It's not technically a "Sydney Ride", but it is a Sydney Cyclists experience of the 3 Peaks Challenge in Falls Creek last weekend. I was going to migrate all the picture etc over, but probably best to just click the link at the bottom for the full report. Enjoy, because I sure didn't :)
“I’m not really sure it’s worth the drive, with the route change and all…” Sometimes you live to regret a few things, that statement is one of them.
Thankfully though, we came to our senses and last Friday four * battle hardened MWCC riders headed south for what is popularly described as “Australia’s hardest one-day cycling event”, the Scody 3 Peaks Challenge.
In its 4th year, Bicycling Victoria was forced to alter the route due to dangerous roads on the run in to Mt Hotham. The replacement route was an out and back assault on the HC categorized Mount Buffalo, an additional 3rd category climb at the 160km mark, with the final 30km to be the granddaddy of them all; a trip back up Falls Creek. All in all, a 236km ride with upwards of 4,000m of climbing.
So, after a trouble free trip down, a number of carbo-loading meals, and a short reccy of the Falls Creek descent, we lined up at the start line in the second wave for a 6:45am roll out.