Unexpected afternoon ride

I looked at the overcast sky all morning procrastinating whether or not to fire up the bike and go for a ride. Lunch time came and went and the weather seemed to pick up a little. It’s daylight saving time now so I thought it wouldn’t matter if I left late, so by around 2.00pm I bit the bullet and headed off for a short run to Deans Marsh. I decided to head up through the bush to Lorne, but only traveled a couple of k’s when the heavens opened up. I wasn’t in the mood for getting wet so turned around and headed west to Otway Estate winery & brewery.

I believe that Oktoberfest is held in September in Munich because the weather’s better. They’re sticklers for (German) tradition in the Aussie bush though!

There was nothing much happening here and it looked remarkably sunny to the south so I decided to head on towards Beech Forest. I pulled in and took a couple of shots of the ZX14 at the tourist info place.

This is was timber country from the late 1800’s until quite recently.

This old photo caught my eye – why was she riding a bullock I wonder?

I headed down Turton’s Track to link up with the Apollo Bay road and then headed through the bush to Forrest, then back home to Geelong via the back roads. All up it was a great ride of around 250 kms, all the better for being so unexpected today. The afternoon in the bush really lit the fuse on my hay fever though, I’m off for some antihistamines right now – oh, and it’s raining outside!