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So tomorrow is the inaugural CyclingTips Giro della Donna. I am in with a big group from my LBS. It happens to be my birthday, so I really looking forward to it.

 

Anyone else having a crack, I reckon it will be a really fun event with a great vibe.

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Happy Birthday! :)

 

Not going, but reckon best ride close to Melbourne, top scenery, and at 6% and 1500m total (guesstimate) not too steep nor too long for flatlanders and or heavyweights :) Only blemish is incessant motor bikes with no mufflers.

 

My favourite though is Mt Donna Buang from Launching Place along Don Rd and Donna Buang Rd which is gravel up, then bitumen down to Warbuton and back along rail trail to Lillydale.

 

Good on Cycling Tips for organising ....

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Was a great day in perfect conditions.

 

A few people got caught out and crashed. Ended up push one guy that crashed and snapped his derailleur on the gravel.

 

All in all a great day and I'm in if they run it again.

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Did the ride... An interesting day!

 

Been suffering some exercise induced asthma over the last months and popped at 8km mark today - not much fun for next 90km or so. Turned about 3km after cement creek and called it quits. Time to go back to see the specialist.

 

Guy I was riding with broke his gear shifter somehow and Shimano guys singlespeeded him to 39 19 for the last 70km...

 

As I said interesting day.

 

My view on the ride? Beautiful, amazing and a must do! Perfect timing and training ride for Alpine Classic.

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Cracking day out. Ambition/ability equation didn't work in my favour coming around the final bend at Cement Creek. Missed the Rock and landed in the stinging nettles, so a good outcome.

 

Did anyone else have issues with Garmin tracking the ride? My total kms seem to be out - and elevation out too.

 

Fingers crossed this ride. continues

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Yeah, I was watching my Garmin up Reefton thinking it was the longest 20kms I have ever ridden. I was very pleased once it turned to rolling hills.

 

Acheron Way was sensational, I was riding with Brendan Canty who was waving his selfie stick around through there. Hopefully he got some good shots.

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Rode it and loved it. Scenery was spectacular, especially along Archeron Way.

Very glad I had 25mm tyres on, I saw quite a few people with pinch flats on the gravel section.

Steno - I think I saw your mate grinding away with what he said was a broken cable. His riding partner ( you?) initially offered to change bikes, then said you'd ride in the same gear as him to share the pain. What a mate!

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