Lysterfield Lake is a HUGE place, with endless trails it isnít funny, you could ride here all day and get lost. Blue_neon and I have been here a couple of times and each time it just keeps getting better and better, finding new trails and jumps.
Pics of the bikes before lysterfield.
This is the site of the 2006 Commonwealth Games mountain biking, with $3MAUD being spent on the track, it is tough, technical and challenging.
Lysterfield is a popular place now for Mountain bikers, and the name will be becoming more popular as well, with weekly competitions being held here (one next week), itís a gathering for XC-ers.
We ride for about 2.25hour, although we were there all day, the conditions were great, blue skies and nice temperature, the ground was nice and hard too. Something new we found this time was amazing technical rock sections, these pictures just shows a small part of it.
I must say, we were both stuffed after doing about 1 lap of the 6km course, it is really grueling, especially an Ďolympicí standard course
With nearly less then 100 days to go till the games, we canít wait because blue_neon and I hooked up some free tickets to go to Lysterfield to watch the actual 2006 State Mountain Bike course with racers all around the world. Itís a one day thing and it runs from 10:30am till 4:30pm. The actual mountain bike course is supposed to be 6km and trust me its 100% XC. Iím not sure how many laps there will be, but Iím pretty sure the menís race will have more laps then the womenís race. By spending more then $3million on the course they expect 10,000-12,000 people there on the day.