Friday, October 24, 2008

Bright Trip - Cup Week-end - Sat 1st Nov - Tues 4th Nov

Well, we had such a great time in Bright last time we've decided to do it all over again! This time the destination is Harrietville in the foothills of Mt Hotham. First night is a stop off in Bairnsdale to refresh the bones before the big ride to Harrietville via Omeo & Dinner Plains, over Mt Hotham and lots of winding mountainous roads.

This time accommodation is The Snowline Hotel in Harrietville which is the original pub in the town that’s been around since the days of the gold rush. It’s slowly getting a reputation as the place to stay if you ride a motorcycle & they can’t wait to get some Triumph photos on their web site.

The Snowline Hotel - 03 57592524

Plan at this stage:

Saturday 1st Nov

  • Meet outside Peter Stevens in Mercer St at 9am for 9:30am start & coffee
  • Ride to Bairnsdale – route to be determined
  • Stay in Bairnsdale Saturday night

Sunday 2nd Nov

  • Ride to Harrietville via Omea
  • Accommodation – The Snowline Hotel

Monday 3rd Nov

  • Some riding home to Geelong
  • Others, day rides in local area or abseiling or gliding!

Tuesday 4th Nov

  • Pack up for the long trek home to Geelong

Monday, October 20, 2008

Broadford Southern Classic - Sunday 19th Oct 2008

With 10 bikes on the road, it was a it was a great turnout for the ride to Broadford and the Southern Classic race meeting. I think it was the biggest number of bikes on a ride for quite a while & maybe the 29C on Saturday had everybody feeling recharged. Craig was sure to have a cheer squad when he rolled out on the T-Rex Honda. Riding through Gisbourne felt like we stepped into another season - it was freezing. On the way up there was fog and the temperature dropped a few degress - on the way back it hadn't changed!
The smokers regrouped in Kilmore - strength in numbers!
It was a great day at the racing & aweseome to see a girl (Mandy Beales) win in the 350 solo race - she got a big cheer from the boys and the girls!
Then Craig came out for the first race in the afternoon - all was going well until he was given a penalty for jumping the start - race over! Second time out was a different story & he was flying - great result - came first in his class!
There was a few standing there watching that were itching to get out there on their own bikes. The sidecars racers put on the usual "slide" show - unreal to watch - wouldn't get me on one of those things!
It was a great day out - good to catch up with everyone after a long cold winter.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Broadford Southern Classic - Sunday 19th Oct 08

A few of us are heading for the Southern Classic at Broadford this Sunday. Its always a great day out & last year it was a thrill to see a couple of Daytona 675s and Thruxtons battling it out on the circuit. I've heard that Craig from Peter Stevens Geelong is racing the TRex Honda!

This is from the website:

Held in 2008 on the weekend of the 18 / 19 October at Broadford Raceway, Strath Creek Rd, Broadford. Its about 80kms north of Melbourne. Take the Hume freeway to the Broadford turnoff, turn right at the first road and the circuit is about 1km east of the freeway.

Racing starts at 9am and concludes at 5 pm.

Food and beverages are available at the track, the Southern Classic Rally will run concurrently.

We're leaving from outside Peter Stevens shop in Mercer St on Sunday at 8.30am sharp - might see you there.