Spin Around Lal Lal - Sun 5 May

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Spin Around Lal Lal - Sun 5 May

Time: May 5, 2019 from 9:30am to 3pm
Location: Lal Lal
Phone: 0412 210 388
Event Type: spin
Organized By: Vespa Club of Melbourne
Latest Activity: May 6, 2019

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Event Description

A spin across the tablelands exploring back roads and some little visited places - from the forgotten town of Morrisons, then up and across to Lal Lal, and across to Buninyong, via Mount Buninyong. Landscapes, spectacular views, and history. What's in Lal Lal? - the old station, nearby Lal Lal falls, and the hotel where we'll probably have lunch. This is a pleasant cruise suitable for all sized Vespa - and all riders. New members - a great ride for you too. Lal Lal was a family drive when I was a kid - even Fred Williams was inspired. 

The plotaroute: Oh, we'll cut up through the Brisbane Ranges (a bit 5km of recently graded gravel) and then across to Morrisons and Elaine. We'll refuel at Elaine courtesy of the Club, and then along to one of David's hidden bridges. Finally to Lal Lal, and up to the Falls. Lunch will be at the pub. On the way home we'll do a shoot from the top of Mt Buningyong, and then back through the Ballark moonscape.  

Melb departure Point leaving 9.30 am.
Caltex Service Station, Cnr Little Boundary and Pipe Roads, Laverton North VIC 3026. This is our new western meet spot - a 24 hour Service Station with food and coffee available on site. It's a very quick get away from the city too. MAP > Caltex meeting point

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Comment by Anne nguyen on May 6, 2019 at 11:46

Thank you Greg and Julie for this thrilling ride! I have enjoyed it very much , as for an inexperienced rider like me thank you everyone was there with kindness and patient:) 

Comment by Greg_ on May 3, 2019 at 22:26

Hi there. If ya not coming on me rides, then I can just ride faster.

Comment by David Atkinson on May 2, 2019 at 14:04

Wow Greg, this looks like a great ride jam-packed with things to see. I would love to could come but a visitor has just landed on our door step over the weekend without notice. Maybe I can persuade him to look after Roxy while I go riding. This maybe of interest to you. There is a place out west that I have been trying to find an excuse to visit for a number of years not too far from your route. It’s Cobbledicks Ford, an old bluestone ford that crosses the Werribee River. Close by there are ruins of a stone farmhouse built in the 1860s by Samuel Cobbledick. The ford can be accessed from Greigs Road via Mount Cottrell and Duklows Roads (a good dirt road) to Cobbledicks Ford Road with a return to Melbourne via Doherty’s Road. Fingers crossed that I can make this ride.

Comment by Darren Graham on May 2, 2019 at 8:39

I'll meet you in Elaine.

Can I book 2 for lunch? My wife (Sandy) would like to drive down to the pub to meet some of these Vespa people that I talk about. ;-)

Comment by Greg_ on May 1, 2019 at 21:42

The route is up. https://www.plotaroute.com/route/821046

Tomorrow I'll put some approximate times up for meeting points along the way

Comment by Tufan on May 1, 2019 at 8:54

Unfortunately can't make this, damn! Should be a good ride

Comment by Darren Graham on April 30, 2019 at 9:52

What's in Lal Lal? I am!

I should be able to meet for some of the ride and lunch. After all, I am only 2km from the pub!

Greg, when your doing your recce, contact me and if I'm not too far away with work, your welcome to drop in for a coffee.

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