(8 photos) – My mate Ev, his son Sam and I took a weekend trip to remote Maydena, the last outpost before Lake Pedder. On Saturday we hit the trails at the Maydena Bike Park, a gravity fed mountain bike extravaganza!!
The trail-head is a 820m+ vertical elevation, with tracks winding down the mountain “offering a vast array of epic, long distance descending trails, catering for all abilities”. It delivers in spades!!
We pushed pretty hard, at times perhaps beyond the edge of our abilities, had a few close calls – especially in the slippery mud, but no one came unstuck and no serious injuries.
While I was faster downhill after a miss spent youth riding dirt bikes with motors, Sam and Ev had me when it came to pedaling up hills, my bike and I have sat idle for way too long – and my body still knows it 😉
Pain reminds you your alive right? It’s when you can’t feel it, you need to worry! Well, let’s just say, I’ve never felt more alive 😀
The images above are a few stills from my GoPro footage of our last run and some phone photos. If I ever get time, I hope to edit and post some video.
The next post will feature more of our adventures in Maydena.