It was cold this morning when I got up the thermostat on the wall said it was 5°C(41°F) so I got the neck warmer out ready to go. After oiling up the chain and getting ready to go it was off to the servo for some air in the tyres. On the way I thought "crap I forgot the neck warmer" but it turned out it wasn't that bad out and I didn't really need it thank god. The pressure must not have been to bad because the bike feel like it handled ok, when I checked it was only down by 5 psi front and back. Bushpig and I were to meet Wayne at the servo Wilberforce at 10am which we got in a couple of minutes early. I was expecting to see Wayne there waiting but he wasn't there which was unusual.
|Waiting for the crew to show up|
After greetings we headed off up the Putty Rd towards to our first stop the old half way house. It was very cold when riding in the shadows of the mountains and the road was still very wet so caution was the order of the day here. We arived at the half way house and stopped to warm up. Carbon fibre exhaust pipes are great hand warmers as long as you don't touch any of the metal end parts.
|Bikes at the half way house.|
For those people who have been living under a rock for the last 10 years and don't know who bender is check out some of his famous quotes in the following video.
There were also some other funny looking objects and sculptures around the place. I quite liked the mail box it looked like Ned Kelly with a gun in each hand. To those non Aussie readers Ned Kelly was a famous Australian Bushranger from the 1800's. Carved into the chest it said "Such is Life"
|Cest La Vie|
Here is the ride back from the halfway house to the grey gums, I've shortened it by about 5 minutes. York I could see your suspension bottoming out and rebounding at 1:45 making you run a bit wide. I guess you are not used to that soft VFR suspension and a passenger.