Sunday, July 25, 2010

25 July - Ulysses Ride to Lindenow Pub

Monthly Ulysses Club Ride to Lindenow. Great day and a great turnout - over 20 bikes. Headed out from Traralgon to Stratford along the backroads through Heyfield and Maffra.  Coffee and comfort stops at Wa-De-Lok in Stratford and by then it was actually getting warm. From Stratford to Bairnsdale along the backroad via Meerlieu and Bengworden. A quick fuel stop at Bairnsdale before turning west along the Princes Highway. Just out of Bairnsdale the Dargo Rd veers off to the right, and Lindenow is about a 20 minute ride along here. Surprisingly I had never travelled through this country. It is absolutely stunning riverflat country with fertile farmland everywhere.

The Lindenow pub offers great meals for $9.95 and superb wood fired pizzas as well as a very cosy atmosphere with an open fire place. The meals were fantastic and given the numbers in our group they were delivered quickly and in an orderly fashion. Well worth the ride.

The return trip took us briefly towards Dargo before we  turned left towards Maffra and Tinamba. Returned to Traralgon along the backroads through Glengarry. A final latte and review of the day's proceedings at the Traralgon Ice Creamery completed a great day out.

Total Distance 300km.

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