'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!
- 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.
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.
|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||PIVOT MACH 5||20 Sep 09||00:15:50||Great ride today.|
|7||ps||3 Sep 11||00:16:02||ouch|
|8||cambo||3 Apr 10||00:17:03||Is that breakfast in the back of my throat?|
|9||Rob||6 Apr 08||00:18:39||Are we there yet?|
|10||BLKFOZ||31 Dec 11||00:18:40||Sub 20 Ando's up|
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
|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|
A lap of the red XC loop. Start from the main car park.
Starting the timer at the trail entry and stop it again once returning to the same spot.
|1||Dicko||25 Nov 12||00:35:19||Awaba Hot Lap|
|2||BLKFOZ||25 Nov 12||00:35:34||Awaba 8hr fast lap.|
|3||Blades_Utd||25 Nov 12||00:36:05||2012 Chocolate Foot|
|4||speedy1||2 Nov 11||00:36:49||Awaba hot lap|
|5||craked||25 Nov 12||00:37:00||rather warm|
|6||Brian||25 Nov 12||00:37:04||STM Red Loop|
|7||newby||18 Dec 11||00:37:22||hot lap's|
|8||chrischris||5 Aug 12||00:37:46||Interval training does pay off|
|9||Pete B||1 Apr 13||00:38:13||Rocky Trail Shimano GP|
|10||maxyc||28 Oct 12||00:38:23||Sub 40! Finally!|
from T junction at the bottom of bees nest to the T junction at the top
|1||BMTrek||3 Apr 10||00:07:20||Fastest time was a while ago now - great little hill|
|2||BLKFOZ||7 May 13||00:07:59||Finally a sub 8min Bee's Nest climb!|
|3||beaver||8 Mar 11||00:09:22||new PB|
|4||vtr boy||4 Jul 11||00:10:28||Not quite ridden the whole way|
|5||trim||12 Nov 11||00:13:00||Hot lap...warm lap...hell, it's a lap!|
|6||hathill||21 Jul 12||00:13:12||Finally!|
|7||ChopStiR||21 Jul 12||00:21:30||Not Quite but a good effort|
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.
|1||Flynny||16 Aug 11||00:16:15||Cruzy social ride|
Ok just for a bit of fun. Berhoffers Pass. Top gate to bottom gate
Don't go off to the right
|1||Flynny||16 Aug 11||00:03:49||Bit of fun|
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.
|1||Flynny||29 Jan 11||00:51:54||First go|
1) Start the clock at the small creek with the timber bridge near the car park.
2) Go right to the end, round the loop to point you back to the carpark.
4) Stop the clock at the small creek with the timber bridge near the car park.
*Distance is as told by my gps. If someone has a more accurate distance, let me know and I'll change it.*
|1||Pete B||19 Jan 13||00:48:26||Nice improvement|
The hotly talked about Camel Back Climb at Awaba deserves a Hot Lap Challenge for it's self
All ride data is as recorded on my Garmin Edge 500
Distance is 0.28km climbing 40metres
Start your timer as you PASS the Camel Back Climb sign and stop it once you have CROSSED the wooden bridge at the top.
|1||andyfev||24 Jun 12||00:02:05||First Offering!|
Nice combo of downhill, flat, then that slog up the hill.
|1||redlobster||3 Oct 11||00:18:08||Love those hills!|
|2||Black Flash||10 Mar 13||00:19:47||Return leg of the 4 gates challenge|
|3||Rob||30 Apr 06||00:21:29||Still loving the hill ;)|
|4||StanTheMan||20 Oct 12||00:21:43||Whats a sound bite? like mach 3?|
|5||Justin||7 Apr 06||00:21:59||N/A|
|6||mitch_f1||27 May 06||00:23:00||N/A|
|7||Horner||16 Apr 10||00:24:50||went out too hard too early|
|8||craigs||7 Apr 06||00:28:30||N/A|
|9||lizzoi||7 Apr 06||00:31:30||N/A|
Follow Heath Track to bottom and then take Quarry Track up to park gate #1.
Back down to Heath and then take Lower Cambourne/Cascades up to St Ives gate #2.
