Discussion in 'Victoria' started by Big JD, Nov 2, 2014.
Buxton's redone work is sexual. Major props to whoever organised and worked on it
Yup, official word posted on the usual outlets today that the park is now closed for the winter. Re-opening date is scheduled for September 22nd, but that can be delayed if the weather is shit.
Buxton is a great place. Looking forward to getting back there late in the year!
Buxton is opening this weekend! ... according to their FB page.
Worth a ride especially if you haven't been on it since Dirt Art did some work on it early this year
Happy days. Thanks for the heads up
Posts gone? Or has fb gone down the road of not showing posts in chronological order?
Comes up as first post for me
Few month old post but they're usually good with sticking to their dates.
I remember seeing a post about it recently. I think it was from someone form parks, and they said they were still on track for the September 22 opening.
But I can't find that post.... Looking forward to getting out there again though!
Got a message from them confirming its opening on Saturday.
Good to go! There will be a few heading up on Monday the 8th if there's any mid week riders interested.
Hopefully heading out to Buxton for the first time early tomorrow morning.
Say G'day if you see my bright orange bike getting around!
Did anyone get out there this weekend? Any feedback?
Yeah, I got out very early on Saturday morning. Trails are awesome, very flowing and minimal damage or braking bumps, so smooth.
Cathedral track was a little slick in places and watch out for the 'green' clay! Had a couple of moments lol. But likely now gone with the amount of traffic it had on the weekend.
The track down the valley of ferns 'spider valley' i think, was still a little damp but not too bad. Great track.
This Saturday's weather looks like it's going to be pretty damn good.
Thinking of hitting up Buxton and rounding up a few burners as per @Chriso_29er 's idea
Thoughts on setting off at 11 (get there 10.30ish to unpack, meet n greet, fap over bikes) then do a lap of what covers almost all the new sections Dirt Art worked on, then decide which trails to hit up again. Probably 3-4 hours all up.
You can see below in my pov red outline.
For those who haven't done Buxton, it's a very cruisy climb and descent. 3 small to large gap jumps to hit at your leisure but a lot of nice berms and some tabletops.
Tag anyone who you think would be interested in coming.
I did a single lap of #2 with my children on Thursday last week, the loop was smooth, clear and riding really well. Encountered a quite large tiger snake at the bottom of Spider Gully and (unrelated) no toilet paper in the loo so bring your own.
If you go past the turnoff to the road that leads to Buxton MTB Park, a few seconds later there is a public loo (next to a park or oval) which is very clean with ample toilet paper haha
Good idea - I would be interested, but am working that day. Another time!
I donated a roll on Friday
Unfortunately I'm full up with family commitments for around the next month. Only opportunity for me will be very early morning (I know not everyones cup a tea).
Might be able to give you a thumbs up on the hwy as I head back to town
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