Boys Own Adventure


GreenWEDGE Cycling rider Don Macrae and his brother Douglas recently did an interesting ride into the High Country starting in Warrandyte, training it to Bairnsdale then up to Hotham via Swifts Creek and back to Warrandyte via Lake Buffalo and Alexandra.

Don put together a ride report on the journey that you may find of interest. I asked Don how he managed his kit for the ride and he told me all he took was a backpack with 7kg of kit plus an under-saddle pouch. He’s also provided a list of the kit he took.

Click here for the ride report

Below is a list of the the Strava stages of the ride.

Warrandyte to Southern Cross

Bairnsdale to Swifts Creek

Swifts Creek to Harrietville

Harrietville to Whitfield via Lake Buffalo

Whitfield to Alexandra

Alexandra to Warrandyte

List of kit Don took in his 7kg backpack

Cafe lock

Sandshoes, Linen trousers

Street socks x 2, Knickers

Summer jersey, Cycling socks

Base layer, Merino Tshirt

Jacket, Garmin Charger

Phone charger, Butt cream

Gels and bars, Rain jacket

Spare tyre,  Tooth brush and paste