Monday, April 14, 2014

13 April - Scouting a future club ride

I recently volunteered to lead a club ride in late June so I thought I'd better take a look around Gippsland for ideas.

Rode from Traralgon to Korumburra via Yallourn North, and Yarragon. Had lunch at the local bakery but decided not to use it for the planned ride and to carry on to Meeniyan instead. Meeniyan is a pretty little town on the South Gippsland Highway and it has some great cafes so that looks promising. At 130 km from Traralgon it's just about the right distance for a club ride and to whip up an appetite for lunch. Plenty of hills and twists on the way too.

The return trip through Dumbalk, Mirboo Nth, Boolarra and Churchill is about 80 km which means the group will get back to Traralgon around 3 pm. which is perfect.

Got home around 4 pm after a very enjoyable day on the Beemer.

Last week I decided to upgrade the cruiser to a Honda VT750. Although it is a 2007 model it only has 5,000 km on the clock. This week it will have its roadworthy certificate done and also will have a touring screen and heated grips fitted. Should pick it up in Bairnsdale sometime this coming week.

This picture shows the VT750 with my original Honda VT400 in the background.

So, the VT400 has had a clean and a polish and is up for sale. Sad to see it go as it was my learner bike when I started riding back in 2010 and I've put 38,000 happy and trouble free km's on it. As the 750 already has panniers, sissy bar and luggage rack I'll be able to leave those items on the VT400 for the next owner.

Total Distance 210km.


  1. Cool a new bike. YOu should be a lot happier with the extra power and torque from the bigger engine.

    1. Yes, looking forward to a bit more grunt for hills and passing.


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