Wow that was a tough one. Took much longer to complete the course than expected, but worth doing. I must admit I was cursing the organisers on a couple of the climbs
Cleatus and I witnessed two guys miss the turn off to Skyline and scream off down the road to Yarra Glen, don't know when they realised their mistake, but it was going to be a painful climb back up.
Got the impression a few people shortcut or bailed from the entire route, we didn't get passed by many people but we appeared to be some of the last back. Anyway very tough day, character building (although I'm happy with my character the way it is
), thanks to the organisers for a really different day out. Some crappy phone pics below.
Lurking at the start
Checking directions, a common site for the day
Cleatus wondering WTF have we got ourselves into
Sugarloaf with Melbourne skyline.
Some great views along the route
And some lovely quiet roads, they would have been lovelier if it wasn't for the gradients.
Ahhh the goodness of the Kangaroo Ground general store.
King of NAF.