Hot X Buns Details
Fast and flowing with a few technical sections to keep you honest. Minimal pedalling required, except for a gully which you straight line down to carry as much speed as possible in order to get up the other side.
The trail handles rain well due to its coarse, loamy soil. In summer it develops some serious high speed braking bumps and takes on a different nature. There are plenty of different lines, so the more you ride it - the more dialed in you'll be able to make your line choices.
Towards the end there is a side option called Bandy Line. It is to your right after a traverse as you come into a fast, straight bumpy section which is the main track. Bandy Line has some tricky tight corners, and a drop which is getting bigger every year as the rain undercuts the landing. Scope it first - don't ride it blind or if it's above your abilities. Bandy Line joins back onto the main line for the final straight which fires you at speed into the intersection at the bottom of Direct where you probably started from.
Starts from the top of Direct Rd. Most often access by climbing Direct Rd, it can also be reached from the other side, with Sidewinder joining the western side of Direct road and a short, mellow climb to the high point.
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More Stats for Hot X Buns mountain bike trail
Altitude change-481 ft
Altitude min1,357 ft
Altitude max1,853 ft
Altitude start1,838 ft
Altitude end1,357 ft
Distance climb589 ft
Distance down4,244 ft
Distance flat379 ft
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Routes with this trail
|WHAKA100 Official 2016 race||64.7 miles|
|Whaka 100 2016 race||61.3 miles|
|Whaka 50 2016 race||31.8 miles|
|Hot Cross Buns/Eastern Spice route - RideSpots.com||15.7 miles|
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