Monthly Archives: November 2011

After the rain…

Copped 29ml of rain on Saturday, but Sunday was fine.  Did a 300+km run through Sutton Grange, up over Mt William and out through Harcourt to Mt Tarrengower at Maldon.  The rain had been heavy here, as the road up the mountain was covered in gravel and rocks.

The lookout was erected from the poppet head from the Comet mine at Bendigo.  It was dragged up the mountain by horses in the 1920s and was one of the first fire lookouts.  Triangulation is used from several lookouts to pinpoint bushfire outbreaks.   Looking around here, 30,000,000 ounces of gold were extracted, a third by immigrant alluvial gold diggers!

A strange effect from the sun hitting the quartz in the carpark


When I was last here, during the recent drought, no water was visible.  Fanged home through Newstead, Clunes and Daylesford.

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Melbourne Cup Weekend

Completed the 70,000km service on the Cali Metal.  Here she is set up for the recent Spaghetti Rally:

Moto Guzzi California Metal with Ventura rack.

I use Penrite oils for my Guzzis, Jane’s Duke and our cars:

I use Penrtie mostly in my bikes and cars.

Did a 250km test ride to Tarnagulla to check out the cemetery:

My grand-aunty married one of the Hatts.  Earlier, David Hatt discovered the Poverty Goldmine in 1854 from which they took 13 tons of gold in 13 months.

So far, none of the gold has trickled down to me!


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