Daily Archives: 15/07/2012

Run to Chinaman’s Bend

Another short run due to the friggin’ cold temperatures again.  Started off at 5C and never got above 9C!  Ran out through Kyneton to Redesdale, up to and over the Lake Eppalock dam wall, and then a lefty at Knowsley onto the Northern Highway.  Short leg and turned off for the Heathcote drag strip and on to Toolleen – not much there but a pub.

Climbed the Colbinabbin Range and pulled over at Chinaman’s Bend for a few pics.  Syd Soff lost control of his horse and cart here during the gold rush; both plunged to their deaths.  A few others have died here over the years, too.

Chinaman’s Bend looking east over vineyards towards Colbinabbin.

Dropped into Heathcote Winery for a coffee.  Unfortunately they’ve closed the restaurant.  This was a pleasant place to spend an afternoon; it still has the best coffee in the town.

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