Friday, April 8, 2016

Black Range Traverse

Visiting : Healesville, Mt St Leonard, Black Range Rd, Molesworth, Murrindindi Rd
Distance : 160km
When : Sunday 24th April 2016, 7:00am @ Healesville (Beechworth Bakery)
Where :

This is a full traverse of the Black Range from south to north, Healesville to Molesworth and back via a different route. Most of the route is in the Toolangi State Forest so, if you haven't been riding in Toolangi before, this is the ride for you!

Fair bit of climbing, a bit of paved, mostly gravel and logging roads. CX would be fine, MTB wouldn't be out of place. There's only one resupply about halfway at Molesworth. Bring plenty of water as we'll be riding along the ridge line so won't see a lot of creeks etc.

This is a self-supported ride so bring enough tools/spares/food/water to save yourself. Oh, and bring fresh brake pads if it's wet - the Toolangi grit is a brake killer!

I don't ride fast but I try to keep stops to a minimum. I'm guessing about 9-10 hours all up for this one? Maybe? Depends on what happens on the day. Definitely bring lights (to see by) just in case. You don't want to be bombing Myers Creek Rd back into Healesville in the dark!

I'll probably ride out from Hurstbridge (early!) if anyone wants to join me. Meet at Beechworth Bakery area. Plenty of parking.

See ya there!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Kinglake Noodling

Visiting : Kinglake, Extons, Hazeldene, Jerusalem, Old Kinglake, Everard
Distance : 112km
When : Sunday 3rd April 2016, 8:00am @ Hurstbridge
Where :

I wasn't going to write about this ride but I ended up seeing a couple of things that are worth mentioning. Sometimes you're just out for a local roll and you get struck by the majesty and absurdity of life... This had a bit of both.