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.
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,
Mick Hedger has got in early with an accommodation booking for 3 nights in Thredbo Village, Friday 1st November -Sunday 3rd November inclusive, with spare beds available.
- The Grand Parade was relatively short, but a great spectacle and showed both Mornington, The Bay and The Ulysses Club at their best
- The Civic Welcome was brought forward to accommodate the heat - an excellent decision