Northern Region Midweek ride Tuesday 21 June 2022
A cold winter’s ride with rain threatening but not eventuating. I guess this accounted for just the seven of us mid-winter. We departed our Greensborough Caltex meeting place and headed for Whittlesea. From there we headed up the Yea Rd through Hazeldene and turned off at Flowerdale heading for Strath Creek. We followed the road into Seymour where we stopped at The Brewer’s Table Café in Station St. for morning tea. We met up with Peter Cullen club member there who had driven down from Heathcote, with a very tidy Renault 12 sedan and he joined us for morning tea.
After morning tea we headed out on the road towards Puckapunyal and then on to Tooborac following the Northern Hwy for a short distance and then on the lovely winding Tooborac – Lancefield road. From Lancefield we took the road to Kilmore where we had a refuelling stop. I left the ride at this stop and I will leave it to Mike to take us through to the finish. Thanks Mike for a select winter ride and pleased to get to know the Brewer’s Table in Seymour.
After leaving chilly Kilmore a town that seems to get bigger every time you travel through we headed to Broadford for lunch, stopping at the Country Soul café, very nice staff and great service. Sitting outside in very pleasant winter sunshine with warm food and hot coffee, a small group but big on conversation.
After lunch we made our way back to Strath Creek passing the Victorian state motorcycle complex, then riding the winding switch back road down through Murchison Gap. From Strath Creek we rode to Flower Dale a stretch of road which is one of my favourite local open length roads for bit of a squirt.
We all rode back to Kinglake West where John and Vicky with Reg headed home via Whittlesea, the rest of us went through damp and misty Kinglake where Scott took the turn off to the narrow twisty road to St Andrews heading out to Blackburn.
Pete and myself road through a very cold and wet Toolangi down to Healesville and home.
Total distance door to door 366Ks.
See you in the fast lane Mike.
|John & Vicki Best ( TEC )||BMW R80||1986|
|Scott Oldfield||Ducati ST4S||2002|
|Mike Walker (ride leader)||BMW R1200GS||2005|
|Reg Hammond||Honda Integra||2015|
|Peter Hansen||Triumph Street Twin||2017|
|Damien Lewer||Yamaha MT09SP||2021|