Archive for January, 2011
Nothing like 1100kms to blow the cob webs out of one’s head.
Leaving Friday arvo I had a great ride over the Clyde. Took the opportunity to go for smoother riding rather than just charging at the corners. Made for a really nice time. Headed down the coast to Eden just enjoying the roads and views. Nothing much happening in Eden, but it’s a lovely place. Didn’t make it to the Killer Whale Museum once again having spent Sat morning enjoying coffee at the wharf.
Off I headed for Mt Darragh heading for Jindabyne so I could pop in on the Canberra Riders swim ride which I had planned to join in on but opted out of. There’s a road north of Bomballa that has recently been sealed which leads to Dalgety. What a fantastic ride! The road is wide enough to be a runway, smooth as with no traffic and open views. If you ever want to let your bike stretch it’s potential this is the road for you!
After a nice lunch in Jindy I headed for my favourite part of the world, the Snowies. Brilliant ride with fantastic weather. I missed the CR gang at the swim spot but did have a quick chat with a couple of riders I haven’t seen in ages. Not being in the mood for big parties I headed for my secret hideaway where I had a lovely quiet evening in one of the nicest parts of the world.
Sunday morning I headed to Corryong for brekky and to meet who ever may have still been around given I’m not an early riser. I came upon about 10 riders finishing up a meal and had a time for a much needed cuppa. The others took off for home through the mountains but a couple joined me for a spirited run over Elliot Way, which is one of my top rides. We had a great time and I must say that even though I’ve been up there a few times now I found the roads and views breathtaking. After coming out of the mountains we headed for Adaminaby for fuel and then Cooma for lunch.
Finishing off with the slab of boredom (Monaro Hwy from Cooma to Canberra) and a nice bit of rain just to make it even better and I was home safe and sound ready for my Nanna nap.
Rides really don’t get much better. From the sea to the mountains every road was perfect. It was a great way to spend a long weekend.