A long, cruisy (mostly) flat ride to start the new year. This one heads out north for a tour of some beautiful country roads and lanes in the shadow of Mt Macedon. Big views, big skies and big wombats will be the order of the day as we hit up Lancefield in search of long-extinct megafauna before paying a brief visit to the lower parts of Mt Macedon to check out some of the back roads and big trees in its foothills.
Not too much climbing and no singletrack on this one so it should be a pretty cruisy ride through some of my favourite country places.
See ya there!
What’s all this then?
This is a series of road rides where “road” may include smooth bitumen, bike track, potholed country roads, gravel/dirt roads and singletrack, all in the same ride. There may be significant climbs and the distance will be over 100km.
The emphasis is on getting out into the countryside, off the beaten track, the smaller and more obscure the road the better. I’ll be riding a fixed-gear (or single-speed!) cyclocross bike but all bikes are welcome. Don’t ride something you’re afraid to get dirty. Rides continue rain/hail/shine.
Yeah, it’ll be just like one of your brewery rides Lyndon except less speed, more distance, less beer, more gravel. I’ve got some 28mm Marathons and a few sprockets lying around if you wanna fatty up, gear down and come with.
Yep, virgins are welcome, as long as you feel like riding 180km and hitting all sorts of dirt roads.
Edit: Actually you don’t have to do the full 180km if you don’t want to. Just as a general comment, I fully encourage people to do as much or as little of these rides as you like e.g. For this ride you could plan to finish up at craigieburn and catch the train home. Whatever works for you. No rules to break - nothing to prove - just have fun riding.