Sunday Club Ride: Karndoor-Kara Track, 20/12/2015

Sunday club ride: Dec 20, 8.30am from Rippleside park – you can park your car there

  • Karndoor-Kara track ride – Easy 18km track; total distance 30km; slow / leasurely pace
  • Suitable for all bikes and all riders (age 7-99)
  • Leader: John
  • Milkshake/Ice coffee: at Eastern Beach at end of the ride
  • Temperature: when I rode the track this morning, it was mild with cool sea breeze; I’m expecting it to be even cooler tomorrow morning
 KARNDOOR-KARA TRACK
  • new AborIginal  name
  • launched on Thu night (Dec 17) by the Vic Sports Minister John Eren and the City of Greater Geelong
    Minister didn’t turn up, local member Christine Couzens was there instead
DISTANCE:
  • 18km track all paved except 200m smooth gravel along side Aldi Supermarket
  • we’ll ride from Rippleside to start of trail (about 15 minutes)
  • track should take us about 1hr to 1.5 hour depending on speed
  • after trail, we’ll ride down to our Coffee stop
TERRAIN:
  • all flat and easy (anyone who can ride Sat morning river ride can do this)
  • shared bike/walking track away from road; we’ll only ride on open road to the start of track and to Coffee stop at end
  • the only hills are minor: 70m very steep hill at St Helens Boat pier – low gear or walk up
    50m medium hill up to Doug Merritt’s work depot
    50m low hill up to Margaret st overpass bridge
  • long gentle down hill run on Ted Wilson trail
  • all paved except 200m next to *** supermarket
GLASS ON TRACK:
  • Bay Trail and Ted Wilson trail are ok
  • there’s about 6 places on Cowie Creek trail with broken glass
THE TRAILS ARE VERY QUIET
  • Bay trail is completely deserted; I think only myself and perhaps Coralie use it; most cyclists use the road for quicker travel
  • We should be see few riders and few walkers/dogs on Ted Wilson trail
  • We may see few walkers on Cowie Creek trail
WEAR LIGHT CLOTHING & CARRY FULL BOTTLE OF WATER:
  • if you get too hot you can jump into Corio Bay or stock up with drinks and ice cream at *** supermarket.
See you tomorrow morning & safe riding, John Miro
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