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1000 Steps in the Dandenongs (Vic)
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#1 Charlies Angel

Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Wondering if there are any regular '1000 Steppers' online here.
Thinking about venturing out there this weekend and wondering about the best time - ie the quietest?
What do you suggest?

#2 Mocha Coffee

Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Before 7am.  Otherwise it is way too busy.  Although I haven't done the steps since the new trail was opened which might help.

#3 cardamom

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

I just heard about this a couple of days ago and think I'll give it a go. Do you think it would be quieter on a weekday? Thanks  original.gif

(Sorry to hijack OP!)

#4 TheSmithFamily

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

My Dad does this about three times a week as does my FIL.

They both say before 7am too! Dad usually goes weekdays between 4-5pm too.

Apparently parking up the top is much better than the bottom.

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#5 Charlies Angel

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Thanks for the replies.

A pre-7am start is pretty tough for me as I have to travel across town.

What do you think about mid-afternoon? Would many be done for the day?

#6 BTDT

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Mid afternoon would be perfect. There is generally an after work rush around 5ish on weekdays.

If you can avoid Sat and Sun mornings - sometimes you're lucky just to get a carpark. If you can, park down the bottom - saves driving to the top to find that there are no parks. Plus it's a great warm up!

Enjoy! It's a fantastic workout!

#7 cardamom

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

DP and I just got back half an hour ago. We got there at 2ish and there was plenty of parking. Not too many people around, just a good amount.

That was the first time I'd ever done it and oh - my - God. I am EXHAUSTED. I'm quite unfit though, and carrying a lot of extra weight, so I imagine others wouldn't find it as hard as I did. Special shout out to the kindly fellow who congratulated me and told me what a great job I was doing  wub.gif  Apparently he does 5 laps of the blasted thing EVERY DAY!

#8 MrsLexiK

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

I am not a regular but I have done it before, if you don't wany busy I would not recommend sat mornings - this is the only time I get a chance to get there.




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