Monday, June 11, 2012

11 June - Warburton, Reefton Spur, Marysville and Healesville

(Photo - Courtesy The Age)

Today was the first day with forecast sunshine, for quite a while. Zane and I had planned to meet in Morwell and ride to Warburton. At 10 am the fog was quite thick and the temperature was only 5.5 degrees. But - no rain! Headed west along the Princes Highway and the fog didn't clear completely until we reached Trafalgar. Left the highway at Nilma and cut through Neerim to top up Zane's KLX250 at Neerim Junction. Continued on our way through Powelltown and Yarra Junction and reached Warburton exactly at noon. By then the sky was clear and the sun was shining but the temperature had not progressed much above 8 degrees. Had coffee and a great lunch at "Three Sugars" in the main street of Warburton and thawed out to the point where we were ready to ride again. Instead of turning for home we decided to do the extra leg through Reefton Spur and Marysville. What a wonderful ride this was. The views were breathtaking but with the additional altitude the temperature bottomed out at 4.5 degrees. The BMW's grip heaters really come in handy in these conditions. Stopped at the Marysville bakery for another coffee and fuelled both bikes. The return trip was through the Black Spur, Healesville, Cockatoo and Pakenham. Home at 5pm.

Total Distance 390 km.

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