Sunday – Falls Creek -22nd November 2015
10 riders drove to Mt Beauty and 2 riders rode from Bright over Tawonga Gap to Mt Beauty for the climb to Falls Creek.
12 riders commenced the climb at approx 9.00am and all riders succeeded in reaching the Car Park at the summit. The ride was conducted in warm conditions until the climb was within about 3km’s from the top where it became extremely windy and cold, the only plus being that the wind assisted the climbers because it was a tail wind, everyone was shivering at the top when they were at the car park and nobody was interested in staying long up there and either put on Vests, Rain Jackets or got some newspaper to stuff in the front of their jerseys before the descent. Once the riders got down below the tree line conditions started to warm up quickly and by the time Mt Beauty was reached conditions were warm again.
The remaining riders rode the rail trail from Bright to Myrtleford and return and they had lunch in the same cafe from the previous day where we had given advance notice of the number of riders who would be there for lunch.
Hearty congratulations to the 7 riders who had not previously climbed Falls Creek which is a significant climb of nearly 31km in length with an elevation gain of 1200m