Bright Trip – 17th November to 20th November 2016
After settling in at the Caravan Park 17 riders headed out for a ride. Riders rode from Bright to the end of the bitumen on Buckland Valley Road and back to get legs working after the long drive to Bright. After the ride we enjoyed pizza’s in the park.
17 riders tackled the climb up Mt Buffalo from Bright. All riders successfully completed the climb. 7 riders rode the climb for the first time including Sharon which was a fabulous effort for those riders. The remaining riders rode from Myrtleford to Lake Buffalo.
As day 3 included various options most riders rode Myrtleford to Beechworth via Stanley which included a very steep climb. Some rode shorter versions of the ride. Luke, Mark H and Ken M proved that being silly can be a requirement for climbing big mountains as they rode from Bright and climbed Mt Hotham and return for a distance of 113km.
Riders chose various options for the day as some were returning home during the day. 8 riders also climbed Falls Creek from Mount Beauty with one member of the group riding to Mount Beauty from Bright over Tawonga Gap.
Many riders set personal goals that they did not think they could achieve, as one member said to me that if I had said 12 months earlier when he started riding with the club that he would be climbing Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek he would have said we were crazy.
All in all another very successful trip that was enjoyed by the entire group that went for the varying days that commitments allowed.