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    FRIGGIN LEGIT VIC ALPINE TRAIL REPORT

    Iíve been on a bit of a road trip and thought a Vic Alpine Trail Report would help guide anyone looking for a shred- Obviously only reporting tracks I rode. Enjoy :)

    FALLS CREEK-
    Transport- Blue Dirt Shuttles were running, turnaround times were a bit inconsistent but great staff, u can buy essentials and good coffee. Also a bike wash, filtered water and plugs for Ebikes. Needs a toastie on the menu.

    FRYING PAN SPUR- Rolling gravel walking style trail, rad views, links to High Voltage.
    HIGH VOLTAGE- Cool start, lots of bus stops, rocky sections, didnít tap the gnar ícause I was still waking up but a good run to get the feel of Falls.
    WISHING WELL- Some cool sections, seen heavy use so well bedded in, rocky outcrops felt better than High Voltage.
    THUNDERBOLT- Downhill Track sections, good flow, lots of rocky bits, eats rims, Loved it!
    FLOW TOWN- Great beginning, sucky middle if youíre unfit, great last section. Sweet corners, some gaps. Worth visiting to have a go for sure. Loved it.
    EAGLE ROCK- Kinda like a rut down part of a creek, seen massive use, needs a fresh line, pretty views.
    THE GENERATOR- It flows, it corners, great pedally trail, the descents link our you can do a loop and climb, no stress for anyone to ride.
    VORTEX- Refer to The Generator


    BRIGHT-
    Transport- Shuttling with my mate Pete. The town of Bright has embraced bikes and the only thing missing is a chairlift to the top of Mystic and me owning a house there.

    HERO TRAIL- Finally a track that will teach the average Aussie how to blend in when riding Aline.
    WC DOWNHILL- A tad wild but still fun. Good for shitting my enduro green undies not knowing what was coming up.
    CURTAIN- Tight, windy, a bit gay after riding Hero.
    INFARCT HILL- Not sure it was a track or not.
    WHOODARNET (or something like that)- I literally got stuck between two trees, easy rolly stuff.
    TWISTIES- Was over the lower section of the hill by then.
    SOME OTHER TRACKS I DIDNíT CHECK THE NAME- Seems neglected because there is so much new trail development going on which is fair enough. Bright is awesome and will continue to grow.

    MT BULLER
    Transport- Chairlifts for DH, Shuttling with Pete everywhere else. Wishing I still lived there for the riding and environment, $34.50 for 2 b&e rolls and 1 coffee makes it easier that I left.. but I have close mates and Buller has so much potential to be the best in Vic and I love the place so will always return. Ride the chairlift when itís open.

    ABOM- A tad schetchy but great as always, more jumps now and cleaner lower section. Showoff corner still sux but ABOM is a classic and always a fave.
    INTERNATIONAL- The fastest iíve ever seen it, decent road gaps that iím scared of now, timeless DH trail. Love it!
    YELLOWPOST- More people should ride this section, itís good practice.
    DELATITE- I have no idea why they bulldozed such an awesome and well established track. Whatever the reason is, right now itís terrible.
    KLINGSPORN- CLOSEDÖ. like what the fuck? Itís a legendary descent and should be in the hall of fame, not closed. RIP
    EPIC DESCENT- Brilliant, dusty, drifty, flows and fast. Do the climbs at least once to earn the right to ride it. Easily the best flowy run in Oz, brilliant.
    COPPERHEAD- Still destroying beginners daily. Marble gravel and rocks have never boosted the confidence of any beginner I know. Rad track if itís wet and you want to push it.

    Cheers and hope this was some friggin legit advice. :)
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    Heading to Falls and Bright this weekend, so I'm thankful to have read this! A+ for effort!
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    Great Review! Super stoked about Mt Buller, going there in a couple of weeks for my first ever VDHS race!!

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    Have ridden most of the above recently and concur with your thoughts completely - especially the sucky grading of Delatite - WTF?

    Also, what are you doing riding my bike haha. Gotta love the Range for a throughly capable beast of a bike. Surprised you didn't take it down Mystic, or did you not have enough changes of underwear?
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    Good Review, never ridden any of this but have an interest to do so,

    Im looking for a weekend away with the missus ( she has no interest in riding) looking for somewhere I can go off early and ride for a few hours each morning , and will hang with her the rest of the day ,

    And I will be happy i get to ride somewhere new , and she will be happy that we are staying somewhere nice ,

    I was thinking Bright might fit the bill ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiinmelb View Post
    Good Review, never ridden any of this but have an interest to do so,

    Im looking for a weekend away with the missus ( she has no interest in riding) looking for somewhere I can go off early and ride for a few hours each morning , and will hang with her the rest of the day ,

    And I will be happy i get to ride somewhere new , and she will be happy that we are staying somewhere nice ,

    I was thinking Bright might fit the bill ?
    You can't go wrong with Bright if you are taking a non rider. All the trails are close to town so you don't have to spend ages commuting plus the tourists head there in their droves so there must be something to keep the punters happy. Plenty of accom to choose from, from the expensive romantic stuff that will keep you in your lady's good graces/nickers to the cheap and nasty that depending on your lady may have the same effect

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    What did they do to Delatite??

    I always considered it to just be a fast and loose rocky fireroad with some nice river crossings but was still fun to ride at great speed.

    Also some of the rock armoring has started to come loose in the berms up top of Epic Descent. Makes for some interesting mid-corner line corrections to avoid the dislodged rocks if you aren't careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teK-- View Post
    What did they do to Delatite??

    I always considered it to just be a fast and loose rocky fireroad with some nice river crossings but was still fun to ride at great speed.

    Also some of the rock armoring has started to come loose in the berms up top of Epic Descent. Makes for some interesting mid-corner line corrections to avoid the dislodged rocks if you aren't careful.
    They graded Baywatch, all lines/ features are gone. Some Of The bottom is bulldozed which has just left it more rocky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moodge View Post
    They graded Baywatch, all lines/ features are gone. Some Of The bottom is bulldozed which has just left it more rocky.
    Hrm

    it was fine as it was. they should focus their effort on cleaning up Copperhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moodge View Post
    They graded Baywatch, all lines/ features are gone. Some Of The bottom is bulldozed which has just left it more rocky.
    Firebreak maybe?
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