure road tyres didnt help Heartbreak ridge trail starts of in good condition. Then the technical parts start. Only 7 or 8 cm of suspension travel keeps the speeds down, to ar walking pace. Pushing time The first problem. Craigs bike stopped. Got fuel, yes. Got spark, yes. He muttered something like, he wants to burn it, should sell all his mechanical stuff, going to push the bike over the cliff, leave it behind S##T S##T F#K. After numerous kicks, shoves, prods and the midas touch it started. And we were off again. But then it wouldnt idle correctly, either too high or two low. Then it would stall for no apparent reason. This increased Craigs temperature to boiling point. A few seconds ago Craigs bike was having a little sleep on its side. Never seen a bike get picked up so quick when the camera comes out. Bike problems again The pictures dont show justice to the degree of difficulty. Well after many hours and starting to get exhausted, shouders that were in pain a bike that keeped playing up and a bad back that was not getting any better we decided to call it a day and let the track have its way with another defected attempt. It wasn't any easier on the return. Too slippery for decent traction with the wet rocks and clay between. Back out to the main trail. And guess what, Craigs bike was running like a dream. No more heartbreak ridge curse. The colo river was close to the bottom of the bridge with all the rain we have had over the last weeks. Some aboriginal engravings along the way Big rock! This place would have come in handy with the earlier showers of rain. Lower Portland Ferry. The cruise on the way home was relaxing. Both posties have intake and exhause modifications done so cruise easily at 80kmph. Top speed in just over 90 unless downhill. Left at 7.30am got home at 4.30pm and covered around 200km Now where is that needed Beer.