View Full Version : I actually went for a ride!!

15-04-2007, 08:50 PM
170km and most of it under the speed limit :shock: :shock:

I had the honour of escorting Sasha's dad on his second ride since he got his learners. He road back in England about 30 years ago and managed to break almost every bone in his body and the older he gets, the faster he was :lol:

He bought a Suzuki Intruder VL250 Cruiser

the quote from the Suzuki website

The pulsing rhythm of a thumping V-twin. It’s the sound of performance and no 250 plays it like this Intruder.

An escapist with performance hunger, this cruiser’s three-valve-per-cylinder V-twin, with advanced gearshift technology, delivers the grunt every rider thrives on. Big and long, its menace comes from a sweeping chrome-plated muffler, deep flared fenders and a fat teardrop fuel tank.

A long wheelbase and deep-seated style complete a cruiser that screams presence and performance.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :lollol: :lollol: :lollol: :lollol: :lollol: :lollol: :looney: :looney: :looney: :looney:

but to compare apples to apples it a bloody good learner bike with plenty of room for a tall bloke like me :oops:


we did a nice loop up via Berwick to Emerald, onto Gembrook through to Launching Place. Down the Woori Yallock to Cockatoo Rd (which has been beautifully resurfaced in parts) and then back down the Emerald-Beaconsfield Rd. He did bloody well. Although we were under the speed limit for most of the ride he kept good lines and rode well within his and the bike limits, a job well done. And I actually enjoyed 170km of sitting under the speed limit :shock: :shock: :poo:

I didnt take the camera, so I have pinched some off the intermaweb.

(the bike in question.... thumping V-twin power!!.... yes, that is a drum rear end with a single pot, single disc front end.....way over braked :thumbs: )

(a dead roo we didnt pass)

(a collection of corners we didn't ride on)

(the lunch we didnt have...thank fuck for that!)

(the NR ride we didnt pass)

thats about as good as it gets for now :)


16-04-2007, 12:47 PM
All nice roads Marty, it's also my regular stomping ground.
Living just off Beaconsfield/Emerald Road it's very handy, also a good run to Healesville at some good speeds.

The worst part of the whole road is the start of Beaconsfield/Emerald Road up to the pub, there is so many bumps.

16-04-2007, 12:56 PM
:lol: :lol:
Good 'un !!!
We'll be mounting racks onto the VL on Sat then :? :lol:
Sounds like you've just added one of those to your "wish-list" :P :P