Southern Region midweek ride report, 2nd February

“The talk about weather in previous reports was still relevant as there was only 7 attendees at Chirnside Park which could have been the result of an early morning shower on the day.

Mike lead us through Lilydale, then headed towards Mt. Evelyne and out the back of Monbulk and towards Yellingbo, I found it enjoyable travelling on roads that I had not ridden for over a year. We road through Cockatoo and then in the direction of Pakenham, turning East along the old highway and then onto Nar Nar Goon and ended up in Bunyip for morning tea at the bakery and enjoyed at the new outdoor dining area next to the pub.

We then headed to our lunch destination via some interesting back roads including a couple of k’s of dirt road that did have it’s fair share of corrugations to make it interesting. I’m not familiar with this area and not able to give a comprehensive list of roads we travelled on even after checking the maps of the area. We ended up on the Strezelecki Hwy and headed for Mirbo North for lunch at a park in the town centre where we were joined by Val Smith.

After lunch it was off again to Trafalgar via Thorpdale and headed west on the Princes Highway and after Yarragon we turned left of the highway and through the back roads to Drouin via Lardner Park and after a slow transit of Drouin it back along the road to Nar Nar Goon where the Ride ended. My thanks to Mike walker for leading us on the Ride.

John Killingsworth


Rider Year Bike
Ian Snadden 1974 BMW R60/6     (T.E.C.)
Scott Oldfield 1975 BMW R90S0k9
Janet Walker 2004 Honda VTR 25
Mike Walker 2005 BMW R1200GS  (Lead Rider). m 99Dec v
John & Vicki Best 2008 BMW R80
John Killingsworth 2011 BMW R1200GS
Peter Hansen 2017 Triumph Speed Twin




John Killingsworth