“Ol’ Dirty” is a yearly event organized by Andy Van Bergen of the Hells 500 crew – part of their blurb reads – “It all started with a bunch of guys who liked riding in the hills. Too much. We liked the fact that as hill riders we were on the fringe, so rather than race – we would set ourselves goals that no one else was doing. The pre-requisite for any challenge that we set was that it had to be tough.”
In a nutshell, any Hells 500 ride is going to be hard, no matter the distance. This ride just happens to include a wee bit of gravel.
My previous ride was held in Bendigo, Victoria, which is not exactly close to Warburton, but the scenery in this region of Australia is pretty spectacular. Thus, I made the drive to ride the route from the 2014 edition of Ol’ Dirty, approximately 72 kilometres / 47 miles in length. There is a good amount of climbing on the route, but it isn’t out of control ridiculous… at least on paper anyway
Onto the video!
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