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Mt Emotion

  1. Emotions are much like mountains. The can seem like a tall order, be heavy on the body and sometimes be hard to struggle up.
    The highs (peaks) & lows (valleys), the uncertainty (winding creeks in the valleys). :arghh:
    Once on a mountain one has to keep the throttle steady and climb the road through its snaking corners till the summit and descent; just ride it out. Doesn't the saying go "if in doubt, gas it out?!" Lol. :rolleyes:

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    (Ice. Something QLDers only see inside their freezer)

    After weeks of waiting, premature departures and built up emotions, fatigue, cold, hunger, little sleep, bike damage & replacement, having to get to relearn the character of a new bike (thanks so much GeorgeOGeorgeO & Wheres me BoikeWheres me Boike for the support on technical issues!), built up stress & finally having to say goodbye - all added up. I was brought to my knees this morning. :sorry::cry:
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    It was the stillness & eerie quiet of the of a -1 degree morning, with the warm pastel colours shyly pushing from behind a random Gippsland mountain.The beauty of the simple location, raw in its elements.
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    I felt like the jilted lover, quietly sneaking out the back door (of Melb), and pausing just long enough to take one last, long look back. Having broke the rule of not falling in love with a forbidden place. :cautious::facepalm:

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    But I regress: enough with the deep & meaningful...
    For one last dash up a mountain yet to be explored/ridden lead by NosohNosoh: Rawson, Walhalla, Lake Thompson and the prettiest (iciest town I've ever seen!). Lunch and final good-byes and then continuing onwards & Eastwards.... Destination: Lakes Entrance.
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    Oh, Victorians... You ARE spoilt by choice! :smug: I'll never forget this visit and I've promised myself it won't be the last...

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    Day ended on a swimmingly good note - to be privileged to see the BIG nemo! Whoop whoop! Matching colours! :woot:
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    Tomorrow not sure what route it will be...the
    A) most crazy adventurous (Bruthen-Buchan Rd)
    8) the sedately adventurous (Bonang hwy) or
    C) the please wake me up Princes Hwy...?
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    About Author

    The energy of a cut's lizard tail,
    The passion of a Spaniard at motoGP,
    As annoying as a flea in the ear,
    With the love for biking as Kayne West loves himself.
    Looking at life through vertically challenged eyes.
    Valvoline.... you know what I mean! ;-)
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  1. jonnymac
    You are a star, your blog, adventures and backbone have amazed me!!!!!

    Love your work
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  2. Eric
    Sometime a motorcycle tour can have very intense days that takes a toll on you. You need to read yourself and if necessary stop early. I am not going to go on about my rides except to say. Plans are plans but they
    can be broken to keep yourself safe and get on with the ride the next day.
    All roads except a Hwy. unless time dictates that is the only way to met a time restraint.
    The NR in Melbourne have shined in their surport of our adventure from the north. Well done.
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  3. icemaker
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  4. icemaker
    Bonang , clap clap clap, Bonang, clap clap clap. Or as an alternative Monaro Hwy, avoid the Princes hwy like the plague.

    Whichever way you decide to go, try going through Mount Darrah, Myrtle Mountain, Candelo, Tathra. Awesome stretches of road.

    Google Maps
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  5. kate
    Beautiful write up, breath taking photos and a poetic end to your stay in Melbourne. It was lovely of NosohNosoh to see you off. Safe travels on your next leg of your journey.
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