This was my first Northern Mid Week ride, the trek across from the mid south was good with little traffic congestion today.
At the meeting point at Tram-stop servo in Greensborough the sun was shining and all was good, a total of 13 members showed up here with another member meeting us at Kilmore. Wally Walsh was lead rider and Keith McCracken offered to be TEC. The fight was then on for report writer, the silence was deafening, so I offered my services…. Needless to say no-one complained. We all enjoy reading the ride reports but very few willingly volunteer for the job, it’s worth considering to help once in a while as it is not difficult to jot a few words down and the club along with lead rider on the day really appreciate the help. So come on guys, put your hand up when the lead rider asks for a volunteer, otherwise you will keep getting sermons like this every time I have to do the job!
We encountered a number of roadworks on the initial leg of the ride but it was clear skies and clear roads from that point onwards. There were some great roads as we weaved our way via Yan Yean through Whittlesea and Wandong to finally arrive at Kilmore for morning tea with Peter Culin on his Honda 250cc Chook chaser. At this point let me say the price at the bakery for a vegie pastie is 20 percent more expensive in Kilmore than in Marysville, it took me a good 5 minutes to recover from the shock!
On we went out of Kilmore to Pyalong, Tooborac and then Lancefield for lunch. The weather seemed to be changing with clouds no longer a fluffy white but becoming menacingly grey. A quick check of the BOM website radar revealed trouble on the way, I thought it prudent to break off early and make hast for home before the downpour began.
The homeward leg took us out of Lancefield through Romesy and onto Wallan, a few of us broke off at this point to head for home, the group continued on through Woolert and Yan Yean to arrive back at the start point ending the ride.
Another enjoyable albeit windy ride with no incidents and no-one lost, great job Wally and Keith.
Wally Walsh Kawasaki Z1A 1974 (Lead Rider)
Damien Lewer Suzuki GSX1100 1982
John & Vicki Best BMW R80 1986
Mike Walker Triumph TR65 1981
Sam Panettieri Suzuki GSX750F 1989
Peter Cullen Honda XL250 1980-ish
Janet Walker Honda VTR250 2004
Michael Thompson Triumph T100 2013
Colin Borthwick Triumph T120 2017
Richard Haughton Kawasaki W800 2009
Robert Mullins BMW S1000R 2015
Keith McKracken Honda ST1300 2002 (TEC)
Ed Sleightholm Triumph Street 2017
Kim Coillet BMW F800 2009