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The Boggy Creek or Curdievale Pub.

Site of the Laverda and Moto Guzzi club rally ( Piss up !!) 2020.

This was taken the morning after when all was quiet whilst consuming over coffees and Bacon/egg rolls before heading off on the 400 k ride home. Cheers GuzzlerDSC00641.JPG

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2 hours ago, guzzler said:

The Boggy Creek or Curdievale Pub.

Site of the Laverda and Moto Guzzi club rally ( Piss up !!) 2020.

This was taken the morning after when all was quiet whilst consuming over coffees and Bacon/egg rolls before heading off on the 400 k ride home. Cheers GuzzlerDSC00641.JPG

Well now, you certainly advance quickly for a bona fide Luddite!

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On 3/27/2021 at 8:23 PM, docc said:

Tom's Le Mans in the act (sweeeeeeet, buddy!):

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Thanks docc!  Somehow I have managed to forget my skills in posting photos.  I had been successful before, but apparently not any longer.  Ahh, old age just keeps getting better!

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On 3/30/2021 at 11:56 PM, guzzler said:

The Boggy Creek or Curdievale Pub.

Site of the Laverda and Moto Guzzi club rally ( Piss up !!) 2020.

This was taken the morning after when all was quiet whilst consuming over coffees and Bacon/egg rolls before heading off on the 400 k ride home. Cheers GuzzlerDSC00641.JPG

Ahh, southern Hemisphere summer at its finest.  (Or is it fall there?) Very nice!  Calling for chance of snow flurries tomorrow morning here in SE Virginia.:o 

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G'day Tom

Yep, it was Feb 2020 so summer.

We ran into weird weather though.It was cool and overcast when we set off on the Saturday and warm by the time we got to the Sorrento -Queenscliff ferry.

Then due to a couple of road closures had to drone down the highway for 50 or so K's, by this time the temp was in the 30's ( c ) which lead to  great run through the rain forest that is the Otway ranges.However as we gained altitude in the ranges, temp dropped and we ran into rain!

Once we dropped back down to the coast, temp in the mid-high 30's but after a wee refreshment stop in Port Campbell it was a short run to the Boggy Creek pub and several more refreshments!

Warm again on the Sunday but same again once we hit the rainforest of the Otways, temp dropped quite a bit and rain was heavier than previous day.It was quite challenging with bloody tree bark all over the road in places and I swear I will NEVER do the Great Ocean Road again on a weekend! Traffic stupid and a couple of accidents didn't help.Jeez if we were in a car we'd still be trying to get home.

When we got to the ferry this time grabbed a pie and a coffee and chatted with a few more riders in the hold by the bikes.It's only a 40 or so minute trip across the bay but saves a lot of  freeway crap through the city.

Then about an hour or so in the late afternoon and cool weather we were home again.

A bloody great weekend was had by all. I think I heard that they served about 70 meals on Sat. night!It was pretty raucous in the dining room ha ha.

Cheers Guzzler

Ps 2021 was cancelled originally due to covid but then on again a few weeks later but it  threw plans into chaos so couldn't go.

Pps I have a few more photos, ha ha taken the morning after as well ( we all just got set up and straight to the bar/deck after arriving so none from Sat night ) which I might try and post if I figure out how to post multiple shots on one post.  

    

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24 minutes ago, guzzler said:

G'day Tom

Yep, it was Feb 2020 so summer.

We ran into weird weather though.It was cool and overcast when we set off on the Saturday and warm by the time we got to the Sorrento -Queenscliff ferry.

Then due to a couple of road closures had to drone down the highway for 50 or so K's, by this time the temp was in the 30's ( c ) which lead to  great run through the rain forest that is the Otway ranges.However as we gained altitude in the ranges, temp dropped and we ran into rain!

Once we dropped back down to the coast, temp in the mid-high 30's but after a wee refreshment stop in Port Campbell it was a short run to the Boggy Creek pub and several more refreshments!

Warm again on the Sunday but same again once we hit the rainforest of the Otways, temp dropped quite a bit and rain was heavier than previous day.It was quite challenging with bloody tree bark all over the road in places and I swear I will NEVER do the Great Ocean Road again on a weekend! Traffic stupid and a couple of accidents didn't help.Jeez if we were in a car we'd still be trying to get home.

When we got to the ferry this time grabbed a pie and a coffee and chatted with a few more riders in the hold by the bikes.It's only a 40 or so minute trip across the bay but saves a lot of  freeway crap through the city.

Then about an hour or so in the late afternoon and cool weather we were home again.

A bloody great weekend was had by all. I think I heard that they served about 70 meals on Sat. night!It was pretty raucous in the dining room ha ha.

Cheers Guzzler

Ps 2021 was cancelled originally due to covid but then on again a few weeks later but it  threw plans into chaos so couldn't go.

Pps I have a few more photos, ha ha taken the morning after as well ( we all just got set up and straight to the bar/deck after arriving so none from Sat night ) which I might try and post if I figure out how to post multiple shots on one post.  

    

One of the most overrated rides/drives in the country in my view.

Ciao

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Mate.

It's even worse with crap road surface,roadworks every couple of kays,several hundred coaches full of tourists,Mr and Mrs with the 2.4 and caravan, impatient drivers and that's before you get to Lorne and one long gridlock nearly to the outskirts of Geelong!! 

FFS, I read a while later they were complaining about the decline of tourists on the GOR !!!

If that was a quiet day then definitely NEVER ****** AGAIN.

 I've ridden it many times in the past when you could enjoy it but reckon that's it for me.

Cheers Guzzler

Ps you're right though,Victoria has plenty more interesting roads !!  

 

 

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34 minutes ago, guzzler said:

Mate.

It's even worse with crap road surface,roadworks every couple of kays,several hundred coaches full of tourists,Mr and Mrs with the 2.4 and caravan, impatient drivers and that's before you get to Lorne and one long gridlock nearly to the outskirts of Geelong!! 

FFS, I read a while later they were complaining about the decline of tourists on the GOR !!!

If that was a quiet day then definitely NEVER ****** AGAIN.

 I've ridden it many times in the past when you could enjoy it but reckon that's it for me.

Cheers Guzzler

Ps you're right though,Victoria has plenty more interesting roads !!  

 

 

The whole Southern part of the state is getting this way now. Try taking a drive in the Yarra Vally these days. I'm a local and up until a few years ago you could go for a quiet Sunday ride into Yarra Valley and stop at a winery for a nice lunch and glass of wine no worries. Now you need to book a week in advance no matter where you go at any time of the year and the traffic is like peak hour in the city. Nothing like sitting in a 1 klm long traffic jam on a country road in the middle of grazing land on a Sunday morning at a small intersection that until 5 years ago saw about 20 cars a day.

Ciao

 

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Yep

Getting so that it's better to take some Annual leave and get out there during the week when it's quieter!

He he, we've still got a few good un's here in Gippsland though !

Just need the council ( s ) to fix the crap surface on some of them.

Cheers Guzzler 

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