So I woke up today, took a look at the sky, figured I'd jump on the bike and ride. What I didn't take into account this morning is just how far I'd go. So I cruised round town for a bit, went a fuelled up and headed to Tatong, from thew I went to Samaria, onto Swanpool before turning left onto the highway and headed towards Mansfield. I stopped briefly at Lake Nillahcootie before pressing onto Mansfield where I stopped for lunch. I left Mansfield early afternoon and headed up the range to Tolmie with the thought of heading back home through Tatong via Spring Creek Rd. Didn't happen, I breezed through Tolmie and headed down the range for Whitfield. I had a blast in the twistys, I had started to get a touch cool as I left Tolmie so I had bumped the heated grips to the second stage. By the time I reached Powers Lookout I knew I needed to pull up, I was making errors in corners and I was lucky I had the rd to myself. After warming myself by the fire of a nice young couple I continued on my way. I wound my way down the range enjoying the twistys again. I even accelerated down some parts! The counter steering was alive and well and I felt for the first time what all riders talk about. The bike and I moved effortlessly. The trees and twistys made way for green pastures with fat cattle and a road the flattened out and curved and rose with the land as I left the hills. Whitfield rose up and I stopped for fuel for both Bessie and myself. With that done, I headed to Wangaratta and did a few things round town. I left and headed out and over the Taminick Gap Rd crossing the Warby ranges. I came back around and into Glenrowan and made a "comfort stop". I rode out for Winton the long way, before arrivarriving back in Benalla. Very worn out but extremely satisfied. Pics to follow, thanks to the young couple for allowing me the warmth of their fire. Also huge thanks to all of those good folks here that provide so much time and knowledge for the noon riders, I couldn't have done today without that help and support.