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 :)
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
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.
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. :)