As ZZ says the climb up forrest range is challenging but it is quite difficult for first timers, definately save some juice for that one, it is not that long but sure does feel like it thou, enjoy and dont be to alarmed if you have to stop on that climb, i did my first time but hit it too hard in the begining
Forest range is a grind, keep some in reserve and once in Lobethal, go to bakery and have the custard tart, its a riders must have IMHO.
Ride back the other way past the dam, I am bad with names and have forgotten name of route but its gold.
What time u leaving, I am doing same route?
Forest Range is tough first time but breath the air in - it's clean, crisp with a hint of pine. After Forest Range there is a pretty long smooth gradual downhill to Lenswood then a few short climbs to Lobethal.You know you've made it when you pass Piss Weak World Fairy Land
How are you getting home? The easier way is over to Cudlee Creek with a steady climb out of Lobethal then it's just the bumpy bits around Kangaroo Creek Dam to get over.
Yep, thats the way, very few climbs and a good ride.
Agreed, not keen on that either but worth it
I reckon Gorge Rd is fine. It's narrow but I've never had any issues.