Back down Cascades and up to Davidson gate #3.
Back down and then Bare Ck/Heath back to start (gate #4).
Put gate split times in sound bites.
A great fitness ride!
|1||Black Flash||10 Mar 13||00:58:54||Always wanted to try this. 10:16, 27:23, 37:48, 58.54|
|2||Rob||19 Mar 08||01:02:15||12:20 27:52 38:57 - Cruising the 4 gates|
|3||Danielvn||22 Apr 10||01:02:34||Moving time 1:01:20|
|4||danielschipper||15 Dec 12||01:04:18||11:24 27:40 39:55 - Went out with a 1:10 goal... Smashed it!|
|5||muffo||16 Aug 08||01:07:04||putting the time out there .... clearly have some work to do!|
|6||Daz||14 Feb 08||01:08:45||12:04 30:29 42:54|
|7||pikey||16 Mar 08||01:09:23||I hate "the Four Gates"|
|8||unicycle6869||20 Feb 13||01:13:48||On A Unicycle|
|9||lance||25 Feb 08||01:18:33||13:22 42:38 59:10|
One for the mountain goats. Start your timer crossing the creek bottom of the Quarry trail (on the right, here) and stop it when you get to the first gate.
This is about 90 metre vertical climb in 660m distance, nice little sprint and great for training, rinse and repeat!
|1||Warthog||18 Nov 12||00:03:25||That was seriously painful - thanks Gazza|
|2||GAZZA||18 Nov 12||00:03:37||Suprised myself with a hangover!|
|3||tate||1 Apr 12||00:03:56||29ers can climb well|
|4||Black Flash||8 Mar 11||00:04:20||Rehab ride - first attempt - Up and Up and Up!|
|5||LadyToast||4 Jul 10||00:04:41||futumpch|
|6||Discodan||8 Dec 10||00:04:50||Damn 1 x 9|
|7||Rob||29 Nov 09||00:04:59||Not smart in 30 plus heat|
|8||ps||3 Jul 11||00:05:00||Muddy|
|9||Carlgroover||1 Nov 08||00:05:01||Oxygen needed|
|10||PIVOT MACH 5||27 Jun 10||00:05:07||Can do better...|
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
|1||Flynny||25 Jan 11||00:08:15||Going fastest on the last lap|
Quick blast from Currie Road, down the Cook street fire trail to Bantry bay then return.
There's a loop at the end of the trail keep going down the VERY steep section... then turn around, climb, climb, climb... and head for home
Garmin didn't pick up GPS so will post ride map next time... but the loop is not the lap... you have to take the fire trial as far down as it will go...
|1||Black Flash||29 Apr 11||00:13:12||Recon ride on the Raven.|
|2||danielschipper||1 Mar 11||00:14:07||First entry... I'll be number 1 until someone else rides it :-)|
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.
Its a loop but best place to start is probably on the firetrail in front of the pump track. Finish is where you started.
Must follow the flow track around the pump track. Must ride the single track up the hill, Not allowed to use the firetrail for a short cut.
No Short cutting!!! That includes the last two corners at the top.
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.
Ok this one is the exact opposite of Hassans Walls hill Climb
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.)
|1||Flynny||4 Jun 11||00:02:57||Slidey fun|
Start/finish anywhere you like along the well known route.
|1||love4riding||22 Dec 09||00:24:54||Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Gaz!!|
|2||Fankles||1 Mar 09||00:26:37||Yeeoooooooo !!!|
|3||GAZZA||23 Jan 13||00:27:14||Get off the Bacon Fankles!|
|4||Warthog||21 Oct 12||00:27:36||Chitts lift your game!|
|5||stefan43||22 Dec 12||00:27:56||hot lap for breakfast|
|6||nh||31 Oct 12||00:28:20||Bring on the Fling|
|7||Nico||21 Dec 08||00:28:27||Where are those other 22 seconds...!?|
|8||German Dan||2 Jan 13||00:28:31||W1|
|9||tate||12 Sep 10||00:28:38||I might just try and do one hot lap next time...|
|10||Chitts||2 Nov 11||00:28:48||Awesome morning at the dam|
Some riding buddies have been talking about "Two in an hour" round the Dam so i thought I'd set the challenge and have a go myself!
