Easter Saturday and the day was a brilliant autumn day here in Melbourne. Hardly any wind, only a few clouds in the sky and temperatures around the mid 20’s (77F) So I jumped on the bike and decided to do my local loop. I took my camera to take a few shots.
It’s a shitty camera and I’m a shitty photographer. But here goes.
(Click any of the images for a larger one if you like)
Here are some signs:
This one means watch out for Dropbears. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_Bear
My route took me from home (Bacchus Marsh) to Balliang, Anakie then to Ballan. Myrniong, Greendale, Blackwood, Trentham, Woodend, Mt Macedon, Gisborne and back home. About 270km (~170 miles) in all. It’s a nice ride.
This weekend’s meet must have been cancelled. I hightailed it out of there quick smart in case I got put on some list. A suspect 43yo single male alone in the carpark of the Fairy park with a camera and boiled lollies in his pocket.
I didn’t take any pics in Ballan, I by-passed it incase I fell asleep on the bike, next town was Myrniong.
Greendale to Blackwood.
If Gav wants to get a bike license when he’s older, I think I’ll give the road away and buy a couple of road/trail bikes. We have so much off road to explore in our area. Brisbane ranges behind us, Wombat to the side of us and the Lerderderg in front of us.
Blackwood is a bit bigger than Greendale, and it’s more modern too. They have those new horseless carriage things. The owner actually drove it into town to pick up some supplies for his Bed and Breakfast – he’s just out of shot with his groceries waiting for me to take the pic.
Trentham onto Woodend.
But you go via Tyden, not much in Tylden, no pub, but they have a bottle shop for grog. It’s a general store, post office, bottle shop and service staion. Everything you could need including both beers, Fosters and Vic Bitter.
Woodend is a fairly large hub. Several pubs, but I didn’t take a pic of one.
From Woodend to Mt Macedon.
I couldn’t be bothered parking and walking to the lookout so I pinched some pics from the net.
From Macedon to Gisborne. Gisborne is a faily large town and has freeway access to the City.
It’s so dry and barren around here, we need some rain 🙁
My crappy camera and some haze makes it impossible to see in this shot, but you can normally see the taller buildings of the Melbourne CBD on the horizon on a good day on this overpass just out of my town – Roughly 70km out I’d say.