So we had riders coming from Victoria and Queensland along with a more local contingent from the Sydney & Newcastle area as well as a 14 owner visiting from New Zealand for the first MCR in Australia. I linked up with the crew from Qld, meeting them for an overnighter at Bendemeer on Thursday arvo, prior to a run to Bathurst on the Friday. Friday dawned bleak & overcast, we kitted up for wet weather and werenâ€™t disappointed, making the run down encountering solid rain at various times. Needless to say, accommodation at the Victoria hotel was hospitable, and it was great to share a few beers and stories with the mob. Saturday morning was totally different, Thank God!!......cloudy but fine, it was perfect for a 9.30 meet & greetâ€™ at the local Zuki dealership, then to form up en-masse for the run out to the track. Took a gentle spin around once to see what was hiding in the bushes out there, found him with radar in hand half way down Conrod so everyone was a little reluctant to spin-up too much...... To our amazement and amusement about 30 minutes later he cruised past our line-up, gave a friendly wave and buggered off.........( I actually think he was giving us a chance to play as long as no-one did anything stupid, then heâ€™d be back with a vengeance.) Had an excellent time on the mountain and to be able to play on the track, letting the 14 breathe a bit, was fabulous, it was great to stop at various places around the track and no matter where you were you would hear the growl of in-line fours exercising the vocal chords somewhere on the run. Took time out after lunch to check out the museum and look over the mix of both bikes and cars that at some stage have run the mountain, including â€˜Gardners world championship winning Honda and â€˜Gilesâ€™s trio of superbikes. Plenty of video screens around showing past races- I forget this one when it happened but youâ€™ve gotta think â€œthis is going to hurtâ€.......but the driver walked away.