Monday, February 16, 2009

Discovering the Dandenong Ranges.

I don't know if my lack of knowledge with the Dandenong Ranges has been blurred over the years by always heading out on the road bike in this region. As a wise man once said,"better late than never"!!

On the edge on the outer suburbs of Melbourne we have some of the most spectacular forest/bushland I have ever ridden through.
With Mr T needing some time on the bike before heading down to race the Otway MTB race we decided to head into the hills.

After playing around on some fast flowing single track in the Doongalla Estate Reserve we started heading up, and up, and up... This was perfect training for next weekend.
We inspected the sign before heading in to see if cyclist are welcome. Good to go!

The area is full of gigantic trees towering over ferns and lush scrub. One would think it would be packed with walkers and riders, think again!

Just one of the tracks we sped down towards Belgrave.
Check out the view! At this point the backs of our heads were sore from smiling way too long.
Playing with the rocks and the Compulsion on the way to Lysterfield.

This pic of Lysterfield Lake is for all the wakeboaders out there. Hmmmm butter....

As we headed home along Churchill Park Drive we were reminded what has happened to our world over the past week.

For those of you who haven't venture into the Dandys yet, get out there and don't wait any longer.


Mak said...

Jase looks like a sweet ride. Will be home Saturday, so catch you then

John said...

Looks like you had a great time! I often ride at Lysterfield and have been interested to see if there is any really comparable or just all round good rides up in the Dandenongs, particularly the Silvan sort of side? Ive scoured the net but havent really found anything, my mother in law lives that way, if you know of any online references or books shoot me an email, id love to know :p