Midweek Ride to Grampians and Port Fairy

Ride Date and Start Finish Time:

Sunday, 2 April, 2017 - 21:30 to Tuesday, 4 April, 2017 - 17:00

Stops:

504 Centre Rd Bentleigh (Cafe J'adore), Halls Gap - Port Fairy - Anglesea - Home, Port Fairy

Estimated Distance:

676km

Occasion:

Arbitrary Ride

Captain:

Graham Solomon

Riders:

Josh Cohen, Sam Schon, Graham Solomon


Plan:

Josh, Sam Schon & Graham (plus anyone who wishes to join us) are going out west again.

We leave the cafe on Sunday morning 09:30 - 10:00 and drive over the Westgate Bridge and then on to the Western Ring Road and then onto the Western highway via Ballarat to Halls Gap where we will stop for the night. Monday, we explore the Grampians before heading off to Port Fairy where we will stop for the night. Tuesday morning, it's home via the Great Ocean Road, Anglesea & Geelong.

Ride Report:

What fabulous ride. Just over 1000kms in three days.

The Ride to Halls Gap in the Grampians, while straight Highways for most of the way, the last 100kms had numerous sweeping bends. Halls Gap. For those who have never set eye on it, May I make a suggestion that you do. A truely beautiful part of this state. It has Views, It has numerous walks, Rock Climbing for those inclined and another great road for motorcyclists going through to Hamilton. The second night we stayed at Warnambool. We didn't quite make it to Port Fairy. We ran out of time. The third day was the ride home along the Great Ocean Road. There are no words to describe this road that can do it justice. But rather than putting up with the ride back via Geelong Road and hitting peak Hour traffice over the westgate bridge, we decided to take the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. For our $35 crossing each, we had a fabulous show put on by the dolphins on a millpond surface. The it was home via the peninsula link.

We stopped at Apollo Bay for Morning Tea, Whilst there Josh brought a present for Graham. You can see what it is in the pic album. P.S Graham  will wear the sentiment with pride.

 

Graham