15 Feb

Ride News – 7 Peaks Challenge

Luke and I successfully completed the last 2 climbs in the 7 Peaks Challenge of Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain to Omeo and return on the weekend from where we stayed in Harrietville. We have now both completed all 7 peaks challenge climbs. The two days were great for riding with very warm conditions at the base of the climbs but cooling to about 20 degrees as we climbed to the top of the mountains.

The only issue we had was that on the Saturday climbing Mt Hotham there was a very strong crosswind blowing near the top of the mountain which only had minimal impact on the ascent as the wind was a cross tailwind, but made the descent quite precarious as we were traveling much faster on the way down from the top of the Mountain until we got about 8km,s into the descent. Once we got lower down the Mountain the wind was still as strong but not a concern and by the time we reached the bottom conditions were good but obviously getting into the warmer 30 degrees temperatures.

A great 2 days climbing was had by the two of us and we returned home today tired but happy.