Rider123 wrote:15wilsonwu wrote:Mt Dandenong and 1 in 20
Now that I'm home i can do a full report.
The way to Mt Dandenong scared the living sheet outta me, well, half of it. The first part was all relaxing and stuff but the second part was truly terrifying. The cars were literally passing by with 1mm of space left between us, i had to ride on the gravel in fear of being knocked over. Oh, I was on Canterbury road.
When I got to Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, everything got a lot better. The cars were less aggressive and the climb was magnificent.
I started to pant, well, semi-pant about half way up there (dont judge me )
It was my first time going up a "proper" mountain, so I was kinda shocked by the scenery
When I got to the top, I was quite literally freezing despite the fact I've been riding for like an hour or so. I didn't bring any arm warmers or jacket cause I didn't in ANY WAY expect that the temperature would drop so dramatically. I then decided to have my lunch to warm myself up, BIG mistake. As most of you would do, I went to the cafe with the most cyclists so I can be more confident with leaving my bike out there.
I had a sausage roll and a latte and to be honest, the roll was sheet. The coffee was good though
Remember how I said it was a big mistake? Well here you go. On the way down, i swear to god it was like -500 degrees, the water molecules in my skin was literally hardening my skin to a level where I cant even move my arms ( exaggeration applied )
On the way down (still), i decided to go via Mountain Highway (1 in 20) to reach the bottom instead of continuing on Tourist Road and GOD I WAS SHOCKED. You probably already know why, but if you don't, let me tell you. Descending through it was like descending in the French Alps, the roads were smooth, the scenery was staggering, theres hardly any cars and the best of all, the corners was just... Ummm, find a word yourself .
The way back was a lot better than the way to Mt Dandenong, probably because it not really a main road.
Heres a link to my ride
btw, I'm 13, be nice
Good work Wilson.
I get the same feeling riding down Canterbury Rd. to the Dandenongs and now I only go via Mountain Hwy. I've found it to be a lot better; less cars and they tend to give you more space. The only time I ride down Canterbury Rd. is early Sunday morning with my cycling club.
I know what you mean by freezing on the way down. I always bring arm warmers whenever I go into the mountains.
I did 155km on Sunday from Warburton -> Lake Mountain -> Marysville -> Mt Donna Buang -> Warburton. Long ride but very enjoyable.
Have you tried getting there via Whitehorse road/maroondah highway?
It's a lot better than Canterbury.