Great place hey? Heading out there for the third time this evening after work (hoping to be on the bike riding by about 6). If anyone is there and wants to say g'day I'll be driving the '99 grey pulsar hatch, riding a blue/white Trek hardtail.I think this may be my first post in about 8 years LOL.
it's been almost that long since I rode on dirt but I dusted off (literally) my Heckler and made my first visit to Wylde last Tues. I didn't ride all the trails as I was taking it easy on the bike and myself but IMO it's a great facility to have FREE access to. Going to try and get out there again next Tues.
+1.No skill, just big legs
It's hard to compare wylde to those tracks as they're both a lot of fun yeah I would say similar climbing efforts to awaba, probably not as steep, but not at all close to the technical nature of them. There was nothing at wylde that made me stop and think before I rode a section. There is an elevated section of track with about 4 humps and a weird drop off which many people have commented that it is difficult to navigate. I would say that is the only section that makes you think. It doesn't offer that same exhilarating feeling that both your northern tracks offer.thanks for the info. I have big legs but unfortunately a big body to push around
How does it compare to Ourimbah or Awaba?
Are you sure that it is an 'all mountain' race?I'm thinking about entering an all mountain race at the parklands in March. Can anyone make comment on the elevation and technical skill required to race there? I live in Newcastle so it's not really a quick drive down to have a look.
It's part of the Police games. They have an XC and an All Mountain event. I've emailed the organiser for more info but still waiting on a reply. I'd doubt they'd be cutting more track in but I have been wrong many times before.Are you sure that it is an 'all mountain' race?
Wylde is a ~11km xc loop albeit fun with a couple of man made features, nothing too technical. Elevation would be best described as undulating. It also has a set of DJs & a pump track. Not what I would call an 'all mountain' park
Who is running the event? Maybe they are going to cut in some new track.
Tbh with the amount if thought you've put into riding at wylde I think your gonna be disappointed! If you can handle ourimbah and awaba, then this will be a snack. Definitely not enough descending and technical features for a gravity style race. There's a few table tops to hit.... Oh and did I mention the pump track and dj track is quite fun?I received a reply from the organiser and it looks like it will be utilising the current trails. He said he went for a look yesterday to work out which trails to use and thinks that I should be fine riding there if I've ridden Glenrock, Awaba and Ourimbah before.
Is there going to be enough elevation for a decent gravity style race there?
I'll be on a Yeti 575 so from what others have said, it will be overkill. Not much choice there really as my backup is a GT Force.
Anyway, I'm keen to give it a run and checking out new trails is awesome as well.