This new section of track is the most brutal mountain park trail I’ve ridden since the black section of the Tarkine Adventures trail, and to be perfectly honest I didn’t really enjoy myself. The switchbacks on the ride up are steep and sharp and well beyond my ability, the track is often narrow with lots of hazards (high rocks, roots, narrow gaps), and then on the way down I was again defeated by the sharp switchbacks, loose soil and quickly developing ruts.
|The New Track – well beyond my skills,|
The real shame was that this new section really bruised my confidence on the rest of the XC course and so I found myself being pretty lame the whole way around. Still, it was good to get out there and have a bit of a shake down, however I think this one is for fit intermediate to advanced riders to enjoy … and that’s not me.