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MSTCV Itinerary to December 2003


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Legend:

Arduous = Not recommended for inexperienced riders.

Leisurely = Not too many kilometres, not too many corners (in theory).

No Dirt = It is not planned to travel on poor quality roads.

Club Hall = Theatrette at rear of Camberwell Town Hall off Inglesby Rd, Melways Reference 59 J 2

Whittlesea = Mobil Service Station, Plenty Road, Whittlesea, Melways 246F9

Yarra Glen = Corner of Bell and King Streets, Yarra Glen, Melways 274K2

Laverton = Shell Service Station, Geelong Road, Laverton. Melways 53B11

Hallam = Liberty Service Station, Princes Hwy, Melways 96G1



2002 Event Calendar

2003 Calendar


Thursday 2nd January
Social Sip, 7 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Rd Hawthorn
20 people


Sunday 5th January
Eildon via Torbreck River
Pete Weyermayr leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
30 bikes, 30 people, 3 bookings, 1 crash (minor cosmetic), 1 holed radiator
fine 28 degrees, large contingent of non-regular riders


Sunday 12th January
Wonthaggi State Coal Mine
Ian Payne leading
10.15 am Hallam
16 bikes, 18 people, 270 km, 37 deg.
Mine Tour (90 minutes, group discount for 10 or more $7 -> $4.40)


Friday 17th January
Lake Mountain Night Ride
Geoff Jones leading
6.30 pm Yarra Glen pub to eat
8.30 pm leave
17 people, 10 bikes, 2 cars, 190 km, 24 deg.


Sunday 19th January
Daylesford
Rob Langer leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
26 bikes, 27 people, 360 km
Incidents #1: non-member dropped at low speed in cow shit mid corner dropped by cattle truck - minor cosmetic, rider ok
#2: non-member speeding - 3 points, $200


Weekend Friday 24th January to Monday 27th January
CANCELLED (22-1-03) - due to fires and road closures; see replacement rides on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Walwa Resort - 3 double story fully self contained cabins booked, each sleep 4-6 comfortably. Resort has 2 pools, restaurant, games room, etc., backs onto National Park, overlooks Murray River, owned by a Dutch winery. Sensational venue.
Ben Warden leading
9 am Walwa each day
2.30 pm Yarck, Friday
Good tyres essential (expect at least 1800 km of excitement!) Some space still available (19th Jan). Contact Ben asap to secure a bed.


Friday 24th January
Lavers Hill via the Great Ocean Road
Ben Warden leading
9.30 am West Gate Shell servo
Note: 37 degrees forecast - ride may not suit inexperienced riders and not suitable for first time Club riders.
6 bikes, 6 people, 38 deg, 500+ km


Saturday 25th January
Gippsland
Ben Warden leading
9.30 am Hallam
Note: forecast temperature of 40 deg - ride may not suit inexperienced riders and not suitable for first time riders
abandoned due to 44 deg


Sunday 26th January
Cafe Cruise
Di Welsford leading
11 am Cafe Cavalli , 161 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
14 people, 7 bikes, 1 car, 31 deg.


Monday 27th January (Australia Day holiday)
Reefton Spur
Dave Ward leading
10 am Yarra Glen
14 people, 14 bikes, 120 km, fine 26 deg.


Sunday 2nd February
Pyalong (short ride)
Ben Warden leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
16 people, 15 bikes, 230 km, 28 degrees, no incidents


Thursday 6th February
General Meeting
8.15 pm Club Hall
Inglesby Rd, Camberwell, Melways Reference 59J2
Collect Club Magazine, catch up on the gossip
18 people (15 members, 3 visitors)


Sunday 9th February
Lavers Hill via the Great Ocean Road
Ray Walker leading
9.30 am West Gate Shell Servo
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders and is not suitable for first time Club riders
14 people, 14 bikes, 25 deg., 500 plus km


Sunday 16th February
The Cross, Mt Macedon
Trevor Harris leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
7 bikes, 8 people, 350 km, 22 deg., some drizzle
Hayabusa dropped (wet/gravel) before ride started while turning onto Plenty Road - holed cases, retired


Sunday 23rd February
Highlands
Peter Weyermayr leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
8 people, 8 bikes, 360km, hot and sticky


Sunday 2nd March
Reefton and Black Spurs
Ray Walker leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders and is not suitable for first time Club riders
5 bikes, 5 people, wet roads, rain, 190 km


Thursday 6th March
Social Sip, 7 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Rd Hawthorn
Collect Club magazine and catch up on the gossip.
33 people - huge!


Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th March
Tasmania
(See Ben for details.)
14 people, 12 bikes, 1 car, 1 pillion
Weather fine all except 1st day - misty rain all day
between 1800 and 3040 km depending on your bent
Incidents: non-member ZX9 crashed (lost concentration, ran wide)- ankle damage, bike okay, flew home
#2: R1 member ankle damage, 2 upper ribs, flown home, bike written off - gravel mid-corner
#3: one speeding ticket, 1 point, $80!
Overall accommodation, weather, roads, company excellent.


Sunday 9th March
Kinglake (short ride)
Bruce Saville leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
3 starters: ride abandoned due to continuous rain


Sunday 16th March
Alexandra
Greg Hales leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
20 bikes, 22 people, 320 km, fine 28 deg.
Incident: crash, minor cosmetic, rider okay


Saturday 22nd March
Film Night, Members Only
7 pm BBQ, Langer Residence
8 pm "Outback Adventures"
(see Club magazine for details)
21 people


Sunday 23rd March
Licola
Ron Johnston leading
9.30 am Hallam
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.
12 bikes, 12 people, 550+ km, 22 degr., weather intermittent showers - 85% dry
Incident: one contribution to policemen's ball


Sunday 30th March
Phillip Island Superbikes
Short ride to Buxton Pub for Counter Lunch
Ben Warden leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
3 bikes, 3 people, 200 km, fine, dry 22 deg.


Thursday 3rd April
Social Sip
7 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Road Hawthorn (Melways Reference 59J2)
19 people


Sunday 6th April
Marysville Bakery (short ride)
Dave Ward leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
14 people, 14 bikes, 26 deg., 110 km
Incident: licence and tyre(!) inspection at Cumberland Junction by motorcycle policeman; one canary


Sunday 13th April
Mt Baw Baw
Tim Walker leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.
7 bikes, 7 people, 463 km, dry and humid 26 deg., light rain after 4 pm (despite abysmal forecast)


Friday 18th April (Good Friday)
Lancefield
Rob Langer leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
7 bikes, 7 people, 320 km, 24 deg.


Sunday 20th April (Easter Sunday)
Mirboo North
Ian Payne leading
10.15 am Hallam
14 bikes, 14 people, 450 km, 23 deg.
Incident: non-member got lost when looking for fuel


Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April (ANZAC Day Weekend)
Portland via The Great Ocean Road
Ron Johnston leading
Hotel Accommodation
9.30 am West Gate Shell service station
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.
8 bikes, 10 people, 1650 km, fine and warm 23 deg all three days
Incident #1: well known member riding much loved? VFR750 jet pilot dropped on GOR, minor cosmetic, holed radiator overflow bottle, replaced with mineral water bottle, rideable, rider ok.
Incident #2: non-member Danny of Xmas Camp ZX9 fame hit wallaby at speed: major cosmetic including headlight, top fairing, radiator holed. Stayed upright, left at Dunkeld, rider okay. Bike just repaired after hitting last kangaroo!
Incident #3: leader dropped on GOR; major cosmetic, holed engine cover, etc bike left at Lorne, recovered next day, rider ok.


Sunday 27th April
Lake Mountain (short ride)
Geoff Jones leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
3 bikes, 3 people, abandoned at Yarra Glen due to continuous rain (all day)


Thursday 1st May
Annual General Meeting
Election of Office Bearers
8.15 pm Club Hall, Inglesby Road Camberwell, Melways reference 59J2
20 people


Sunday 4th May
Kilcunda
Ben Warden leading
10.15 am Hallam
16 bikes, 16 people, 320 km
Incidents #1: TL1000R crash, minor cosmetic, non-member, rider broken collar bone
Incident #2: R1 (sympathy)crash, major cosmetic, 1 new (barely) member; rider okay
Incident #3: TL1000S holed radiator, limped home
Incident #4: R1 crash, broken collar bone, concussion, heading home after collecting bikes with ute, bike major cosmetic


Sunday 11th May
Trawool Resort (short ride)
Ian Payne leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
11 bikes, 12 people, fine, dry, 18 deg, 190 km
Incident: 1 crash, medium cosmetic, rideable, rider ok


Sunday 18th May
Brisbane Ranges
Ben Warden leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
2 bikes, 2 people, 110 km, cold, wet 13 deg.
Abandoned at Pyalong


Sunday 25th May
Trafalgar (Gippsland)
Rob Langer leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.
11 bikes, 11 people, fine, cold, 16 degrees, 430km


Sunday 1st June
Marysville (short ride)
Dave Ward leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
6 bikes, 6 people, 137 km, overcast, cold 15 deg.
100% wet roads, some fog, a few drops of rain


Thursday 5th June
Social Sip
7 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Road Hawthorn (Melways Reference 59J2)
24 people


Sunday 8th June
Daylesford Lake
Geoff Jones leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
8 bikes, 8 people, cold and misty/wet, no rain, 350 km


Sunday 15th June
Lavers Hill via the Great Ocean Road
Ray Walker leading
9.30 am West Gate Shell Servo
5 bikes, 5 people, 430 km, cold, wet, windy 11 deg.


