Monday, April 23, 2012

Go through road

did this last Sunday
thanks to angry and blakey for organising
still got temazipam legs

registration at belgrave station
can you believe there were people who
drove their cars to the station?
may they drive into their garages forgetting their bikes are on their roof-racks

first of many shots of my mate tivo's bum
here going past kardinia dam

nice smooth gravel

mountain ash forest

slightly gnarlier quartz gravel

the next wave in crabon fribe wheels
with few spokes

descents on gravel proved too much for skinny tyres

bike dude with camera on bike
takes photo of bike dude with camera off bike
taking photo of bike with landscape

10 min lunch at start of Kardinia aqueduct
—one of the few things the Romans ever did for us—
40km mark

another shot of aqueduct
pr0n for civil engineers

punture no. 2
note steep descent in bg

click to find wedgie
in the sky

instructions said
"go on, there is a road"

first creek crossing
bearings clear
amazing the number of riders
who just whizzed through submerging hubs and bottom bracket

instructions said
"continue up hill (lol)"

welcome coffee and snax with 12k to go

lovely original stumpjumper
ridden by M. Binet

across lysterfield lake wall

last of many bike hoiking moments
not long after this, rain hit

wet on train home
tivo and neb both texting missuses
promising no more rides for
at least a year

riding home and looking back
this thunderhead was the one that dumped on us

82.5km ride
+ 13km to train
+ 10km from train
= 105km day
or thereabouts
M. Routens and his wide tyres performed flawlessly
handlebar bag with map pocket was envy of many


  1. That looks like an awesome ride. I'd like to try it sometime - a nice mixture of road/off-road. And easy to get to too - I take the train all the time with my folding bicycle - but mostly just for commuting/errands. I've never looked into it for leisure riding - maybe I should start!

  2. I immediately had a picture of some bike with tiny wheels and I thought, "Good luck buddy!" But then I followed the link you so kindly provided and whaddyaknow? They've got BIG wheels!

    BTW Alex, are you a bot? :) b