Kinglake via alt route

Visiting : Darebin Ck Trails, Blue Lake, back roads to Kinglake
Distance : ~140km
When : Sunday 11th July 2010, 7am @ Fed Square

Some nice challenging terrain on this one. A bit of Yarra Trails to start the day and then up Darebin Creek to Latrobe Uni, finding as much sneaky singletrack as possible. From there it’s a short hop through suburbia to Blue Lake for some gnarly technical hills – hope you’re not afraid of heights! A quick spin up Greensy Hwy and then we hit the country roads all the way up to Kinglake West. Lots of hills, lots of dirt roads, beautiful farmland as far as the eye can see and plenty of animals to spy on the way – the scenery around this area is awesome – just don’t forget to look up every now and then on the short sharp climbs and sketchy loose descents.

Cadel grew up around these parts in his MTB years and look what happened to him – riding these hills will make you a goddam world champion!

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Dandenong Rangers

Visiting : Mt Dandenong, Silvan Dam, Sherbrooke, Lysterfield
Distance : ~120km
When : Sunday 11th April 2010, 7am @ Fed Square

Again, lots of climbing and lots of dirt on this one. We’ll head up the front face of Mt Dandenong and then link a bunch of good spots on the other side including Silvan Dam, Sherbrooke Forest, Micawber Tavern and then straight across to Lysterfield Lake Park and on through Churchill National Park before hitting the Princes home.

Beautiful old forests, plenty of dirt (i’ll be running knobbies for this one) and stunning views. Why do yet another boring 1:20 repeat with the roadies when you could come scurrying through the bush like a little wombat with me instead?

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Mt Massacre

Visiting : Woodlands, Hanging Rock, Kyneton, Mt Macedon
Distance : ~220km
When : Sunday 19th July 2009, 6am @ Fed Square

Strewth, that was a hell of a ride. Straight out to Mt Macedon and up over the side of it. Then on out to Kyneton. Then turn around and head back over Mt Macedon again, hitting the War Memorial at the top. Then down, down, down to eventually hit the Federation Trail and roll back into the city. Well that was the plan…

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