Ride – 20/4/2013 Mt Baw Baw overnight ride

The CIMAA ride to Mt. Baw Baw on the weekend of 20/21 April 2013 was a top ride.

The fortunate participants were as follows (Left to Right).  Craig Nutall (MV Augusta Brutale), Terry Tremayne (Duke MHR 900), Serge Canale (BMW F800), Antony Carberry (Suzy SV650), Steven Townsend (Kawasaki Vulcan 750), Willem VanderVis (Laverda SF750), Helen Douglas (VW Passat Wagon), Steven Perlen (Moto Guzzi SP1NT), Brian Cutler (Ducati ST3), Wayne Hill (Moto Guzzi T3), Reg Gundry (Moto Guzzi 850T), Peter Day (BMW R1200GS Rallye), Tony Houlihan (Moto Guzzi 850T), Jen Gundry (pillion) took the photo.

We road back roads to Powelltown and stopped for coffee at the General Store.  Then rode to Noojee Pub for lunch.  Steve Cannon (Ducati 750 Sport) met us at the pub for the rest of the weekend and Willem rode home from the pub.  It was fine, not warm but not too cold.  Riding up Baw Baw was slight mist/drizzle, but there was a drying room at the Ski Lodge.

We had some pre-dinner drinks then a short walk to the Village Restaurant.  It was zero degrees and the wind was howling.  A early night (11ish) for some and a late night for others, then all up by 8amand a short walk to Kelly’s Cafe for a cooked breakfast.  We left the mountain together around10.30am.  The sun was shining and had melted the ice off the bikes.  It was a magic ride down the mountain and back to Noojee for coffee at the General Store.

Then we split into 2 groups.  Half went across to Warragul and down the boring freeway.  The rest of us took more back roads, then had lunch at the Launching Place Bakery.  We rode together to Wandin then went our separate ways.  There was very positive feedback with a couple of exceptions.  Reg said his evening meal was “ordinary” and a pesky snorer in one of rooms annoyed a couple of people.  The Lodge was a really good setup.  We intend to do this ride again.

Well, you might feel really annoyed you missed the best weekend away this year.  That’s ok, come along next time.

Comments are closed.