Getting there and away
Plan:Darwin to Melbourne:
Fly to Melbourne in a stinking fosil fuel burning airplane! Arrive very late at night. Hang out at airport for a while, put bike together then ride on to family. Spend a couple of days getting my gear together. Tubes, tools, torch, tent, that kind of stuff.
Melbourne to Albury: Catch train to Albury on Friday, enjoy a 3 or 4 hour train ride through scenic country Victoria, MAGIC! Arrive in Albury find somewhere to camp before the riders gather.
Cycle Albury to Mansfield 4 days yeh!
Return Mansfield to Melbourne:
Catch 'organized transport' bus from Mansfield to Melbourne
Ride train or cycle Melbourne - Watsonia.