A 38km infinitely variable bush off-road ride, mainly 4WD tracks with some single track. … More Malmsbury – Castlemaine via the Bush
Signage issues Some VicRoads blue signs, between Coliban Main Channel S end and Specimen Gully Rd, are missing or incorrectly placed for riders heading towards Castlemaine. Coming off Leanganook, at the bottom of the tarmac plunge, the sign into Quarry Rd is simply not visible unless you know exactly where to look. There are some … More Leanganook Tk: Coliban Main Channel to Castlemaine
Given The Monk hill is nearby I used to think this hamlet might be Friarstown but not so. The bbq mentioned below evokes bacon aroma temptingly wafting in the early morning zephyrs so I guess Fryerstown is a proper spelling after all. Fryerstown School Entry Point: Water, Showers, Camping The Goldfields Track has a new … More A Fav Ride to Fryerstown or is that Friarstown?
Leave the car at home or a train station and Guildford pies are tops.
… More Access to Goldfields Track is soooo eeeasyy
V’locity trains to and fro enabled a relaxing Australia Day jaunt on the Leanganook section of the Goldfields track from Bendigo to Castlemaine. Again it revealed new items of interest. Also some flood damage and on the plus side, great new Goldfields track signage.
… More Goldfields Track: Leanganook section revisited
Departed from the Bendigo bushlands on a very pleasant riding day to trial the Geocaching Australia route feature (see previous post). A couple of km on, I rode up to the first of 3 intended geocaches as colourful runners streamed past me. There was an orienteering control site just 30m away. This cache was most … More Geocaching on a Leanganook Ride
Two previous postings cover riding the Great Dividing Trail’s Leanganook Track. One from Castlemaine to Bendigo and the other in the reverse direction. The Castlemaine to Bendigo route described a route to bypass the very tough climb (or drop) up the southern face of Lenaganook (Mt Alexander). Only very fit and very expert riders can … More Lenaganook Trail, Western Bypass Map & GPX
See prior posting of 1st March for a full description of riding this trail. The Hard Way With Bendigo at 230m and Castemaine at 280m, this was uphill overall. Not that you would notice although the hills over the Coliban Channel tunnels did seem to have steeper slopes going this way. But they are short … More Easter Saturday: Leanganook – Bendigo to Castlemaine
IMBA estimated rating Blue, more difficult.65km approx.L=left, R=right, SA=straight ahead, 1L=1st left, @T= at T junction, @X= at cross roads Route Castlemaine – Harcourt – Bendigo bypassing the scramble of Leanganook (Mt Alexander). 65km about 5 hours with breaks at moderate pace slowed a bit by injury about 20km from Bendigo, we are fit 50s … More Leanganook Track variation, Great Dividing Trail