Day trip through the Brisbane Ranges, VIC Australia (07 Aug 2010)

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Spasmolytic, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Spasmolytic

    Spasmolytic Budding adventurer

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    This is my first ride report, so forgive any n00b issues. I've only been riding for about 2 months now. I commute to work in the CBD and have really only gotten out of Melbourne a couple of times. I've been itching to do some trail riding, so Muggles and I made plans to hit the Brisbane Ranges for a Saturday ride.

    We left around 9am, grabbed coffee and brekkie around St Kilda and hit the road. We took the M1 for a boring stretch out to Little River Rd and through You Yangs and into the eastern edge of the Ranges.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4875442572/" title="brisbane_ranges_full_route by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4875442572_8f6d628050_b.jpg" width="1024" height="495" alt="brisbane_ranges_full_route" /></a>

    Stopped for a bit at the start of the dirt to let some air out of the tyres and snap some pics while our bikes were still fairly clean.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4874818435/" title="DSC00092 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4874818435_8352bff7e5.jpg" width="500" height="281" alt="DSC00092" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4874818843/" title="DSC00094 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4874818843_8d7da62a17.jpg" width="500" height="281" alt="DSC00094" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4874819983/" title="DSC00097 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4874819983_2f579af83b.jpg" width="281" height="500" alt="DSC00097" /></a>

    Stopped by the lake for a quick break. Had to skirt under an electric fence, but snapped a picture of Ed in front of the lake.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4875428656/" title="DSC00103 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4875428656_36cb7726e6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="576" alt="DSC00103" /></a>

    A round-about ride and back into another entrance of the park.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4875429070/" title="DSC00104 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4875429070_31d2ec7d0b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="576" alt="DSC00104" /></a>

    A really fun winding path up. Part of the trail up to this vantage point...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4874823663/" title="DSC00108 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4874823663_e88e3cc6a9_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC00108" /></a>

    Ed and I playing in a puddle on the back end of the trail...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4875432764/" title="DSC00114 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4875432764_65c184ae1b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="576" alt="DSC00114" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4874825381/" title="DSC00112 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4874825381_8eabdf291e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="576" alt="DSC00112" /></a>

    Ed a bit soaked and laughing all the way...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grg1bbs/4874824955/" title="DSC00111 by Grizzwald, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4874824955_709f32bf1d.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="DSC00111" /></a>

    At this point, we started heading north out of the park. There were some exciting downhill winding turns (some a bit sketchy for me, being a noob, but fun nonetheless) and we were out the park. We headed north to Bacchus Marsh for some petrol and a bite to eat, then south east avoiding the M1 as long as possible. We tried to find some more dirt on the way back, but the only path we found had a large road closure sign warning of prosecution. We tried a couple of side roads, but they proved to be dead-ends forcing us to turn around.
    We went back through Werribee, through Point Cook and reluctantly to the M1 and home.

    It was an absolute killer time and I'm looking to hit some more dirt very soon!!

    Cheers :D
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  2. Lee Gunn

    Lee Gunn Long timer

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    We done Spaz and Muggles - looks like a fun ride
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  3. Ed Muggles

    Ed Muggles oh, the other left

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    was a great little ride
    for some one who had only been riding for two month greg was doing really well
    i look forward to the next one

    i'll post some photos as soon as i get them off the camera
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  4. hahnelw

    hahnelw Just Mapping Another Ride

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    Nice one boys. Looks like you were having fun. We have looked at doing a ride up there and maybe getting into Lerderderg as well.

    Thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing the other photos.

    Cheers WH
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  5. Ed Muggles

    Ed Muggles oh, the other left

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    the mighty DR adventure :p
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  6. Strummer

    Strummer Snail Trailer

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    Looks like some nice riding up there. Maybe you guys could organize a Snail Trails ride there and encourage a few noobs out to play :lol3

    Enjoyed the RR guys.

    Cheers
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  7. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Great RR:clap
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  8. Rumble

    Rumble Long timer

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    First RR. Nice one:thumb Looks to be a neat area up there.:evil
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  9. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Nice job on the RR...they take practice and you are off to a good start:thumb
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  10. BusyWeb

    BusyWeb Adventurer

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    :clap
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