Starting at Ashburton station at 7am. Heading out Burwood and Mountain Highways. Usual loop. Up 1 in 20. Down through Sherbrooke, Kallister, Cooks, right through to the tee intersection. Re-group and left back to Monbulk. Select small chain ring, turn left and enjoy an ice cream while climbing Dairy Bell. Continue to Sennitts and back to Monbulk for the wall. Milkshake at Svaks if you please? Around 100km and 1600m climbing, should be back in Ashburton before midday. Please post if you wish to join.
Hi Phil after todays 1st outing in the hills (the Glen Waverley Alps) having been off the bike, I will likely skip the Wall by cutting across to the Crescent then meet you at Svaks.I will see you at Warrigal Rd
Thanks Phuji for organising and leading – great ride today.
The group riding back today were very organised and did a good job of staying safe.
By riding two abreast in a tight knit formation, shoulder to shoulder with the rider next to you, means cars see us as a cordinated group rather than the bumbling ramshakle we sometimes portray.
Pulling away from lights at a steady pace giving all trailing riders a chance to clip in and stay as one group also helped keep it safe for all.
Where splits were caused by traffic lights or roundabouts the front riders paused so we could re-group. This stopped the tailenders needing to jump red lights or taking risks at roundabouts just to hang on the back.
Singling up in the green bike lane through Bayswater also worked well, and lets cars pass us easier.