Dirt Art are pleased to announced that our latest Western Australian trail project is now open for business. The network of trails on Mount Gunjin provides a significant addition to the existing Kalamunda Circuit (approximately 22km), through the installation of 5.5km of all-mountain/gravity cross country descents, a new 2km section of climbing trail and a 500m descent back into the existing circuit. The highlight of the development is the fast, free-flowing descents, which include three upper mountain trails, two mid-mountain trails and a single trail to the base of Mount Gunjin. The trails feature a range of steel and timber trail features, berms, a jump line and a range of technical rocky terrain. Regarded by many as the signature trail of the development ‘Judderbars’ is all about flow, offering a kilometre of swooping bermed turns, rollers and jumps. The Gunjin development is firmly geared towards gravity cross country/all mountain riding, and offers a true mountain bike playground for all comers.…View More
The WA State Downhill series kicked off down in Albany, four hours south of Perth. The Mt Clarence track is short and rocky, and always provides close racing. Tactics came into play, with some riders choosing shorter travel bikes to try and gain an edge in the pedally sections. In the end, Kristie Lanigan took out elite womens, while Luke Ball had the measure in elite mens. A big thankyou goes to PDMBC and all the volunteers who made the event happen.…View More and Gallery
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NEWS
With Spring upon us there has been a flurry of trail building and maintenance being carried out in WA at the moment. The Kalamunda Circuit trail crew have been continuing there excellent work with a new black diamond trail called “Luvin Shovels” and Trent Cain recently made this excellent video during one of the volunteer build days, take a look it is very well done.
A new pump track is also being built at the Black Stump car park on the Kalamunda Circuit. Eastern State’s company Dirt Art have been brought over to complete the job and are also holding pump track construction workshops that are open to WAMBA members on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd Sep. Continuing the unstoppable KC trail building juggernaut, is a new 500-800m skills trail that will be built next to the Camel Farm Cafe trail head and is being designed for beginners MTB clinics and skills classes for people and children to get some confidence up before heading onto the KC loop. More details can be found at:http://www.wamba.org.au/ …View More
After a week of heavy rain the sun came out and stayed out for the 2012 Stihl WA Downhill State Championships. With plenty of preparation going into the track from the PDMBC crew, and conditions that were getting tackier with each run the stage was set for an epic weekend. Saturday’s practice session saw just over 100 riders take to the hill trying to master the course which was still very slick in parts with the second rock garden claiming it’s fair share of victims however with the track evolving over the day some sections dried out, while in others dry rocks and roots got a thin coating of mud and kept riders on their toes (or bums).
We’ve posted up something similar to this before and once more Sean Lee and Luke Ball have worked together to produce the goods. Frothing! click through to see this rider and image come aliveContinue reading →