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Todays Corona cruise
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:37:24 PM »
Corona cruise. Sick of vegetating at home, so I hit the road around 7.30 this morning.

Home again just before 5pm ... drizzled rain all morning and some of this afternoon, but had the wetgear on, so was not fussed about the weather. Only about 2mm all up for the day, just enough to keep the road wet.

Had a rest break for around 40 minutes at Bolac on the way to Ararat this morning, under shelter from a more vigorous shower of rain.

Whole trip was a casual cruising speed, 85 / 95 kph for the day. Not much traffic, but then I only travelled on a main highway from Ararat through Great Western and Stawell, but turned off before Horsham and hit the the lesser roads again.

I did pause for an iced coffee at Terang, and again at the Big Koala, and then again at Casterton.

Found a couple with a broken down car on a narrow side road to Dartmoor, about 25 Km south west of Casterton.
They didn't have a phone, so I loaned them mine to call a friend to come and tow them back to Casterton.
They wanted to give me $20 for assisting!!
I told him no, as my calls are free anyway, and I enjoyed the short break and the chat with them until his friend arrived 45 minutes later.
Not a single car came by while we chatted, road is not used much.

I have their address, and have been assured that I am welcome to drop by for a coffee anytime I am in the area.

I pulled into the servo and topped the tank again when I got home. Had about half a litre left, just over 607 km on the trip meter for the day. Had 4 litres of fuel in the side panniers as back up 'just in case', but didn't need it.

Damn, but it felt good to be out on the road again!



*YAWN*.... beautiful day.... where's my keys?
Bruised and bent, not broken. I survived.
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Re: Todays Corona cruise
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 07:45:53 PM »
Nice little ride there, Kev! :rockon

One of these days I'll have to get down that way and cruise some of your favourite roads... :beer
 
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Re: Todays Corona cruise
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 07:50:36 PM »
Will take you up on that, Russ. Hope to sneak down and visit you again in around 4 weeks?
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Re: Todays Corona cruise
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 08:43:58 PM »
Sounds like a plan, Kev....and with a bit of luck, perhaps there will be a RTE we can attend... :grin
 
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Re: Todays Corona cruise
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 08:45:41 PM »
We wish ...................
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Re: Todays Corona cruise
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 08:51:31 PM »
Ya better have a word in Michael's ear... :p
 
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Re: Todays Corona cruise
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 10:42:14 AM »
Proof that returning to doing 'normal' things, (like taking a ride) is good for the body and soul.

I have slept for the past 12 hours uninterrupted. :rockon

Haven't been able to sleep for more than an hour or two for several months.
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Re: Todays Corona cruise
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 10:45:11 AM »
Cats are happy now as well.  They had a late breakfast because I slept in.
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Re: Todays Corona cruise
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 11:26:34 AM »
They probably enjoyed the peace & quiet while you were away yesterday, Kev!  :whistle
 
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