Posted by

I’ve not had much luck finding the trails at Hollybank … in fact I think this would be my third visit trying to find them.

But today I did two things differently from the last two days (seems to be the day for two’s):

1.  I actually got out of the car and onto my bike (I know – that helps); and
2.  I found them.

Well I sort of found some of them …

Hmmm … looks familiar … could swear I saw this shot on Dirt Art’s facebook page recently.

I found the Segway trails (and met some Segway riders who seemed cool about my being there) and I found some places I wasn’t supposed to go …

…but I didn’t find the singletrack … well I didn’t find it until I got home and started thinking about some comments on the tassie trails facebook page about using strava to find new routes, something I hadn’t done before, and sure enough when I went to Strava, found the “Explore” tab, and zoomed in on Hollybank there was the course for the two hour enduro … singletrack included.

Who would have known …

On the upside, the Segway trails were gorgeously scenic riding, but I’m not convinced about the whole mountain bike / Segway interface … those little beasts move fast and although I saw them coming and got out of their way early, I’d be nervous about taking kids out on the trails and I was constantly aware going down every hill and around every corner that there might be a Segway coming at me from the other direction …

I will have to look into that further.  I did notice that they shut down the park at 5pm and maybe that’s the solution for sharing the trails … evening mountain bike rides in the summer months when the Segways are put to bed … but that’s just thinking out loud.

Speaking of Strava, here’s my route on strava if you’re curious where I went.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.