"Any of the suggested routes would be OK, my suggestion would be to start in Canberra, and wait for a weather window with strong SW winds. This time of the year SW winds are fairly common if you are prepared to wait for that window.
Thanks for the info, every bit helps. Am reasonably well prepared but after reading your comments might be time to have a deeper look at my food situation.
You seem to have a story there, if you ever write please email me…"
"Michael, you have to remember that we were not pedantic about following isolated tracks/trails to stay near the 'Divide, especially after running out of food on the AWT.
We grossly under estimated just how much effort was required on the…"
Audax rides are non-competitive long distance tours by bicycle, called "randonnees". The challenge of Audax is not in racing, but in riding at your own pace. Rides are open to all reasonably fit riders - non-Audax members are most welcome to join.
Thanks for taking the time to write about your trip, wish there was more to read. Got a few questions for you, hope that is ok.
What did you do when you ran out of food?
Did you have any problems finding water?
What advice would you pass…"
Great to have you here on the site. Please feel free to join the group of Audax riders on Sydney Cyclist. http://www.sydneycyclist.com/group/audaxriders
I've never done the PBP although often dream about it. I'm looking forward…"
"Michael, Neil's friend here, I rode the full length of the Great Dividing Range (well close to it) in 1988. Myself and three others started in Geelong, rode along the Great Ocean Road, and up to the Grampians, where we actually joined…"