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Umm, Where shall I go?

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' at netrider.net.au started by glipschitz, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Well, after 6 weeks of being off the bike due to being way too busy, (and when I did go to ride it the battery was flat...) I FINALLY got the bike out of the garage.

    1st stop was the servo to fix the tyre pressure as it felt shithouse.

    That was all fixed so off I went. No destination in mind, just hop on and go where ever the hell the road takes me.

    So I hopped on Maroondah Hwy and headed towards Healsville to have a poke around for any other riders... nope, no one to be seen. So I hit the spur and had a nice cruisy ride thru the spur.

    The roads were not too bad thru the spur. A little bit damp, but otherwise pretty good. Mind you I wasn't trying to break any land speed records, so the conditions were great! :p

    Got to the top of the spur at Narbethong and thought... hmmm, where to now? Well I took the turn off to Marysville thinking I might go for a coffee, but just after the turn off I see this sign .... Warburton ... hmm, haven't been down that road before... and I don't particularly like Reefton, so what the hell.

    Down this 2 goats wide road, an old logging road. Here I am thinking yeah, this looks pretty good, It's sealed, not much crap on it and the scenery is good.

    About 15 - 20k's down this road a hit dirt! YAY! This is where the fun begins!

    Well I haven't done much riding on dirt and gravel, so this was really going to put me to the test.

    I relaxed, and just took it all in 2nd / 3rd gear, staying upright and just really enjoying it. The scenery through this part of the forest is just SENSATIONAL!

    Well, I had no frikken idea where this road would pop out. I had some clue that I was headding for Mt Donna Buang as the road seemed to be pointing in that general direction, but other than that, all I knew that I was headding towards Warburton.

    Well, After 15 odd k's of some good, some bad, and some just ugly dirt road, I get to where the road ends. The 1/2 way point turn up to the summit of Mt. Donna Buang.

    NOW THAT WAS A AWSOME ROAD!

    [img:1280:1024:2eaacf3890]http://www.gregl.id.au/motorcycling/sign290706.jpg[/img:2eaacf3890]

    Doing a road like that really makes you appreciate riding. It's not all just hammering through sweepers, doing the twisties and passing everything at warp factor 9, this was a beautiful afternoon taking in the scenery, polishing up skills and really just enjoying being on the bike. It was me against the rest of the world and I was loving it!

    [img:1280:1024:2eaacf3890]http://www.gregl.id.au/motorcycling/bike290706.jpg[/img:2eaacf3890]

    Stopped at Mt. Donna Buang for about 20 minutes to have a bit of a stretch, and a young chap was going back to the car with his folks and just was glued to my bike. So.... I made his day!

    [img:1280:1024:2eaacf3890]http://www.gregl.id.au/motorcycling/happychappy290706.jpg[/img:2eaacf3890]

    Well off I went, back down Mt. Donna Buang toward Warburton and down the Warburton Highway for home.

    All up, about 170k's of great riding, polishing up the skills lost in 6 weeks off the bike and just enjoying some of the finest roads that Victoria has to offer.

    Greg


     
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  2. Nice one Greg, especially kind of you making the boy's day. I'm sure he's a budding biker before you know it.

    Such a beautiful day for it too. rain they said HA! Too bad I was stuck in a hospital :( (just visiting).
     
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  3. Sounds like you had a great day :)

    I love those sort of rides where you just go whereever the road takes you.
     
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