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Hot Laps


'Hot Laps' is the tongue-in-cheek name for keeping a record of your personal best times on various well known rides. As a bonus, posting them here allows you to compare these with your fellow riders.

Below is a list of 'Challenges' and the best times for each. These are the places we all know and love - just another reason to get out there more often!

Rules

  • This is mostly on an honesty system, post your best time in a Hot Lap content type to have it auto-magically included in the tables.
  • Your Hot Lap is like any other content type - users can comment to compliment you or sneer in disbelief. So if a time looks a bit suspect get a witness to comment and verify the time before that happens!
  • You can have as many entries per challenge as you like - a handy record of your increased speed, but only the fastest one is ever linked.
  • Content authors can create a 'Hot lap Challenge' type to expand the list. Make up a goodie, post a time and go straight in at number 1!
  • This is total elapsed time, you are not allowed 'oh but I took off 5 minutes for the flat tire' - your bad luck, do it again!

Most Importantly - Safety!

Remember this is just for fun, so don't take it too seriously!

  • Slow down for walkers.
  • Stop and dismount for horses.
  • Respect all other trail users.
  • Do not endanger yourself or others trying to beat any times here.

In the lists below, click on the 'Sound Bite' to read more or discuss that particular one.

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Andersons 2nd creek crossing to the gate

By Supagav - Posted on 07 April 2008

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Ride Database Entry: 
Andersons
Exact Distance: 
2.46Km

Man This is one hard hill climb!!!

Start at the 2nd Creek crossing and go for it until you reach the gate 2.5-ish Km of HARD work.

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 tate 6 Nov 10 00:12:47 fling training ride
2 Supagav 6 Apr 08 00:13:32 it must be just around the next bend
3 Brian 25 Aug 12 00:14:17 Solo Training Ride
4 Carlgroover 31 Jan 09 00:14:27 Anderson climb
5 Tristania 16 Jan 11 00:14:49 Murphy's Firetrail - where ANYthing can go wrong!
6 commandokamikaze 5 Mar 16 00:15:30 Andersons + oaks ride this weekend
7 PIVOT MACH 5 20 Sep 09 00:15:50 Great ride today.
8 ps 3 Sep 11 00:16:02 ouch
9 hathill 27 Apr 14 00:16:53 Andersons
10 cambo 3 Apr 10 00:17:03 Is that breakfast in the back of my throat?
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Andersons Trail - Wentworth falls train station to the first creek crossing.

By PIVOT MACH 5 - Posted on 15 March 2009

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Ride Database Entry: 
Andersons
Exact Distance: 
31Km

1) Start the timer from the corner of the main road at Wentworth falls.
2) Stop the timer when you hit the water at the bottom of the trail.
3) Prepare the timer for the next challenge that is the climb out from the second creek crossing!
4) Smile because you earned it Smiling

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Sharkey 22 Sep 12 00:51:30 Early morning solo flying
2 jos 3 Apr 10 00:56:44 No longer a fire trail, is now a fire road since the graders have done their work!
3 Runo 2 Jul 11 01:02:11 An excellent ride !
4 PIVOT MACH 5 15 Mar 09 01:03:31 Waited to let the gang catch up. I know i know excuses.
5 marhleet 20 Sep 09 03:33:10 aaah, I told you it was a scenic tour
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Bees Nest ...the wrong way

By beaver - Posted on 08 December 2010

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Ride Database Entry: 
Winmalee
Exact Distance: 
0.995Km

from T junction at the bottom of bees nest to the T junction at the top

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 BMTrek 3 Apr 10 00:07:20 Fastest time was a while ago now - great little hill
2 Ian_A 16 Aug 13 00:07:21 Bee's Nest - 7min21sec
3 hathill 10 Apr 16 00:08:56 Sub 9.00 will do.
4 beaver 8 Mar 11 00:09:22 new PB
5 vtr boy 4 Jul 11 00:10:28 Not quite ridden the whole way
6 trim 12 Nov 11 00:13:00 Hot lap...warm lap...hell, it's a lap!
7 ChopStiR 21 Jul 12 00:21:30 Not Quite but a good effort
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Berghoffers pass: Bottom to Top

By Flynny - Posted on 16 August 2011

Ride Database Entry: 
Mount York
Exact Distance: 
2.6Km

Just for the added challenge we started this one from the car park at the bottom of Mt Vic pass and took the steep bit of single trail up to the start of Berghoffers.

