The Bogong High Plains road (currently shut with snow) usually gets opened mid October. Its another year older than when Pete and the team rode it, so it'll be more settled with the gravel that they put on it when it was sealed for the first time last year. The plateu from Strawberry Saddle to Falls Creek Ski Resort is simply superb. Theres a real 'top-of-the-world' feel to it, especially if you get it in top weather. Theres a blue sky at that altitude that cannot be matched anywhere else, its so deep!
I'll put in for my leave pass this week Pete, and let you all know if I'll make the trip.