After missing out on riding Colmeroy Rd the last time I was in the area, I decided to return and have another try.
Tractor 828 to Wheeny Creek
The last time I rode near Colo, I blew a spoke before riding Colmeroy Rd and cut the ride short. So today I returned to follow the same route that inspired the first route. Ollie, Chris, Matt and several other rode this in September so I decided to check it out for myself, and it didn't disappoint.
I slept in, and I've been suffering from a bit of jet lag, so I decided to drive to Ebenezer rather than train to Windsor and ride to the start (to shorten the ride).
Overall the route is about 50/50 dirt/tarmac with most of the dirt in the middle segment. It has a good amount of climbing without being overly challenging.
I grabbed a bottle of Coke and a roll for lunch from Tractor 828 and set off around 11 am.
The route to Colmeroy Rd was a good warmup, mostly on tarmac.
After turning right on to Colmeroy Rd, there was a pretty steep descent down to Wheeny Creek. The creek crossing was flooded, but only by an inch, so I had fun playing in the water while I ate a banana.
Wheeny Creek back to Tractor 828
After crossing Wheeny Creek there was a climb up to the ridge. I was expecting it be more difficult, but it was ridable the entire way, with no need to stop, other than to take pictures of the spectacular view.
I descended to the Colo River, ate my roll, drank my Coke, and headed back toward Ebenezer along Upper Colo Rd.
The more riding I do in this area the more I fall in love with it.
I think the next time I come back I'll do a version of this route and the previous route, Windsor to Tractor 828, River Road to Lower Portland and then head up Wheelbarrow Ridge road, down Upper Colo Heights Rd to the Colo River, up Colmeroy Rd toward Wheeny Creek and back along East Kurrajong Rd to Windsor.