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Double Dissolution (Loop 6) (832m)
Stromlo Forest ParkLast Update: 6/7/2013
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Difficulty - Easy - Intermediate - A & B Lines
Slope - Moderate - Undulating
Space - Open - Tight
Surface - Dirt - Eternal Puddles - Loose rocks on dirt - Rock - Roots - Rutted
Trail type - Single track
While Pork Barrel was all about rocks and drops Double Dissolution is all about jumps. Lots of jumps up to around 2ft high, some singles, some doubles and some table-tops. Its major challenge comes in the number of jumps, how quickly you come across them and their sometimes precarious positioning (just before, during or after turns).
If riding at speed it's a great place to practice your "scrub or jump" reflexes and I found as the afternoon shadows reduced trail visibility this became all the more important.
It's fast and flowy, you can pump off the jumps and bumps and really hold momentum through banked corners. The trail itself is far smoother than Pork Barrel, possibly even smoother than Skyline. It does have a fair share of loose rocks and the edges are pretty rough at times however even for someone of limited cornering ability I felt confident holding speed along the well groomed trail.
The only downside is that Double Dissolution is pretty much the end of the descents on the western side. From here your options are to exit at the Western Car Park, take the XC Trail back to base (via the Crim Track) or ride (probably walk as its STEEP) back up the fire trails and do the descents again - a good option! In fact you can park at the Western Car Park and just ride the trails on the western side of the mountain however I will say it again, the fire trails back up to the top are near vertical .. and I mean vertical!
Riding with plenty of energy and aggression brings this trail to life. Really fun stuff!
Another must do!
Blog articles that mention this trail
- 25/7/2016 - MTB Trail Videos - Trail Centre Upgrade Program
- 1/1/2015 - VIDEO: MTB-TVs TOP 10 Descents of 2014
- 22/2/2014 - VIDEO: Rotorua Redwoods - Create Breathing Space
- 26/12/2013 - My god I love riding Stromlo Forest Park
- 14/12/2013 - Merry Christmas from MTB-TV - What a year its been
- 3/7/2013 - STROMLO BABY! The Trail Gods come good