On Wednesday nights the local mountain bike park stays open late so it was off to the fantastic Woodhill forest to try some more extreme north shore style riding.
Woodhill has many mountain bike trails including lots of lovely stunts ranging from the simple X rated to the extreme XXXXX rated stunts. This is a blatant plug to persuade all you Muni enthusiasts to visit us in NZ
See the below link for what kind of stuff we were trying to ride:
One X equates to small 1ft drops with little danger. Two Xs means bigger drops. At three Xs things start to get technical with 3 foot drops, see saws, ladder bridges, rails etc. Five Xs is rated “My wife just left me” and these are generally the insane sorts of stunts you see Kris riding on videos.
I can now ride just about every XXX stunt we come across which blows me away because I wouldn’t have even considered riding some of them a month back.
This means we are now “forced” into attempting four and five X stunts. Tony flabergasted me on the last ride by just about pulling off a five X ( http://www.woodhillonline.com/highndry.html ). He bailed riding out of the landing.
Seems like a worthy goal is to ride all the four Xs and master some of the fives. Should keep me busy for a couple of years,
Anyways I’m off to play with my new Coker wheel.