Perhaps the most challenging of the Great Dividing Trails for riding. We report on it condition after its recent reopening. … More Lerderderg Track: Daylesford towards Blackwood
Goldfields Track: Dry Diggings Track On Sunday’s almost warm winter afternoon, I rode the section from Wewak Track towards Vaughan Springs. Despite a fair bit of rain recently, the track surface is in excellent condition. Just one mud wallow approaching Gurr Track. As with the track N from Porcupine Ridge Rd further south, there is … More Great Winter Conditions on Dry Diggings Track
Death of a Myth Riding south on the Leanganook recently we were astonished to see a signpost to the mythical campsite. We had heard Parks VIC were finally going to place signs but had no early expectations given the campsite has been on the Leanganook Track map (near feature 13) from the day dot. Take … More Leanganook Track Channel Campsite
A very pleasant ride when you haven’t got a lot of time. Dirt roads, one 4WD track and tarmac near Guildford and Glenlyon. … More General Store to General Store : Guildford to Glenlyon
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?
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.
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What a beautiful day on my favourite section of the Dry Diggings Track – NE from Porcupine Ridge Rd. Note at left the new yellow topped Goldfields Track signs – easier to see when riding and there appears to be more of these along the route to provide reassurance. The track is in geat condition … More The best mtb season in Wombat Forest – spring
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