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Melrose Fat Tyre Festival 2008

Posted on 12 Jun 2008 | 0 comments

Jon organises a weekend away to Melrose and the Fat Tyre Festival. Kain, Jonno, Callie and Angelo join us and we meet Ted & Sarah, Ian & Deborah and Chris during the rides. The weather on the second day is pretty poor and turns all tracks into great mud slides. We lose tracks a few times, but find a great bike wash along the way. The port is great, the trails awesome, company fantastic, food delicious and weather crap. A great weekend! We’ll definitely go again next year.

Angelo, Callie and Jonno around the fire

Angelo, Callie and Jonno around the fire

breakfast with Jonno, Jon, Angelo, Callie and Kain

breakfast with Jonno, Jon, Angelo, Callie and Kain

Jonno and Kain ready to ride

Jonno and Kain ready to ride

Jon ready to ride

Jon ready to ride

we're off...

we’re off…

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Jonno on the ride

Jonno on the ride

Jon coming in

Jon coming in

the trails are quite hilly

the trails are quite hilly

team shot - Jonno, Angelo, Jon, Jude, Kain and Callie

team shot – Jonno, Angelo, Jon, Jude, Kain and Callie

picnic lunch at a winery

picnic lunch at a winery

great food, we meet the guy who writes for the mtb magazine

great food, we meet the guy who writes for the mtb magazine

sheep dog demonstration

sheep dog demonstration

pretty impressive

pretty impressive

tasting the port before continuing the ride

tasting the port before continuing the ride

Kain

Kain

Kain and Jude

Kain and Jude

Callie and Jude

Callie and Jude

views from the top

views from the top

riding to the pub in town for food

riding to the pub in town for food

kiddie's race

kiddie’s race

and some older kiddies...

and some older kiddies…

enjoying a few drinks around the campfire

enjoying a few drinks around the campfire

whilst some play music

whilst some play music

next morning getting together for the start of the ride

next morning getting together for the start of the ride

Kain and Angelo

Kain and Angelo

Jude coming in at the top of a long and muddy hill

Jude coming in at the top of a long and muddy hill

a rather damp lunch

a rather damp lunch

checking out the little waterfall

checking out the little waterfall

some sections are too wet (slippery) to ride

some sections are too wet (slippery) to ride

we collect a bit of mud on the ride

we collect a bit of mud on the ride

Jude on a hike-a-bike section

Jude on a hike-a-bike section

Jude through the creek, probably cleans the bike a bit

Jude through the creek, probably cleans the bike a bit

muddy bum! waiting for Angelo to fix his tyre

muddy bum! waiting for Angelo to fix his tyre

Angelo, Jonno, Jon and Jude after a muddy and wet ride

Angelo, Jonno, Jon and Jude after a muddy and wet ride

the next day we explore Alligator Gorge with Kain and Angelo

the next day we explore Alligator Gorge with Kain and Angelo

very pretty but no alligators

very pretty but no alligators

very, very hungry after the walk

very, very hungry after the walk

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