I’d noticed a mine site off the Yalakom FSR when looking at the GPX track from the ride to the Loose Screw, and James was keen enough to go back and check it out. We also found some “new” track along Mission Ridge, and met up with Franky, Mladen and others at Laluwissin.
The Mission Ridge track needs some work, as the East ends have gates. The gotcha is the steepness of the Bridge River canyon (there is only one bridge), and the long stretch of connected First Nations land. Both Cooma (main) and Ama Creek Rd are gated. So the route needs more research before being introduced as mainstream….
Chris wanted to re-ride a track he and Colin had done 6 weeks back. It did not go according to plan. More (and more varied) riders than expected is one thing, but the route itself had changed: gates were closed, roads were blocked, a bridge removed!
Finally got the Cota (trials bike) out. Got the hitch carrier two days ago, insured the van yesterday. (Had the bike running a couple days back, and worked on the left fork seal … recently. New seals showed up today, but the 35mm film “clean out” seems to have worked).