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7 days / 6 nights for $269 includes all meals and accomdtn

Postby JustinS007 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:52 am

We just finished riding 860km in 7 days around NE Victoria. It was awesome.

We left Wangaratta last Saturday (8/11/08 ) and got home yesterday.

Day: Distance: Time Speed Climb Decent HR Avg
Sat 130.59 7:30:35 17.4km/h 2400m 800m 117
Sun 128.38 5:32:02 23.2km/h 1100m 2700m 117
Mon 104.44 4:39:31 22.4km/h 1100m 1200m 118
Tue 128.77 5:42:12 22.6km/h 500m 350m 107
Wed 104.91 5:02:46 20.8km/h 1200m 1300m 118
Thu 153.84 7:30:48 20.5km/h 1700m 1400m 121
Fri 110.09 4:56:40 22.3km/h 1000m 1250m 110

TOTAL 861.02 40:54:32 21.05km/h 9000m 9000m 115.4

Overnight stops were:
Dimantina Hut (Mt Hotham),
Double Bridges camp site (~40km north of Bairnsdale),
Stratford,
Blue Rock Lake (12km north of Moe),
Healesville,
Bridge Creek camp site (12km north of Mansfield)

Total expenses were as follows:
$3 Myrtleford Pen and screws,
$17 Bright Supermarket,
$14 Harrietville Hot chips / shop,
$31 Omeo Bakery (pies, cakes, drinks),
$27 Omeo Supermarket,
$10 Bruthen Bakery (coffee, cake),
$1 Bairnsdale Map,
$17 Bairnsdale Supermarket,
$11 Stratford Supermarket,
$12 Stratford Hot chips / ice cream,
$4 Heyfield Coffee,
$3 Traralgon Rice,
$6 Traralgon Supermarket,
$10 Moe Swimming,
$20 Moe Supermarket,
$8 Noojee Coffee,
$19 Healesville Supermarket,
$3 Healesville Hot chips,
$14 Marysville Bakery (coffee, tea, 2 x cakes),
$4 Alexandra Rice,
$12 Alexandra Supermarket,
$23 Mansfield Supermarket.
$269 TOTAL

We basically carried the following:
Incidentally, all of our gear including the panniers and racks was just over 23kg. This included the 2 racks, 4 panniers, 3 man tent and poles etc, laptop, 2 sleeping bags, clothes (thermal set, track pants, long sleeve top, underwear, rain jacket), food container, slip on shoes, first aid pack, head torches, tail lights, suncream, deodorant, toiletries, bathers, insect repellent, poly tarp, maps, battery charger, power adaptors, petroleum jelly, blow up mats, 3 books and other incidental stuff that I forget.

And some photo's (if this works):
http://coolrunning.smugmug.com/gallery/6555056_oKeb8#417089960_NoKqJ

If anyone wants the extended version of the trip let me know.

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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:07 am

Nice work Justin. That's cheaper than staying home! :shock:

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Postby Aushiker » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:18 pm

Well done Justin. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby banjo » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:00 pm

First class effort Justin. I was only just perusing my vic maps last night looking at a similar type ride. The photos were good too. The next time I can string 7 days together I'll be giving that a go. Thanks for sharing the info.

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Postby JustinS007 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:43 pm

banjo wrote:First class effort Justin. I was only just perusing my vic maps last night looking at a similar type ride. The photos were good too. The next time I can string 7 days together I'll be giving that a go. Thanks for sharing the info.
banjo

Anyone interested in the elevation profiles? I got Garmin data 8)

The first 3 days are a bit out (they show longer distance than we actually rode) but the profile is right. The last 4 days are all pretty much spot on.

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Postby banjo » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:50 pm

Yes, bring on the elevation profiles I say. I'd be interested in seeing just how good it is. You can't have too much info I reckon.

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Postby JustinS007 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:16 pm

banjo wrote:Yes, bring on the elevation profiles I say. I'd be interested in seeing just how good it is. You can't have too much info I reckon.

Yeah, you sound like me banjo. I often think I only like riding and running the mountains so I can have some cool data and graphs to look at when I'm done! I suppose any form of motivation is good motivation?

J.

Here you go:
http://coolrunning.smugmug.com/gallery/6555056_oKeb8/1/418021881_gQznx#418021881_gQznx
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Postby Max » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:06 am

Those graphs are very cool. How did you make them?

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Postby JustinS007 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:53 am

Max wrote:Those graphs are very cool. How did you make them?

Max

Data downloaded directly from Garmin 305. I removed the Heart rate line and pace line to make them easier to read. Can also add grade %, speed, cadence (if you have the sensor) and other stuff. You also get an actual route map (as well as the profile) but I haven't posted any of these up.

Basically, I love my Garmin 305. Comes in third after the wife and daughter, though some days it's nearly number 1 :wink:

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