Sadly Greg was indisposed for his scheduled Kalkallo -Bacchus Marsh ride on April 21st, something about a pulled hammy while attempting to catch a falling Hayabusa. However there was a good turn out, the weather was fine and a good time was had by all. We followed Greg's route (see his earlier post) at an especially gentle pace as it was Easter Sunday, but I elected to not take the Glenmore Road from Ballan to Bacchus Marsh as I hadn't ridden that way for a couple of years and didn't know the road condition.
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Well I was looking forward to Andrew's ride to Licola. Hadn't been up that way in a long time. Jane Bunn said the weather on Sunday would be cool but pleasant with a chance of a early light shower less than a millimetre. Saturday arvo checked the tiger over, lubed the chain and filled up the tank in readiness for a early departure Sunday morning.
The stars and sun aligned. I popped a notice on the website two days in advance, also used my grapevine and 5 other members joined me at Lilydale for a midweek ride. The riders were a diverse bunch with 3 from Yarra Ranges Shire, 1 from Templestowe area and 2 from bay side. The bikes were equally diverse with 2 new "boxers", three very different V twins and my teenage shaft drive V Four. Introductions were actually necessary and once done we headed off in cool sunshine via some leafy side streets and then explored the Yarra Valley. In the valley, we saw alpacas, beef cattle, horses,
Ride Report – Greg G’s Lilydale to Emerald Ride 29 3 19
Vince Green (Ulysses Hon Member for Mernda) – V Strom 1000,
Geoff Shugg - the best Kwaka ZX9R in captivity at the best price,
Jeff Pavlou – BMW R1200 GS Rallye,
Pat Ryan (a very good Clayton’s Tail End Charlie) – Triumph Explorer 1200XCA, and
Greg Gleason (Ride Leader) – Herman the BMW K1300 S Motorsport.
The Hon Vince Green (Ulysses Member for Mernda)’s Kalkallo to Yarck Ride