Ah the eternal question - I've been in both directions and the simple answer is it's a lottery depending on the weather ie wind direction. Last year I travelled to Queenscliff first and home along Beach Road and the weather was fairly kind in both directions. In 2003 I rode to Sorrento first (statistically the least popular) and was more fortunate with the horrendous wind and rain than the poor souls who battled the constant headwind all the way down the Princes Highway. My advice - toss a coin - it's about as scientific as that !!