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Home Run trail - Nailcan Hill - Albury - NSW

You can see my YouTube of this ride here

Having planned to ride last Sunday with my daughter Sam, at perhaps Bright or Fall’s Creek, we kind of failed at the first hurdle of getting out of bed early enough!

I loaded the car with both bikes and the usual junk, but Sam wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about going, so I said if you don’t want to ride just come and take some photos of me riding, as I have hardly any pictures of me actually on a bike.

So that’s what we did. We drove to Nailcan Hill Gap Road entrance, and Sam took some photos of me riding a small part of the Home Run trail, it was quite fun, just wish I had some speed and steeze!

It was a very very windy day, it hasn't rained in Albury for some weeks, so the ground is hard-packed with a dust layer on top. Where the dust is thick, the grip is quite predictable, where it's a thin film of dust, the grip's a little more inconsistent and can catch you out!

I learnt something from this little outing, and that's riding Nailcan doesn’t have to be an epic climb to ride No More Secrets or the other trails from the top. The Home Run start is only a five minute pushup from the Gap Road parking area, so you can session it without getting too knackered with difficult pushups.