I am planning a trip into Birdsville in September so I thought I should get the butt in shape. I left home at 9.30am and headed for Dargo. Nice road with plenty of bends. Lots of bikes heading back towards Bairnsdale. From Dargo it was cold and a bit wet as I took my time across the high plains road. Good gravel road up to 80kph. Then turn left at Great alpine road and wind your way down to Harrietville and then Bright. Fish and chips for lunch and then head across the Tawonga gap road to Mount Beauty and re fuel. 11ltrs filled the Transalp, which I thought was pretty good as I was giving it a bit of stick through Tawonga gap and Great alpine road corners. Then up and up and up to Falls creak and Bogong high plains then down down down to the Omeo hwy above Blue Duck. On from here to Omeo for a drink and then a quick zip home to Bairnsdale and a couple of stubbies at 5.30pm All up about 500ks Things I learnt for furture rides. 1/ Watch out for old pricks in new Landcruises, taking racing lines. 2/ Don't buy fish and chips this far away from the sea.