SWEET & SOUR
GRADE 2 LENGTH 3km
BUILT: in 2005 by James Dodds and RMTBC.
GETTING THERE: Starts from very close to the top of Nice Rd. Sweet & Sour was part of the Chinese Menu group of trails, but Spring Roll got demolished by logging in late 2019. So no Spring Roll in the Menu! That means when you emerge from Chop Suey, you will have to turn right, up Hill Rd for a hundred metres or so, then left onto Pipeline where the Shuttle pickup is. Follow to Princess Anne Road on the left, Sweet & Sour starts at the corner.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Rolling XC-style singletrack. A singletrack alternative to get you off Pipeline Rd when coming back from the Hill Rd. track networks.
Sweet & Sour is all about momentum as it drops and climbs and winds its way through the bush.
It can be ridden slowly but if you can keep the speed up you are A) going to whip your mates and B) make the whole experience one to cherish.
It does climb slightly overall, with a short pinch climb towards the end.
This is a well drained trail so is a good one to hit if the weather is wet.
GETTING OUT: Exits at the top end of Red Tank Rd. Turn right and you'll be at the major intersection of Pipeline/Direct/Red Tank roads. There is a trail network map signboard and a water tap here.