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« on: October 18, 2008, 08:48:46 PM »

It's pretty quiet in the Oz section, so I will post some pics of a ride with mates in Victoria, one of the southern (think temperate) States of Australia. The start in Geelong is only about 50 miles from Melbourne. The map just shows those parts of the ride once we got off the freeway abot 90 miles from Melbourne.

A couple of my mates from my teenage years are into old school Norton Commandos these days. About 30 something years ago when we were all riding then “state of the art” sports bikes (think Ducati GT750, Mach 3 Kawasaki, Honda CB750K etc) we tongue in cheek coined the name  "West Coast Procrastinators"  to describe our riding group.  As Spring unfolds Down Under the “Procrastinators”, plus my regular riding buddy on his ZX9R,  took a run to the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road (Vic) in excellent riding conditions.

Our route was from Geelong to Colac via the Princes Freeway, then through the bush to Gellibrand,  Lavers Hill then to the Apostles via the Great Ocean Road.



This pic was taken on an earlier ride but it gives an idea of riding through these back road eucalypt forests



Lunch stop at Lavers Hill



Andy on his '69 Commando



Steve on the '71 Commando



Here is our destination. This is often called the "shipwreck coast" http://www.shipwreckcoast.com/1024/index.html

A famous one wrecked here was the Loch Ard http://www.visitvictoria.com/displayobject.cfm/objectid.000628B8-BEED-1A91-BAAD80C476A90000/









From there we headed inland along some interesting back roads; Simpson (no fuel available), Kennedy's Creek, and the very pretty run through the bush from Carlisle River back to Colac.  The lack of traffic on these back roads is great, though I did have a 'roo stand up in the shade on the side of the road as I approached!

A great day out for some guys who have been enjoying motorcycling together for more than half of our lifetimes!

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 08:54:32 PM »

OMG, that guy was on the wrong side of the road!
Great pic's, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 09:09:39 PM »

Great stuff. Why not put this in the "ride report" section so more people will look at it?

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008, 11:30:04 PM »


Great stuff. Why not put this in the "ride report" section so more people will look at it?

james


Next time - for now at least it's a post in the Oz section
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 01:15:16 AM »

Certainly a nice, scenic post to the Oz section!  

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 01:59:59 AM »

Shouldn't they change the sign to 11 apostles?  Headscratch

nice pics!  Bigok
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 06:29:58 AM »


Shouldn't they change the sign to 11 apostles?  Headscratch

nice pics!  Bigok


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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 07:56:24 AM »

I enjoy this ride ..The 12 Apostles are located 275 kilometres west of Melbourne, approximately a four-hour drive along the Great Ocean Road.!
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 01:18:06 AM »

I enjoyed my time in the land of OZ.  I never left the state of Victoria but met some great people there.  And learned about the punt bears. Bigsmile

I am looking forward to my next visit although the USD is not doing well.  I will try to get the company to pay for the next trip.  What is the winter weather like in Adelaide?
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 02:50:55 AM »

Weather wouldn't cooperate when we were there last year:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/BIWOZ/Across%20Australia%20by%20motorbike%202011/IMG_0485.jpg
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 02:54:19 AM »

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What is the winter weather like in Adelaide?


Well, it's winter there now, so here's a link to the Bureau of Meteorology.  Lol

http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/index.shtml
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 11:59:11 AM »

Thanks, it looks like you get rain instead of snow. Thumbsup
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2014, 01:45:34 AM »

Funny I didn't run into you. My daughter & I were there in mid-July 2012. That coastline is a MUST for any visitor to Oz. We reached the area from Sydney via Lightning Ridge (Opal fields), Bourke (Outback fringe), Silverton (Mad Max movie set & remote mining area), Wentworth/Mildura (Perry Sandhills & Murray/Darling junction), Halls Gap (Grampion Ranges) & Warnambool (cheese area delux). Include another pedantic Oz-type 'sign' photo for the overseas visitors to chuckle over.  Beerchug
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