Suggestion for a great weekend away

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Richard
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Postby Richard » 21 Jul 2013, 20:57

All

If you want an idea for a good weekend away.

We just got back from a weekend in the ACT.

We drove to Mt Stromlo for a session of the sweetest single track mountain biking on the first afternoon. The facilities there are amazing including a range of cross country single tack circuits that are second to none. They range from beginner to plain scary. There is also a crit circuit, trials circuit, bmx, and downhill track. The facilities were built to host the World Championships a few years ago and I think this is where the Scott 24 hour race is held.

We then found a B&B in Murumbateman about 30-40 mins away. They do a deal with a spa room, glass of wine and canapés on arrival, breakfast and two tickets for the Turner exhibition at the National Gallery for $180.

The B&B website is http://www.schonegg.com.au/


The following day we went back to Mt Stromlo and rode the Intermediate B loop with the most brilliant descent called the Luge. There are hot showers on offer there so after shedding the mud we headed off to the gallery for a boozy lunch and to see the show.

Perfect weekend with a bit of everything. Highly recommended.

Richard
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Joined: 06 Sep 2009, 21:04
Location: Ashfield

Postby Richard » 24 Jul 2013, 14:33

To give you an idea of what to expect. I found this on Youtube.

It someone's GoPro film of the Skyline / Luge descent at Mt Stromlo.

Fast and flowing and damn good fun. The descent starts as the Skyline and becomes the Luge at about 2:45 into the footage.

Can be taken at full speed.

It is latter part of the first (Red) lap of the upcoming Scott 24 hour in October.

Richard
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Postby Richard » 24 Jul 2013, 14:34



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