Vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series (Kaymar rear bar & 35") iSi Carrier: Extreme Duty Extended Beam Bicycle Carrier
Climbing and climbing means lots of downhill fun. The track however is becoming quite the challenge.
Every now and then one comes across a surprise. A wonderful waterfall by the side of the road on the way to the summit of Mount Matlock Vic (Australia).
Lots of really steep little pinches that demand attention - but it's great to be able to concentrate on driving the track instead of worrying about the bicycles.
If the car gets through, then the bikes do too.
When you can get away from the regular tracks and trails, there are so many great little places to stop and have a rest and to play around on the bikes.
The higher you go the whiter it becomes. On the way to the tower at the peak of Mount Matlock Lots of altitude to ride down from.
There's no shortage of mobile phone reception here.
At the peak getting ready to head off and down to the river valley below.
Bonus - when you're descending and the trail is just too steep and slippery to ride, just load up and drive it - with the heater on.
You know that you've had a cold ride when you finish after dropping over a thousand metres in elevation and there's snow still packed into the pedal.
The picturesque little township of Woods Point in the Victorian High Country. Pub opens at 5......
Some times things just fall into place. Once at the peak we thought to ourselves that this would make a fantastic point to try out some night photography and to capture the Milky Way in all its glory. We took off after work a few days later after the great ride above and captured the images below.
Looking West to the Milky Way. Stitched from four image panorama.
Looking up at the Milky Way. 20 second exposure at 14mm, zoom over a couple of seconds and hold at 24mm for a second or two to burn the zoomed pixels of the brightes stars.
The tower light painted with an LED torch as the Milky Way above was exposed over some 30 seconds.