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Sparrow HillLast Update: 21/8/2015
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Difficulty - Intermediate
Slope - Undulating
Space - Tight
Surface - Dirt - Heavy leaf and branch litter - Loose rocks on dirt - Loose rocks on rock - Rock - Roots - Wood
Trail type - Single track
Sidewinder was not what I was expecting and I guess in hindsight my expectations were high. Cleared forest with a trail running around the hill had given me visions of the Redwood's Gunna Gotta or Be Rude Not Too 2. It was also one of only two trails I still was yet to ride when I went back to Sparrow Hill. Unfortunately Sidewinder didn't live up to my expectations.
The top section of Sidewinder was quite good, traversing it's way along the ridge line before circling around the hill and dropping down toward Nutcracker .. but it was at this point the trail missed the mark for me. Incredibly tight both in it's turns and width, followed by lots of very soggy sections made it near impossible to see the trail and keep the flow, unfortunately it turned out to be the only low light of Sparrow Hill.
Sorry for the lens splatter toward the end, but it's unlikely I will ride Sidewinder again in a hurry.
If I was a local I would ask if I could adopt the trail as it has so much promise.
.. enough whinging.