Like its musical namesake, Split Enz is a Kiwi national treasure as far as we’re concerned. On the day we rode this sinuous piece of singletrack it was so damp we ended up feeling like we’d spent six months in a leaky boat, but no amount of mist and rain could make us see red.
There’s no strait old line through this bit of forest, as the trail weaves for over three kilometres, before you take the next exit into Pondy DH. The mud left us looking a right dirty creature, but this trail never ceases to amaze us – from the first corner, Split Enz says, ‘I got you’ and we can promise you’ll be making the pedal or shuttle back up again and again. Who says history never repeats?