It started like most of the MTB bush expeditions with mtbikeroz: "We just ride a short trail, may have to cross a few rivers - probably riding - and then we have it." The main difference to the other expeditions was that we were actually back at the car at lunch time! In between, there were - as usual - a few obstacles.
A German pop band had a hit in the seventies called "Über sieben Brücken musst du gehen", which means "You have to cross seven bridges" (here is the You Tube video of the band playing the song 30 years later: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co8wHctL4JA). Well, in our case we were in the Australian bush and there were no bridges at all, only river crossings. So instead of the bridges we crossed the river seven times. And since it was impossible to ride through the river this meant: Taking the shoes off, taking the bike, wading through the river with it and taking the shoes on again. And it was seven crossings to the cache and seven crossings back! Actually, the last crossing was done without the bike and we crossed the river on rocks.
The rest was "uneventful" - just a bit of bush bashing, a steep climb to the cache, a gorgeous view, and on the way back a black snake. Well, I just thought it to be a branch and I might have had ridden past it. Fortunately, mtbikeroz stopped me and convinced the snake to leave the trail. In addition to this official part of our cache expedition, some more clandestine operations were performed, you may hear about soon .
Thanks for the cache go to norkmeister and thanks for a nice morning ride (and saving my life) go to mtbikeroz
This entry was edited by fogg on Saturday, 13 November 2010 at 03:13:26.