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Flynny 16 Aug 11 00:16:15 Cruzy social ride
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Berghoffers Pass:Top to Bottom

By Flynny - Posted on 16 August 2011

Ride Database Entry: 
Mount York
Exact Distance: 
1.68Km

Ok just for a bit of fun. Berhoffers Pass. Top gate to bottom gate

Don't go off to the right

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Flynny 16 Aug 11 00:03:49 Bit of fun
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Bonaventure

By Flynny - Posted on 29 January 2011

Ride Database Entry: 
Rydal
Exact Distance: 
7.6Km

A good ride to get some hills into your legs.

This follows the Coach rd from Rydal up through Bonaventure to Mt Lambe. The road itself has public access but it passes through private land and there are several gates. please respect the land owners and shut gates after you.

The time starts at the little bridge on Charles st Rydal and finishes at the junction of the Great Western Highway.

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Flynny 29 Jan 11 00:51:54 First go
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Clockwise Short track Challenge

By Flynny - Posted on 26 January 2011

Ride Database Entry: 
Rydal
Exact Distance: 
2.3Km

Starting on the fire road at the edge of the SF. Up the Bicentennial trail to the start of Ants Pants, follow this down to the bottom fire rd ned the train track. Up here to the start of Rags to Rich's. back up to the Bicentennial trail and up to the start of Snake Skin then back down to where you started.

Should get faster the more it beds in

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Flynny 25 Jan 11 00:08:15 Going fastest on the last lap
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Euroka Oaks

By Rowan - Posted on 05 June 2011

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Exact Distance: 
19.9Km

Start at the Glenbrook gate into the National Park.
Through the causeway and up to the Ironbarks picnic area.
Down the firetrail into Euroka clearing and then up Bennetts Ridge firetrail.
Back onto the Oaks firetrail up to the gate at the top of the single track.
Turn around at the gate and head down the Oaks single track.
Back through the causeway and finish back at the Glenbrook gate.

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 mv103 7 Oct 11 00:50:08 fun smash in the park
2 Rowan 15 Sep 11 00:55:57 Ripping it
3 ChopStiR 11 Jun 11 01:49:34 Not bad for a heavy weight
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Hassans Wall Rd Hill Climb

By Flynny - Posted on 27 January 2011

Ride Database Entry: 
Hassans Walls
Exact Distance: 
2.8Km

Lets face it a group ride up Hassans often turns into a bit of a race but it's hard to keep that intensity when you are on your own.

Here your chance to keep a record for pushing yourself.

The challenge starts at the wooden Hassans Walls reserve sign near the first speed bump before you get onto the dirt and finishes at the (broken) sign on the left of the top intersection.

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Barnsy 17 Mar 11 00:10:11 Cracked near the top but no FLATS
2 Todd_Mc 20 Feb 11 00:10:28 Surprisingly Close
3 Flynny 7 Mar 11 00:11:37 faded
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Hassans Walls Rd Top to Bottom

By Flynny - Posted on 04 June 2011

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Ride Database Entry: 
Hassans Walls
Exact Distance: 
2.34Km

Ok this one is the exact opposite of Hassans Walls hill Climb

Safety

Please remember this is a public road as well as tourist who have never driven on a dirt road before you also get walkers, joggers, people who think it cool to walk their dogs off lead and families so take care and avoid busier times to do this one

Start At the top at the Y interesction, next to the Hassans Walls Reserve sign (or whats left of it.

