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Greta Victorian Bike Ride 2013

Day 9: Torquay – Geelong

And so it finishes. Very pleasant to open the tent flap and look out across the creek. Forecast for 30 degrees so a tussle between inertia and the desire to get todays short ride out of the way before it … Continue reading

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Day 8: Birregurra – Torquay

Woke to the gentle sounds of generators, but at least it was a very short walk to get the morning cup of tea. Road closures today meant the timing on various sections was going to be tight and at 7.30 … Continue reading

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Day 7: Gellibrand – Birregurra

There are worse things in life than putting on comfortable dry socks and then putting them in sodden cold riding shoes – but not all that many. Used all my powers of procrastination this morning in the hope of packing … Continue reading

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Day 6: Port Campbell – Gellibrand

Rain, cold and hills. To some this may sound an unappealing combination but today was actually a great day of riding. Overnight rain didn’t eventuate but was cool and overcast start to the day. Had planned a radical move of … Continue reading

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Day 5: Port Campbell Rest Day

The joys of rest day – sleeping in (well, later than 5.30 anyway), a break from porridge, the option of a morning shower and – most importantly – not having to pack up camp. Had toyed with the option of … Continue reading

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Day 4: Port Fairy – Port Campbell

Now that was more like it.   Wind was going all night but as predicted dropped off and dawn. Loaded bags on the truck and wheeled the bikes to breakfast and were away about 7.30. The rail trail to Koroit … Continue reading

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Day 3: Portland – Port Fairy

Up nice and early and after repeating the very long walk to the meal tent picked up the bike and joined Robyn & Trevor for coffee and TOAST. Today was the day of the egg sandwich lunch, and I had … Continue reading

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Day 2: Nelson – Portland

Breakfast queue surprisingly non-existent which was a nice start to the day. Lots of stuffing around to get going and well after 8 before out the gate. Writing this 2 days after the event and very few real recollections. Nice … Continue reading

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Day 1: Mount Gambier – Nelson

Another cow paddock I have camped on.  At least this time they didn’t need someone going around with a wheelbarrow picking up the cow pats (though there are more than enough to dodge). Still, its dried out a bit since … Continue reading

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Pre Ride Friday 22 Nov. Newport – Geelong – Mount Gambier

Had talked about turning up early for the bus to Mt Gambier, but of course that would have been out of character, so ended up getting away about 10.45. Heading out of Geelong thought the countryside looked familiar and realized … Continue reading

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