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Party Line (Loop 4)
Stromlo Forest ParkLast Update: 6/12/2013
Some trail names are made up, if there is a different name please let us know.
Difficulty - Easy
Slope - Moderate
Space - Open - Tight
Surface - Dirt - Loose rocks on dirt - Rock - Roots - Sand
Trail type - Single track
Party Line taught me to enjoy cornering. Not requiring the same commitment as Luge nor having the same dangers as Slick Rock or Rollercoaster, Party Line is a fun flowy trail that can be ridden casually or flat out.
Party Line starts not far from the end of Pork Barrel and top of Double Dissolution. It ends at the fire trail above the beginning of Dingo. You can easily ride the Fire Trail back to the top of Party Line.
Party Line is not so different to Double Dissolution, while it doesn't have the jumps and bumps it has fast flowing sections and small banked corners. Party Line does however require more commitment in the corners if riding at speed as they are much tighter than Double Dissolution.
After an initial climb up the small hill the trail runs down the other side through a series of short straights and carve-able switchbacks. The gradient is easy-going so despite the switchbacks being quite tight and lined with trees we felt far more confident throwing the bike into the turns. (This video was the first run 2 runs later we had knocked a good 20secs off the descent run time).
Some of the corners are quite soft and sandy, there are also rocks and roots in locations that can make things a little sketchy at speed, but that all adds to the fun of Party Line.
Party Line is rideable by any mountain biker with a basic level of competency and perfect for practising turns and holding speed. Do your best to get a run on Party Line even if you are doing a little detour and coming back up by the Fire Trail. I would suggest doing the Fire Trail and Party Line detour instead of riding the Crim Track.