Lake to Lake Sitting on a Thorn - CycleBlaze

Lake to Lake Sitting on a Thorn

Canberra to Melbourne by backroads and bikeways

By Graham Smith
1,058 km (657 miles) over 15 days between Sep. 22, 2012 and Oct. 6, 2012
The Idea: A cycle tour between Australia's two most cycleable cities heart 1
Planning references: Helpful maps, books and sites heart 0
Route Plan: Summary list of cities, towns, hamlets and locales enroute heart 1
Bike Pics and Specs: Thorn Sherpa Touring Bike heart 0
Bike Tweaks: A Lighter and Brighter Thorn heart 1
Equipment List heart 1
Lake Burley Griffin - Canberra: The Lake to Lake ride will start here heart 3
From Solo to Trio: Good company and safety in numbers heart 0
Facts and Stats of the ride area: A spiel about the geography and history of the Snowy-Monaro and Gippsland heart 1
What will the weather be like? heart 1
The Panniered Peloton Grows: Update 20 days from kick-off heart 1
Training: Good ideas abound heart 1
The Snowy River Corridor: Pre-tour reading about The Barry Way and Snowy River Road heart 1
A tip off the old brake hand: Bad timing for a finger injury heart 1
Right Read for this Ride: Each tour needs a good book heart 1
To the Flat: An easy first day. Canberra to Captains Flat heart 1
Rock and Roll with Peak Views: Captains Flat to Numeralla heart 3
The Big Chill: Numeralla to Dalgety heart 2
The Big Roll: Dalgety to Jacobs River heart 2
Glorious cycle touring: Jacobs River to Suggan Buggan heart 2
Out of the Wilderness: Suggan Buggan to Buchan heart 1
Wild Winds and Falling Trees: Buchan to Orbost heart 1
Rail Trail Trials: Orbost to Bruthen heart 1
To the Damp Edge of Gippsland: Bruthen to Hollands Landing heart 1
Sailing into Sale: Hollands Landing to Sale heart 1
A Century-Plus Day: Sale to Port Welshpool heart 1
A Superb Rail Trail: Port Welshpool to Inverloch heart 0
We Cycle Off the Mainland: Inverloch to Cowes heart 2
First Sight of the Big Smoke: Cowes to Mentone heart 0
Lycra and the other Lake: Mentone to Melbourne City heart 4
A taste of Melbourne: Pottering around in Melbourne City heart 8
Accommodation Summary: Pubs Camping Cabins Motels heart 0
The other bikes on the tour: Surly and Mongoose heart 0
20 20 Hindsight: Some thoughts in review heart 0
2013 Bushfire Postscript heart 0