A mate and I are heading into the Alps for a bit of a ride between Christmas and the New Year. Current planned route is Melbourne to Bairnsdale, up over the Alpine Road to Bright, accross to Tawonga and up the Keiwa highway toward Albury before heading toward the NSW Alpine Way possibly via Bellbridge, Bungil & Mt Alfred (this bit depends on time, sore bums etc). Head out over the NSW Alpine Way to Cooma and back to Melbourne via the Monaro highway and Cann River. Some of the exact details may change slightly, but that's the basic idea. This isn't an 'organised' ride and we'll be going whether or not anyone else wants to tag along. I'd expect people to know pretty much where they are going as there won't be any corner markers, hv vests, marshals or police escorts. I just thought I'd open this ride up in case anyone fancies joining us on a bit of a trek during the festive season. This is a long ride, taken over three days and so I'd expect anyone wanting to come to be happy with that (hence the experienced comment in the title). You'll need to sort out your own accommodation (I'll be looking to book a couple of motels for possibly Bright and either Cooma or Cann River through ratestogo a week or so before leaving), but we can all get in touch around the time we are ready to book so we are nearby. PM me if you're interested. Cheers.