Sunday 22nd June
Gembrook (short ride)
Ian Payne leading
10.15 am Hallam
5 bikes, 5 people, 102 km, cold 13 deg., wet roads


Sunday 29th June
Boolarra South (Gippsland)
Ben Warden leading
10.15 am Hallam
4 bikes, 4 people, 380 km, 15deg., wet roads early, otherwise fine


Thursday 3rd July
Social Sip
7 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Road Hawthorn (Melways Reference 59J2)
22 people


Sunday 6th July
Heathcote BBQ lunch (short ride)
Les Leahy leading
BYO meat at Heathcote Supermarket
10.15 am Whittlesea
24 bikes, 30 people, 2 cars, fine 16 deg.
Incident: 1 crash, major cosmetic TL1000 member, rider ok


Sunday 13th July
Reefton and Black Spurs
Ben Warden leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
9 bikes, 9 people, 165 km, 15 deg. no rain despite abysmal forecast


Sunday 20th July
Economy Ride, Castlemaine
Ben Warden leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
13 bikes, 13 people, 375 km, fine clear 14 deg.
Winner: Danny K. on his GSXR1000


Sunday 27th July
Eildon via Torbreck River
Pete Weyermayr leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
14 bikes, 14 people, 310 km, cold overcast but no rain 13 deg.
Incident: GSXR1000 flat rear tyre


Sunday 3rd August
Drouin via Noojee
Tim Walker leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
15 bikes, 16 people, 310 km, fine 16 deg.


Thursday 7th August
Social Sip
7 - 10 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Road Hawthorn (Melways Reference 59J2)
22 people


Sunday 10th August
Ballan Hill Climb
Geoff Jones leading
10.15 am West Gate Shell Servo
17 bikes, 6 cars, 30 people, Daniel K. winner,
weather fine, clear 15 deg., then overcast and cool
Thanks to Val Jones for magnificent catering (as usual) and Ben J., Melissa and Andrew for timekeeping and recording duties.
Incident #1: stern warning to group by Mr Plod
Incident #2: Clifford holed ZX12R radiator, 1 cm diameter; repaired
Incident #3: 1st timer R1, ran wide, minor cosmetic, rideable
Incident #4: Will (GSXR750) holed radiator, limped to Werribee


Sunday 17th August
Chewton Caf´┐Ż Lunch
Rob Langer leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
19 bikes, 21 people, 350 km, 11 degrees and very cold; no rain


Sunday 24th August
Toorongo Falls
Pete Weyermayr leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
7 bikes, 7 people, 70 km, abandoned due to continuous rain
Incident: front tyre puncture - plugged


Sunday 31st August
Alexandra
Greg Hales leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
4 bikes, 4 people, 230 km, 12 deg, 50% rain, 50% drizzle
Incident: contribution to Police Xmas fund


Thursday 4th September
General Meeting
8.15 pm Club Hall
Inglesby Rd, Camberwell, Melways Reference 59J2
Collect Club Magazine, catch up on the gossip
23 people


Sunday 7th September
Pyalong (short ride)
Kate Stewart leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
18 bikes, 18 people, 265 km, cold 16 deg.


Sunday 14th September
Trentham
Ian Payne
10.15 am Yarra Glen
4 bikes, 4 people, 280 km
Abysmal forcast but 70% dry roads; some hail, sleet, snow


Sunday 21st September
Toora Wind Farm (near Foster, South Gippsland)
Ben Warden
9.30 am Hallam
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders and is not suitable for first time Club riders
22 bikes, 22 people, 500+ km, high wind first two legs
Incident: Ben abandoned bike in Mirboo North after 3rd puncture


Sunday 28th September
Eildon Homestead
Ray Walker leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
24 bikes, 26 people, 285 km, sunny 17 deg, strong, cold north wind
Incident: First-time rider booked for monoing in front of marked police car in Yea main street!
Heaps of snow from Cumberland Junction to Lake Mountain turnoff


Thursday 2nd October
Social Sip
7 - 10 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Road Hawthorn (Melways Reference 59J2)
22 people; Presented Danny with hill climb trophy


Sunday 5th October
Drouin via Noojee
Tim Walker leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
14 bikes, 14 people, 200 km, 18 deg., some rain
Incident #1: 2 bikes "kissed" , nose to tail, walking pace, minor cosmetic
Incident #2: lost rear rider!
Incident #3: red 954 minor cosmetic, Cumberland Junction, rideable


Sunday 12th October
Ranges Hotel
Ben Warden leading
1 pm Main Road Gembrook
10.15 am Hallam
8 bikes on ride, 11 people at pub, 196 km, fine 17 deg.
roads empty due to Bathurst car races


