The day being nice an' all, and tommorow being fathers day (the one day of the year when you can guarantee you won't get to do what you want) I decided to go for a ride. Firstly, out to Dandenong to see what bargains were available at that sale. I was offered 25% off Draggin jeans (so they were $150) but sadly there were none in the style I wanted. Everthing was discounted - jackets, race leathers, boots helmets so if you're looking for stuff it might be worth a visit on Sunday. A quick stop to see my uncle at Monash medical centre and then ho, hum, lets do Reefton. Up Wellington Rd, through Avonsleigh and on to Warburton. All good so far (lots of bikes at the McMahons Creek pub). Lovely ride up to the Woods Point turn off and thats when the road got really ugly. Heading Warburton to Marysville was a good choice - the worst of the crap was in the other lane. The surface is a mixture of sticks, wet leaves, bark, sawdust (from the numerous trees that fell across the road) and gravel. And it was cold. really cold (should have bought that bargain Dririder). The worst section was Cambarville to the Falls Creek turnoff. Falls Creek to Marysville was a little better, but lots of gravel stretches. Marysville was deserted - not a bike in sight. I decided to push on to Healesville and have coffee there. I grabbed a bite to eat and, on the way back to the bike, a bloke stopped me and asked if I wanted my fortune read. As it was now 3.00 and I had to collect the kids from their mum (in Yarraville) by 4.00, my future was bleakly evident so I declined. Low jet route back to Melbourne, a smidge late on collecting the kids, but not a bad day all in all. Everything arrived home in one piece, so I'll chalk that one up as a success.