Category Archives: 2014 Great Vic Bike Ride

Day 9. Healesville – Lilydale

It may not have rained all night but if not it must have come close.  No point getting away too early as a short day so dragged it out hoping it might clear, but still light rain as we headed … Continue reading

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Day 8. Alexanda – Healesville

Awoke to the now all too familiar sound of thunder and only just managed to get the tent down and most of the gear into the bag before the heavens opened. By the time the deluge eased off enough to … Continue reading

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Day 7. Mansfield – Alexandra

Back to the normal routine, away at a pretty good time with a bit of a blast from the past with coffee (and more raisin toast) at The Witches Brew. Cut off onto the rail trail just out of town … Continue reading

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Day 6. Mansfield rest day

Rest Day! Sleep in,multiple breakfasts, no tent pack up. Had originally thought about a ride out to Delatite winery but not in this heat. Didn’t ride any further than a circuit around town deciding on first coffee. Basically did not … Continue reading

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Day 5. Moyhu – Mansfield

A wonderful days riding badly tainted by the news you never want to hear on a ride. Magnificent red sunrise over the paddocks and was looking at a relatively early departure until I went to turn the bike over and … Continue reading

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Day 4. Bright – Moyhu

Whole valley enclosed in cloud and the novelty of a cool morning. Was a day of two halves – great morning, tedious afternoon. Could actually roll out of camp with a vest and longs on – though part of the … Continue reading

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Day 3. Yackandandah – Bright

  Actually cooled down enough to throw the sleeping bag over you in the early hours but still very warm very early. Breakfast queue looked horrendous but actually pretty quick and even with my standard degree of stuffing around was … Continue reading

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Day 2. Albury – Yackandandah

This ride should have a new marketing slogan – Heat, Humidity and Hills. The first two were very evident overnight and this morning. Ludicrously warm even at 6am. Breakfast queue while long  was not quite as horrendous as is often … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Albury

Cool and drizzly driving out to the long term car park in Lilydale, but will be some time before we see that sort of weather again. Lots of stuffing around waiting for late arrivals for the bus – and no, … Continue reading

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