Damp day in the Otway Ranges

Marty and I headed for the hills for a short ride today. It was around 8C and dry when we left Geelong and remained so for most of the ride.

Our first stop was at the Gellibrand store where a friendly greeting from Maria,a mug of hot chocolate and a chat with some nice folk from the Colac Ulysses club made for a very pleasant stop.

However, around Beech Forest the temp dropped even more and along Turton’s Track the road was particularly greasy. It was pretty obvious there had been significant rain overnight up there. I was glad to have new tyres with plenty of tread on them!

By the time we joined the Apollo Bay – Colac road there was a long line of slow cars ahead, so we pulled into the West Barwon dam lookout.

The brewery cafe at Forrest was stacked out so we headed back to Colac for lunch, then dropped in on Steve from 79 x 100 blog and inspected his latest Norton resto project.

From there it was a quick sprint along Hwy 1 back to Geelong.

6 thoughts on “Damp day in the Otway Ranges

  1. Hi jules

    Just catching up on your stories mate well done. Just a quick note also i am not on google + anymore and have joined the millions on Facebook (i know it has taken me some time) if you are on FB and want to connect look up John Gilbert you will not miss me as i have the goldwing as a pic.

    Nice story about your mum as well


    • John, I saw a very new looking red ‘Wing at Dean’s Marsh as we went past and I actually wondered if it was you.

      I’ve resisted Facebook (AKA ‘Stalk-book’) but I think I’m going to have to cave in and join!

      Cheers Jules.

      • No mate it was not me, yes resisted FB as well but found all my bike mates were on there so I joined. It’s ok I just define what is a friend in my world and that cuts down a lot of people. The groups are good lots of bike groups on there.
        If you join look us up happy to have you as a friend

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