I've recently settled into NR as being my new regular bike forum. This is a great community and I've really enjoyed getting slowly more involved. Probably one of my favourite parts of this forum is reading people's ride reports, so I'd like to add a few more of my recent rides for anyone who's interested to read. I'll whack em all in this thread, so if you feel like a bit of a gander over the pics of the Victorian countryside from a motorcyclist's perspective, read on! Cheers - Just a small addition to the thread: I've found some older pics from last year sometime on a ride I would have done in October or November 2008, from my place out to Marysville and back again. Probably took this route, or similar. Some pics from the ride, descriptions beneath: 1. After heading through Launching Place, this would have been taken on Don Road, near the bridge where it becomes a dirt road! 2. Riding along said dirt road, probably near D on the map. 3. Somewhere along the road that goes from Marysville Road to Cambarville, just before it turns to dirt. You can see the gravel sign in the background. (I turned around at this point!) 4. After Marysville, on the road to Buxton. Nice little stop-off near the bridge over the bubbling little creek, only a few mins north of Marysville. Since the fires, I'm pretty sure the bridge is still there, but there are less living trees For the above, I was on my 2005 Hyosung GT250R, my first motorcycle, upon which I really became hooked on riding (although to be honest, those first 2 days on the L's course had me already signed up for life)! Was a fun little bike, although the 250cc did run out of poke in places - I remember flying up the Marysville Rd on the way toward said town, on that long hill that crests in a cutting. Getting up that in 5th (or 4th, didn't really matter) and holding 106km/hr (indicated) was about all I could eek out of that engine. Actually, I even flooded it at that speed on my first ride through there, not realising that I would have had the throttle pinned whereas the output of the engine only required maybe 3/4 open. This is my theory anyway, as the bike coughed and spluttered, almost stalled, then went straight back to normal again after I'd pulled over and let it idle for 3 or 4 seconds. A lesson Great bike, I miss it, but lurve my new steed ('87 FJ1200), which stars in all the stories below. Here's to many more!