|1||Warthog||7 Nov 12||00:55:20||I love my Stumpy!|
|2||stefan43||6 Jan 13||00:58:59||not doing that again !|
|3||GAZZA||2 Nov 11||00:59:42||That Bloody Hurt!|
|4||Black Flash||8 Jan 12||01:04:35||Died in the ar$e|
|5||Rob||8 Nov 08||01:07:44||2/3 Manly Dam|
|6||Jonny||24 Mar 13||01:10:26||Fast first lap, not so fast on the second|
|7||danielschipper||1 Jan 13||01:15:16||First Shot|
|8||LetThemEatCake||1 Sep 12||01:18:16||Lots of traffic.|
|9||Keemo||16 Sep 12||01:20:35||paced|
|10||HighFi||19 Oct 11||01:32:56||Painful day|
|1||Bikeboy||30 Mar 11||00:20:37||Perfect track conditions|
|2||craked||2 Apr 11||00:21:16||will I won't I|
|3||Fatboy||6 Mar 11||00:22:55||First look at Mt Annan - nice venue!|
|4||Brian||11 Jun 11||00:23:20||On the 29er HT|
|5||jdoh||25 Apr 11||00:23:31||last of 4 laps...|
|6||andyfev||20 Apr 11||00:24:49||Confused... Can anyone help?|
|7||jonob||26 Feb 11||00:28:54||soo much fun|
|8||Slowpup||22 Jan 11||00:32:02||hot and hot|
|9||ChopStiR||6 Aug 11||00:33:20||Better then I thought|
|10||Smiley||23 Nov 12||00:40:00||I didn't think I could get close ...|
As used by Chocolat Foot Single track Mind Rnd 5 SRAM series 8hr September 18th 2011 and Rocky Trail Entertainment Jet Black 24hr and Merc Benz 6+6 December 3rd & 4th 2011
Use the Trail head sign as the start and finish for an accurate landmark if not in a race.
In the first half of the Green loop the 2 balance logs are allowed, this is the "A" Line.
30metres into the start of the blue section the course takes the right fork, go left if you like but its longer. Course uses the current black section with Management trail return back to Blue loop Note: further track is planned for the future when finances are available
At the end of the Blue section Do Not cross straight over the Management trail into the Green loop. You go right and ride up the Management trail and switch back at the sign post into the green loop.
At the end of the Green loop turn left and ride over to the Boundary Management Trail and turn right onto it. Follow the Boundary Trail back to the start.
|1||Antsonline||31 Dec 11||00:23:58||The New Full Lap|
|2||StanTheMan||1 Oct 12||00:30:31||mach 3 down Bull Head|
|3||craked||8 Sep 11||00:31:29||fun day|
|4||Bikeboy||23 Nov 12||00:33:16||pushed every bit|
|5||jbsp1||26 Sep 12||00:33:45||First time ride here|
|6||LetThemEatCake||24 Mar 12||00:37:37||First try for a time|
|7||ChopStiR||3 Dec 11||00:49:30||PB from 6+6 Dec 2011|
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!
|1||marhleet||6 Sep 09||08:04:00||Mt York, 2 down, 2 up.|
Start on the road opposite the Glenbrook train station.
(due to the distinct possibility of a head on collision with another bike coming down the single track i chose the road all the way to the bottom gates of the oaks. those of you locals who are there at 6 am I'm sure you'll ride up the single)
Continue all the way to the top gates of the oaks fire trail. Turn around and head back the way you came.
Don't stop the timer until you get outside the Glenbrook train station.
