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St Helena Trail Intersection to The Helipad   (4.67km)

The OaksLast Update: 4/11/2012
Some trail names are made up, if there is a different name please let us know.

Video Uploaded: 28/10/2012

Difficulty - Easy - Intermediate
Slope - Moderate - Undulating - Steep
Space - Open
Surface - Dirt - Loose rocks on dirt - Sand
Trail type - Firetrail


The section between the St Helena Track turn off and the Helipad is pretty straight forward fire trail. Largely uphill with a few short but steep downhill rides, this section will test your fitness! (but the rewards will come in the next section).

The video of this section starts with me expressing complete dissatisfaction at the extended climb ahead of me.  It doesnít look that steep on the video and who can remember if it was, however Iíd got this far non stop and I was HURTING! But with every climb comes a descent and a bigger more taxing climb but thatís nothing!  Sadly Iím not joking!

Use my breathing on the video as an intensity meter.

7:50 - Who the hell has the energy to ride down that technical - I couldnít even look at it?
9:00 - Iím praying .. apparently
10:00 - Iím having an out-of-body experience
10:34 - I no longer enjoy mountain biking
12:30 - Oh wow .. this is almost flat
13:00 - Still climbing
15:00 - STILL climbing
15:41 - Some relief with a long descent
16:00 - Toilet break (note: if you go into this corner too fast that will be the last corner you ever attempt - BIG CLIFF)
16:20 - Safety ramp?
16:30 - LET HER RIP
21:40 - Highland Fling riders out training (yes it was the same guy who rode past the other way a few mins earlier - I think heís trapped in the Matrix)
24:00 - Still climbing
27:00 - Climbing again
28:35 - The Helipad - Never too tired to say ďHi!Ē


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