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Post by Steveg on Fri Apr 26 2019, 12:16

Try and keep up……….10 bikes started plus 1 more at Loch, minus 1 bike to Inverloch, joined by 5 more at the Inline Cafe on Philip Island, are you keeping up and joined by 2 more for coffee after our meal. Total (who knows)!!.......Gavin Martin and Amanda, Tina Nicholls Sheri Ashleygriffiths Kerren Mcdonald Reece Isaac Fonze, Ian McKenna, Geoff, Tony and Wasily.

A cloudy but dry start to the day, with a call for a show of hands to decide a twisty start or a straight start which was met with 50/50 so Ride Leader (Snake) thought best to get underway for a straight start to Loch. Departed on time with a trouble free 1st leg, Ride Leader led, riders rode and T.E.C (Kerren McDonald) brought up the rear. from the Shell servo Rowville to Loch for a coffee break.

Pulling into Loch, we were joined by ‘one of our finest’ Peter Ross. Loch, a town established in 1876 and named after the then Governor of Victoria, Henry Loch. What a gem of a town, 3 or 4 cafes, a brewery, gift shops, a charming village and thanks to the knowledgeable Tina, home to the parents of Max Gawn (Melbourne FC) and owners of the Olive Café, the temptations were mouth-watering but with the promise of large serves for lunch, we moved on. Well worth another visit.

A member of South Gippsland Ulysses, Max pulled in as we were departing, a quick chat and it was time to move on.

The back road to Phillip Island via Kilcunda was stunning, cooler weather at the top of the hills, but winding for km’s, with spectacular complaints from anyone and all arrived safely at Inline 4 Cafe.

Arriving to the happy faces peering out at us from inside the café were, Muylynda Foster, Archie Bakker, John Cook, Kevin Page and Bob and as is the norm for this wonderful café, the owners at Inline 4 Cafe, Marcel and Sabine and their staff were as attentive as ever with quick service, excellent food and great attitudes.

Tom Lacey and Sue Baker who now reside in Wonthaggi joined us towards the end of lunch for a quick catch up and a coffee.

With the sun finally out, we were back on the bikes by ¼ to 2 for the return trip where everyone peeled off to their destinations. Quiet roads all day made for a bonus!

The significance of the day was not lost on us with the freedom to ride these wonderful roads with great friends….. Lest we forget.

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