Sunday, January 20, 2008

EPIX.....Volume One.

The furthest thing from my mind when packing for the EPIX was using wet weather gear. But boy did it come in handy. I don't think it stopped raining for the entire 8 hour ride. This was not going to dampen our spirits as we headed off to ride some of the best trails Victoria has to offer. I won't go into detail on where we went, etc - I'll leave that to Ash on the new EPIX blog.

This is the riding group, Ash, Joel, Jason, Randall and myself, all nice and clean and not yet feeling the cold after a very wet night sleep at Sheepyard Flats camp area.
Less than 2km in and we all have very wet feet due to river crossings, we had 5 to do and the first four were all in the first 5kms. Yippee.
Some of the descents, although great fun, were difficult to control due to the presents of mud in our eyes. Sunnies were no help, you just had to hold on and hope for the best.
Randalls solution to "mud eye". A refreshing face wash.

And yes there was a fair bit of walking. But when you climb over 3000m in this area in the wet you have to expect it.
Ash having a little rest thanks to support vehicle driver Gez.

This was a most enjoyable day in the saddle, thank to the EPIX team and their partners for making it happen and all the best for future EPIX adventures.

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