The Hon Vince Green (Ulysses Member for Mernda)’s Kalkallo to Yarck Ride
Vince & Kath – V Strom
Jeff – BMW R1200 GS Adventure
Garry – Victory Jackpot
Mike – BMW R1200 RS
Pat – Triumph Explorer XCA
Les – Yamaha FJR 1300
Greg – Suzuki Hayabusa, and joining us At Seymour
John – Honda ST 1300
Vince took us up through Wandong and Broadford before cutting across to Seymour for morning tea. At the meet up before the ride, Greg had sworn off food at morning tea, saving his appetite for the culinary delights of the Giddy Goats Café in Yarck. But he stood behind Mike at the Macca’s order counter…… Apparently 2 Mud Muffins (not one) were consumed, by Mike and I wonder who?
With Greg now suffering food guilt, we made our way up, down and around the highlands finally dropping down to Yarck on the escarpment road which was a skating rink of seemingly endless gravel…. We all know it’s about the journey, not the destination, but the food, as always, was fantastic. We wandered home in various directions, John, Pat and Greg opted for the Whanveregan Road and the Black Spur. Whilst the traffic was heavy as expected, it was a pleasant run home.
Thanks to Vince and Kath who led us on a great ride with varied roads and great scenery. Thanks also to John Cook for his excellent photography, and Pat Ryan who filled in as Tail End Charlie.
Sunday’s weather is looking good so far for Pat Ryan’s Lorne Ride. This annual “event” is one not to be missed. In Pat’s own words – “from Ardeer across the Brisbane Ranges through Anakie and Steiglitz to Meredith for morning tea. From there it is a run down through the western district and into Lorne via the Deans Marsh road. Lunch at Lorne and home up the Great Ocean Road, one of our most scenic Victorian Roads. Choice is then up the Geelong Road to Melbourne or down to Queenscliffe to catch the ferry to Sorrento and home from the other side”.