Christmas Plans: Riding Top to Bottom

It is time for Christmas plans to be formalised. I’ve been thinking and tweaking my plans over the past week and have come up with an awesome but some what vague route. Starting from the highest point in Australia I will tootle into Jindabyne, meander south through the Snowy Mountains, wander through the Victorian Alps and then roll down hill to the coast.

I have made an incredibly detailed and comprehensive plan which involves a google map and a distance. Most importantly of all I know that the one store along the route will be open when I pass through.

So in summary I will be starting at the highest point in Australia, will ride through lots and lots of hills and then down to the coast. I will start taking bets on how many vertical meters  I will ride in the 2228m between top and bottom.

Route for my summer ride. There should be plenty of hills along the route.

Route for my summer ride. There should be plenty of hills along the route.

Planning the Border Loop (QLD/NSW)

So now that things have settled down a bit and I am getting accustomed to Queensland it seems like a good time to go back to NSW. Lonely Planet’s book Cycling Australia describes a 5 day trip around the border region of QLD and NSW that I think I am going to try to do in the coming weeks.

It is described as a demanding 5 day, 330km loop starting at Robina and returning to Nerang as passing through exciting towns like Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Rathdowney and if I am feeling fit enough Lamington National Park (though that may be a day by itself).

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