I did this ride yesterday for the first time (looked after the money last year), it was great to catch up with a number of people that I haven't seen in ages. Not sure what the final attendance figures were but the column of bikes stretched back a fair way. Top marks to VicPol for giving the ride a green light (I went through a number of reds, not sure what people further back experienced). The Whittlesea Country Music Festival, 3 letters, WTF??? Not knocking Country Music but................judging by the lack of motorcycles in the carpark after just one hour was a fair indication that it sucked. Don't get me wrong, a cowgirl with the hat, boots & shorts is a definite turn on but hey................ Does the ride need to go anywhere? In my opinion (not that it's worth a pinch of shit, but.....) why not choose a place like the Katani Gardens in St.Kilda as the venue to have stalls, live band, DJ's, strippers, whatever instead of meeting en mass and then riding 50km worth of freeways to a shit destination. Spend more time and effort on the end product instead. Why must we "ride" to somewhere every time. It's a bucket load of work, it's resource consuming etc etc, do we NEED a ride or would a "festival" for RFTH's be a better option? If people have a band to listen to or whatever entertainment there is on the day they may stay longer? I'm not for a second knocking the organisers, I thought they did a brilliant job organising the event and to see it run smoothly it a testament to their efforts. For me, the verdict for the destination is a resounding FAIL. How did everyone find it?