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Stage 316 – The Middle of Nowhere to A Different Middle of Nowhere

If 315 was straight, slightly uphill and ever so boring, then meet its little brother: straight, slightly downhill and ever so boring. It qualifies for little brother status simply because it descends sixty feet more than it climbs. The route runs along the northern fringe of the Ngadju Indigenous Protected Area, which means that because the road’s heading east, the trees are on the right hand side of the road.

The start is close to the Taylor’s Maze campsite, although it must be said that with practically no landmarks to help with pinpointing either the start or the maze, it’s probably best to say that they are in close proximity to each other.

There’s a rest area, Baxter’s Offroad Camp, at ten miles, and as far as attractions go, that’s basically it for the stage. You’re just looking at a dead straight road surrounded by red dirt under a baking hot sun.

I think it’s best just to grab a wheel and take a draft.

Distance: 23 miles / 37 kilometres

Ascent: 233 feet / 71 metres

RGT Magic Road: 9A6ypQkRKgaL

Total distance: 22.42 mi
Max elevation: 433 ft
Min elevation: 366 ft
Total climbing: 231 ft
Total descent: -290 ft

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