Just two years old and already a solid entry in the annual social calendar, Jamie Nicoll's Nomadic Weekend at Craigieburn was once again an Easter cracker this year. Classic vehicles, an armada of tents, North Shore racks, huntaways, kids and good vibes rolled into camp over Good Friday. Stellar weather, track conditions and riding ensued over Friday and Saturday. No offical census was taken but a random headcount tallied over a hundred smiling faces around the campfire on Friday night.
Once again Santa Cruz fed us with a fine curry on Saturday night and doused our thirst with craft beer over the weekend. Oh, and they gifted a pair of $3000 Reserve Carbon Wheels for the coin toss. Won by Richard Goldsbury, who also entertained us on Saturday night with a slide show detailing his serial exploits exploring the Torlesse Range.
The weather came to an abrupt halt the next morning with an appropriately biblical downpour. The foul weather was unable to dampen the collective enthusiasm though with the troops donning rainwear and red bands for the combined easter egg hunt-spot prize allocation and impromptu 16" two-cross challenge. Diminished numbers were rewarded with recovering weather, fireside hucks and spinning the chain rings for a final fling on the Edge/Luge tracks before fleeing home on Monday evening.
Thanks to Jamie for organising the weather, logistics and good times. We're counting the sleeps until next year already.
The magnificent tracks swooping through beech forest are largely built and maintained by volunteers. You can help out with your time and grunt on a workparty or by making a donation at the Craigieburn Trails website.