May 18, 2009 at 8:18 am #248138
I’m cycling from Brisbane to Melbourne in January 2010. The recreation leave is booked from work, the draft route prepared and family support obtained.
If anyone lives enroute to Melbourne (country route – not coastal route) and would like to catch up – am happy to modify my route accordingly (remember though that I can only ride 80 – 100km / day).
Also – who better to ask for likely weather and wind conditions than a bunch of gardeners.
Approximate route: Brisbane – Rathdowney – Inerell – Gunnedah – Bathurst – Yass – Albury / Wodonga – Tumut – Healesville. Having regard to safety am not disclosing publicly exact route / timings. But am keen for ideas and tips.
And of course to catch up with ALSers because that would be awesome!May 18, 2009 at 8:23 am #411418ChezzaParticipant
Can you take the scenic route via maryborough????:lol:May 18, 2009 at 8:37 am #411419WozMember
Sounds like a stop over in the Yarra Valley is called for Herbman. Any excuse for a GTG.May 18, 2009 at 8:38 am #411420Reid_alderbooksMember
In January yikes! gonna be hot! Gonna be looking for some shady tree’s to sit out the hottest part of the day, I’m guessing.May 18, 2009 at 9:15 am #411421HummerKeymaster
Have you got your sleepovers organized Andy ? I live about 20 minutes (in a car) from Healesville & you would be welcome to stay here :tup:May 18, 2009 at 9:43 am #411422
Woz – This is a dumb question – but where exactly is the Yarra Valley? I hear about it all the time but am never quite sure where it is. Would love to stop there though 🙂 Sounds great from all accounts.
RA – Yeah I know it will be hot. But I am pragmatic – 4 months of the year are too cold. 4 months of the year are too hot. The remaining 4 months are too far away because am already taking a 3 week holiday this Spring. We live in Australia so just have to put up with the heat. Ask me whether I agree again when I reach Melbourne 😆
Humbug – I may just take you up on that offer. Thank you. 😀May 18, 2009 at 11:08 am #411423broniMember
Ummm…Why? Why Melbourne? Why not Cairns?? :shrug:May 18, 2009 at 11:52 am #411424AnonymousInactive
yep and when you get to the city I have a bungalow 20mins ride to the CBD with your name written all over it.
Yarra valley will be fun at the end of the ride …. Couple of hills out that way..May 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm #411425
Hey there Dan – That would be lovely. Thank you. 🙂
As for hills – think I will be used to them by the time I get to the Yarra Valley. There’s a few around the New England and also around Tumut area (or so I’ve been told)May 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm #411426Lady BeeKeymaster
We’re about an hour and a bit from Albury/Wodonga. Fabulous cycle trails around these parts. Love to see you.
Great motorcycle country too….May 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm #411427LeecyMember
*wonders if Andy knows what it’s like in southern inland rural Australia in January* lol.
47c in the shade is OK for riding tho isn’t it? lolMay 18, 2009 at 12:58 pm #411428HummerKeymaster
Humbug – I may just take you up on that offer. Thank you. 😀
I hope you do 😀
… and Healesville is pretty much smack bang in the middle of the Yarra Valley 😀May 18, 2009 at 1:54 pm #411429BobbeeMember
If you stay at Humbug’s, I reckon I’ll get to meet you. Good one! :tup:
:metal::metal::metal:May 19, 2009 at 2:22 am #411430WombatMember
Well, if you detour through loverly western Sydney we have a spare bedroom, mate!:D
NevJune 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm #411431
Hahaha – sorry Nev – Sydney will be a bit far out of my way this time 😆
Just over 6 months until I leave. It will fly by because am going to China for 3 weeks before.
Am looking forward to catching up with everyone :metal:
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