Friday 11th Feb.
I’m not riding this year, so any additional riding, eg Mt Buffalo, please organise individually.
For those who are in Bright early enough, Jude and I are having a drink at The Bright Brewery at 5.45pm, leading onto dinner at the same venue.
I have booked an outside area in my name for 25 from 5.45pm in anticipation.
Saturday 12th Feb.
Bright to Anglers Rest (via Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain) – 139km, 2500vm, approx 6.30hr ride time.
2 groups (with the aim of coming together at Dinner Plain), both departing from the car park across Cobden St from Bright Velo, 2 Ireland St, Bright.
Be self sufficient for breakfast. Cars can be left in that carpark.
Departure times are 6.30 & 7am sharp, arrive early and allow extra time for bag drop, socialising etc.
I’ll be in the carpark with a car available for bag drop from 6.15am. Please keep bag size to a minimum, leave the rest in your car. A small esky will be available at the same time to transport any personal perishable breakfast items to Anglers Rest.
Water and food available (every 30 or 40km).
Water available at Harrietville (toilet block in carpark LHS just prior to the General Store, (I suggest leaving with 2 full bidons for a 2 hr climb), Mt Hotham (General Store, opposite the Police Station), Dinner Plain (DP Hut LHS in main Carpark), and Omeo Crazy Cow Bakery Cafe (& public toilet block, RHS opposite The Golden Age Hotel).
Food available at Harrietville General Store, Hotham General Store, The Hub Dinner Plain, Omeo Crazy Cow Bakery and Cafe.
Harrietville – stopping at carpark toilet block for water stop and climb prep.
Dinner Plain ETA 10am – Stopping at The Hub Dinner Plain (left at the main roundabout, vehicle parking still outside the closed Mountain Kitchen) for coffee/morning tea, and regroup. With prior notice, the proprietor (Elizabeth), can ensure your choice of food is available, otherwise, take your chances.
Omeo ETA 12.30pm – Stopping at AM Pearson Park (RHS approx 80m past our normal Crazy Cow Café & Bakery stop) for lunch and regroup. The Crazy Cow has no seating available, inside or out, this year due COVID staffing precautions. Olde Country Kitchen Cafe, closer to the park is also open.
Google Maps tells me the wooden bridge in the valley half way between Omeo and Anglers Rest with large longitudinal gaps has been replaced and no longer an issue.
Anglers Rest ETA 2.30-3pm. Time for a nice cool swim in the river, a relax, and a few drinks before dinner. Jude has offered to supply drinks and snacks in the undercover BBQ area opposite our cabins from 4pm, beer/wine/mineral waters/chips/dips and snacks – $15pp to assist with costs.
If anyone has the energy, assistance with prep always appreciated.
Cabins $65pp – Lana from the Blue Duck has advised me that she requires accomodation payment upfront. To this end, I will be paying a lump sum and asking for your payments to me via internet banking with details below.
A cabin allocation list will be provided to assist with checkin.
Dinner at The Blue Duck is from 6pm, and must ordered by 7.30pm. Table booked. http://www.blueduckinn.com.au
Payment options for dinner will be either cash or EFTPOS, with the back up of leaving card details for later debit. EFTPOS sometimes, but rarely fails.Just remember to settle up before retiring.
Sunday breakfast packs are not available this year, so you will need be self sufficient with the esky option from Bright available. Gas powered fridges and cook tops in the rooms.
No power in the rooms (except lighting), plenty of outlets in the pub for recharging.
No mobile reception, public phone in the pub.
For those not cycling, the pub is not open until 11.30 Sunday morning, so you will need to be self sufficient.
Sunday 13th Feb.
Anglers Rest to Bright (via Falls Creek) 111km, 2000vm’s, approx 5hr ride time.
Again, 2 start groups, 6.30 & 7am, the aim to arrive at Falls Creek at a similar time.
Falls Creek ETA 9am – stopping for regroup and coffee at The Village Bike Cafe in the carpark RHS opposite Foodworks, open from 8am.
Mt Beauty ETA 11am – stopping at The Mt Beauty Bakery for regroup and lunch. (right at the roundabout, second street on the right, Kiewa Cres)
Bright ETA 2pm – The toilet block near the river in Mountbatten St, (RHS before crossing Morses Creek) will be the initial drop off point for the bags. Nice to have a swim in the river on a hot day. Join us for a drink or two at The Brewery, area for 25 booked from 3.15pm, to celebrate a great ride before heading home.
Monday 14th Feb.
Please organise any additional rides individually. Jude and I are staying Sunday night this year. I could be coaxed out of hills hibernation to give Mt Buffalo a crack.
I’ll bring a floor pump and a few spares, tyres, tubes, tools, 25litres of fresh Melbourne water. Bring anything else you think prudent, but there is limited space available for transport.
By Tuesday 8th Feb could you please advise:
– which group 6.30/7am you are joining Saturday (for rollcall).
– if there are other vehicles travelling to Anglers Rest other than Jude and myself that can assist with bag/food transport.
– any specific food order for The Hub Dinner Plain, options below.
– anyone you particularly do (or don’t) want to share a cabin with, as I’ll be providing The Blue Duck with a cabin list next Wednesday 9th Feb to assist our checkin Saturday.
– you have any Vego/Vegan/Food allergies that need considering for Saturday afternoon snacks.
– payments of $80pp, covering accomodation and Saturday afternoon snacks/drinks, can be made to my PayID, which is my phone number 0403877060, please include your name. Text me if BSB & Account details required. No refunds or withdrawals after Tuesday 8th Feb.
At the moment we have 23 participants.
The starters list to date 10/02/22 –
– Wayne & Jude
– Brad & Helen
It’s getting exciting. Fingers crossed for the weather. Ensure your bike is in good order.
If for any reason you think your fitness is not as you had hoped, it is not an issue to withdraw, or to drive, offer support, and just enjoy the social aspects of the weekend. Partners are very welcome. We have well above the minimum required to cover accommodation assurances.
Give me a call if you have any questions.
The Hub DP
Sweet options are:-
Salted caramel cupcake
Red velvet cupcake
Blueberry & white choc muffin
Raspberry & white choc muffin
Raspberry & dark choc muffin
Carrot and apple muffin
Pear & blueberry muffin
Cinnamon and raisin bagels
Chunky Vegetable Frittata
Smokey Burger Muffin
Pumpkin & Sage Risotto Ball
Pork & Fennel Sausage Roll
Egg & Bacon English Muffin
Chicken & Mushroom Filo Parcel
Lamb & Pinenut Filo Parcel
Spinach & Ricotta Filo Parcel (V)
Carrot & Tofu Filo Parcel
Egg & Bacon Quiche
Gourmet Sausage Roll
Pie of the Day
(see specials board)
*Side Salad (with/without dressing)
Cinnamon & Raisin Bagel
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