25/03/2012 · 5:26 pm
Cool weather but we got away for the weekend to Bright in north-eastern Victoria. Stopped at the Peppercorn in Yea for a coffee, over Lake Eildon (full) at Bonnie Doon and onto Mansfield for lunch before taking that lovely road across the ridge to Whitfield – another coffee at the Whitty Cafe. A nice run down the King Valley to Mytleford and Bright.
Checked out our block – still there – had an ale or two at the Bright Brewery, fish and chips for tea and bed at the Alpine Hotel.
Next morning was sunny, windless and cloudless – and 9C – as we walked around town. We both had headaches (!), but managed bacon and eggs before the return trip via Moyhu and Greta South – where Ned Kelly lived – to Benalla (coffee). Tracked down past Lake Nilahcootie – full – with views of the Strathbogie Ranges and Mt Samaria and onto Yea (chips).
Can’t beat the north-east of Victoria for scenery and motorcycling. The Breva clicked over 33,000km and Jane’s Duke 34,5000.
19/03/2012 · 4:31 pm
The rain finally stopped so off for a run. The road surface feels great after so much rain. Ran into these vintage/veterans at Newstead. They trailered into Maldon, rode down to Castlemaine for lunch, Newstead for coffee, then back to Maldon. Overtook them on the run to Maldon, breathing unburnt petrol, burning oil and kerosene.
I did 367km on the Breva before refueling with 16.9L, equalling 21km/L (61mpg) – pretty good for such a big bike and an improvement as the engine runs in. 33,000km on her now.
01/03/2012 · 3:06 pm
Attended the Moto Guzzi club meeting last night at the Leinster Hotel, Collingwood, to welcome Kev and Karen to Melbourne on their ’round the world trip on their Guzzi. They staying with some members while here. We ran some raffles and an auction to raise travel funds.