Don't forget, this is just over a week away. Spin your legs out after the rad fun that is Dirty Deeds CX Prologue on Friday night!
So Angry, Nikcee & I rolled out of Hurstbridge railway station this morning at 9am in search of new roads. The first one we found was steep, rocky, rutted, and about 5 minutes from the station. Nik monstered his way up the other side on his cross bike, however Angry and I had stopped at the bottom and our ~33mm slick tyres were having nothing to do with us restarting on the incline. We decided to leave this off the route.
That dealt with, we spent a few hours checking out new roads in alternating mist / rain / sunshine, finding some great sectors to link together. We also luckily had a missed connection with a chasing yappy dog, and discovered the wonders of the drink fridge at the Kangaroo Ground store:The fridge of forgotten soft drinks
Nik making adjustments to route signage:Melbourne Gravel Grinders #3 Recon Ride
I was not expecting to see this en route:Rivendell!
The store is warm, has a tap for bottle filling, and apart from soft drinks has a great array of food, including a legit as balls
felafel bar.Kangaroo Ground Store
Oh, and if you thought Angry was unstoppable when he was riding fixed brakeless offroad, or even braked SS...Angry goes geared
Final ride notes: Wet or dry, you will be able to do this on fatter slick tyres, my 32mm ones were a-ok. A light CX tyre would be an improvement though.
Bikely route to be posted soon, cue sheet will be provided on the day, as per #2.
The best word to describe the ride will be "undulating"