78.69km / 5:09:10 / 1856m / 13°C
An awesome day out inland through the Otways from Lorne down a track I’ve never ridden – Neck Track – to Barwon Downs, then along the road to Forrest and back to the coast on the Kaanglang road. Neck track is rideable, but not driveable. Kaanglang a nice empty gravel road. Then Wye River road and Wye Track down to Wye River, the latter a complete sandpit of newly graded firebreak through the bush that had me slithering and dragging the rear wheel anchor-like down the hills. A restorative long macc. and the last 15km home along the GOR
Yay, thought I’d lost this one. The old Garmin 805 doesn’t have the battery life for a long ride and I have to turn off phone synch and keep fingers crossed. Even so it bleated at me about half way through and I hadn’t got my battery pack with me, so just crossed my fingers. Got home, hit save and the extra work caused it to shut down, then when I charged it up there was no trace of the ride. Checked later from the PC and there’s a copy of the .FIT file on the device so I uploaded that. Amusingly, strava will accept the FIT file but Garmin claims that it is unable to load the file produced by a Garmin device.
Riding 467th day in a row, including my ;