Several more ride reports combined into one blog entry. It’s been so long since my last entry that I’ve forgotten where I’ve been, a bit.

Mon 2008-04-07: Home to Moorabbin following the train line, to Gardenvale along the Nepean Highway bike path, then towards the beach to Elwood, to Port Melbourne, finishing in Southbank. Total: 63 km.

Sun 2008-04-27: Home to Baxter, train to Bittern, then cycled from there to Merricks Beach (with a detour to Mooradoo station), then turned around and cycled back to Somerville on the Westernport trail. Total: 70 km, on a mountain bike.

Bike ride to Merricks Beach

Sun 2008-05-04: Home to Carrum, then through Patterson Lakes along the Dandenong Creek trail, then to the eastern end of the Dandenong bypass trail in Dandenong South. Head back the way I came, taking a detour at Parkmore Shopping Centre in Keysborough for a drink, then back down the Dandenong Creek trail to Carrum station. Train home. Total: 62 km, on a mountain bike.

Bike ride to Dandenong

Sun 2008-05-11: A long ride, this one. Left home at about 12:30, just after lunch. Cycled from home to Frankston, train to Carrum, Carrum to Noble Park North along the Dandenong Creek and Eastlink trails. Eastlink trail locked at Oakwood Avenue. Detour north along Gladstone Road, then Outlook Drive, crossing over the Dandenong Creek trail, across a short unnamed path that meets up with Timbertop Drive (steep!) in Rowville. Head north on Stud Road, then east on the Ferny Creek trail in Knoxfield to Upper Ferntree Gully, arriving in Belgrave at nightfall. Two trains home. Total: about 70 km, on a mountain bike.

Bike ride to Belgrave

Sun 2008-06-22: Home to Frankston, got the train to Bentleigh, cycled from there to Caulfield following the train line. Caulfield to Windsor along Inkerman Street. Windsor to South Yarra through some back streets in the rain. South Yarra to Footscray via Kensington. Train home. Total: 47 km.

Bike ride to Footscray
 

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