Two weeks ago our 30k wander became a bit longer when we rode out to pick up Trivess from Sherwood court and kept riding north to Emu Plain. We turned left on Mission Hill Road and its dirt and hills. Over to Baynton for another rest before heading past Pipers Creek, Chases Lane and straggling into Newham for a 'well earned coffee' and some food. By the time we got back to Lancefield we had done 85k. Lucky I'm not doing the Alpine because I didn't have to feel guilty about not riding up Macedon with Leigh, Myra, Ken and John! Dave from next door fell 2k short of the century.
Last Sunday and the group decided (well no-one said no!) to go to Darraweit Guim because it was so long since the last time we have forgotten the climb out. The early start confused some(Ken and John had planned a quiet ride on their own) and Leo was an hour late (very sensible as it turned out). After Darraweit we were on a high and went around Hanging Rock to finish off. Well it certainly finished me off and it was a struggle back to Lancefield in the increasing heat. Another 85k but this one was real because I was on the steel bike. Iced coffees all round. Except for the show offs - Ken and John were last seen riding up Straw's Lane
Styx and Florentine. - Rest stop in the heart of the Styx River valley. It's fair to say I've neglected this blog of late. Although I'm sentimental about it, I also have to ackno...
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