Leaving Werribee heading towards Balliang you cover some nice straight roads, over the bridge that was in Mad Max II, get some nice speed up, occasional kangaroos, no coppers, odd red necks in utes. Turn left towards lara, then quick right onto granite road, a very nice twisty road, great scenery with a touch of bush, then onto the Brisbane Ranges park for more nice roads, lotsa bends, occasional copper, mostly tourists. At Mt. Wallace hang a right, head into the bush. There is gravel road for around 3 kms, but the surface is good and without many holes, then some serious twisties, blind corners etc. At the end of that, head back towards Werribee via Ballan road, great view of Melbourne and back home. A ride with lots of variety of scenery and surface, so close to Werribee, so much to see. A+
Initially leaving Lismore the road seems fine, just normal hum drum scenery, lush sub tropical stuff, usual farms etc. Then, as you get closer to Nimbin, and if you are extremely lucky to be travelling during daylight hours, you will notice some weird spray painted drawings on the road, and before you ask yourself \"whats that for?\" you will hit the worst potholes and sunken sections of road you ever witnessed! This road section has to be the worst I have ever come across, sections of road sunken around 5 inches, massive potholes. A local bloke called Roa Dart took to painting the hazards because the council do nothing. These paintings are life savers... once you know why they are there! check the pics. Avoid the road if you like your bum or suspension.
This short ride is often overlooked by riders heading to either Dunkeld or Halls' Gap. A short detour up to the Mount Williiam carpark, (you have to walk to the top) offers some seriously tight twisties all the way to the top. The road surface is pretty good, the road is wide enough to avoid the tourists coming down the mountain. There is sheer rock wall on one side of the road, and sheer drop on the other, so be careful looking at the stunning scenery of ancient rock formations. Lots of places to stop and take pics or admire the view. Watch traffic on the weekends, watch for snow in the heart of winter. Absolute stunner of a road. A++
leaving Dunkeld heading towards Hall's Gap, the road has mostly nice long sweeping corners. Great surface and expansive scenery. A really sweet part of the ride. On the weekends watch for tourists and the local police who patrol up and down the hall's gap road. At the turn off onto Victoria Valley everything changes... the scenery is wide open country, old farms, ancient fences, heaps of towering gum trees, and even Emu's in the paddocks. The road degrades a little, and gets a little skinny here and there, but you really do feel as though you are alone on the road. From there staraight back to Dunkeld, and other traffic. Great ride.
This ride is easily missed by riders going past. Although it is a no exit road, meaning you have to come straight back, the scenery is great! Typical coastal gums and untouched Australian bush with a sweet semi twisty road running through it. Although there will be tourists, there is lots of room to pass safely, and a stunning view of the coastline when you get to the lighthouse. Great ride, often overlooked.