Sunday 19th October
Moto GP BBQ (short ride beforehand)
Ray Walker leading
1 pm 227 Mitchell's Lane Sunbury
10.15 am Whittlesea
Ride cancelled due to only leader turning up! Rain.
BBQ: 5 people


Sunday 26th October
Meredith (Brisbane Ranges)
Geoff Jones leading
10.15 am West Gate Shell Servo
4 bikes, 4 people, 420 km, cold 15 deg., no rain despite forecast


Melbourne Cup Weekend, Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th November
Jingellic and Walwa Resort
Ben Warden leading
9.30 am Yarck
8 people, 7 bikes, 2 cars, 1 van, 1 trailer, approx. 2,350 km
weather mainly fine (last 2 days cloudless, 20+ deg., sensational)
Incident: F4 MV Augusta total electrical failure


Sunday 2nd November
Heathcote Pink Cliffs
Ian Payne leading
10.15am Yarra Glen
Ride cancelled due to lack of participants (1 only); wet forecast


Thursday 6th November
Social Sip
7 - 10 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Road Hawthorn (Melways Reference 59J2)


Sunday 9th November
Strathbogie Ranges BBQ lunch
Rob Langer leading
10.15 am Whittlesea
20 bikes, 20 people, 450 km, 21 deg.
Incident #1: 1st time rider SV650 crash, bike minor cosmetic, rideable, rider skin of knee (jeans); gravel
Incident #2: 3rd time rider GSXR1000 crash, minor cosmetic (probable writeoff), rider dislocated shoulder, Yea Hospital general anaethestic, fixed


Sunday 16th November
Mt Baw Baw via Powelltown
Mark Easterbrook leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders and is not suitable for first time Club riders
13 bikes, 13 people, 290 km, 20 deg., foggy and cold on summit
Incident: holed ZX12R radiator - 1st ride, limped home


Sunday 23rd November
Cafe Cruise
Dave Ward leading
11 am Cavalli Cafe, 161 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
1 pm La Porchetta, Williamstown
8 people, 6 bikes


Monday 24th November
Phillip Island Ride Day
Organised by Superbike School
$149 to Mandy or Sue on 9792-1322, business hours
20 people, 14 members, 1 crash (Mario again), wet then dry, 20 deg.


Sunday 30th November
Lavers Hill via Great Ocean Road
Ben Warden leading
9.30 am West Gate Shell Servo
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders and is not suitable for first time Club riders
15 bikes, 16 people, 510 km
Weather: very hot and humid 34 deg. with torrential rain
Incident: 1 crash, (minor cosmetic, rideable), just signed up member; non-member booked


Thursday 4th December
Social Sip
7 - 10 pm Whitehorse Inn
5 Burwood Road Hawthorn (Melways Reference 59J2)
17 people


Sunday 7th December
Eildon via Broadford
Greg Hales leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
28 bikes, 29 people, 350 km, 25 deg.
Incident #1: member RW GSXR1000 crash, severe concussion, Alfred (5 days), Bethesda (2 months? - seeing visitors from Xmas onwards), Fraser National Park Road, bike destroyed, car involved
Incident #2: member KW RSV1000 crash, broken shoulder blade and three ribs, Fraser National Park road, bike rideable


Saturday 13th December
Free Club Xmas BBQ
12-4pm, BYO drink
Fairfield Park, Melways Reference 30J12
37 people, cool, overcast 22 deg.


Sunday 14th December
Marysville Bakery
Dave Ward leading
10.15 am Yarra Glen
17 bikes, 17 people, 190 km, glorious 27 deg.


Sunday 21st December
Dumbalk (Gippsland)
Ben Warden leading
10.15 am Hallam
Ride may not suit inexperienced riders and is not suitable for first time Club riders
8 bikes, 8 people, 400+ km, 28 deg.; some heavy rain around 5 pm
Incident #1: Member RW ZX9, Boolara Rd, major cosmetic, ambulance, rider checked out okay from Latrobe Base Hospital at 11 pm - 2 broken ribs
Incident #2: Member RJ 954 major cosmetic, ambulance, concussion, released that evening; slimy black bitumen, lost front end
Incident #3: Member RJ Bandit 1200 crashed avoiding #2, major cosmetic, rider ok, police, ambulance.


Tuesday 23rd December
Mario Ibeas was tragically killed in a car accident. See visitors page for more information including funeral details.


Friday 26th December to Thursday 1st January 2004
Xmas Camp, Porepunkah
Mt Buffalo Caravan Park
(See Club Magazine for details)
15 people, 10 bikes, 8 days of 35-41 deg.
Incident: CP GSXR1000 (formerly ZX12R) crashed after hitting a kangaroo; bike minor cosmetic; rider 2 days in Mt Beauty Hospital with 2 broken ribs and skin loss to hand and hip/lower back.

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