Weekend of Pain is now currently in planning for either April 2-3 or April 9-10.
(for PT 1...refer here
Beautiful Autumn time, awesome displays of tree colour in the area.
Basic plan is to base in Bright and start from Bright early Saturday (~6am...crack-o-dawn, no daylight savings). Ride to Harrietville and over Hotham, cyclist brekky at Mountain Kitchen @ Dinner Plain, down to Omeo for more munchies, up to Falls Creek (more munchies), down to Mt Beauty (more munchies)...over Tawonga Gap and roll back into Bright.
This will not be a smash-fest and the plan is to complete the ride in good weather (yes good weather clause is in effect...if April 2-3 sucks...cross fingers for 9-10).
I expect to do the full circuit in around 12 hours during daylight hours (but obviously with lights just in case).
Looking at renting a house (with hot tub and/or sauna) for the Friday and Sat nites.
Sunday is lazy recovery day and return to melbourne...maybe an early morning ride just to blow the last of the lactic out of the legs.