lock wrote:... ride up to Ballarat early afternoon, will hitch a lift back to Melbourne
baudman wrote:So... raincheck until 2012, mebbie?
barefoot wrote:PS - that route between Bacchus and Ballan is pretty much all dirt. Tens of km of it.
That used to be my preferred route to/from Melbourne when I had a chuckable little over-powered buzzbox and *ahem* poor road manners . Fun drive. Wouldn't want to ride it.
barefoot wrote:For mine, you'd be better off heading a bit further South and climbing up Mt Wallace. The Mt W climb itself is notorious, but doable if you have the gears. The roads at the bottom of the escarpment are lovely, and you're not going massively far out of your way.
lock wrote:I have gears, but not those gears! And probably not the legs either after 100km.
barefoot wrote:lock wrote:... ride up to Ballarat early afternoon, will hitch a lift back to Melbourne
Melbourne: Elevation 0m
Ballarat: Elevation 450m
Ballarat direction from Melbourne: WNW
Prevailing winds: W
One-way trip: You're doing it all wrong!
Rydge wrote:Well done lock, what time did you roll into Ballarat?
Now you've done the finish straight to the Hell of the West race (Glenmore climb),It's nasty isn't it.
Canuck wrote:Interesting that the 4WD driver stopped to 'see if you would make it'
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