My wife and I have a long weekend planned and we're going to visit her mum who lives about 5km north-east of Daylesford. Rather than go with her in the car, I've decided to take the opportunity to head off on the bike and get some more experience since I've only had my L's for about 5 weeks. I'm not a fan of freeways, as I find sitting on 100/110 for long periods of time is fairly dull/tiring and I figure if I'm going to do that, I might as well just go in the car. I've decided to try and plan a more interesting route, which means I'll be on my own in unfamiliar territory. I'm going from Croydon (eastern suburbs melbourne) to a town called Wheatsheaf, and I'm planning a route that starts with a few km on the M3/Eastern freeway, then heads up Chandler Hwy north around the CBD, through Reservoir, Campbellfield, Sunbury, Gisborne, Woodend then cutting across to Wheatsheaf and... well, check out the Google map: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=...&sz=12&via=1,2,3,4,5,6&z=10&source=gplus-ogsb I was also considering maybe something like this, which is a bit longer but looks more interesting. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=...sp=2&sz=10&via=1,2,3,4&z=10&source=gplus-ogsb I'm not familiar with many of those roads though, so while they look OK on Google, they might be completely different in real life. Long story short.. Does anyone have any thoughts on the route, eg. better ways to go for a noob on a cruiser, things to check out/avoid, or any other tips/advice etc.