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Turning Japanese (Number 3) (1.69km)
Daisy HillLast Update: 28/4/2014
Some trail names are made up, if there is a different name please let us know.
Difficulty - Easy - Intermediate
Slope - Flat - Undulating
Space - Tight
Surface - Dirt - Gravel - Loose rocks on dirt - Loose rocks on rock - Rock - Roots - Rutted - Wood
Trail type - Single track
I really liked this trail for its flowy playful nature - I rode it 3 times which is unusual for me because I typically try to ride as many different trails as I can when I visit somewhere new.
The first half of Turning Japanese (sometimes referred to as Number 3) has a fairly easy going descent that doesn't require a great deal of pedalling however the trick is to hold your speed through the corners and keep your flow on.
Banked corners, partially banked corners with logs no longer covered, some loose corners and even some with rock armouring are usually closely lined with trees making it all the more difficult to find the line and hold momentum.
There are a number of small steps easily rolled off however there is one larger drop 1:36 into the video that might spook some riders.
Once at the bottom a few ladder bridges cross what I suspect is a wet area after rain from here on there is a fairly easy winding climb back up to the fire trail. It is a short ride up Stringybark Trail to the start of the Turning Japanese single track again.
Turning Japanese can be enjoyed by all levels of riders. It is easily ridden by less experience riders on recreational bikes while more experienced riders can get up into the high gears and trying to hold speed despite all the potential dangers (1:43 you hear me clip the tree as I go through the gate). The drops in the lower section of the descent added a really fun element to the trail and top of a really playful trail.
I loved it and from all reports it's one of the best rides at Daisy Hill