Geelong Chapter Run Report
1st Sunday of the Month 02/02/2020
As usual the Geelong riders set out in total oblivion – not even realizing that today was a once in 909 year event and none of us were going to live through the next one! A “global palindrome.” That’s when the date can be read exactly the same forward or backward. The last one was 1/1/1111 and the next one will be 12/12/2121. Even Noel Wills is not gonna make it that long!
Besides all that, seven riders set off in cool weather for once led by Stan Rogers on a zig zag course firstly through the Barrabool Hills and the Poillocksford Bridge to Inverleigh at which we did a right turn towards Bannockburn and across the Ballarat highway to Maude Rd. Veering off Maude Rd there is a nice little twisty bit up Parks Rd across the Moorabool river to Sutherlands Creek and Maude. More twisty bits along Thompsons Rd, Hargreaves Rd and O’Neill’s Lane with some narrow hairpin bends brought us to Anakie.
Andy was keen to check out Baccus Marsh (pretty crowded these days with ever more houses and traffic which got Stan lost when we got there). But there were some straighter fast runs through Staughton Vale and Balliang to get there – which was nice after the previous twisty bits.
Good fellowship, coffee and pies at the bakery finished off a most enjoyable ride after which we informally headed back to Geelong on the Geelong/Baccus Marsh road – at not too fast a clip due to continuous roadworks and speed cameras everywhere!
Riders on the 1st Sunday Geelong Run:
|Stan Rogers (Leader)||BMW R80 RT||1985|
|Noel Wills||Moto Guzzi||1986|
|Joel McLoughlin||Suzuki 750||1991|
|Rod Dutton||Kawasaki GPX750||1979|
|Ron Study||Triumph 1200||2009|
|Mark Mensch||BMW R100||1988|
|Andy Symons (T.E.C)||Triumph||2007|