Geelong Run Report
1st Sunday of the Month 6/02/2022
Somewhat fewer of our Geelong members participated in the usual Sunday ride as four of us were away on a 8 day ride through the Victorian High Country and the Snowy Mountains in NSW.
However 4 stalwarts took off on the usual route through the Barrabool Hills. It was nice to see that Andy Symons turned up on his Bonneville as we have not seen him for some time due to Covid etc.
Seeing as I was not on the ride, I cannot say much about it so I will describe the blast that Ron Study,myself, Nick Oakley and David and Sarah MacInnis had through the mountains instead:
We crossed on the ferry to Sorrento then on to the historic town of Walhalla where we stayed nearby at Rawson for a couple of nights whilst exploring the district. Nick wanted to see the Thompson Reservoir and took us on a 50 Km dirt track to do so!
After that it was off through Noojee, Yarra Junction, Warburton and over the Black Spur to Eildon then Jamieson and staying the night at Howqua in an old shearing shed. A long ride of 400kms and many, many bends! Next day Old Tolmie road to Whitfield, lunch at the Millewa cheese factory and finishing at Bright. Continuing on past Hotham Ski area to Omeo and then down the Alpine Way to Mitta Mitta and Tallangatta for a nice camp next to the Hume Dam.
The Granya/Walwa road to Corryong the next day is a must for any keen bike rider! This superb route was followed by a climb up the Snowys through Khancoban, Thredbo to Jindabyne where the Kookaburra Lodge is highly recommended as a motorcyclist friendly, very comfortable place to stay (with breakfast thrown in): https://www.kookaburraskilodge.net.au/. We took a day off riding in Jindabyne and some of us took the opportunity to climb Mt Kusciusko to the detriment of our leg muscles!
After recuperation it was a run past Lake Eucumbene, Adaminaby and Tumbarumba back down to Corryong and Wodonga. Straight run back down the Hume after that as Stan’s rear shock absorber had exploded and we were all pretty tired after 2,350 twisty kilometres!
If you look closely at some of the photos you will even see some of us camping in our pup tents. Not bad for old blokes! (But the weather was brilliant)
Riders on the 1st Sunday Geelong Run:
|Noel Wills||Moto Guzzi Le Mans||1986 Leader|
|Graeme Wilson||BMW K75||1985 T.E.C|
|Andy Symons||Triumph Boinneville||2007|
|Don Adamson||BMW R80||1986|
|Riders on the Snowy trip:|
|Stan Rogers||BMW R80 RT||1985|
|Ron Study||Triumph America||2007|
|Nick Oakley||BMW K100||1988|
|David MacInnis||Royal Enfield Interceptor||2020|
|Sarah Mac Innis||Car|