Hi Louis

    If you wish to join us to do the first leg of our Ballarat weekend, please let us know on that Event page so we know to wait for you and so you know all the details.

    Cheers Julie


    Hey Julie, it's looking like maybe the morning of the first day I could ride along to Ballarat with you guys.  Although my planned dates are *very* loose as I'll simply go when the weather forecast is good.  Do you know what route you'll take? eg via Brisbane Ranges i'm guessing?


    Damn David, that's tooooo much info :-)  Lots to pick from that.


    current *rough* sketch is 

    day 1: Richmond -> Mount Arapiles

    day 2: Mount Arapiles -> Mildura (via Silo Art)

    day 3+4: along the river via Swan Hill and Echuca -> Richmond

    basically 400km days + 3+hours each day exploring etc  


    Hi Louis,

    Here is a suggestion for a 4-5 day ride to Victoria's northwest. Mildura is usually warm and dry at this time of the year and the vineyards and citrus orchards are magnificent. I went via the Murray River once I got to Kerang. If you like rough and ready pub stays then I can thoroughly recommend the Victoria Hotel in Ouyen.

    This was my 1360 kms route:

    Heck, if you get to Mildura you might as well pop over the border to Wentworth to see the juction of the Murray and Darling Rivers. And if you get to Wentworth why not keep going for another 270 kms to Broken Hil along the Silver City Highway? Hee hee..

    You can also have fun puddling around the Pyreness for a few days.

    Best wishes for a grand adventure, David

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    Thanks guys.

    I was aware of the Silo Tour and was on my list already.  The other places will go on the list, might have to dust off my facebook account to browse northvictrails (and then close it again).  Yes more could be seen in 2 weeks but there is always more :-)  Same when people ask me for advice about touring Tassie (where I come from).

    The bendigo ride might line up as I have a friend who'll be in mildura at the end of Nov ... gotta check the dates.


    PS I have already chased deer and dodged a few wallabys etc.  But basically I avoid riding in after/during dusk in the country so generally not an issue.  Cars tend to be more of a danger :-( 


    Oh and the Grampians and Mr Arapalies :)  The Stick Shed at Murtoa, and the Historicial Woods Shed in Rupanyup and so much more.  Think you might need 2 weeks. :)



    Pending when you are riding but we are heading up towards Bendigo on the 27 Nov if you wanted to come along then continue on your way.  That way we can give you lots of advice over a meal and wine. :) 

    As Greg has suggested the Yarriambiak Shire Art Silo Tour is fabulous but lots of straight roads, and one thing to note be very careful of the roos, rabbits, wombats, sheep, deer etc etc. :)  There is also the new to see as well but that's another 4-5 day ride :).

    Cheers Julie


    Art silo trail up to Patchewollack.



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