gman75 wrote:Finishing off with a training camp I have organised for myself in Bright where I plan to do Bright-Mt Buffalo-Bright on Day 1, Bright-Mt Hotham-Omeo-Mt Hotham-Bright on day 2 and then Bright-Mt Beauty-Falls Creek-Mt Beauty-Bright on Day 3.
Then I will be ready.
victor wrote:Day 2 of your 3 day training camp sounds a bit ambitious. Last weekend I rode Harrietville to Omeo return, and it took all day, because it was 170km+ with 4000m climbing. Are you really planning to do Bright to Omeo return, or did I misread you?
gman75 wrote:Its hard to know what to trust with elevation figures Victor. On strava Hotham is listed as 1,358 and Omeo to Dinner plain is listed as 933 so that is 2,291. I've read somewhere else that there is another 600m climbing in the Hotham-Omeo descent. So that's approx. 2,900. I'm not sure where the other 1,100m is. Regardless it will be a very testing ride and I may call the family for a lift back to Bright from Harrietville.
The extra gain in vertical elevation that you get on the Hotham->Omeo descent you also have to add to your tally on the return to Dinner Plain. Then you need to add the climb from Dinner Plain to Mt Hotham resort (about 155m), and then the climb from Mt Hotham resort to the top of Mt Hotham (about 100m). All in all, it comes out at close to 4,000 meters (I get it as about 3,800 meters). I rode it (Harrietville->Omeo return) on Sunday, and it took me - all day (9 hours).