Mike Cowie reports on the Club ride down the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday, 4 Nov 2017:
The Peninsula Ride went well, even if the weather was a bit overcast and damp at the start!
See photos below, taken outside Andy Strapz’s shop in Seaford, which was the second stop of the day (the first stop was at Antique Motorcycles near Moorabbin Airport, which was after the main group rode down from the West Gate bridge meeting point).
We then rode on down to Balnarring for a lunch of lovely meat pies and coffee.
After lunch, with the weather on the improve, two of the guys, Paul and Jeff, decided the pace was too hectic and left the group to return home (or maybe they were just bored). They missed the best part of the ride![Actually, they got separated from the main group and headed off in the wrong direction, but still had a great ride after finding themselves on the southern side of Flinders].
We left Balnarring and headed up to the back of Arthurs Seat, then back down to Flinders, where I took a few more photos (below).
After Flinders, we headed down to Sorrento where the guys from the west of the city took the ferry across to Queenscliff , to ride home through Geelong.
The three of us that didn’t take the ferry went back to the city by another route and arrived home at 5-6pm.
I don’t know about the others, but I had a very enjoyable day, cruising about the Peninsula. There are some great roads down there, and the scenery is spectacular.