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2107 Easter 3 Day Alpine Ride

18 Apr 2017 12:23 | Garry Smee (Administrator)

  The Club planned 4 day Easter ride was shortened to 3 given the original departure was Good Friday and nothing much was going to be open and some of us had other commitments.

  Saturday morning had Martin Robertson (R1200R), Rob Lovett (R1200ST, BMWTCNSW) and me (R1200ST) depart on time for our ride down to Orbost Vic via Delegate and Bonang Highway.  'Highway' is somewhat of a misnomer given it is narrow and includes ~12km of dirt; the upside is the 105km of corners :)

  Our 1st night stay was the Bruthen Inn with Sunday's ride taking us to Omeo, Anglers Rest and Falls Creek (1200m) via the Bogong High Plains Road before the run downhill to Mt Beauty and on to Yackandandah.  A days ride of many more corners and surprisingly little traffic that more often than not pulled over to let us past. 

Our planned 2nd night stay at the 'Yack' Hotel was curtailed as it was closed and with limited in-town options we rode on to Wodonga and Blazing Stump Motel/Hotel.  This had excellent meals and was well patronised given it was the Sunday of a long weekend.

Bandiana Army barracks reveille might have woken us on Monday but with clear skies and warm weather we up and ready to go on our final leg.  This saw us travel along the Murray Valley Highway to Jingellic, then rise over the mountains through Tumbarumba, Batlow and lunch in Tumut before a final run back across the Snowy Mtn Highway to Adaminaby then Cooma and home to Canberra via the Monaro.  If this sounds interesting then here is a Google Map.

An excellent 3 days ride with good company, fine weather and perfect riding conditions.  See you on the next ride.

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