Been riding for three months (learner) and decided to just take off on the bike and head north with only a small day pack and the tools for the bike. Rode from Frankston to Bairnsdale, to Euroa via Omea and Mt. Hotham and back home again all in 2 1/2 days. It was brilliant! Lots of twisties, lots of highway work and all on my Honda VTR 250. I got cold, numb, bug splatted and wet, I even screamed in my helmet at times.. Exhausted now, but worth every minute, especially the ride from Bairnsadale to Omeo and back down the other side of Mt Hotham. Highly recommend the ride but, was a little out of my comfort zone on a couple of occasions. Looking to upgrade to a V-Strom or CB500x next. A side note: if it wasn't for the Net Rider mentoring and Saturday practice would never had the confidence to do this ride or the skills.