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The Peninsula to the rider's Holy Grail.

  1. Aparently there are a few things that can keep me away from the bike... Besides the ridiculously weird & wicked Melbs weather; so was the biggest chest infection I've ever had... :grumpy::sick: Friggin' cold - my body doesn't like anything below 20 with an min of 99% humidity (obviously!).

    Not being able to stay immobile any longer & using the short window of what seemed to be 'good' weather by melbs standards off I went for a long/late day tour to visit the Holy Grail of Aussie riders .... PHILLIP ISLAND!

    Breakky was a special French banana & crepes. At an authentic French place, only big enough to fit 5ppl inside, plenty cozy with romantic music playing in the background.... The only romance this girl was experiencing, was from the chocolate & crepes! Get. In. Ma. Belly!
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    Heading south, I was rewarded with yet another "big" object straight over the bridge into PI :). The Big Wave...so I knew it was going to be a good day today.
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    Then came the moment every Aussie rider dreams of. The glimpse of such a fine track...
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    While in PI, also had to check out Penguin Parade, the point and of course being attacked by Cape Baron gesse while slowing down for them to cross the road...
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    And of course, check out pretty little Cowes for biking memorabilia.
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    Pressing on, said goodbye to PI and headed over to the Mornington peninsula. Checked out some of the many delectable farms - cheeses, honey, apples, cherries, strawberries to get as many free taste samples as possible! :D The shitty thing about bike touring is that no matter how much stuff you want to take back home with you - you don't have enough luggage space! :facepalm:
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    Made my way to Portsea & Point Nepean National Park. Checked out Swan bay & the old barracks in its full sun setting glory.
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    Concluded that peak hour wasn't going to be fun & it was getting dark.... So checked out Arthur's Chair lookout - a most awesome light display of the entire bay!!
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    And top the night off with an hours soak in the Peninsula Hot Springs... Haven't felt more at home in temp since leaving Qld! Lol Highly recommended!!!:p<3

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    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! ;-)
    thenakedrider, kate, XJ6N and 2 others like this.


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