The recent ride at Woodend got me thinking… of going back and riding more of the singletrack. The MTB trails in the Wombat Forest at Woodend are awesome for MUni, almost as if they were custom made for mountain unicycling!
With the Freeride KH29’er ready to roll I took the video camera along to record some of the fun:
Once the video camera battery went flat there wasn’t much else to do but ride for the steeper more difficult section of trail, crash many times and eat copious mud. The trail whooped my butt — by the time I got back to the van I was dripping in mud and realized my Gorillapod had fallen out during one of the UPD’s somewhere along the trail, ARGH!
Scorecard: Trail: 1 Gorillapod, Pete: Copious mud
A highlight of the many kilometres of twisty narrow single track are the numerous log obstacles that can be taken at speed.
The steeper section of singletrack traverses hillsides before dropping in and out of steep gullies and includes man made obstacles such as raised timber bridges, skinnies and jumps.
Riding the steeper singletrack loop reminded me of the benefits of staying relaxed and focused in difficult terrain, and going with the flow as much as possible. Sometimes on the trail you’ve got to remind yourself to relax.
A great MUni loop, only 4km drive off the Calder Freeway at Woodend.
With an average heart rate of ~160bpm there wasn’t much slouching around on the ride which included 20 or so express stops to shoot some video.
Five Tens, say hello to mud…
I’m already planning a return trip to Woodend to ride the final section of MTB singletrack! 🙂