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Great Victorian Bike Ride 2012

Day 9 Sun 2/12. San Remo – Phillip Island

Pretty relaxed start to the morning but took 2 tries – had just opened the tent flap ready to greet the magnificent view from my campsite – and it started to rain.  Close tent, wait a while, unzip tent again. … Continue reading

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Day 8 Sat 1/12. Mirboo Nth – San Remo

Most impressive thunderstorms about 3 am – watching lightning flashes through the tent roof and listening to the rain pour down.  Actually cool enough to wear a vest when setting off. 2 ambulances at the bottom of the first descent … Continue reading

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Day 7 Fri 30/11. Yarragon – Mirboo Nth.

Only got into my sheet bag in the early hours and the sleeping bag was never unpacked. Warm and humid from the get go and after grabbing a fine coffee from a local cafe were off and running. Far more … Continue reading

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Day 6 Thur 29/11. Traralgon – Yarragon

Predictions of 36 degrees for today were out and about yesterday, so of course absolutely everyone was on the road early. Heated up quickly and was quite unpleasant quite quickly. Would have been really good riding – not spectacular but … Continue reading

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Day 5 Wed 28/11 Traralgon Rest Day

Nice to have a bit of a sleep in and a relaxed start to the day. Trevor had no back brakes on yesterday’s descent so had booked it in for service – along with half the other bikes on the … Continue reading

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Day 4 Tue 27/11. Rosedale – Traralgon. 89 km, 1000m climbing

What a day! Got off to a promising start when the local school was doing pancakes for breakfast. The overcast quickly turned to black skies as we finished packing and rain and lightning soon kicked in. Trevor headed off to … Continue reading

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Day 3 Mon 26/11. Briagalong – Rosedale

Overcast morning and almost cool enough to ride with a vest. Free bacon and egg roll day today for racv members, gave mine to Trevor. Pretty much flat ride through to Maffra apart from one easy climb that was followed … Continue reading

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Day 2 Sun 25/11. Bruthen – Briagalong

Looking like a hot day and a good one to get going early on, so of course we stuffed around. Trevor managed to time his run for breakfast but when Melissa and I tried the queue was out the gate … Continue reading

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Day 1 Sat 24/11. Lakes Entrance – Bruthen

      Perfect morning – calm and sunny. First nights sleep on the new mat (other than falling asleep while testing it on the Loungeroom floor) and most impressed. Grabbed a coffee and walked across the flash new footbridge to the surf … Continue reading

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Pre pre- ride Thur 22/11

Test post from the phone. Once more the punt is SO much more enjoyable than riding the Footscray Rd path.

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