Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Given the recent rain and the ongoing closure of the You Yangs and Lysterfield park, Dr Bartskinski and The Sheriff had to venture a little further than usual to get their mountain biking fix. Forrest lies two hours west of Melbourne nestled deep in the Otways, behind Apollo Bay. The town has embraced mountain biking and has some of the best trails in Victoria all within five minutes of the local shops.

After the drive, and some rather shite coffee from Winchelsea, we hit up the trails for four or five hours taking the in the Yaugher Super Loop, Grasstrees, Marriners Run, Foxtail and Yo-Yo (up -> down -> up -> down... repeat). For the maps of the trails jump onto this site:  http://www.rideforrest.com.au/trails

The DSE has just finished controlled burn offs in the park and it was amazing to see the regenerative growth of forrest springing forth. Enjoy my first attempt at a short movie, using iMovie, showing the beauty of the park and a couple of the awesome trails within.