Ride report follows:
Ulysses Club Melbourne Branch
John Cook’s Lilydale to Seymour 28 7 19
John Cook (Leader) – Honda ST1300 Steve Bailes (TEC)– Goldwing
Greg Gleason (Photos) – Hayabusa Ian Taylor – BMW R1200GS
Colin Voss – BMW R1250GSA Roger Foot – BMW K1300S Motorsport
Pat Ryan – Triumph Explorer 1200 XCA Big Dave – Buell Geoff Shugg – Honda Deauville
Jeff Pavlou BMW R1200GS Rallye X
And the late entry came from (drumroll) Andrew Kennedy – Tracer GT
Wow – 2 great rides in 2 weeks!! What a cracker!! From Lilydale to Gruyere and Madden’s Lane to the Melba Hwy, past the Chocolaterie!! Greg was busy snapping away down the back – “John, John, wait – come back – I’ve found morning tea,,,,,,”
Up the Melba, then left onto Westbridge Road (a well kept secret – no more)!! This becomes Kinglake-Glenburn Road and Eucalyptus Road for a Kinglake morning tea that included a chocolate muffin for Greg (but shouldn’t have)…… Andrew joined us there.
Refreshed, we were ecstatic to find the same roads in reverse!! Eucalyptus, Kinglake-Glenburn, Westbridge, thence the Melba to a club favourite, the Break O’Day to Flowerdale!! Almost to Yea, then the Ghin Ghin Road to Strath Creek!! The trip from there through Trawool to Seymour offers scenery you can’t beat – in fact, you can stick your Devil’s Marbles where the sun doesn’t shine!! This road rocks!! (pun intended).
Another 2 great choices – the main street bakery in Kinglake and the well named “Burger Off” in Seymour!!
After some sweet chilli chicken crispies in my burger, I headed home early to help Sally with the shopping!! As I have said many times, don’t discount brownie points!! Roger and I plied the “northern suburbs” silk road – aka the Hume!!
Appreciation John!! This was the perfect follow up to Rager’s ride last week!! (Spellcheck auto-changed “Roger” to “Rager”!!! For once, Microsoft Windows 10 knows more than I do……) Thanks too to Steve Bailes as Tail End Charlie!!
Also, John at his briefing, mentioned Steve’s black “Gold” Wing. After Friday night, I’m hoping nobody mentions “black and gold”!! Hey Pat – great performance from your boys!!
Mike Fittall cruises the shorelines to lovely Queenscliff with a Geelong morning tea!! Bring your fishing gear!!
Mike’s not into straight roads, so if you’re up for it, this will be a blast!!And for something different, a ferry cruise to Sorrento for an alternative trip home!!