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Great Victorian Bike Ride 2010

Day 9 – Eildon to Marysville. 50 km, 400m total climbing.

Up before dawn taking photos of the mist over the pondage.  Ate breakfast where we camped and could have easily spent all day there.  Heated up very quickly and thankful that it was a short and relatively easy day. Pleasant … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Yea to Eildon. 65 km, 800 m total climbs

One rain period overnight, but still the most pleasant pack up for several days.  Forecast is for even warmer today, so we were out the gate a bit after seven.  Enjoyable climb over then fantastic descent from Cotton Pinch, before … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Seymour to Yea. 86 km, 900 m total vertical.

Another morning, another soggy campsite.  Took a while just getting things dry enough to pack away.  First sign that peoples brains were also becoming waterlogged was just out of camp where a rider rode up to a parked car with … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Nagambie to Seymour. 101 km, 400 m vertical?

Surprisingly it rained last night. The hay they put down on the mud through the main thoroughfares yesterday has tried to merge with the mud to make some entirely new substance, but another layer this morning has at least made … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Nagambie Rest Day

And the mud is back ….. Seems like it rained all night and was still going this morning.  The mud here is now challenging Dookie.  A person could get sick of this. Weather wasn’t inspirational to get out and about … Continue reading

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Day 4. Murchison – Nagambie.70 km, almost flat.

A real exercise in pointlessness this morning – head 20 km north to Tatura then turn round and ride back to Murchison parallel to the outbound route. And people say my ride routes are indirect! The ride to Tatura was … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Euroa – Murchison. 73 km, flat.

Still very windy early but not too bad once out on the road. Rode in just about every direction, and with the wind behind it was pretty easy going. A rather pointless detour into Longwood for a rest break – … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Dookie to Euroa. 88 km, 900 m climbing

3 words today – mud, hills and wind.  Rain finally eased off.about 4am, and as expected most of the campsite was a.quagmire – if there’d be any sloping ground we could have played out scenes from Woodstock.  You just couldn’t … Continue reading

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Day 1. Yarrawonga – Dookie. 80 km, 230 m vertical

Better post this now in case we all get washed away overnight. Warm and humid right from the get go.  First breakfast of hotcakes from Maccas accross the road from the camp then second breakfast at a bakery in town.  … Continue reading

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Pre ride – Friday 26 Nov. Yarrawonga

VERY steamy ride to the polling booth and on to the station this morning, but arrived nice and early for a change. Some BIG thunderstorms north of Euroa but thankfully dry here when we arrived, so able to set up … Continue reading

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