Geelong Sunday ride report, 6 Jun

“Elaine” Approximately 160 kilometres        

After another Covid lockdown for a week and Melbourne still in lockdown we were a few riders short, the weather looking reasonably okay we were keen to get out on our bikes.

I had planned to ride my Harley on this occasion, fueled it up the night before and had the battery on the charger, but the boat anchor didn’t want to start: Hence the next easiest bike to get out of the garage was the Triumph.

We headed out on the old Princes Hwy Waurn Ponds and took Cockranes Road ( Nice gentle windy Road ) to Ceres.

From Ceres through the Barrabool Hills, over the Hamilton Hwy to Gheringhap and traveled through Maude, Stieglitz and on to our usual coffee stop at Meredith.

I thought we would break from our usual routine and travel further on to the next little town called “Elaine”

There are a few back roads from Meredith to Elaine going through Morrison’s

Unfortunately Rod Dutton had a small incident on his K100, as he stopped to corner marshal his front wheel slipped on some very slimy mud and with the top heavy weight of those bikes it dropped.

With a roadside repair of the mirror with black electrical tape we were on our way again.

Rod now has matching mirrors on both sides with black electrical tape.

We were not sure what to find in Elaine, but were very pleasantly surprised with the small general store that had a table and chairs, pies, cakes and great Coffee and very friendly welcoming atmosphere.

This will definitely become one of our regular stops in the future.

After our usual banter we headed back to Geelong on the Ballarat Rd (Midland Hwy.)

Thank you to Noel Wills for Tail End Charlie duties.


Author: Ron Study.


Rider Bike Year
Ron Study Triumph America 2007
Noel Wills BMW 1000 1976 Tail End
Mal Loone BMW R65G 1982
Andy Symons Triumph 2007
David Mac Innis Royal Enfeild 2020
Rod Dutton BMW K100 1990
Nick Oakley BMW K100RS 1989