We left early in the morning because the traffic on the road picks up after 8:00 am, and we decided to park a bit out of Lorne because I wasn't too sure about the bike range on the hilly terrain. Our actual route took us from about 8 km out of Wye River up to Cape Patton and back.
Feel the serenity!
The scenery was fabulous and I could actually enjoy it as I wasn't slogging it up the hills. I was the only one on a pedelec and I felt a bit sorry for the others (but only a bit.) This is a ride that I would not normally have done on my Trek - too hilly - so the pedelec enabled me to participate.
|The riding group|
Big A (who is very fit) and I also raced a few times, and while he is much quicker over short distances, the pedelec easily bested him on the long climbs, (not really a fair race, but what the heck!)
On the way back we stopped for breakfast at Wye River. There were quite a few bikes already there and more coming as a large pelaton set out from there earlier. They are obviously used to lots of cyclists at the cafe as the service was really fast.
- All up the ride was about 32 km on hilly, made roads
- Used one bar on the Gazelle's Gold battery. However I think I must have been fairly significantly into the second bar as I used Boost quite a bit.
The ride on Strava can be seen here.