Eastlink to Burke Rd (via Canterbury Rd)

Eastlink to Burke Rd (via Canterbury Rd)

Postby kimmie » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi all,

I had a business meeting Saturday morning on Burke Rd (booo, I know)... So to make the boring meeting interesting, I'm planning a ride from Ringwood via Eastlink Trail. Will have to ride along Canterbury Rd, but being a n00b, I am always worry about riding on road. I wonder if it is safe to ride along Canterbury Rd on Saturday morning (before 9.00am)? Anyone has experience riding along Canterbury Rd?

How about hills? Are there many of them? :-)

If anyone has a better idea/route... Please advise.

Thanks all


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Re: Eastlink to Burke Rd (via Canterbury Rd)

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:58 pm

Canterbury road is fine and I may see you out there as Heatherdale road to Blackburn road is part of my saturday ride.

There are a couple of good hills, from heatherdale road to boronia road and then as you cross middlebourough road up to elgar road. Once you cross elgar its a mix of flat and downhill to burke road.

I would say just do it and think of the rush going down the hill towards the manhatten on the way back :D
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Re: Eastlink to Burke Rd (via Canterbury Rd)

Postby kimmie » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:25 pm

yarravalleyplodder wrote:Canterbury road is fine and I may see you out there as Heatherdale road to Blackburn road is part of my saturday ride.

There are a couple of good hills, from heatherdale road to boronia road and then as you cross middlebourough road up to elgar road. Once you cross elgar its a mix of flat and downhill to burke road.

I would say just do it and think of the rush going down the hill towards the manhatten on the way back :D


Thanks heaps yarravalleyplodder! If you saw a bloke on a Giant doing 10-20kph, please say hi... That could be me catching my breath... :-)
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Re: Eastlink to Burke Rd (via Canterbury Rd)

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:20 pm

How did you go Kimmie?

I didnt see you when I was on Canturbury road around 7:30.

I hope you had fun climbing the hills and even more fun on the way down :D
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Re: Eastlink to Burke Rd (via Canterbury Rd)

Postby kimmie » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:04 am

yarravalleyplodder wrote:How did you go Kimmie?

I didnt see you when I was on Canturbury road around 7:30.

I hope you had fun climbing the hills and even more fun on the way down :D


Howdy.. I ended up not riding because it was raining quite hard yesterday morning at 8.00ish when I took my bike out.. Would have missed you anyway, I guess. It turned out to be a beautiful day later in the afternoon so I hope you had a pleasant ride.

Thanks yarravalleyplodder.

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Re: Eastlink to Burke Rd (via Canterbury Rd)

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:20 pm

Thats a shame you missed the decent weather. That shower didnt last too long but I did enjoy the ride, took 9 minutes off last weeks time which is always nice
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