MSR Itinerary                      January 2010


Sunday 10th January

Loch ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������� ����

Tim Emons leading

10 am Berwick

Standard route via Drouin and Poowong to Loch for morning tea. Then throw in a loop through the hills to the South, up past Korumburra, making our way across to Mirboo North for lunch (includes 3 km hard packed dirt). Afternoon tea will be in Noojee or Powelltown, then down through Gembrook to finish at the Shell servo on Heatherton Road, Narre Warren. Approx 450km - should satisfy the craving...


Sunday 17th January

Strathbogie Ranges ������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������

Rob Langer leading

10 am Yarra Glen

Over the fabulous Black Spur to the fire stricken Marysville and on to Buxton, Taggerty and the back way into Alexandra for morning tea after 85 km. Then across the 16 km of uninterrupted sweepers to Molesworth, 11kmof Highway to Yarck before ducking inland to Gobur, rejoining the Highway at Kanumbra. On to Merton and then directly to Euroa for lunch and fuel in the main street. After lunch we�ll head south to Caveat and Highlands along glorious, ever improving back roads. If time permits we may head around to Seymour and back to Broadford to finish at Kinglake West. Otherwise we�ll head directly to Yea and Kinglake West. Expect around 320 km for the day.


Sunday 24th January

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Geoff Shugg leading

10 am Berwick

Geoff has kindly stepped into the leading breach as lots of the regular riders head north to the Snowy Mountains. He is leading a similar ride for the Ulysses Club but will delete the dirt sections out of deference to the sporting nature of our machines.The route will pick up Harkaway, Upper Beaconsfield, Cockatoo, Pakenham Upper, Gembrook and Warburton for coffee after 85 km. Then it�s up Mt Donna Buang to enjoy the cool air and fine views. Then down again and around the Old Warburton Highway to Gladysdale, Powelltown and Noojee for lunch. The final hop will be back to Longwarry North via the Neerims and Jindivick. Expect around 220 km for the likely hot day.


Sat. 23rd to Tue. 26thJanuary

Australia Day Weekend,

NSW Sports and Recreational Centre, Jindabyne

9.00 am Berwick�������������������������

See elsewhere for details. Places filling fast � book now!


Sunday 31st January

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Cliff Peters leading

10 am Berwick

Cliff and Cameron have been getting plenty of practice perfecting this ride mid-week while the rest of us have to work! From Berwick we�ll make our way to Longwarry, Jindivick , Old Sale Road, Moe and Tyers for fuel. If you fuel here you�ll not need to get any at Licola, the round trip of 210 km just in range for most bikes. Next we�ll head down 16 km of highway to Toongabbie and around to Seaton and Licola for lunch. The 23 km detour up to the Macalister River is optional but worth the trip. The return route will retrace our steps back to Tyers to break up at Longwarry North. Expect around 380 km for the day.


February 2010

Thurs. 4th February

General Meeting and Social Sip combined �����������������������������������

6.30 pm Tower Hotel

686 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn East (corner Burwood Rd, Camberwell Rd & Albert Street)


The Committee has booked the "free" private meeting room, conditional on us eating there. So, save your Club money and come and have a meal followed by a quick formal meeting. $15 Club menu available eg Parma and Pot. Collect your magazine, catch up with the gossip, see your mates.


Sunday 7th February��� ��������

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Ha Du leading

10 am Yarra Glen

A leisurely ride through the eastern ranges. The route will pick up Myers and Chum Creek Roads to Healesville and then over to Warburton for morning tea. After the break we�ll head through Hoddles Creek to Gembrook, Longwarry North, up through Jindivick and on to Noojee for lunch. To finish it�s a short hop back to Powelltown where we�ll break up. Expect around 280 km for the day.