Knowing that going on the Icicle ride would wholly freak me out, I took up Scumbag and Wizud's offer of a cruise up to Yea for lunch. First met up with Scumbag and NeonBoy whose new beasty has a great exhaust note particularly when on song. Next stop the Grand Hotal in Yarra Glen. I've often seen bikers there, but never dropped in. Great coffee. There we were joined by Wizud and his band of merry men, Cejay, Zeldagirl and her friends. After having tanked up we took the Yarra Track through to Healesville and then left at the RACV Club and up the Chum Creek Road. This road is less mossy than the Myers Creek road atm. Turned right at the Melba Hwy and on to Glenburn. Having ridden alot on race tracks since I last traversed this road, I realised that this has many bumps and could conceivably be classed as a goat track. Nonetheless, it has some fast open sweepers and I was reminded that my suspension is set up for the track and higher speed work. Next it was right at Flowerdale-ish and over the top and down again into what I like to think of as the corkscrew towards Yea. We arrvied in Yea at 10 and headed staright to the Bakery. The service was spritely and the food good. After lunch we bid ZeldaGirl and her friend goodbye and headed towards Seymour for about 10 km before turning off towards Strath Creek. Then turned left and back towards Flowerdale. Another fast sweeping section where the pace picked up somewhat. At Flowerdale we turned left and headed back to Kinglake West and then Whittlesea. This has to be one of my favourite pieces of road. Notably, the speed limit seems to have been dropped to 90kmph in some sections. Fueling up in Whittlesea, general consensus was that we should head cross country via Arthur's Creek and Panton Hill towards Warrandyte before going our separate ways. Thanks all for a great ride.