Route Advice for a West Australian

Route Advice for a West Australian

Postby cant_stop » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:33 pm

Hi everyone,

I am traveling to Melbourne for a week on Monday and will be hiring a bike from BikeNow. I was wondering if anyone would be able to offer some rough route advice for some of the rides I'm interested in doing. I will be staying in Doveton with relatives and would like to head into the Dandenongs and also visit the 1 in 20 and Arthur's Seat. Basically I'm just looking for some roads/PSP's that I can take that are practical/popular for cyclists (I'm perfectly comfortable riding on roads).

Also, if anyone knows of any group rides that start near Doveton/Dandenong during the week that would be great too!

Thanks in advance,

Matt
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by BNA » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:53 pm

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Re: Route Advice for a West Australian

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:53 pm

If your happy on roads and want to head for the dandenongs the stud road is your best bet. You could take stud road north and turn right at high street and then take that and turn right at burwood hwy. You have a couple of choices then, take burwood hwy all the way to upper ferntree gully and climb up via the devlils elbow, here is the strava segment and the link from the climbing cyclists site

http://theclimbingcyclist.com/climbs/mt ... ls-elbows/ http://app.strava.com/segments/374785

If your keen on the 1:20 you can turn left off burwwod hwy at forest road and take that all the way to the basin and the start of the 1:20

http://theclimbingcyclist.com/climbs/mt ... e-1-in-20/ http://app.strava.com/segments/631603

as for Arthurs Seat, well again you can take Stud road into Dandenong and take the Frankston Dandenong Road down to Frankston and then Nepean HWY into Dromana and the to Arthurs Seat

http://theclimbingcyclist.com/climbs/mo ... hurs-seat/ http://app.strava.com/segments/632890

I hope that helps and enjoy your riding around Melbourne :D
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Re: Route Advice for a West Australian

Postby cant_stop » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:51 pm

Thanks a bunch mate that was exactly what I was looking for!
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