That looks like a gorgeous ride! The weather sounds better than the boiling heat that I am dealing with here lately.
Is a really nice training ride and near the top of my favourite climbs in the state. After the first few km still amongst houses, the road heads into lush forest of Eucalyptus trees and huge tree ferns. Road finishes at the summit so no through traffic meaning maybe half a dozen cars passing each lap at best. Lyrebirds were enjoying the cold weather and I got to see a male put on a show on the road shoulder one lap, so engrossed he was I rode within metres whilst he carried on – footage and song of the lyrebird http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y
Hopefully it still isn’t a heat wave when I arrive!