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Old Skool cool

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By Flynny - Posted on 31 May 2014

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Re: This ride meeting: 
Mt York - Saturday 7 May

With all these new fangled purpose built trails popping up I can't help but thinking I like the old stuff better than the new stuff.

Sure bike park style trails are fun and there's a lot to say about modern sustainable building techniques but old skool trails can be sustainable, challenging and so much more rewarding.

Take the mount York trails. Purpose built for horse and cart in the early 1800s by convict labour and still some of the best mountain bike trails in the country.

Coxes rd, Built in 1813.

Sure they have prettied the top 100m up with some new steps for the casual day trippers, and at some stage the alternate start loop was put in to help get coaches down the drops at the top but the rest of the trail is pretty much as it was, if left to over grow at the edge, 200 years ago

Here's the full run we did the other week

I'm just editing up and cutting down the stuff I got on Lockyers will post it when it's done

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Lockyers (1829) with a splash of Berghoffers(1912) and a pinch of Lawsons (1824).

The compression seems to have messed up the colours a bit for some reason

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