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Old 17-07-2016, 06:59 AM   #1
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Default 2016_Frosty Frolic_Tungamah

Sir Frank rode through the sub zero frost to our house for breakfast. After he defrosted in front of the fire we all had bacon and egg muffins and cappuccino.


First stop was the old pub beside the bridge in Murchison.

Then over Kirwins Bridge at Nagambie.




This bridge has been a political hot potato for years. They say elections have been won and lost over promises to reopen this relic after it was deemed unsafe and closed. Despite press releases about works started, looks like they've done nothing more than put signs up saying 20kph limit and sprayed pink Xs on the rotted planks.
It was certainly 'pick a plank' trying to cross it!



Johhny (and yours truly!) were yet again drooling over Lisa's MV Augusta when the offer was made for Johnny to sit on it. He had a grin from ear to ear but then Lisa let him start it!!!
Crikey! He revved the living crap out it!

Goodonya Lisa. You're a champion.
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Heathcote.
Nev and Jo caught up with the gang here after detouring via Southbank for a new battery. Strike 1 says Jo!


After falling in love with Lisa's MV Augusta, Silvio turns up with this! Talk about your dream team!
EBR SX1100. Not sure of the details but I think it's a special made by the guy who produced the Buell range?? Anyone?


Jo scoffed a snot block from the Tatura bakery. She said it was a continental slice or something. Looked like a snot block to me.

From Heathcote we back-tracked to Murchison via Kirwins bridge again. Then across to Rushworth and around the back of the Waranga Basin. Shame we didn't stop at Rushworth. The views over the basin were lovely green fields and a long length of damn wall that must have taken a shipload of dirt to build.


Rob had to lower himself to riding the Goldwing as his BMW had been crashed.......by the dealer no less!!!
He looks happy enough here but trouble is lurking just down the road. Things are about to turn pear shaped. More to follow.
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Another gratuitous pic of Johnny on Lisa's bike. ......I got more!


Servo 1k out of Numurkah.

After Tatura we headed up to Nathalia. Bernie proved that K series beemers are faster that R series. The shame!

Then we stopped for fuel at the above servo just out of Numurkah. Gary, Bernie and Silvio were missing. Tim was on the phone and it seems there was a flat. It was later discovered that it was actually a problem with the tyre sealing on the rim and it was pushed to a local farmers shed. Someone else can tell the story, but we were told to wait at the servo. After a while the call came through to head off towards Tungamah without them. The couple from Wang went straight across to Katamatite and someone followed, but as I turned out, Nev and Jo and the others started heading South towards Shep. Now they have the GPSs so I took off after them with Rob. We turned Eastward at Wunghyu then I noticed Lisa and Rob had dissappeared. I rode up beside Jo to let her know and we pulled over and waited. Eventually they appeared but Rob was just rolling to a stop. His Goldwing was constantly shutting down, requiring a rest before it would start again.
I know the feeling!

He finally got it going but now we hit the dirt roads and neither of us were keen on that. Jo must have been talking to Nev on the bluetooth jiggers, and she said to continue on the dirt as it wasn't far. When we got to the Tocumwal road I saw the couple from Wang go sailing past, missing the Tungamah turnoff. Never saw them again. Then Rob's bike died again. And again, and again 3k from the Tungamah pub! Finally nursed him home to find the dusties, who had discovered there's no petrol in Tungamah. They had been into Yarrawonga for fuel.
So after leaving Tatura with 20 odd riders, there was only Rob and I riding together by the time we reached Tungamah. Lisa and Jo rocked up 5 mins later, and eventually everyone was happily imbibing on Tooheys Black while Goodie had a cup of tea. Strongest smelling tea I've ever known.




Ostracised!

The bikes were being locked up for the night so we were kicked out to the street.

Johnny and I chatted to the locals at the fish n chip shop. Tungamah won the footy by 13 goals!
By 7.50 it was freezing and a bloke at the bar said it was foggy, so we made tracks for our comfortable beds at home.
I couldn't see much more than 20' in front of me. The high beam made it worse. Got home at 8.30pm frozen solid!
We shall return in the morning.


Night. Cold. Dark. Foggy. Now where the hell is that high beam switch??? Note, pub is up for auction next Saturday. Might go.
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Old 17-07-2016, 03:57 PM   #4
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Day 2


Somewhere on Toke road. Near G'bat.

Sir Frank facebooked us that brekkie was underway at the pub so we headed off in the sub zero temps to get there before 9. It was sooooo cold!

From St James to Tungamah it was actually becoming too painful to bear. Finally the warmth of the pub was in sight but as we turned the corner, there was everybody on their bikes, engines running, ready to go.

I jumped off and grabbed Goodie for some warmth, then off we went again. Fortunately things started warming up but I stayed at the back of the pack.
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Old 17-07-2016, 06:50 PM   #5
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In hindsight John was a little too joyful to tell me it was below zero as I left the tree house.







At Oxley I was down to 60km/h visor open 20m visibility.

Hit the Hume and POW POW



Much to John's disgust I arrived with an empty tank of gas.

I knew if I'd taken my helmet off, there was not way I had enough feeling in my fingers to do the strap again

Coffee and breakfast. Feeling back in fingers. We set out into this.

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