Ride Leader: Pat Ryan 0412 223 146
Following a recce today I have changed the route of this ride to remove the narrow winding sections up to Kinglake and then to the Melba as there is far too much gravel and tree debris to be safe. Instead we go out into the Yarra Valley and back via Toolangi. This was to be a repeat of a ride I did some months ago which includes the very tight corners from St Andrews to Kinglake, the winding section from Kinglake to the Melba, Break O'Day Road and my favourite, the Whanregarwen Road from Molesworth to south of Alexandra. After lunch at Marysville you can treat yourself to a run home over the Black Spur. Check out the route by clicking on this link if you like. https://www.motowhere.com/explore/route/Lilydale-to-Marysville-via-Kinglake-Yea-Buxton
We finish up with most of the planned ride just not the dangerous bits and I am sure will be equally enjoyable. Route is shown here https://www.motowhere.com/explore/route/Lilydale-to-Marysville-via-Healesville-and-Yea
As an interesting aside the Black Spur Road gets its name as described in this extract from Wikipedia.
The road, originally known as "The Blacks' Spur", gained its name from the route taken by displaced Aboriginal people from northern Victoria on their way to a mission settlement at Corranderrk near Healesville.