After my trail experience of yesterday, I think I’ve decided the new secret trails out east are the best I’ve ever ridden. A lot of things contributed to the ambience of yesterday – but it truly was a magnificent mountain biking experience. At times it was quite surreal hammering through perfectly groomed and tacky trail with the sun shining through the trees and the confidence brimming. I was glad I had bothered to get out of bed.
The return of the man-flu had me close to cancelling on Friday night but the temptation was too overwhelming. Our forward planning was a little too good and we ended up sitting in the car chatting and waiting for the sun to come up on our arrival…
These trails are straight into thick bush so the light is essential. Once on our way we were straight into the very technical climbing section which winds through numerous gullys and up a couple of steep spurs.
– this is me waiting for Tim and Mick… again (right).
************ is an absolutely fantastic place to ride. And one of the best things about it at the moment is that hardly anyone else rides there. The trails are just the right amount of ‘ridden‘ without the ruts and muddiness of the over-ridden Yarra trails.
The longer it stays this way the better so my policy is that I’m never going to tell anyone where it is, but those who wish to join me – I’m happy to show.
We did the complete two loops that exist in this area and are built by Lobes (with Ernie Dingo’s maddock apparently!). The ride took as 3.5 hrs with an easy pace and quite a few stops for war stories. A great hit-out. Geared bike almost essential. All mountain bike handy!