Following the discussion of the now locked thread https://netrider.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=41836 And the instructions per I'm officially announcing the ride. Lunch at the Apollo bay hotel, via Lorne, Via Deans Marsh. >Google Map < So anyone who feels their competence is up to the challenge of the ride is welcome to join me. There might be some (sensibly) spirited riding at times... but I haven't done Deans Marsh road in a looooong time, so I'll be taking it relatively easy. Then there's the hopefully tourist and plod free GOR to Apollobay. I'm happy for more experienced riders to go on ahead. Steal yourselves for the mind numbing freeway legs, there and back! BOM says that Thursday is the pick of the days. Fine and 25. Coastal forecasts predicts winds from 10 - 15knots. Hopefully the weather remains good. The late afternoon and evening is predicted to start to turn to crap, so there's a window of opportunity to take advantage of. Leaving 9:30am from the Shell servo on the Point cook road exit off the Westgate freeway (AKA the M1), AltonaMeadows. Melways reference 53 B11. There's a subway there if you want to get there a bit earlier for brekky. Fuel splash and dash on the outbound side of Geelong, a short coffee/fuel (if needed) break in Lorne, then lunch at Apollobay. Follow the reverse path an hour or so later. Bring a small mortgage to refuel at Apollobay!!! Confirmed: Brij +1 maybe maybe Port +1 VtrElmarco Definite Maybes NightGash Roderick Port, let me know where we're picking you up. Thanks.