whad wrote:Another great training ride is Warburton>Reefton Spur>Lake Mountain>Warburton>Mt Donna. Audax 200km+ events are great Alpine preperation rides.
Absolutely, and very scenic too. January 15th in the Audax calendar (or ride it any day you like, of course). About as much climbing as the Alpine (and with steeper hills too). Only cooler temperatures this year made it easier than the Classic itself imho.