Biking Virtually, Great Ocean Road
The Conqueror Virtual Challenges: Great Ocean Road. Victoria, Australia. 239.8 km.
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January 30, 2021 IRL 15 km, short railroad, there & back. 5.8 applied. Total 239.8. Virtually, Allansford. End of the road.
January 30, 2021 IRL 15 km, short railroad, there & back. Total 234. Virtually, Torquay. “While Bells Beach, just a few kilometres down the coast, is the most famous surfing beach in Australia, it is fair to say that Torquay, because it is the largest township in the area, is often seen as the centre of the area’s surf culture.” Aussie Towns: Torguay, VIC
January 24, 2021 IRL 15 km, short railroad, there & back. Total 219 km. Virtually, Nirranda. “The name is thought to have been derived from an Aboriginal word meaning moon.” Victorian Places: Nirranda. Irrigation areas.
January 23, 2021 IRL 15 km, short railroad, there & back. Total 204 km. Virtually, Peterborough. So much for seeing the scenic scenery from the highway.
January 18, 2021 IRL 15 km, short railroad, there & back. Total 189 km. Virtually, Port Campbell.
January 17, 2021 IRL 15 km, destination triangle loop. Total 174 km. Virtually, Princetown. Scenic ocean is right over the scrub dune.
January 16, 2021 IRL 7 km, side road, one lap. Ride shorted by bird rescue. Total 159 km. Virtually, Gellibrand Lower. Google search is real estate & vacation rentals.
January 10, 2021. IRL 16 km, Scenic road, destination ride, 16.66 km. Total 152 km. Virtually, Yuulong.
January 9, 2021. IRL 11 km, railroad there&back partway. Worn sneakers by mistake again, cold toes, from weather or wrong shoes?. Total 136 km. Virtually, Visit GOR: Lavers Hill.
January 2, 2021. IRL 15 km, same same. Total 125 km. Virtually, Glenaire.
January 1, 2021. IRL 15 km, same ride as yesterday. Total 110 km. Virtually, Cape Otway. Looking back, park on right side. Difference in vegetation or artifact of this particular shot? Artsy, park trees on left.
December 31, 2020. IRL 15 km, along the railroad, short version, there & back. Last time (Nov 15), Create My Route said this route was 12.8 km. Weird. Total 95 km. Virtually, Apollo Bay. Turning away from the coast to go around Great Otway National Park. AB is “A seafood village embraced by tranquil beaches, rolling green hills and the Great Otway National Park.” Visit Apollo Bay
December 28, 2020. IRL 7 km, new proof-of-concept, one lap. Total 80 km. Virtually, Wongarra.
December 26, 2020. IRL 14.32 km, logged as 14.2 to get rid of fraction. Farmhouse out & back with yet another dog-free adjustment. Total 73 km. Virtual, Wongarra, Victoria. “Some of the most dramatic coastline in the region.” I Am Otways: Wongarra.
December 25, 2020. IRL 10K. Same, 37o go! us! Total 58.8 km. Virtually, Separation Creek, Victoria. “Separation Creek is just around the corner form Wye River – and is home to a number of exclusive luxury holiday homes and spectacular wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and echidnas and many different birds … Separation Creek has no shops but Wye River has the famous Wye Beach Hotel as well as the Wye General cafe.” I Am Otways: Separation Creek.
December 24, 2020. IRL 10K. Up & down side road for dog-free proof of concept. Total 48.8 km. Virtually, Lorne.
**Break for bike repair & parts shipment delay**
November 15, 2020. IRL 12.8 km, recorded. Along the railroad track, there & back, 12.88 km. Total 38.8 km. Virtually, Lorne.
November 14, 2020. IRL 12 km. Farmhouse there & back. Total 26 km. Virtually, Aireys Inlet.
November 7, 2020. IRL 14 km. Standard ride, 14 of 16.5 km due to flat tire. Total 14 km. Virtually, Anglesea, Victoria.
Streetview screenshots chosen for maximum scenery regardless of direction.
Borders are one of the two official colors of Australia. Medal is also green and gold. “Long associated with Australian sporting achievements, the national colours have strong environmental connections. Gold conjures images of Australia’s beaches, mineral wealth, grain harvests and the fleece of Australian wool. Green evokes the forests, eucalyptus trees and pastures of the Australian landscape.” Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: Australian National Colours.
Per above, Green: PANTONE®348C, Gold: PANTONE®116C