Weeeeeee wrote:OK...everyone by now has done ATB...maybe to death.
I propose the ABB...Around BOTH Bays.
Because it's my idea, I fancy starting in Hampton at the Caltex Servo - however a Point Cook start could be an alternate option so the start could be made a little later...but for now, Hampton is close to home and would probably require a 4am start.
The basic logistics are:
Stage 1: Hampton To Queenscliff ~ 126km.
Obviously it's not the ATB and the Westgate is out and exemptions aren't granted so the detour via Footscray Rd and out Old Geelong Road way and the Federation Trail is probably the best way down to get to Queenscliff by 8:30am. This requires an average speed somewhere around 27kmh (incl any punctures, rest stops etc)...
Stage 2: Sorrento to Stony Point (Ferry to Ferry) ~47km.
The only convenient ferry to Philip Island leaves at 12 noon. So that's a smidge over 2 hours required to cover the distance assuming the 9am ferry is made.
Stage 3: Cowes back to Hampton ~136km.
Back over the island, up the Bass Highway, head for Baxter, veer off along Golf Links Rd and back thru Frankston for the run up Beach Road for home.
Anyone mad enough to try this with me? Total km tallies in around the 310km mark and a significant day in the saddle, but I think targetting an average 25kmh speed, it shouldn't be too outrageous a target...who knows, we could always stretch things out a little and aim for a bigger number
thorle wrote: I proposed this exact idea 5 years ago viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3457&p=58765&hilit=around+two+bays+in+a+day#p58765. Didn't quite get off the ground. Good luck as it will be a real challenge.
hamishm wrote:I've been thinking about this a lot recently too.. I was planning to go around the peninsula through Flinders etc rather than direct from Sorrento to Stony Point, doesn't seem quite right otherwise. But that would mean an earlier ferry from Queenscliff and an even earlier start.
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