2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby jvb » Mon 07 Aug 2017, 4:00 pm

It's gotta be snowing there now. Forecast not looking too good snow-wise. Prediction is that it will be all gone by Wednesday evening.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby jvb » Mon 07 Aug 2017, 5:43 pm

I am going to pencil in Wednesday morning for a ride up Mount Donna Buang via Don Rd (Mt Toolebewong). Not sure how I will go for time but it looks like the only opportunity to ride in the snow before it is all gone again.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby weg » Mon 07 Aug 2017, 8:50 pm

There was snow up there this morning jvb. Cog's Insta https://www.instagram.com/p/BXec-eWg--Y ... gbikesaust

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby jvb » Mon 07 Aug 2017, 9:21 pm

weg wrote:There was snow up there this morning jvb. Cog's Insta https://www.instagram.com/p/BXec-eWg--Y ... gbikesaust


Thanks for the link. Looks like fun.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Wed 09 Aug 2017, 8:19 am

Dang

Happened again

I went for a holiday to QLD the week that the snow came down in Melbourne :x
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby jvb » Wed 09 Aug 2017, 9:57 am

I didn't go (yet) and it's beautiful weather right now.
Still finishing off work before holidays. I may go this afternoon or tomorrow but doubt there will be any snow left.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Claude Cat » Thu 17 Aug 2017, 9:32 pm

Another chance Friday and Saturday. I'm sure there will be still snow on the ground on Sunday.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby The Duckmeister » Sun 27 Aug 2017, 7:32 pm

There were light flurries of snow on Arthurs Seat this morning, so Donna might well have copped a veritable dumping if you're looking for another chance.
Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Dalai » Mon 28 Aug 2017, 11:39 am

The Duckmeister wrote:There were light flurries of snow on Arthurs Seat this morning, so Donna might well have copped a veritable dumping if you're looking for another chance.


This from FB taken Sunday.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Tue 29 Aug 2017, 7:55 am

Reaching new levels of softness!

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Canuck » Tue 29 Aug 2017, 11:10 am

Good ride? The photos seem to suggest yes...

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Tue 29 Aug 2017, 11:46 am

Canuck wrote:Good ride? The photos seem to suggest yes...


Yea.... was pretty good :)

I was carless, so ended up riding to-from Lilydale.

Conditions were perfect. Stupidly cold on the Warby Trail in the early morning, but once I got a bit of elevation on the Don Road ascent, the sun warmed me up pretty quickly. Smatterings of snow at around 800m, with crusty ice at around 950m and lots of snow above 1000m. Valves froze, so I wasn't able to pressure down my tyres, but generally didn't have any traction issues. 26x4.0" tyres at 20psi seemed to sit nicely on top of the powder.

I had a plan to ride from Mt Donna summit to the Mt Victoria Summit, but the trail over to Mt Victoria was a bit indistinct under the snow and I didn't like the idea of getting lost in bush. Instead, I rode down the trail to the 10 mile carpark - was an absolute hoot sliding down this trail on fat tyres.

114km
1650m vertical
Leg thoroughly cooked
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby parawolf » Tue 29 Aug 2017, 1:14 pm

awesome!
Buy a bike, park the car, ride your ass off...

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Canuck » Tue 29 Aug 2017, 1:38 pm

Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby weg » Tue 29 Aug 2017, 2:16 pm

Nice. :)


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