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Date: Sunday 29 May 2016
'Rego' from: 8:30am
Start Location: Hurstbridge Station
Finish: Same as Above
Distance: 85kms or 65kms
We'll explore some of the rougher, steeper roads and tracks around Hurstbridge and Kinglake.
Starting in Hurstbridge we'll wind our way west then up to Pheasant Creek, then either keep heading north to some nice tracks behind Kinglaker or if your doing the shorter ride head east to Kinglake and back down to Hurstbridge.
There is a bit of climbing ~1800m of up and it spots its very steep, but hey walking is ok!
Two good spots to stop, The Flying Tart Bakery and Shop at Pheasant creek at ~35kms and the Kinglake shops at ~60kms. It is a route with some quite rough, steep sections, so a road bike and road cleats are not recommended. A CX will get you though and probably be faster but a MTB might be more fun on the downhills.
If your training it get the:
7:18 from Flinders st station.
Alternately the ride out is lovely if your coming from the city. Follow the main Yarra trail to the bridge over the Yarra to Eltham, then the Diamond creek trail to Mount Pleasant Rd, then keep heading north on some gravel roads from Eltham College to Wattle glen, then main road it from Wattle Glen
As always no GPS file, cue sheets will be handed out at the start. Its not a race, stick together and have fun exploring.