WAK wrote:I would recommend a MTB for this ride but I guess it could be done on anything with reasonably fat tyres (hey look at what they do in cyclocross). Also, it would be much better to use the O’Shannassy Aquaduct track for the return route (rather than the boring straight Milgrove section of the Warbi Trail). The Aquaduct ride starts at the top of the Warbi Hospital road and finishes at Don Rd.
When I did the MBTC ride a few years ago, one guy in our group rode a Moulton small wheeled bike up:-
I managed to ride all the way to the tower, dodging toboggans on sloppy snow, on 26 x 1.5 semi-slick/ touring type tyres, no probs
+1 for the O'Shannessey Aqueduct track (now, that
can be muddy
). I believe you can now access it from the Donna Buang Road 1.5kms uphill (north) of the 'health resort', and not have to climb up the steeper, unsealed Yuonga Road. A great clockwise loop ride from Don Road, finishing at the Launching Place pub
Went up to the snow yesterday arvo with my son for 2 hours of snow play. With the weather we're expecting this week, it could be pretty slushy and/or icy snow, if any at all, next Sunday. I might still consider it if the weather is anything like yesterday (glorious)
EDIT: The Aqueduct track is the squiggly line that disects petes route
from east to west just below the green shaded National Park areas ('Road Eighteen' - if you zoom in)
Resistance ain't futile.....