Ride Date and Start Finish Time:Sunday, 14 December, 2014 - 09:15 to 14:00
Stops:504 Centre Rd Bentleigh (Cafe J'adore), Take Monash Fwy to Officer Turn Off ( Exit 25 ), Follow Princes Hwy round to right Towards Officer, Turn left at Starling Rd -- Road works on the corner -- take care doing left hand turn, At the end of Starling Rd, right hand turn into Brown Rd and then take first left hand turn into Officer Rd - Lots of turns including one hairpin turn, Take the FIRST right hand turn into SPLIT ROCK Rd and follow to the end, Then turn right into Beaconsfield Emerald Rd and follow through to Emerald where we sill stop for a LOO stop., Then on to Woori Yallock, Cross Warburton Highway and on to Healesville where we will stop for lunch., Route home from there will be negotiable.
Ride To Commence at 09:00 to ride to Healesville for lunch. Dependant on who comes will determine the route home.
Starting with a warm morning, 7 members (Mark,Volvi, Motti, Mike B, Arthur, Oleg, Sol and yours truely Graham,an UN-experienced Ride captain,started out on our ride with members going in all sorts of directions. Eventually we all met up and began the ride down the Monash Fwy to Officer. From there, we made our way through the back roads of Officer and Upper Beaconsfield to Emerald, then on to Woori Yallock and Healesville where we stopped for lunch. There was talk about going home via King Lake but a few rain drops from the heavens scuttled that idea. We came home via Maroondah Hwy, Canterbury Rd & Ferntree Gully Rd.
Sol did a fabulous job of Tail-End-Charlie and gave many Wise pointers and Riding techniques to the newer members and the un-experienced ride captain. Volvi also has some pointers for the un-experienced ride captain too. Next time, hopefully, I will do a better job
The round trip was about 200Kms and took about 4 hours.