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Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

post #1 of 13
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WANTED: Young group of men seeking bad cobble stone lane for late night adventures.

Hey guys, just wanting some help. If you know the location of any good nasty cobble lanes in inner Melbourne I'd love to hear about em. The longer the better, preferably 5 star.

Cheers.
post #2 of 13

Re: Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

head towards the older suburbs, hawthorn, carlton, collingwood, fitzroy, north melbourne. theres plenty of back lanes and rear access roads that are bluestone and bumpy.

been inspired by stu huh??
post #3 of 13

Re: Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

Arenberg Forest.

IIRC (thinking back to when I was a kid) there are plenty of cobbled lanes in Thornbury off some of those side streets that run into St Georges road. Not really 'inner' Melb though.
post #4 of 13

Re: Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

These guys might know a bit about where to find cobbles:

http://www.hellocourier.com/photogallery.php?album=13
post #5 of 13
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Re: Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

Stuey sorta inspired us and the stealth fighter has been coping a canning.It actually started as a bit of Melburn Roobaix secret training but has got a bit out of hand lately as word has spred and people became a bit too competitive. Big crew, big egos and some big damage. Even an undergound cobble crit was organised (if you can call it that) until the neighbours came out to see what all the racket was and shut it down. Good times.


Most of us are from around Richmond-ish and we've sorta exhausted all the pave around our area. Northcote has been a bit of a gold mine but if you guys know of any sections in particular I'd love to know about them.
Cheers
post #6 of 13

Re: Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

I hear kew boulevard is pretty rough
post #7 of 13

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flemington, kensington and ascot vale are rife with cobbled lanes. there's a very paterberg-esque (steep!) lane on that hill between flemington race track and riverside golf course, runs off doncaster st, i think. i used to go bombing down it on the bmx when i was a young 'un.
post #8 of 13

Re: Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

Just a quick selection

Middle Park. Long, wide and plenty of them.
Kew. Short and Steep
Malvern. All sorts. Rough, Smooth, Long, Short, Hilly, Flat

nothing like being there and racing on real Belgium pave though!
post #9 of 13

Re: Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

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Originally Posted by cs124
flemington, kensington and ascot vale are rife with cobbled lanes. there's a very paterberg-esque (steep!) lane on that hill between flemington race track and riverside golf course, runs off doncaster st, i think. i used to go bombing down it on the bmx when i was a young 'un.
I live 2 minutes from there!

Yeah, there's heaps of cobble lanes in Flem/Ken/Ascot Vale. It would be great fun to link as many as possible from point to point.

At night.

Roobaix....Love it!
post #10 of 13

Re: Wanted: Melbourne cobbles

Guys- you are freaks !!! wow, just imagine in the future, in less than a year, Melbourne could have it's very own "Hell of the South" to be a worthy rival to "The Hell Ride"....the Down-Under cobbled classic....could be the biggest cobbled classic outside of Europe.... I wish you guys all the best, you are crazy insane and I LOVE it...
nothing like that could happen in Perth
post #11 of 13

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This might be what you're looking for.

I'll be interstate at the time, absolutely shattered to be missing it. Looks like awesome fun.
post #12 of 13

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Little Park Street, South Yarra. I'm not game enough to go down it at speed on a road bike.
post #13 of 13

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Found a good one this weekend.
Google Earth co-ordinates: 37* 44' 39.73" S, 144* 54' 44.67" E.

Enter from the footpath opposite the roundabout.
Head north for 50m.
Turn right, climb for about 120m.
Turn left, 60m. End.
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