Is a new tyre blogworthy? Probably not, but this is the first dual compound tyre I’ve had so I will be interested to see how long it lasts and how the grip compares with the Pilot Power that came off. The Power did just just 5,800 klms (approx 3,400 miles) but was without doubt the best I’ve ever had. What I really liked was the way it didn’t square off, even when just about worn out.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics of the Michelin Pilot Road 2 CT rear. I have a Pilot Power single compound on the front. I got a really good deal from Peter at Road & River Motorcycles. They offer friendly service and without a doubt have the best range of tyres at the best prices around here. See Road & River

SATURDAY 8 September, springtime in Oz. I woke up to a magnificient spring day, perfect for motorcycling. I met Steve down in Colac and we headed for the 12 Apostles. We stopped just out of Colac to check out the Otway vineyard & restaurant as the next venue for our group of friends to get together for dinner.

Otway Vineyard, a stylish venue with friendly staff.

This is near Loch Ard Gorge, along what is referred to as the “shipwreck coast”. A famous wreck was the Loch Ard, you can read about it by clicking this link.

12 Apostles – in name only. This day was about as good as it gets down there with no wind and a comfortable temperature for motorcycling. Often it’s either blowing a gale or unbearable hot.

355 ks, another grand day.