The Malakoff ride

I’ve finally written up a ride from a couple weekends ago. It was a short ride in grey and misty conditions followed by a long bushwalk the next day in sunny, windy warm temps. The guys got in three floatie sessions over the weekend and I got in multiple hot tub sessions. ‘Twas a great weekend. Read more:ย

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

11 response to "The Malakoff ride"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 15, 2018

    Oh no…Beechworth has gone all snobby, I’d still head to the bakery though.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: August 16, 2018

      Here is the real secret… don’t bother with the Beechworth bakery. Their stuff is okay but not outstanding, and it’s overpriced. Instead fly down off the plateau (it’s a ripper few kms of twisties) and then pedal 20-some kms to Chiltern. The bakery there is the absolute bomb. It’s very reasonably priced, big serves and I’ve never had something that wasn’t excellent. Huge sweet and savoury scrolls, huge and very traditional bee stings. I have not had a pie there yet, I don’t think. It also has an entire car space out front turned into bike parking ๐Ÿ™‚

      • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 16, 2018

        I’ll remember that, nothing like local knowledge. I’m aiming to do a Melbourne to Sydney ride one day.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: August 16, 2018

      Thanks, Janet. I’m trying to find the right balance between rest and losing all of my riding capacity.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 16, 2018

    Nice tour! The cabin sounds like an excellent option.

  3. By: Alchemyrider Posted: August 23, 2018

    There is a Malaysian company called Malakoff Corp. Been around since 1975. I wonder if the company name is related in any way to the Malakoff in your post.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: August 25, 2018

      It could be… I don’t really know the history of the name. My guess is that it was named after a big battle in the Crimean War that the French-British won called the The Battle of Malakoff. The battle took place in 1855 which is around the time the gold rush was underway and this part of Northeast Victoria was being ‘settled’. My thought is that they were honouring the soldiers who fought in that battle. But I really don’t know and I couldn’t find anything about the name.

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