Cabramatta - Prospect Reservoir Loop - 1 November 2009

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Riders - Audrey, Richie, Roscoe, Dave F, Martin, Steffy, Pascale, Col, Ricardo, Dave

Audrey and Richie organised this ride. It was my first time out in this area - and we all had a great time riding on excellent cycle paths. The total distance was about 42 kms.

A Google Maps GPS plot of the ride can be seen here.

Another page showing an elevation profile and some Google earth images can be found here.

A pdf map of the cycleways can be found here at the Fairfield City Council website

Above - At Cabramatta - we start by having coffee

Above - Cabramatta

Above - On the way - along the Orphan School Creek cyclepath

Above - A very short section on road

Above - Near the City Farm

Above - a remote outhouse

Above - At Prospect Reservoir

Above - Time for lunch

Above - Waterbirds at the Reservoir

Above - When built - this was the largest earth dam in Australia

Above - Nearby quarry

Above - the closed section of cycleway had just been re-opened! See the website for more details - the cycleway and part of the historic canal are under threat by the Boral Quarry!!! The cycleway is only re-opened for part of the weekend at present.

Above - This part of the cycleway went along an old canal - great riding!

Above - On an aqueduct

Above - And then we followed pipes for a while

Above - Then we joined the railway line trail - back to Cabramatta

Above - But we stopped for some cool drinks at the German-Austrian Club

Above - Martin and Steffy

Above - "Prost!"

We then rode into Cabramatta and had a nice Vietnamese dinner....

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