The Perrins Creek Road climb is one of the most popular climbs in the Dandenongs, and with good reason: it's wonderfully scenic. It's also deceptively challenging, despite an average gradient of less than 7%. Here's a full climb guide. Read more “New climb added to the site: Perrins Creek Road”
If I had to nominate the 7 Peaks climb I'm most looking forward to riding this spring/summer, it would have to be Mt. Baw Baw. It's probably the hardest of the 7 climbs, but there's something about the ridiculous, unrelenting gradients that has great appeal. Of course, there's also the awesome ride between Noojee and the climb to look forward to -- in fact, that's probably up there with the best roads I've ever cycled. Read more “The warm-up is done, now bring on Mt. Baw Baw!”
When my alarm went off at 7.30 on Sunday morning it took all my motivation not to roll over and go back to sleep. No-one had responded with any great enthusiasm to my tweets and Facebook messages about going for a ride -- unsurprising given I sent them at 10pm the night before -- so any ride I did was going to be a solo effort. Read more “Dandenongs half-dozen: six of the best in a solid solo sesh”
I wasn't planning on having a big weekend with lots of climbing, but in the end, that's exactly what happened.
On Saturday morning I met the Donvale Demon in Kew and we headed out to the Dandenongs via the Eastlink Trail. We didn't have a concrete plan -- we'd just find our way out to the hills, start climbing, and stop when we got tired/bored/soaked/ran out of time. Read more “The Dandenongs/Double-Donna double-header”