Ride report follows:
Greg G’s Sorrento Swing By – Sunday 16th September 2018
Greg G (Ride Leader) Triumph Thruxton R Pat Ryan (TEC) Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
John Cook (photographer) Honda ST1300 Dennis Alessi Ducati Monster
Tez Haighney Moto Guzzi Sports Andrew Kennedy Honda VFR750
Mike Fittall BMW R1200RS Jack Fei BMW R1200 GSA
Steve Bailes Honda Goldwing (rego “NO-GPS”?)
With showers forecast, 9 riders gathered at Officer for a ride to Sorrento via the Arthur’s Seat hills and Flinders. We back-tracked to Clyde Road and down to Cannon’s Creek past the massive City of Casey housing sprawl. Across to Pearcedale, down to Bungower Road and over to Mornington for a run along the scenic coast from Beleura Hill Road through Mt Martha and Safety Beach, before cutting over to the freeway for a 2km run up to the gates of Arthur’s Seat Reserve.
The uphill run is very nice, even if required to obey the 60km/h limit all the way!! The coffee and cakes were great from the Eagle (chairlift) Café but the run down Main Creek Road to Main Ridge was better!! We cut across to Red Hill and then to the outskirts of Flinders to take in the superb bends of the Boneo Road gullies. Miraculously, no cars at snail’s pace to spoil the fun!!
South again before Rosebud, and along the Portsea back road, arriving to a very nice café lunch in Sorrento. A pleasant surprise when ex Prez Greg Rees arrived in time for lunch with us – all in all, a great day out, a nice ride and great fellowship. And weather that was very co-operative, with no more than a brief sprinkling early in the ride.
Thanks Pat Ryan for stepping in as Tail End Charlie and to John Cook as participant, photographer and adviser on home renovations over morning tea!! Finally, thanks to all the other participants.