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Old 28-08-2016, 05:41 PM   #1
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Since I started working again haven't had much time to get out on the bikes, so this weekend the forecast was looking good and we had no other plans so I picked a spot on the map and plotted a route. (Actually I plotted a route to Ararat 12 months ago but never ended up actually doing the trip).

We left home around 9am. Headed out through Diggers rest and stopped at the Harry Houdini monument



Then on through Baccus Marsh and across the Brisbane Ranges and arrived at Cape Clear right on the dot of midday. Unfortunately I discovered that the pub there only does lunches on Sunday so we tried at the general store across the road, but the lady there told us the place was so run down she cound't get a permit to prepare food, so we continued on. Arrived about half an hour later in Skipton only to find the pub there was out of business too, so up to the top of the hill and got some takeaway food from the petrol station.

Continued on up Mt William road to Ararat. Took a walk around town and had an afternoon nap before hitting the town and trying the italian restaurant/pizza shop (which also did pretty good lebanese food)

Main street of Ararat on Sunday morning.



The Grape vines are a feature of the main street of Ararat. They were planted by a shopkeeper here in the 1800s.




Langi Ghiran in the distance









Water level is a bit down in Tullaroop Reservoir



Coliban Reservior is full and overflowing



Our route home took us through Talbot (arrived there before midday so didn't see any of the OpenRoaders having lunch) and Glenlyon (we stopped at the General Store for lunch from about 12:45 till 13:45 but didn't see any of Fuzzy's mob there for lunch either).
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Old 28-08-2016, 06:24 PM   #2
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Reminds me of the impossible skid sign. (Yell out if you don't know the sign. Or just Google image search for "impossible skid sign").
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Old 28-08-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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GPX track of our ride...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UX...lA&usp=sharing
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Old 29-08-2016, 08:32 PM   #4
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What a good idea, must put this in the CEO's suggestion box. It would be very productive, slice a few minutes off our lunch commute.


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Did you check the bakery? It use to be pretty good, but last visit was around 2008.
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Old 29-08-2016, 08:34 PM   #5
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Reminds me of the impossible skid sign. (Yell out if you don't know the sign. Or just Google image search for "impossible skid sign").
No such thing as an impossible skid, anyone who has driven a red plate or Council vehicle will tell you.
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