Sunday, 7 August 2016


St Kilda East - Mt Dandenong - Mt Dandenong - St Kilda East:
Today was meant to be a Dandenongs adventure with Rick and DK, but DK pulled the pin, and I've got to say, I was mostly happy about it. While I know that the over threshold efforts he favours will make me faster, I was still feeling a little used from yesterday, so longer, chattier outputs sounded far nicer.

I tried to convince Rick to swing up some of the random, and not so random alternatives to the Montrose climb, but in the end the main road was quiet enough to allow us to ride two abreast for most of it, and head over the mountain to an adventure.

It turns out that the 4th road exiting The Basin roundabout goes somewhere. There's the one that heads back up the 1 in 20, and the two that you can take to go back to town, but the 4th one, the one shooting off between lush green fields, is worth a look at (shocking when you put it that way eh?). 500m in the tarmac gives way to hard packed dirt that winds its way through the stringy barks, eventually popping out at the turn off to Sky High. There's the occasional corrugation to keep things interesting, and a couple of houses to remind you of civilisation, but mostly it's a peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of the 1 in 20.

A photo posted by Neil Robinson (@entyr) on

Strava link.

D: 111.3km
A: 1,669m

PMPW: 90kg

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