A great place to give the newly rebuilt rear shock a test. It was immediately clear to me that the rear shock was working how it was supposed to, feeling firm and soaking up bumps and staying firm under acceleration out of corners and not pogoing around.
In fact it felt so good that I could now see that the front suspension couldn't cope with the back being fixed. I might have to upgrade the front too.
As we entered Bell and rounded the corner where the road meets the Mt Vic turn off I heard a squawking noise of a bird then followed by a clunk on the back of my helmet. I was getting dive bombed by a bloody magpie. The little bastard. For the non Aussie readers the Australian magpie is an aggressive little black and white coloured bird that during the spring time will dive bomb anyone unmercifully if one happens to wander too close to its nest.
We stopped in Lithgow for a fuel top up and came back via the great western highway up Mt Victoria. It's sad to see that they have now fitted average speed cameras on the Mt Vic section of road. We were soon stopped at the pub for a quick lunch of wedges and a beer(only one of course).
|Bells Line at Mt Charles|
|Sydney Skyline in back ground|
It's only a short ride back to Sydney from here of about 1 hour. A short but good ride just before my annual leave kicks in with a trip of the great ocean road coming up, pity it won't be on the bike though.