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Old 01-24-2008, 03:08 PM   #112
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Location: Sydney Australia
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Day 21
Melbourne to Myrtleford
Dropped of the bike at Melbourne BMW for the new tyre they told me they would call when it was ready.
The extreme heat that was forecast for the day before had arrived, by 9 am it was 39 Deg Cel.
They called at 9.15 to say that the bike was ready, fantastic service given that I had only given them the bike at 8.40.
We packed the bike and headed out toward Warburton, it was stinking hot trying to get out of the city. Why is it when its hot, all the traffic lights get you
We had an early lunch in Warburton then through a bucket of water over ourselves and headed up the Reefton spur what a great bit of road for a bike.

We stopped for a drink and another drenching at Marysville.
We had done 50 k'ms the we were bone dry temp reached 42 deg Cel
Arrived at Alexandra and it was starting to cool from there we took the dirt passed Lake Eildon towards Bonny Doon. Ah the serenity.......

By the time we got to Mansfield the temp had droped down into the mid 20's
what a relief.
From Mansfield it was the great section of tar through to Whitfeild then the dirt through to lake Buffalo.
They had been doing some road work through there and they had dummped a lot of loose stone and it was a little tricky in sections, It was a lot better when we went through there on our way to the Moto GP last October.
We ended up in Mertyleford What a top day even though it was so hot earlier.
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