March 18, 2008 - 4.0
Chum Creek is the nominal start of this run but the whole route from Healsville out is quite pleasant with virtually no straight road to be seen. Only an 60/70/80 km7hr speed restriction and numerous small towns keep the fun down. Habitation and speed restrictions evaporate )more or less) at Chum creek and you spend the next 10 km or so working your way up the face of the northern ranges. The corners are fairly tight and sometimes bumpy. About half way up the surface changes to hotmix at a long sweeping right hand corner. Watch for gravel on the insides of the corners as always when you have to share the road with cars. Why cant they keep all four wheels on the black stuff? When you reach the top the road opens out. There is a traffic island on a left hander with a road to the right and a small cafe. Taking this road will bring you back to Healsville the fun way and makes a great loop ride.... will write it up later.