From the steps over the fence at the car park for the full loop and back.
|1||GAZZA||28 Dec 11||00:19:09||3rd lap|
|2||jaseh||12 Sep 11||00:20:13||Singleton MTB track|
|3||Brian||24 Jul 11||00:20:43||Singleton 3hr|
|4||andyfev||25 Mar 12||00:22:19||Super Happy ;)|
|5||maxyc||11 Nov 12||00:25:21||On the new 9km course|
|6||fat stacks||12 Nov 12||00:25:35||Hot lap at Singleton|
Out and return from Echunga Road along Perimiter and Long trails to the lookout and return.
|1||Black Flash||7 Feb 13||00:39:25||Fence to fence|
|2||GiantNut||5 Aug 12||00:41:20||Out having a blast|
|3||Aka||14 Nov 10||00:45:47||moist trail, blue sky and early Sunday morning traffic|
|4||Nic||2 Sep 07||00:49:56||Easy (to) beat ...|
|5||MY Racing 221||20 Dec 09||00:56:41||Ordinary first entry|
Start your clock when passing the gate at the end of Nerang Ave. Ride along Perimeter Track and take a right hand turn down Long Track. Go right to the end (to the lookout) and return the same way.
You must ride on the fire trail all the way out and back. No taking the sniggle and definitely no taking the road!
Watch out for other riders and horses along here as it's often very busy.
|1||Fankles||13 Mar 11||00:47:04||Arrrrrrrgh.......|
|2||rp91||28 Feb 11||00:47:31||1st hot lap for today.|
|3||tate||8 Jan 11||00:48:39||2s - not much in it|
|4||Black Flash||7 Jan 11||00:48:41||IT'S POSSIBLE!!|
|5||Brian||31 Dec 12||00:49:50||PB to Finish 2012|
|6||GAZZA||12 Mar 10||00:52:22||OUCH!|
|7||Rob||4 Feb 09||00:52:43||Anti-social ride at dusk|
|8||ps||6 Jan 11||00:53:53||Is sub 50 possible?|
|9||fiercerider||17 Mar 11||00:54:29||Getting there|
|10||GiantNut||29 Jan 11||00:54:50||Felt good|
Per the Terrey Hills - Duck Hole/Centre Track - Loop but in Reverse.
I.e Starting at National Park entrance head DOWN centre track, down west head road, turn right, head up to Duck Holes entrance, UP Duckholes until you get back to the top of National park entrance.
You can start anywhere along the circuit, I usually start the lap at the bottom of Duckholes as that's the direction I am generally coming from.
Not sure why but doing it this way seems slower then the other hot lap challenge. Good target is to get this sub 30.
Start the clock as you turn off Mc Carrs creek road into driveway 303/301 - heading in a anti clockwise direction down to Mc Carrs creek road then up to Centre Track - and then stop the clock as you ride back past the driveway again.
Also see Terry Hills - Centre track/Duck Hole - Loop for the reverse challenge.
|1||tate||3 Jan 11||00:29:07||Seems to be the hot lap to do at the moment!|
|2||Black Flash||25 Jan 13||00:30:05||6 seconds off sub 30...|
|3||rp91||28 Feb 11||00:30:08||Sub 30 on its way|
|4||redlobster||1 Oct 11||00:30:33||If I knew I was this close...|
|5||ps||5 Mar 11||00:31:24||onwards and upwards|
|6||GiantNut||6 Mar 11||00:31:51||Another crack at it|
|7||Whisperer||16 Jan 11||00:32:14||2nd hot lap for the day|
|8||LadyToast||2 Jan 11||00:33:00||Hot day for a hot lap|
|9||Trev||17 Dec 10||00:33:25||Still wrestling the gorilla|
|10||Sinkes||30 Aug 10||00:34:15||Surprised at the time!|
Be careful of riders coming the other way and "Dead Man's Corner" - the sharp left near the top of the descent.
|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||Damien||25 Apr 08||00:07:38||Couldnt hang on.|
|10||BLKFOZ||10 Jun 12||00:07:40||Helipad-gate sprint|
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.
|1||tate||22 May 11||00:50:38||This ride's always a blast|
|2||Brian||2 Jul 11||01:04:17||Not as cruisy as last time|
|3||Black Flash||12 Jun 11||01:04:28||First timed run|
|4||stopthatastronaut||22 Sep 12||01:04:50||Feels good after doing the uphill first ;-)|
|5||ab1981||21 Jan 13||01:10:06||Boom|
|6||Runo||2 Jul 11||01:15:01||A bit tired after Ando's|
|7||StevieG||12 May 12||01:17:05||Quicker than last time!|
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.
|1||BLKFOZ||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|