Gellibrand mid-week ride 10 Feb

by Michael Belleville.

A beautiful sunny day was just what the doctor ordered when no fewer than 20 riders headed off under the leadership of Geoff Lenton for a lazy and approximately 300 km journey with the destination being Gellibrand.

We made our way from McDonalds at Waurn Ponds and in formation we wound our way to morning tea at the café in Coorooroke via Winchelsea, Alvie & Red Rock. After a cuppa and something to eat we were back on the bikes (well most of us were) –it was at this point that we needed to give a rider a helping hand with a jumpstart. This was to be the first of many – Bob, told you that I would make you famous or is that infamous?

From this point we headed down to Gellibrand for lunch at the café (see photo) via Colac where petrol was the next order of business before we hit some reasonably twisty roads.

After lunch with the sun still shining & enough heat coming off the tank that it could fry an egg we made our way back to Geelong through the tiny hamlets of Yeodene, Gerangamete, Barwon Downs & Deans Marsh before we finished on Blackgate Rd. It was at this point that we said our farewells and headed home before we were to gather again for the AGM.

If my memory serves me correctly Bob needed a few more helping hands along the way but that’s riding.

Many thanks to Geoff for leading the ride and to Graham who was Tail End Charlie – a great day was had by all.

Now it wouldn’t be a ride report from yours truly if I didn’t give the Suzuki’s a mention – how many you can count?


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