Northern Region Midweek Ride Report, 19th Feb 2019

Would you believe it, mid February the hottest month of summer and Melbourne has a forecast of 20 degrees for our Tuesday Classic Club Ride. On a perfect day for riding 19 bikes attended for our 190 klm cruise, travelling through Hurstbridge, St Andrews and up to Kinglake for morning tea.

After a brief stop and one of the best cappuccinos I can remember drinking we headed down the Kinglake-Glenburn Road to the Melba Hwy.  These quiet back roads don’t carry a lot of traffic  as one corner revealed a dark wallaby roadside having a scratch, (the second one spotted that morning) luckily we travelling at a safe speed. As we headed north the land become drier, the rich green pastures that I am familiar with were replaced with dry, light brown paddocks.  The dry summer has shown its face.

Turning right at the Murrindindi turn off I felt at ease with both bike and road.  This lovely stretch of back road is always a pleasure to travel on, scenic, quiet and full of natural beauty.  I often tell my bike to slow down in this area !!!  As we approach the township of Yea my stomach rumbled, “food yeah baby”  LUNCH STOP.

After feeding the beast inside me, resolving some of the worlds never ending problems we continued our meandering ride through Strath Creek, Flowerdale “ I always love this stretch of road”, Kinglake West and down the mountain towards home.

Is it just me or does your bike run so much cleaner and crisper after a great run like this? Just another  great feeling when riding your metal steed.

Thanks to all who attended, hope you all had a great day.

Until next time……..Wally Walsh.

Ride Participants

Rider Bike Year
Wally Walsh (RL) Kawasaki Z1A 1974
Neal Videan Ducati GT750 1974
Ray Ready Norton Commando 1972
Rob Meates Norton Comando 1974
Kim Coilet Ducati 900 1979
John & Vicki Best BMW R80 1986
Brian Mapleback BMW R65 1986
Keith McCracken (TEC) Honda ST1300 2003
Richard Haughton Kawasaki W800 2012
Peter Keage Kawasaki W800 2011
Michael Thompson Triumph Bonneville 2013
Mark Hine BMW R1200RT 2006
Greg Fitzpatrick   Triumph Sprint 2008
Jane Fitzpatrick Triumph Street Twin 2016
David and Marianne McLennan Triumph Thruxton 2016
Terry Hoare Triumph Thruxton 2017