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    Stromlo tips

    Hi all

    Heading to Canberra for the weekend and going to ride Stromlo for the first time.

    I will probably have a total of about 2 hours to ride - not even going to scratch the surface, from what I understand, but that's all the time I'm going to have.

    Most of the riding I do (Sydney, Blue Mountains) is XC but have been working on my technical skills in the last few months and hitting some more challenging terrain. I'm on a 5" dually.

    So my question is, if you only had 2 hours at Stromlo and were riding on your own (no one to guide you), which trail would you do?

    From what I've seen on the net, loop 3 and loop 4 look like they'll suit me skill-wise and time-wise, but I am open to suggestions.

    If I have time, I'd love to have a run down the 4X track too, so my second question is whether that's worthwhile/advisable given (a) I won't have any shin/knee guards or full helmet and (b) I've never ridden a 4X track before.

    Any useful tips gratefully received.

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    My recommendation would be to pick one of those two loops and follow that route (Route 4 has a nicer climb). They have numbers with arrows at each intersection so you dont have to stop and work out which track to take at each intersection, that way it flows a lot better.

    The 4X track is at least worth a slow roll down. There is only one section that cannot be rolled but I am pretty sure you can take a B line around it.

    Have fun, its great. Ill be riding there in a couple of weeks as part of the Capital Punishment (if I make it that far).

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    Dropped in to Canberra for a night on the way back from Queensland to Melbourne a while back. Had a similar time gap to ride. Cant help much with where I rode but it helped that I hooked up with a friendly local in the carpark, who turned out to be an excellent tour guide.......though a little slow. But well worth it cause i reckon i would have got lost otherwise.

    Cheers

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    Thanks for the tips. Sounds like trying to nab a guide is the way to go, but failing that I'll follow the above and some other tips I got on Rotorburn. Can't wait!

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    Had a great ride there. If you're interested, this was my post on rotorburn: http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/show...91#post2344191

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