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Terminal Velocity and Spin Doctor (Loops 3, 4)  

Stromlo Forest ParkLast Update: 6/12/2013
Some trail names are made up, if there is a different name please let us know.

Video Uploaded: 16/11/2013

Difficulty - Easy
Slope - Moderate - Undulating
Space - Open
Surface - Dirt - Loose rocks on dirt - Rock
Trail type - Firetrail - Single track


Terminal Velocity and the Spin Doctor trails are located in the north western corner of Stromlo Forest Park.  They link the end of Deep Creek with Shady's and form part of the climb out from the western side of Stromlo.

At the end of Deep Creek turn left down the fire trail and keep left at the next intersection.  The fire trail section is Terminal Velocity and the single track at the bottom of the hill is Spin DoctorSpin Doctor ends at the intersection of Shady's and Deadgum Dam (closed at the time of riding).

One would assume Terminal Velocity gets its name from the fast straight descent to the start of Spin Doctor.  Vision is pretty clear along the fire trail however be warned the Spin Doctor entry is not entirely smooth and kicks up hill swiftly.  If you can hold speed it will be of advantage but it's a long way from home if you have a big stack.  That being said I was moving pretty fast on the first run and it sure got the juices flowing :)

For the most part Spin Doctor is a steady climb winding its way up the hill side.  There are plenty of bare rocks on the trail, a number of challenging but doable rock slab climbs and even a significant dip over the creek.  Keep an eye on that one I think it might be deeper than it looks.

Spin Doctor is a fairly short and simple trail but as mentioned itís rough and climbing with little respite so don't underestimate the effort required especially after the energy spent on other trails to get to this point.

It's a green trail and certainly rideable by any mountain biker with a basic level of competency.  The trails to get to this point are tougher.


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