The last couple of days have seen me doing a fair bit of riding (for me at least, I know there are lots of riders who would do longer rides), and I deliberately pushed myself out of my comfort zone a bit. I could have freeway ridden the whole joirney, but wanted to find some twists and turns. My home town is a flat, straight road sorta place. So Shepp to Melbourne and ended up going through Strath Creek and Kinglake. Found myself in unfamiliar territory, so just cruised through all the lovely sweeping bends from Seymour to Kinglake, pretty much sat at the speed limits (or even a little less if i felt unsure) and then took the road down to Hurstbridge from Kinglake. I had one incident where I didnt set up properly for a corner and had to pull myself up, but stayed upright, and was also fortunate enough that I had no cars behind me, so was able to focus and ride down to the best of what I can do. Got passed by a couple of more experienced riders, and for a couple of corners I tried to go with them but lost confidence and backed off. Then the first Metro ride, straight down Burke Road to Carnegie, and parked the bike for the night. Had a ride into town during peak hour, did a little filtering, but need to work more on my spacial awareness of gap sizes. Biggest mistake was that I was tired by midday. Refuelled the bike and the body, rode up Sydney road (filtering all the way) and hit the Hume heading home. 80ks in and im getting sore and thirsty, have a drink, but not much of a break, head off again. About 50ks later im getting tired again, decide im gonna stop at the next rest stop and run some water over my head and jacket. Riding up at 110 ks and feeling tored and fatigued, and all of a sudden Im noticing the throttle chopped. Im thinking wtf? Then I realised. Microsleep. Fortunately I got lucky this time. Pulled into the rest stop, soaked the jacket and got myself home. Dont underestimate fatigue. Not once. I learned, and was lucky.