Soooooo, itâ€™s the Christmas Holidays & time to start thinking of heading off on another motorcycle trip. Scumbag & I had been thinking about running a trip up & over both Hotham & Thredbo since coming back from Lapping the Map 07, hence the tour name of Twin Peaks. Ironically, the trip we did with CeJay & Boo in November (Tourismo 2007) literally replicated our planned route so a quick rethink was required prior to booking accommodation. We ended up opting to spend 3 nights at Thredbo including New Years Eve, with two days each side getting there & back. Given the likely temps and the fact that this was supposed to be a holiday not an endurance test, we kept the kmâ€™s per day pretty low (400km to 450km per day). Itinary: Day 1 â€“ Melb to Albury via the Spur, Taggerty, Thornton, Alexandra, Whitfield & then to Albury via C524 & C527 Day 2 â€“ Albury to Thredbo via B400, & the C546 (Granya Gap) & then The Alpine Way Day 3 â€“ Thredbo Day 4 â€“ Thredbo Day 5 â€“ Thredbo to Bright via The Alpine Way, the C546, C531 & the C534 Day 6 â€“ Bright to Melbourne The Crew: Scumbag & Mrs Scumbag CeJay & Liz Black Betty Gorgeous Liz had expressed a desire to come along as a pillion during the planning stages. Thanks to the luggage carrying capacity of the Tuono & its pillion seat limitations, Liz wisely (bravely) opted for the comfort of the Super Tankerâ€™s pillion seat. Unfortunately for Liz, thanks to sizing issues re helmets, it took quite a while for her to get all of her gear together; this then limited the number of practice pillion runs she could do with Scumbag to get a feel for what she had got herself into. In the end, Liz was on the back of the Super Tanker a grand total of twice !! before we headed off on our trip. Gear: All of us riding ran with leather pants & some form of lightweight Gortex jacket. Trial runs a few weeks prior experimenting with Dragins had left us all feeling that while they were fine for a quick blatt, long term protection & confidence is supplied via dead cow hide. We all had wet weather pants & a thermal top (just in case). Luggage was a mix of pannier style soft luggage, hard panniers, tie down bags & rack style luggage. Brother G kindly loaned me his zip together ventura bags so that I could loan Liz my gearsack. The Super Tanker ended up fully loaded, two up with two hard panniers & the gearsack on top.