Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand
Rumble along the ridge above Maidstone Park.
Bike and Foot
This track provides access to the top of Maidstone DH. There's a vehicle turnaround area at the eastern end of this track, perfect for shuttling bikes up to near the top of the ridge.
From the drop-off point cruise up the gravel road, around the rim of a wall next to a water reservoir, and then up to the Brett Latimer Lookout. After that, the track is mostly downhill to a sharp right-hand corner â€“ the road continues down the hill, but the main event is the start of Maidstone DH which is immediately behind a picnic table on the outside of the corner.
Most of this track follows the gravel road that runs along the ridge overlooking Maidstone Park. However, there are a few deviations that have been specifically built for bikes. These deviations include jumps and drops, providing a warm up for Maidstone DH.
Eastern end is at the top of an extension road off the end of Seymour Grove. There's room to turn around a vehicle that could be, say, running shuttles.
Western end drops sharply down the hill parallel with the top section of Maidstone DH.
3 Apr 2010 by Ian
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