Saturday, 14 March 2015


St Kilda East - Out that way - St Kilda East:
I figured I'd try going around Pigeon Bank / Menzies, rather than up it, and I think it's probably better to just go up it. Instead of taking the nice quiet PB/M I routed Jason and myself along the Kangaroo ground -Warrandyte road, and then back along the Eltham - Yarra Glen road to essentially the end of PB/M. It's just extra kms on busier roads, especially the Eltham Rd bit. This said, it made me realise that I should go past Story Creek, all the way into Warrandyte, and use it (KG-W) as a climb. Actually I should head into Warrandyte, and maybe even Park Orchards, a statement I'm sure I'll come to regret when it's time to climb the murs that dot the area.

Re-reading that, it sounds so simple and logical, as if it just came to me as I rolled along in the early morning light. In fact, it came to me much later. During the early morning light my thoughts were on my poor clothing choices. I had no arm warmers, no gloves, and my computer was dropping into the low 3°C range. I was close to having claws at the bottom of a couple of descents, giving me extra desire to get to the climbs I had planned.

Strava link.

D: 101.8km
A: 1,866m

PMPW: 86kg

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