A Challenge – Dave’s 7 Peaks

If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen out trusty Ride Leader on weekend rides lately, this is because he’s had loftier things in mind.

He’s just completed the 7 Peaks Challenge.  This means that between 14th October, 2016, and March 31st, 2017, he’s ridden seven of the toughest climbs in Australia.  In between this, he’s been working on a Hotham Ski Lodge, leading Thursday Rail Trail rides for the club, and completing mountain bike challenges in the Otways.  Hopefully, he’ll describe his 7 Peaks experience at a club dinner soon.

The seven peaks are:

  • Mount Buffalo – Distance 23km • Rise 1,119m • Grade Average 5% • Grade Max 11%

  • Mount BullaDistance 15.3km • Rise 921m • Grade Average 6.2% • Grade Max 13%
  • Dinner PlainDistance 42.8km • Rise 943m • Grade Average 2% • Grade Max 11%
  • Falls CreekDistance 30.9km • Rise 1,181m • Grade Average 4% • Grade Max 10%
  • Mount HothamDistance 32.4km • Rise 1,347m • Grade Average 4% • Grade Max 18%
  • Lake MountainDistance 20.9km • Rise 932m • Grade Average 4% • Grade Max 10%
  • Mount Baw Baw – (The only peak classified HC- too hard to categorise!) Distance 6.5km • Rise 741m • Grade Average 11.4% • Grade Max 20.6%

Dave we salute you!  Your riding is inspirational.  Congratulations.

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