Fallback. I wanted to scout out more of that railway bed I was on during the Fleet 600 ride, but found the 6km gate on Kapoor Main closed. So I checked out some of the side trails off of Kapoor, as well as a little more of the power-line track up in the Mt Wood area.
On the first segment, the exit was pretty sketchy. I came out through an open gate onto a private “residents only” road. The second exit was under a pretty high gate on a fairly steep slope (so a fairly easy exit, but I wouldn’t want to enter there).
Both rides were pretty good. I was definitely pushing myself on the Mt Wood ride, once I got past the chunk where Tony and I turned off last week it did get somewhat harder… although I think you can use side roads to get around the worst of it. I have a fair amount of GoPro footage… no idea if I’ll do anything with it. I had the camera focused directly in front of the helmet, but apparently it needs to aim upward a little to keep the horizon in view… no one really cares what goes under the tires, but lacking a forward view is disconcerting.
There was one little nasty bit just out of the field of view on the above shot. It was a pretty bad washout. I would NOT choose to ride a road that had lots of spots like that, the rest of this chunk of power-line road was pretty easy.
From there, the pix move to the power-lines in the Mt Wood area.