This is still a thought bubble which may not materialise into anything...
I would like to do this event, but the fam can't come & need the car that weekend, so thinking of:
Train - Melbs to Wang (3hrs approx), then bike ride Murray to Mountains rail trail & Everton/Beechworth rail trail - Wangaratta to Beechworth (45ms, 3hrs approx), camp, ride SHITS, camp, then ride back to Wang to take train home.
I've got half the gear I need to camp, but most of the stuff I have is car friendly & wont fit on a bike or backpack, so there's that.
As for the race, well I'm not in my prime anymore, so combining a bike packing/MTB race weekend would add the extra dimension to the whole bike experience that a leisurely race pace wont be so much of a issue.The other more daring option of actually riding Melb>Beechworth would take a massive toll on my tyres & body that it just can't be entertained.
...just thinking out loud.http://www.sixhoursinthesaddle.com/
Just a bike & a place to ride.