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Saturday, February 4, 2012

All done bar the shouting

With the weather at its scorching best, the Alpine classic was as always a long hard day in the saddle. It was the hottest one I have ridden and felt every bit that way, especially when heading up Mount Buffalo after 130k's.
A big bunch of Lairs and their families headed up this year to tackle the various distances this year and 15 rode on the day plus a few more on unofficial jaunts around bright.
A bit disappointing now is that most of the motels don't not allow you to take your bike into your room, while I guess this is due to a few nuffs marking walls etc with tyres (nothing that a towel between a bike and a wall won't fix), they don't give a secure option for parking your pride and joy. We only found our bikes weren't allowed in the room once we got there. I wonder if their insurance would cover the theft or damage of a bike?
As usual, post ride a few of us planted ourselves at the Bright Brewery and with a pint in one hand and something unhealthy in the other, watched the riders come in over the line.
A ride is planned for 8am tomorrow morning, pretty sure there will be a bit of Alpine chat, not to mention the upcoming Fleche Opperman. Let us know if you can make it.


  1. I've been waiting for the Alpine post. Well done to all who took part. Bummer about no bikes in the rooms. Wonder if that is the case at the Pioneer Village?

  2. Pretty sure they even let you ride your bike in the room. It's a good spot