[real quick writeup, I'll do it properly for the newsletter] So Martin (Dangerman) comes over to visit Melbourne from Perth. He's got a VFR750 for 2 days and he wants to sample what Melbourne riding is about. Well, we just got back. Here goes: Tuesday: Melbourne Geelong Dean's Marsh (pissing down) Lorne We get a break in the clouds for a minute while we have a coffee in Lorne, and the GOR is dry for all of 5km, then we come around a corner and the rain blasts in sideways again. BASTARD! SHITE! BOLLOCKS! You can see it sheeting down the road. Apollo Bay is dryish and the 100k bit through the valley is nice even in the wet, we're starting to get some rhythm going, Martin's loving the VFR. Laver's Hill, where we stop for lunch at one of the great biking pubs in the world. Owner Pete Malloch joins us for a beer and a yarn, he's selling the pub soon so make sure you go say g'day before he leaves, he's a legend. Before we leave he starts up his incredibly loud 1940s Ariel 350 single for us and gives it a few squirts: [img:800:600:bd2ac9d885]http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR%20%26%20Spurs_files/IMG_3119.jpg[/img:bd2ac9d885] He uses it for trackdays out at Mt. Gambier. Then out through the shocking piece of road through to Port Campbell, albeit at a quicker pace than we were doing last Saturday for Deano's birthday ride. And this time we stop at the apostles for a peek: [img:800:600:bd2ac9d885]http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR%20%26%20Spurs_files/IMG_3129.jpg[/img:bd2ac9d885] [img:800:600:bd2ac9d885]http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR%20%26%20Spurs_files/IMG_3125.jpg[/img:bd2ac9d885] http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR & Spurs_files/IMG_3135.jpg Then it's back through Laver's Hill and off through Gellibrand to Colac along this bit of road, Martin's hands slowly turning to popsicles: http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR & Spurs_files/IMG_3140.jpg http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR & Spurs_files/IMG_3146.jpg http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR & Spurs_files/IMG_3148.jpg http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR & Spurs_files/IMG_3149.jpg Coming into Colac, Martin asked "so how do you do wheelies?" Um, roll off, then roll on hard. Have a crack at that. Sure enough, off towards the next set of lights, Martin popped his first wheelie, and a very impressive one I thought! Woo! From Colac it's the long, familiar drudgery of the road back to Geelong, where at least we know there's GREAT tuckere awaiting at my favourite diner (I'm obsessed with this place): http://web.mac.com/lozzobear/iWeb/Site/GOR & Spurs_files/IMG_3158.jpg And then it's dodge the speed cameras all the way back to Melbourne where we chuck 'On Any Sunday' on the telly and stick away some vino to wind down. We sleep very well!