In 1 1/2 weeks I will be free of all study and work commitments for an undetermined period.
I’d like to take the opportunity to ride a lot, and attempt to regain some fitness like what i had last decade.
What are all the rides in Melbourne and Victoria I should do?
Preferentially 1 day, but longer ones are ok as well - I have access to a car, CX bike, rigid MTB and fixed gear bikes but no bikepacking stuff
I’m thinking of starting with the gravel grinders routes, but it would be good to have some variety in terms of different regions, things around Geelong and Gippsland are great as well.
Do I need a GPS thingo to make this more enjoyable?
i’m looking to do much the same from november onwards, so keep me in mind if you want someone to ride with!
i’ve done a few of the GG routes and the Attack of the Buns ride with my housemate using his GPS, but i know the GG rides are all done off cue cards by design, so definitely possible to do them without a GPS. having a GPS still may result in accidentally crossing private property, hiding from homeowners, jumping fences, getting spotted by homeowners anyway, hoping their dog is friendly etc. all part of the fun i guess. haha
the macedon gravel grinder was a favourite of mine, would be keen to do again, maybe on the MTB next time.
can still recall smashing it home from mordi with HMC, beaker, benzy and some others (maybe LC and trigger?) many years ago, sitting on the front of a massive bunch calling themselves ‘cappuccino crew’ or something similar. was great. got so fucking burnt though, holy shit.
Beach road sensations on the right day cannot be beat.
All these are great suggestions, I also like the classic route of Lorne to Apollo bay along the great ocean road, then inland and across and back to lorne. Big loop of about 120. Just great sensations.
a local guy has a 100km gravel rid eon grand final public hol [friday] sept 28th, 100km around wombat forest -bit of climbing in first half but flat/down in the 2nd 50. its called wonderful wombat 100, 8am start at gisborne train station