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That earns a great big ‘fuck yeah!’ from me. I reckon the shuttle operators will be pretty pleased too.
Excellent. I look forward to planning work trips back to the office around a weekend and bringing one of the bikes
DoneProvide input into the development of a masterplan for the University of Canberra Stromlo Forest trails.yoursayconversations.act.gov.au
Fill in the survey if you get a minute, lets you make suggestions about what you'd like added to the park separately to the new flow trail.
Awesome.World Trail (who did Blue Derby I believe) are doing the design, not sure if Iconic will do the build but they've certainly been doing a good job since they took over the maintenance.
Since establishing in 2003, World Trail has paved the way for sustainable solutions and innovative mountain bike and walking trail design.world-trail.com
Harcourt and Maydena are switchback central... I like Harcourt, but its not much for the high speed flow. For my money Double Dissolution, Skyline and even Pork Barrel are where its at, along with climbs like Heartbreaker.I don't see any problem with Dirt Art's work though? I haven't been to Maydena or Harcourt both of which are highly regarded, but I have used some of their great trails at and out of Thredbo.
Agreed that a long switchback descent wouldn't be the best option, I find Luge possibly the most boring descent at Stromlo. Would be nice for there to be a long fast descent from the top.
Yeah the blue trails are because they have to have a certain gradient.Maydena are switchback central.
Exactly - switchbacks or straight down. I can understand wanting the trails to shed elevation asap when your business is selling shuttles, but its not my thing.Yeah the blue trails are because they have to have a certain gradient.
Ride the blacks or double blacks, Gnar Yeah, Zen Garden, Wicked Stix, Trash Horse, Tinder etc.. straight down the mountain with a curve here and there.
Not a massive fan of some of Dirt Arts stuff, particularly Queenstown but they have done a great job at Maydena.
They're not 'straight' but they follow the contours or techy features of the hill. Definitely not blatant switchbacks to lose steepness and gain distance.Exactly - switchbacks or straight down.
Ah right, fair enough. Well, I still love Stromlo (despite it once trying to kill me...) as it is, so any new trails are a bonus anywayThat's why I mentioned World Trail, as it was mentioned up the page as was DA. The masterplan done by a trail builder doesn't mean they will get the final build tender.
The original concept design contract for the Epic Mt Remarkable trails were awarded to World Trail. TrailScapes then got the build contract.Ah right, fair enough.