Well we rolled out Two up 9-00 AM Saturday morning, Loaded to the hilt. Yarra Juntion, Noojee, Icy Creek road, covered in slimy crap, bark branches, etc, Stopped in Yallourn Nth for Brunch, Feed Me, Feed me, Says Heather, Then on to Maffra, Heyfield, Briagolong, Stockdale, Lovely uninhabitaded back roads, The Bird blows all the cobwebs out, Stretches her legs and is purring like the Bird it is, Lindenow, Bairnesdale, Stop for fuel and more eats, Where do you put it girl, Then Bruthen, then through the twisties up to Omeo, Took some great shots on the Way, river on the side of the road, Then Omeo to Anglers Rest, What a road, Not for the squeamish, Pretty much Tight twisties all the way, Big drop off on one side, Riding into the sun, Heathers lost her nerve, some what, The 250 Hyosung cruiser has given her a Totally different perspective on speed, Hahahaha I slow down for her, She is not interested in the river views I am pointing out to her as we are zipping round corners, I cant look down there, its frightening, She says, She cant understand that I can look at the views and ride at the same time, 2 or 300 feet down, the river looks tremendous, Flowing through the rocks trees and pools, Getting a good video with the camera mounted on the bars, Roll into The Blue Duck Inn for tea, Then back about 2 Kays, Nice park on the river, Lovely setting, set up the tent, have a few drinks and off to bed, Day 2, Anglers rest to the turn off to Falls Creek, More marvellous twisties, still with the big drop off beside the road, I really would not like to run off that road, Straight down, You would hit the bottom with out hitting the edge. Then we turn off to Falls, Tight left hander and upwards at the same time, Start climbing steeply, We stop for piccys and look down at the river, magic through the trees, Then the tar turns to white road, Hard to see gravel on it, But I can hear it hitting the radiator, slow down quick, Its a very good road, short sweepers, sort off, But tight bends after straights, with a bit o fine gravel, Just take it easy, The Bird does not like gravel, The veiws though the trees are grouse, Start to freeze going across the flats to Falls, I only have a shirt on, Odd way of making a road, You look ahead to see the road going straight, then it changes direction before it gets to where your looking, couple of bends, Whoops, careful there son, Hahahahaha Trap for beginners, hahahaha. Roll into Falls Creek, Ride around in circles, getting a good video, Feed me Feed me, Again, Get a drink and a chewy bar, she stops grumbling, Then down to Mt Beauty, stop for din dins and a coffee, Ran out of card for the camera, No one sells them, Its Sunday, Its a tourist area, and you cant get cards for your camera, DUHHHH, Over Tawonga Gap to Bright, Find a Card for the camera in a fishing and camping store, He kept getting asked for them, so now he stocks a few, Met Steve and Eve and a few others from Sydney on their way to Tassie in the servo, what a chance meet up, Will have my licence back for the Tintaldra run in Oct when we will meet up again, They were on their way to Mt Hotham and were staying over night at the Blue Duck at Anglers rest via Omeo, will we go home via Whitfield, Heather says its your ride, I am happy with what ever you do, Long time till I ride again, Mt Hotham is boring, Ive been over that road too many times, So back over Tawonga gap and back up to falls Creek, Filming all the way, Such a beautifull ride up that road, Roll through Falls Creek and across the flats, Damn its cold, get through the flats and it warms up again, Still riding in only a long sleeved shirt, Heathers got enough attgatt for ten men, shes been sweating like a pig all day, Hahahahahaha Even with the liners out, She starting to feel the strain of hard riding, Her bodys not young any more, So we have to stop quite often to let her walk around and then she is right to go again, Roll down the mountain to the turn off back to Anglers rest, Most of it is on video, So I can look at it and drool while I am not riding, Totally enjoying myself cruising through the twisties and looking at the excellent views of the river beside the road, down in the valley, go through Anglers rest a few mile and guess what, theres the group from Sydney heading for Anglers rest, We press on to Omeo for another Feed, Heathers got the munchies again, She has pancakes with Pecans as they had run out of Walnuts. I had a prawn cutlet pizza, but they had run out of prawns, so I had to have half the lot and half prawns, hahahahaha At Omeo, I pulled the pack apart and we loaded up with the necessary cold gear, Now we are serious, I have my leather jacket on and gloves, Heathers got her liners back in, The pack looks like it leaning back a lot more than usual, After investigation, The bike frame has broken on one side, Well its been there for about 45000 kays and its carried a lot of weight in that time, Hope fully it will get us home, Then on towards Bruthen, By now it was dark and we came from Ensay through the twisties in the dark, A wallaby ran up the shear wall in front of us, We had to stop a few times for the mandatory walk around for Heather, Get to Bairnesdale with no problems, Fuel up and Have a coffee at Macca's, As its 9-30 PM I decide to slab it home, Very light rain, like a drizzle, not enough to stop for, So I proceed on, Get to Rosedale and ride through, Buckets down, I do a U turn and back to Rosedale to get under a verandah in the closed servo, I have a very wet and cold crotch by this time and not happy about it, Undo the pack again and break out the wet gear, Get it on and pack up again, Its stopped bloody raining by this time, and didnt rain again all the way home, I hate that, I am drowned under neath the wet gear and its not raining, ARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHH, I have not seen a cop all weekend, I would like to open the Bird up and get home in a real hurry, But, No, I will stick to the limit, Not much traffic on the way home, Stop for a smoke a few times and the customary walk around for guess who, Hahahaha I have decided not to take Heather on an Iron Butt Ride, We turn off at Berwick and come through the Hills, Belgrave and Monbulk and arrive back in Lilydale at 3-30 Am Monday morning, 1130 Klms all up in two days, Was a blast and We loved every minute of it, Excellent weather, 28 +C Both days, Rained for 10 minutes on the way home, Just enough to get me wet and piss me right off, But thats life, Now I have to sit on my bum for 8 months and watch as Heather rides her Hyosung cruiser out and I cant, Not happy Jan, Cheers, Brian, PS; My Magnificent Blackbird is now in mothballs, CRY, CRY, CRY, BOO, HOO, HOO.