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Lilydale to Grantville

Submitted by John_Cook on Fri, 18/06/2021 - 8:20am

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Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Departs Lilydale.  Ride Leader John Cook 0419 599 530
We'll try again.  A tour to the east before heading down to the South Gippsland Hills to finish at Grantville by Westernport Bay.
I am still working on the route as I will have to do a recce to avoid the worst of the storm damage areas but I do intend to explore a bit of the area east of the Dandenongs before heading south   

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Did a recce today and believe I've found a nice combination of joining roads so that it will take about 85 km to the rest break. About 40 km of orchard farm country then some mountain areas before morning tea at Garfield.
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After that some open country and then the rolling hills of South Gippsland before lunch stop at Grantville by Westernport Bay.     

I have completed a full recce now so hopefully there will be no need for U Turn practice.  
I have stolen some bits of the first half of the route from Brian Lacey and did some more exploring yesterday so the combination hasn't been used before, although you will recognise some sectors.
EDIT 10 July The Bureau forecasts only 15 degrees now with a quite chilly start and a possibility of frost!  Dress warmly!