It was a nice day. Little cloud cover, plenty of sun. Even the west coast was going to be fine and dry for once. What more could you ask for in a day to ride out to Strathgordon/Lake Pedder? Usual meet at Joe's Garage, just before ten. Had a turnout of eight bikes to begin the day. Smack (Ducati 1000SS), Techno (Monster S2R), Twingirl (SP2), Wobbygong (Norge), Dim (Zephyr), Leecy (ZZR250 - Yellow), Hayden (GSXR-750), and myself (ZZR250 - Blue). Off to New Norfolk where some added in fuel, gathered the group back up. Headed out to Maydena for our first stop. A drink here, some more petrol there, what looked like some tinkering on the SP2, and set off for Strathgordon. Split up pretty quickly, Dim and Hayden firing off ahead, Leecy and myself on the ZZRs sitting about the same area, with the others somewhere behind. The road out to Strathgordon's pretty nice, fairly open for the most part. The road surface takes a bit of getting used to, with a fair bit of quartz from the surrounding hills used in the making. Strangely enough, they still painted the lines white on an almost white road. Let's hear it for Tasmanian thinking. Techno caught up from the back of the pack at some point, headed out ahead. Came across Dim on the side of the road, kept going as he had the camera out for the posers (pics dim?) , got in to Strathgordon. By this stage I was in the front couple with Techno and Hayden, with Leecy and Dim somewhere behind. Who knows where the rest of them were. Straight through Strathgordon/Lake Pedder, and up to the Gordon Dam. Beautiful place this. Abandonment Dim, Leecy, Hayden and myself took a walk down something like 200 stairs to the dam wall itself, which you can walk along. Some beautiful views, and discussions of flying foxes, abseiling, climbing and throwing the new guy off the wall. Down there for a bit of time, we eventually managed to haul ourselves back up all the stairs to find our four bikes on their own. We'd been ditched! Rude... Not to be deterred, we hopped back on and found our way back to Lake Pedder for some lunch. They've got a lovely little restaraunt there, do a good steak, plus a local "Pedder Burger" (no bull!). Still had plenty of time, so we headed on back at a leisurely pace. Well, us on the ZZRs did, Dim and Hayden did the usual. Gathered back up at Maydena for some petrol, and bee-lined it back into the city for some post-ride drinks at Joe's. All in all, a great day out. Good road to ride, able to test yourself a bit without going too far.