Went for a ride up North (from Melbourne ) today. Met a couple of mates in Healesville, had a coffee at the Beechworth Bakery, and off we went. Weater forecast was for scattered showers, but when we left, there was plenty of blue sky to see and not a drop of water on the road. First through the Black Spur. Managed to loose my mates after overtaking a ute and caravan, but they caught up again when I changed the visor over to the tinted one in Narbathong. Took a little detour to Eildon, via Alexandra and Eildon National Park (Skyline Road), then onto the Eildon - Jamieson Road. First bit had a bit of gravel on it, so we took it a little easier, but when everything was clear we opened the throttle and fell into the groove. The road was nice and grippy, and I managed to scrape the footpegs on a few occasions. Refuel in Mansfield before heading off towards Whitfield. Great sweepers (for some reason signposted as 45 km/h or 50 km/h, but you can easily do 100 km/h (or more ) through most of the distance. Greet the Reaper in Tolmie and carry on to Whitfield. Had a Group of Riders on Cruisers coming our way in the first half towards Whitfield. A couple of them crossed over into our lane going through a leftie (from their view). They got a bit startled/panicie when we whisked past them. May I take a few seconds here to advise all riders out there to ride within their limitations!!! Doesn't help to try and stay close to the leader of the Group if you end up having a head on collision with another bike, or a car coming your way! Lunch at the Pub in Whitfield was ok, but a little expensive, as you can expect from the Country Pubs. Back on the bike and back to Mansfield. Another group of riders coming our way in the short little twisty bit, just before you pass underneath the overhead power lines. Once again, one moron trying to stay close crossing over into our lane. Luckily, once again only by a few centimetres. Mind you, if I had been driving the Landcruiser, it would have been a sudden finish for the moron. Refuel in Mansfield again and off to Melbourne the boring way (Merton, Yark, Alexandra). Bit of fun in the Black Spur again, but too many cars to really enjoy it. Also started raining a little at that time, giving the roads a shiny wet coating. All in all a fantastic day. Did just over 500 km, which is not bad for a day trip in early spring.