Finish The wooden sign at the bottom just after the speed humps (take extreme care hitting the stop button.)

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Flynny 4 Jun 11 00:02:57 Slidey fun
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Mt York - every which way

By marhleet - Posted on 06 September 2009

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Ride Database Entry: 
Mount York
Exact Distance: 
28.8Km

Start from the end of Mt York Rd, or the car park area at the join of Lockyer's and Berghoffer's.

Down Cox's, Up Lockyer's, down Lawson's and around the Vale to the up at Berghoffer's.
phew, that's enough!

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 marhleet 6 Sep 09 08:04:00 Mt York, 2 down, 2 up.
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The Oaks - Helipad to Gate

By Rob - Posted on 02 June 2007

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Exact Distance: 
5.51Km

Not quiet as easy as you think - from the 'helipad' (that's the Oaks Clearing) to the gate has just a little climbing before that grin-inducing flat out fire trail.

Be careful of riders coming the other way and "Dead Man's Corner" - the sharp left near the top of the descent.

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Sharkey 20 Oct 09 00:06:58 Solo effort a few years ago. 48t chain ring!
2 Steve 01 4 Apr 10 00:07:05 Solo effort no one to work with
3 Brian 2 Jan 12 00:07:22 1st PB for 2012
4 Black Flash 11 Jun 11 00:07:27 Great track conditions
5 lozza6 26 Feb 11 00:07:28 39t big ring just didn't cut it!
6 Christoffa 12 Feb 12 00:07:30 Not bad for an old guy
7 mtbasn.alex 25 Apr 08 00:07:33 Are you supposed to stop?:P
8 Rob 25 Apr 08 00:07:34 Get on the Oaks Train
9 hathill 25 Jan 15 00:07:37 Oaks - Helipad to Gate
10 Damien 25 Apr 08 00:07:38 Couldnt hang on.
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The Oaks - Top to Bottom Complete

By tate - Posted on 22 May 2011

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Exact Distance: 
26.19Km

Seems to be one of our most popular rides, so here is the Hot Lap for it.

Start your time at the gate at the top of the oaks, and stop it at the speed hump at the rangers house at the top of the tarmac climb at the finish. Include the singletrack section, after all it is the main reason to do this ride.

Include stoppage time.

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 AB1990 3 Jan 14 00:48:27 Great trail
2 tate 22 May 11 00:50:38 This ride's always a blast
3 Dutchy74 28 Dec 13 00:58:45 Great trail
4 Brian 2 Jul 11 01:04:17 Not as cruisy as last time
5 Black Flash 12 Jun 11 01:04:28 First timed run
6 stopthatastronaut 22 Sep 12 01:04:50 Feels good after doing the uphill first ;-)
7 ab1981 21 Jan 13 01:10:06 Boom
8 Runo 2 Jul 11 01:15:01 A bit tired after Ando's
9 StevieG 12 May 12 01:17:05 Quicker than last time!
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Winmalee - Shaw's Ridge + Bluegum Swamp

By Ian_A - Posted on 02 February 2011

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Ride Database Entry: 
Winmalee
Exact Distance: 
9.09Km

Note; edited finish point. Todd pointed out the official end point is actually the junction and not the top of the hill. Should shave at least 20-30sec off the times.

Starting from the top gate at the end of Whitecross rd, Winmalee. Through the Shaw's gate, along Shaw's Ridge, down into and through BlueGum, through the lower gate near the Grotto, back up to the junction with the Shaw's Ridge track. Just the simple loop with no add-on's.

Rank Name Date HH:MM:SS Sound Bite
1 Ian_A 7 May 13 00:21:57 Bluegum Express way.....
2 BMTrek 25 Feb 11 00:22:05 Nice arvo for a fast lap
3 vtr boy 16 Aug 11 00:23:37 One hot lap, then ran it :) Very dry track, zero mud
4 The Brown Hornet 1 Feb 11 00:27:47 27m 47s on a 29er rigid SS with a 32:20 ratio
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