27/06/2010 · 1:07 pm
Did a 300k run around central Victorian goldfields. The temp was 7C when I left; it struggled up to 8C abeam Castlemaine, and 10C at Dunolly, where I stopped for a coffee. Two hours on the road, with heated grips on, I was perfectly warm. The range and comfort of the Breva 1100 is ideal.
I stopped at Carisbrook to check a monument that I passed many times before:
On the way home it rained and the temperature dropped to 6C (at 2.30pm!). With the Michelin Pilot dual compound tyres, the greasy road wasn’t even noticeable.
Excellent day out.
14/06/2010 · 5:25 pm
Spent 2 days fanging around during a bloody cold long weekend. Recently had the heated grips fitted to the Breva and they’re worth their weight in gold. Temperatures got down to 5C in the Black Forest near Trentham. Below 10C I found that I really needed the grips on the highest setting. Only a week or so from the shortest day and it felt like it; really notice the temperature start to drop from 1330 after it struggled up to 11-12C. Great riding, though – clear and no wind.