As many holiday makers are heading for the coast, we decided to head inland for a change. It was a magnificent mild summer’s day in the mid 20’s. We had lunch in the historic goldfields town of Maldon, having travelled via Blackwood, Trentham, Daylesford & Castlemaine. We left reasonably early & were home by mid afternoon. Approx 330 kms under blue skies. I will add a map when I get a chance later.
On Thursday 20 Dec Marty & I went to the Tiger Angel factory showroom for him to collect the jacket built to his specifications. Whilst the ‘shopfront” is not that impressive, the critical thing about Tiger Angel is the excellent quality leathers that they manufacture and the personalised service from Steve Howden (the owner) and his assistant Julie. Oh, and the smell of new leather is brilliant! They have an excellent web site (see my links) where you can design your own colour scheme and custom features for your gear. Julie also mentioned that our VFR800 riding mate Terry had been in on Monday to collect his new pants.
Here are some pics of the world’s 2nd best motorcycle leathers – it’s just a bloody long way from Aust to pick up though!
Some grumpy old men went riding – except they weren’t actually grumpy at all! They were very happy as they had all the ingredients for a grand day of motorcycling – perfect weather, twisty roads, mates and each had their motorcycle of choice!
Andy from Ballarat, Jules, and Marty (who was just back from China) left from Geelong to hook up at Steve’s near Colac. The 4 of us travelled to Lavers Hill for an early lunch. We then went along the GOR to Apollo Bay, then on to Lorne. Pulled up at the Grand Pacific Hotel with its million dollar views. Didn’t have any booze, just Cokes. We then headed inland to Deans Marsh, where we split up & headed home. It was a great mixture of riding and socializing amongst old and valued friends.
From Bernie Allen
Day 2 (date stamp is wrong) of summer turned out to be pretty damned hot! It always seems worse when a hot day comes out of the blue after quite a cool week. I just went for a quick spin to Gellibrand via Deans Marsh. It was quite a contrast to last weekend’s riding. I took a few pics on the way there – here is a few of them.
There were lots of bikes out today.
Had a chat with a couple in Gellibrand – him on the ZZR1200 & her on the Sprint. Nice folks who invited me to ride back to Colac with them.