So on the Australia Day holiday on Monday Mr Aggy and I thought we had better bestir ourselves and go for a ride. I was fairly keen to see if the Gazelle can make it from Geelong to Queenscliff, but as this might have been a bit far, we settled on a shorter circuit.
We decided to target a winery, Leura Park, which is just off the Bellarine Rail Trail. This also serves lunch, so I booked a table for two and off we set.
The trail is quite flat and I was determined to ride very conservatively as I wanted to see if I could get to Queenscliff and back on another day.
There was a bit of a headwind, but at least this meant an easy trip back.
We arrived at the Portarlington Road turnoff at around 11:45 am. I had lunch booked for 1:00 pm, so we decided to continue on to Drysdale. This is very close to the highest point on the ride, so it is a good test for the battery.
If you are going to ride to Drysdale, be warned that there is a very bad road crossing as you enter Drysdale. There are no lights nearby so you just have to try to cross this very busy road.
|Bad road crossing|
Back to the Portarlington Road turnoff and onto the road. The ride along the road here is on a very wide bicycle lane and feels quite safe.
Leura Park winery was great. First we had a wine tasting and then we had lunch under a tent in the garden.
|How good does this look?|
Unfortunately on the way back the wind had changed again and we had a headwind again - very annoying. Again, I was trying to ride conservatively, but I had to use 'Boost' a couple of times.
Mr Aggy and I rewarded ourselves for getting out and about with a bottle of Leura Park Estate Pinot Chardonnay on the deck at home that night. Pretty much a perfect day!
- Ride 46 km on trail, mostly flat
- Riding to conserve battery, mainly Eco or off.
- Ticked over second bar on Gold battery at 46 km as I arrived home.
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