vidman wrote:I wouldn't say its a "classics" route (150km, mostly flat with a few humps towards the end), but one of my stage 1 (Melb - San Remo) map options "could" take in the hills around Warrandyte, then the Nongs, then down down to Gippsland (some good hills there) and finish at San Remo.
vidman wrote:Well funny you should mention it because I'm putting together a route for weekend away ride for a bunch of friends from Melbourne to San Remo (Get it? Milan - San Remo; Melbourne - San Remo? ).
I wouldn't say its a "classics" route (150km, mostly flat with a few humps towards the end), but one of my stage 1 (Melb - San Remo) map options "could" take in the hills around Warrandyte, then the Nongs, then down down to Gippsland (some good hills there) and finish at San Remo.
But I'd like to see a "one day classic" take in several of the popular climbs and rides that we all do.
Something like- Start in Melb (Fed Square), then neutral till Hawthorn, up to Kew Junction the loop back to Studley Park to do the Bouli (head down some back streets and up Walmer St to the start of the bouli till Chandler Hwy, then do the ATOS route till the top of Burgandy, then out to Kinglake via Eltham/Kangeroo Ground/St Andrews, then down Toolangi to Healsville, across to Worri Yallock/Warburton, then climb Donna Buang and back down via Don Rd, then over to Mt Dandy, Up Inverness Rd, up to Sky High, down to to Kalisa through Sherbrook Forrest, up The Wall, down the 1:20, then back to Melbourne Via Canterbury Rd with a sprint finish At Maling Rd!
No idea of that length but this is all fantasy right?
Marx wrote:Love to stage a long MTB race in town, like a 24 hour. Using the parks around the Yarra (upsteam of Fairfield boathouse) & also taking in some more 'urban' environments. Some built structures like ramps & maybe a pontoon (like the NSW Dirtworks 100).
Would be great to have a section of the course that actually goes through a building, like an abandoned house/wharehouse or the beer garden of a pub.
It'll be proper sanctioned race, closed roads (where needed) & full marshalling with proper results & prizes.
Sure this sound maybe abit far fetched, but after what was done at Albert Park anything is now offically possible, and my idea sounds super easy to set up & run in comparison.
( Would be happy if something like this was done in Ballarat or another major centre in Victoria, afterall Melbourne has been done to death with sporting events & I don't think there is a free weekend all year anymore).
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