Intro So bit of a ride report from my trip to Sydney, I initially only wanted to go as far as Bombala but as the dates for the Ride to the Sea coincided with my trip, I decided to go all the way to Sydney. Day 1 Set off for a 5:00AM start, having everything packed up on the bike the night before, I’ve become familiar in the way of packing my bike efficiently. Though as I couldn’t remember exactly how I packed it for the recent Rawson trip, I had to re-pack my luggage at Yea as I could feel the back stepping out. The Rawson trip really help me get accustomed on how to pack my bike and how the bike handles. Bike all prepped and about to leave. Riding through St. Andrews – Kinglake road, was a fairly clean run but being so early in the morning I was taking it a little easy due to the chance of wildlife. Kinglake West to Flowerdale to Yea is always a good road plenty of photo opportunities due to the sun rising. Somewhere along Flowerdale road. I’ve never done the Mansfield to Whitfield road, so after few kilometers in just outside Mansfield I greeted by a deer in the middle of a corner, that was fun. This taught me a good lesson in that even if there are decent sized cliffs don’t count out wildlife leaping down it, this taught me a good lesson on hazard perception that I used later on in the day. Other than that, the road is some of the most fun I’ve ever had on the bike. I did pull off down one of the side roads on the way to Whitfield; I was seeing signs for Powers Lookout so I decided it was a good time for a break. The road to the lookout itself was actually unsealed (about 5 km’s worth one way) which was quite fun to ride on and proved to be worth it due to the scenery. [No pictures were taken on the Mansfield – Whitfield road itself due to having so much fun. ] After leaving Whitfield I decided to take a little detour (about 10 km’s) to Glenrowan for some fuel so I could make it all the way to Omeo without having to worry about filling up at Bright. Something I didn't realize was the route I actually planned included the Great Alpine Road (never thought to look it up where it was...) this was after seeing signs for it in Myrtleford. After leaving Bright the roads were great leading up to Hotham Heights apart from a couple of trucks skirting the center lines. These roads were really enjoyable roads, I was able to feel how the bike was handled with the up-hill/down-hill sections, it wasn’t a bad feeling, just a different to what I’m used to. The scenery along the way and at the top was great too as shown by picture at Mount Hotham. At Mount Hotham The roads from Omeo provided a very fast and entertaining finish to the end of the day. I also decided to cut across to Nowa Nowa from Bruthen instead of going down to Bairnsdale/Lakes Entrance, the roads between there were some very open and fast corners which was awesome. The day finished at about 4:30PM when I pulled into the Orbost Caravan Park to set up shop for the night, very friendly people there (Note to self, pack insect repellent when camping so forests and lakes/rivers.