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Rose Bank

 

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GRADE: 4 LENGTH: 1km


BUILT: in 1997 by Fred Christensen.


GETTING THERE: Starts approx 700 metres up from the bridge from Waipa carpark on Pohaturoa Rd and ends just up from same bridge.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION: This is not a steep track but the narrow chutes combined with tree roots make it technical, especially in the wet.
It is a good one to finish a ride and see if you can whip it faster than the last time - in a very pretty part of the forest with Redwoods.

There are a couple of short pinch climbs with steps that are good for tuning your skills.
Finishes with a stream crossing that caused havoc at the 2010 Singlespeed Worlds - of the nearly 1000 riders rather a lot went ass over elbow!

There are two ways to cross the creek at the end. Here are two examples.

The first is Garth Wienberg showing his winning form at the World Single Speed Champs and the second is how not to do it.

 

Single Speed World Champs 2010 - Rotorua from Gregg Brown on Vimeo.

How not to Ride a Bike across the Creek from Gregg Brown on Vimeo.

 

Trail Profile supplied by Cheal Rotorua


GETTING OUT: Exits virtually at the entrance to the forest from Waipa MTB carpark. 

 

TRAIL PROFILE (click to enlarge)

 


Please ride within your limits, and be aware that trails can change with weather and heavy use from race events effecting their difficulty. Ride Rotorua will in no way be liable for any injury or damages arising from riding any of the trails listed on the Ride Rotorua website.

 

 

RIDERS COMMENTS:
a fun track through towering redwoods to end off the day with a few tricky bits to keep you on your toes ...

 

hoogie - 25/04/11 05:24pm

 

A little gem too often forgotten, but this is a great one to test yourself on.

 

bluedogSS - 06/03/09 03:42pm