Well yesterday was probably the hardest (and most fun) day I've had on the bike yet. About 180 kms, and it seemed as if 160kms of that was twists and turns. We went through Warrandyte to King Lake, to Healesville, through the Black Spur to Marysville then back home via Reefton Spur, Warbuton, Cockatoo and home. I was pretty tired by the end of the day ... but learnt so much about the hard twists and turns and what to do (and definitely NOT to do). Had a couple of 'oh crap' moments but learnt from them pretty quickly. Main things I learned: - Gear selection is really important on the approach to corners as well as coming out - Stiff arms makes it almost impossible to ride through these places - Trust the bike!!! I felt like having today off work just to recover!!! Don't know about anybody else, but a day on the bike really tires me out. Sure beats housework and gardening though :grin: :grin: Anyway .. no point to the post really. Just thought I'd share my ride.