MSR Itinerary                     June 2010


Sunday 6th�� �� Snake Valley������������������������� �� �������� ����������������������������������������������� ����Geoff Jones leading

10 am Whittlesea

The plan is to head out through Eden Park (eight consecutive corners) to Wallan, Romsey, Woodend and around the back way to Trentham for morning tea. Then on to Spring Hill, Glenlyon, Daylesford, Blampied, Creswick and the Ballarat servo and Subway for fuel and lunch. Expect it to be very cold. Wear your full wet weathers just to keep the wind chill at bay. Then on to Snake Valley and Linton through the gold rush diggings before turning east and heading for home picking up Mt Mercer, Meredith and the Brisbane Ranges to break up on the outskirts of Werribee. Great, hand-picked roads. Expect an easy 375 km for the day. No sun glare as we'll have the sun at our backs for most of the day.


Sunday 13th �� Thompson Dam, Walhalla ������������������������������������������������������������� �����Cliff Peters leading

10 am Berwick

Berwick to Longwarry, Jindivick, Cross Over, and Old Sale Road to reach Moe for morning tea and fuel after 115 kms. On to Erica, Rawson and out to Thompson Dam. Then back to Rawson and into Walhalla for lunch - 81 km. Next stop Tyers for fuel after 37 km, then back through Yallourn North, Willow Grove, Hill End and Noojee for afternoon tea. Break up Powelltown. About 380 kms for the day. Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.


Sunday 20th�� Lake Eppalock��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ben Warden leading

����������������������� 10 am Whittlesea

The route will include Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford and Pyalong for morning tea at Lancefield after 115 km.Only good roads so far. After the break we�ll head up the Burke and Wills Track to Redesdale, across the Dam Wall at Lake Eppalock and back to Mia Mia on narrow back roads before lunching at Heathcote opposite the bakery after another 123 km.Life Member and local, Les Leahy, may pay us a social call. After lunch we�ll head back down the highway to Tooborac branching off to Emu Flat down to Pyalong and Lancefield. Depending on the light (shortest Sunday of the year), we�ll either head down to Romsey to finish at Wallan (100 km) or head across to Woodend (90km) and finish at Bulla via Bolinda (70 km). A myriad of interesting back roads with lots of ancient volcanic scenery.


Sunday 27th Bena (Gippsland) ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����Tim Emons leading

���������������������� 10 am Berwick

Tim will take a different set of straight and boring roads out of town - via Bayles. He may take more scenic back roads (2 km of good dirt), or a slightly longer route if the roads are wet, to emerge on the infamous Warragul-Korumburra Road. Through Bena and across to Grantville for fuel and brunch after 137km. Next leg will take in Kernot, Almurta and Archies Creek before heading north through Bena (again), Poowong and up to Drouin for a break after 110km. A further 60 km blast through Crossover and Jindivick will see us finish at Longwarry North. Around 350 km for the day.


July 2010

Thurs. 3rd ����� Annual General Meeting 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, have a $15 Club meal followed by the AGM. If you wish to contribute to the workings of the Club, then this is your opportunity to nominate for a position on the Committee. Guest Speaker for the night is a representative from Tough Seal (fairing protective coating - diamond like hardness, UV tolerant, etc)


Sunday 6th ���� Highlands ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� �����Peter Feistl leading
10 am Whittlesea

First stop Broadford via Flowerdale and Strath Creek for morning tea after 67 km. Then north to Glenaroua and Seymour and up to the mists of Highlandbefore descending to the sunshine of Yea for lunch after a further 96 km. The final leg will be across Junction Hill, across to Glenburn to finish at Kinglake at the Bakery after a further 52 km.Expect about 215 easy kilometres for the day.