Hmmm ... how many bikes would we be able to fit in the bus?
OR how many bikes would we be able to fit in the trailer?
I've found the original list of people interested in this ride, so I'll update that list now that I've finished everything (except for finding one reference which is a book not journal article) at work today.
Those definately doing Whittlesea to Flowerdale via Kinglake, then return to Whittlesea:
paul_f (Pascoe Vale South)
Percrime (Dave) (Glen Iris)
Woo Hoo!! Dave has the bus. So the plan is as follows ...
gozzo will drive from his place in Rosebud to Dave's place, and pick Penny (5:30 am - let me know if any change of plan) and her bike up on the way.
Then Dave, gozzo and Penny will drive via paul_f's place to pick him and his bike up, and then drive to Whittlesea, to get there around 7 am.
People who have recently (today - Friday 1 Dec) expressed an interest in the ride ...
Both of whom seem to have other committments (what is it with 40th birthday parties at the moment? There seem to be a few on the forum!) later in the day.
As for distances, I just managed to catch the receptionist so the stationery room could be opened up again - so I could look in the Melways (and photocopy the relevant page of the Melways, so I can have it in my back pocket on Sunday
Whittlesea to Kinglake West = 13 km
Kinglake West to Kinglake = 11 km (so 22 km return side trip up Kinglake)
Kinglake West to Flowerdale = 22 km
So Whittlesea to Flowerdale via Kinglake is 57 km.
Flowerdale to Whittlesea (not via Kinglake) is 35 km
TOTAL distance 92 km (or 70 km if we don't include the Kinglake side trip)
There are some hills between Whittlesea and Flowerdale as the Route profile of the day
Kinglake, being Kinglake, is hilly as well.
So the average speed would be slower than cycling along the flat. So there is NOOOO WAY that Whittlesea to Flowerdale (35 km) would take 90 minutes one way! It'd probably take at least 2 hours and maybe more.
(gozzo "left me for dead" in the hills between Dromana and Frankston on ATB, and that was when he had "Roger" the flat bar road bike, not his new OCR comp roadie ... I can keep up with everyone on the flat though.)
Unsure plans at this stage (planning Yea to Whittlesea, with "dragon lady" doing the drop-off & pick-up)
Stay overnight in Yea, drive to end (Whittlesea), then ride out to meet the mob - so might end up riding with us from Whittlesea to Flowerdale return??
Steve (Karen3.1's hubby)
Riding to Whittlesea and back from home: