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Kosi to Canberra on mountain bikes!

By December 27, 2016 No Comments
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The inaugural KXC – Five days through the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park on pedal power!

Day 1 started out a bit windy, so we hiked to Mt Stillwell and talked about high country conservation with a scientist we met along the way. The heavens then opened up for a soggy ride down the Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) to Lake Crackenback Resort.

Just a little bit windy on Mt Stillwell!

Just a little bit windy on Mt Stillwell!

Chatting with the scientist from ANU about the history of conservation in the high country.

Chatting with the scientist from ANU about the history of conservation in the high country.

Day 2 started with a big climb out of Island Bend up Nimmo Hill. Luckily, Flynn from Gravity Jindabyne, had brought along a Specialized pedal assist bike for everyone to try.

The intrepid riders, including Flynn with his pedal-assist bike.

The intrepid riders, including Flynn with his pedal-assist bike.

The "not-so-steep" bit of  the climb to Nimmo Hill!

The “not-so-steep” bit of the climb to Nimmo Hill!

Day 3 was a ride north along the whole length of Lake Eucumbene, finishing near Providence Portal before our stay in the gorgeous Yaraandoo Lodge in Old Adaminaby.

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Starting out….

What a view!

What a view!

After such a big Day 3, the next day was spent checking out Currango Homestead on Tantangara reservoir, while the lovely Chan made us tea and scones!

Nice slow cruise after lunch...

A nice slow cruise after lunch…

Tea anyone?!

Tea anyone?!

The riders agreed that Day 5 was the best ride, with a very scenic, mostly downhill cruise into the Brindabella Valley, with a cool swim in the Goodradigbee River to finish off.

Heading out on the last day...

Heading out on the last day…

A well deserved dip!

A well deserved dip!

The inaugural KXC was a resounding success, with lots of riding and lots of laughs enjoyed by all! We are already looking forward to the next one…. Bring it on!!
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