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Munda Biddi roller coaster blog: single track is the game

Wow. What a blast.

The Munda Biddi is one huge, fun, ride, with plenty of sweat, toil, and hardship thrown in.

Long single track stretches. No traffic. Big Jarrah tree forest. Free accommodation. Big watertanks. Not many, often make that no, others on the track.

Nice.

This blog is the random thoughts generated by a second look at the Munda Biddi Trail near Perth. Should be accompanied by a soundtrack of 3 dimensional huffing and puffing.

This trip took place during a couple of hot weeks over Christmas 2010 and New Year 2011 on me old favourite hard tailed mountain bike.

Once up to Stromlo Road I stayed on the trail for a ripping, 5km single track, a firm surface for once, all downhill, front wheel sliding, (who cares?), ducking stray foliage, a face full of spider webs, and their spiders, rather too often, the best, most joyous fun for the trip, just unexpected after all the too much loose stuff downhills recently and followed by another 5km of almost overgrown, near horizontal single track.

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Getting itchy for a ride: and work is closing down for 2 weeks

GJ in Perth

19 December 2010

Time is ticking down for an enforced Chrissy work break.

Christmas in Australia varies from what you might experience in the Northern Hemisphere.

It’s summer and officially the start of the summer holidays, 2 weeks break, or 3 for many. Boxing Day is the year’s busiest day on the roads as everyone evacuates the city and heads off to the beach house or a close grouping of tents.

Munda Biddi rollercoaster blog begins here

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December 2010

20 December 2010   
Reconfiguring the bike: ie, replacing smashed components with some that work

25 December 2010   
Grevillea mycumbene: what sort of place name is that?

26 December 2010   
Carinyah shelter: so where are all the other trail riders?

27 December 2010   
Wungong Shelter: Never alone when you have 20,007 blowflies for company

28 December 2010   
Dandalup Shelter: and not a bad spot to spend a night

29 December 2010   
Marrinup camping area: a few 2 strokes provide a holiday atmosphere

30 December 2010   
Bidjar Ngoulin: the prettiest little spot in the known universe, almost

31 December 2010   
Near Yarri: just plopping down in a pine plantation

January 2011

01 January 2011   
Yarri Shelter: time for a rest day

02 January 2011   
Nglang Boodja shelter: and I've no idea what it means either

03 January 2011   
Just past Donnybrook: and I spend the whole afternoon in the shade of some trees in the park

04 January 2011   
Jarrahwood shelter: last shelter on the trail, almost the last of the trail itself

05 January 2011   
Nannup, I think: unless the rain stops then I'll head back out

07 January 2011   
In a forest somewhere on the way to Perth: last night out for a while

07 January 2011   
Home sweet home: then a proper bed to stretch out on

09 January 2011   
back a week: whadda ya reckon?

March 2011

05 March 2011   
last thoughts: Munda Biddi ain't a summer trail