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Old 09-04-2016, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Lunches + Flats...Longwood Sat. 9/4


Great day. First stop, Violet Town market. Got some yummy wholemeal pita bread.


Euroa-Merton Rd. Talk about a red rag to a bull!


....and the warnings kept coming. Not far after this sign was another warning of log trucks, then falling rocks!


Yea BP. No one here yet. Off for a sausage roll and a cappuccino.
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lunches + Flats...Longwood Sat. 9/4

For the start, thanks to all who came along...and jeez, what a spread!.
A footy team and a half, making for plenty of laughs and a brilliant day in the sticks.
Ant's flat looking after the entertainment side of things, sweet and deserted roads and tracks...and not TOOO dusty...some pretty bloody speccy vistas across the Strathbogies, a "Wicked Hill"...and some sloppy mud, lots of puddles, steep, slippery climbs with a blinking fuel light and a cracking assortment of deep ruts, roots and chunky gravel up the Captains Creek Rd. after I bailed out of the highway-home-run in the back of Kinglake.


Great day out....thanks guys!!

Only got a couple of pics this time around, will pop them on asap.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:32 PM   #3
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After Yea the dusties hit the dirt tracks while us roadies went to Yarck, turned left and up to Gobur then Ruffy.
(If the dirt riders are 'dusties' then what does that make us bitumen riders?)

We stopped at the hall and chatted to some locals then on to the General Store a bit further down.
It's hard to notice as it's not really a general store. No ice cream signs, sandwich boards etc, just an upmarket produce store set back from the road under a massive oak? tree. Very nice inside.

Just past Ruffy I bottomed the beemer on a tight left hander that dipped. The crunch was loud and it felt like I was about to be catapulted. Turned out ok, and we ran into the dusties just down the road. Now it was on for young and old trying to keep up with ozav8r on his new Africa Twin.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:48 PM   #4
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.....If the dirt riders are 'dusties' then what does that make us bitumen riders?
Smarter!
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:26 AM   #5
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I bailed out of the highway-home-run in the back of Kinglake.
Thought that was what you did, I turned at the next left as well and did the Chum Creed Road to Healseville.

Was a great day, thanks for showing me them great roads Pete. Time to get a new front tyre before I end up on my arse.

A little dusty, but that's the fun of it. I am still in love with this TigerXCX, it's a dream bike to ride and the suspension really takes up most of the bumps etc.



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