Adelaide - Melbourne - done!

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Adelaide - Melbourne - done!

Postby bagelonabike » Mon May 27, 2013 8:56 pm

I'm just back from a very enjoyable 8 day ride from Adelaide to Melbourne around the coast. Great scenery, meet some wonderful friendly people and had pretty mild weather for early winter so didn't get too wet or wind blasted overall!

Hmm all I can think now is what next? Definitely a summer ride next time...

My trip report here http://bagelonabike.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/adelaide-to-melbourne-summary.html
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Re: Adelaide - Melbourne - done!

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Tue May 28, 2013 11:28 am

Nice write up and great journey it's beautiful riding that route I'm almost at the Mount myself and your bike looks good too well setup.

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Re: Adelaide - Melbourne - done!

Postby Uncle Just » Tue May 28, 2013 6:29 pm

Good ride and reasonable weather for May. I've always figured on 15-17 to take it easy and see the sights. You young 'uns! :wink:

I remember the alpacas at the 'Bates' motel in Lavers Hill. Last time through there it was bloody cold like your pics show and in November.

Pity you didn't approach Melbourne via the ferry and come up the Mornington Peninsula rather than the most boring approach to any city in the world... the Geelong freeway. :lol:
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Re: Adelaide - Melbourne - done!

Postby bagelonabike » Wed May 29, 2013 11:12 pm

Uncle Just wrote:Good ride and reasonable weather for May. I've always figured on 15-17 to take it easy and see the sights. You young 'uns! :wink:

I remember the alpacas at the 'Bates' motel in Lavers Hill. Last time through there it was bloody cold like your pics show and in November.

Pity you didn't approach Melbourne via the ferry and come up the Mornington Peninsula rather than the most boring approach to any city in the world... the Geelong freeway. :lol:


:D I live on the west side of town so made sense to go down the freeway...but I'll probably ride to Sydney next time I can get my act together, and will go the Mornington route then :D

-Ricky the bike is a Specialised Cyclecross bike with my mods...but did pretty well.
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Re: Adelaide - Melbourne - done!

Postby maxknott » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:05 pm

awesome stuff,thanks for sharing,might even"borrow"your route maps in the future :D
i would be interested to see your full kit list if possible,always good for comparison( gear freak :oops: tent obsession)
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Re: Adelaide - Melbourne - done!

Postby cyclotaur » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:19 pm

Nice trip, although I think you really missed a few good stops with those longs daily distances - but to each his own, I say. And there aren't too many options in SE Sth Australia.

We (Uncle Just and I) did a shorter version 18 months ago and it's a great ride along the coast from Port Fairy, though we had a similar day to yours from Port Campbell into Lavers Hill - cold, wet and hard the whole way.... and this on my first tour !!

But ...despite UJ's comments, the 'Bates Motel' at Lavers Hill isn't really that bad IMHO !! :lol:
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Re: Adelaide - Melbourne - done!

Postby maxknott » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:26 pm

just finished reading your whole blog trip, good stuff and thanks for sharing. time constraints really impose on a trip,but at least you got out there. :D
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