Claude Cat wrote:I watched a guy fly past me going down the 1:20, only to misjudge a corner and end up in an embankment.
Takes all kinds - clearly overestimated his abilities. I certainly don't !
Matt1 wrote:Not this weekend - the Mountain Hwy will be closed due to storm damage, along with a few other roads in the Dandenong Ranges.
victor wrote:The last update looks even better:
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/newsmed ... -dandenong
It seems to indicate that, from today (unless circumstances changed), roads are open along the main 4 ascents, i.e. from Upper Ferntree Gully, Montrose, The Basin and Monbulk, right up to Ridge Rd. No mention of the observatory in this article, though.
victor wrote:If the lockdown distance limit does increase to 15km on the 26th as planned, I'll finally be able to ride to the Dandenongs, and ride up 3 of the 4 main sealed ascents (The Basin, Montrose and Upper Ferntree Gully). Monbulk will be out of the 15km radius for me, but hey, 3/4 ain't bad
Matt1 wrote:I think the 15 km limit was conditional upon reaching a first dose vaccination rate of 80% in the eligible population, which has been predicted as unlikely this weekend by the health minister. Next weekend might be a goer. The political commentary is very much oriented towards letting things rip once vaccination rates are up, at least until the hospital gets overwhelmed anyway. I expect there should be a lag between massive spreading and the hospital overload, so you might have a brief window to complete some rides in the near future, at the very least.
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