Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Last blast for 2017
Author Message
Aussieflyer Offline
1st Service Completed

Melbourne Australia
Posts: 236
Joined: Nov 2013
Post: #1
Last blast for 2017
'twas about 10am on the last day of the year with perfect weather (25C) I decided to head out into the nearby hills for a motorcycling 'fix'. Almost 300km through God's own country which included some ideal twisties such as:
- The Saint Andrews Kinglake Road,
- Chum Creek Road from Toolangi to Healesville,
- The Black Spur (Maroondah Hwy north of Healesville) with a quick stop to look at the Maroondah Reservoir,
- Lake Mountain Road with a pit sop and photo at the top,
- Marysville Woods Point Road,
- Buxton Marysville Road also known as the Reefton Spur,
- Warburton Hwy with a refreshment stop at the Reefton Hotel then to Healesville via Don Road, and
- returning home via Chum Creek Road & the St Andrews Kinglake Road.

I'm not good with taking photos but here's a couple snaps from my iPhone featuring the CB and some pleasant backdrops of the Aussie bush. The descriptions are courtesy of my old pal Google.

For you folks in the northern hemisphere I do hope the pictures of a sunny day and the condensation on a cold glass of beer depict the warmth of our Aussie summer ... come down under and join us sometime.

Maroondah Reservoir:
The Maroondah Dam is a rock foundation concrete gravity dam with an uncontrolled rock chute spillway across the Watts River, located in the Central region of Victoria.
Height: 41 m
Opened: 1927
Dam volume: 132×10^3 m3 (4.7×10^6 cu ft)
Spillway capacity: 465 m3/s (16,400 cu ft/s)
Location: near Healesville Victoria
İmage

Lake Mountain:
Lake Mountain is a 1,433-metre-high mountain and cross-country ski resort that is located in Victoria, Australia; approximately 120 kilometres from Melbourne. Not really a mountain by the rest of the world's standards but none the less it is a decent hill.
İmage

... and one more just 'cos I liked the look of the CB from this angle
İmage

Upper Yarra Reservoir:
The Upper Yarra Reservoir is located east of Melbourne, beyond Warburton within the locality of Reefton. Water from Upper Yarra Reservoir supplies towns in the upper Yarra Valley, and Silvan Reservoir, which transfers water to most parts of Melbourne. Upper Yarra Reservoir has a capacity of 200,000 megalitres ...
Water volume‎: ‎200,000 megalitres
Surface area‎: ‎750 ha (1,900 acres)
Catchment area‎: ‎33,670 ha (83,200 acres)
Average depth‎: ‎27 m (89 ft)
İmage

Reefton Hotel:
Established in 1886 The Historic Reefton Hotel is situated 16 km's out of Warburton in the Yarra Valley.
İmage

Route Map:
İmage

Mrs. Flyer has already reminded me on a couple of occasions that it was a 7.5 hour outing undertaken whilst she was managing home duties. My advice for her to buy a motorcycle and join me was not taken in the spirit in which it was intended ... will I ever learn to just shut up!
01-01-2018 03:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rocky Offline
Road Warrior

Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 2,025
Joined: Apr 2014
Post: #2
RE: Last blast for 2017
Lovely pictures Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
How I envy you as I sit here in -15C (4F) temps in the dead of a Canadian winter Angry Big Grin Big Grin

Still rockin', rollin', and ridin' after all these years
'67 BSA 441 VR, '70 Triumph Tiger 100, '02 Honda CB900F, '06 Triumph T100 Bonneville, '14 Honda CB1100A
01-01-2018 04:18 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
The ferret Offline
Forum Moderator

Ohio
Posts: 18,811
Joined: Apr 2013
Post: #3
RE: Last blast for 2017
Lol, loved the epilog below the map.

Great pics of a beautiful bike and country. Thanks for that. As I sit here snowbound at 2 degrees F it looks so good. Btw I also love the CB from the 3/4 rearward angle.

.
2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
01-01-2018 06:47 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Nortoon Offline
Running Like a Top

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 731
Joined: Jan 2015
Post: #4
RE: Last blast for 2017
Look at all those wiggly lines on the map! How I envy you. At this time of year the only riding I can do is searching out new roads using the street view of Google Maps.

2017 CB1100 EX
01-01-2018 10:35 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Nortoon Offline
Running Like a Top

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 731
Joined: Jan 2015
Post: #5
RE: Last blast for 2017
Started your ride with Google Maps street view on the Healesville-Kinglake Road C724 where the antique railway wagons are.

Left on the Maroondah Highway B360 in Healesville. Probably where I should have started.

Got lost on the Maroondah Reservoir Park looking for a view of the reservoir. Went back to the highway and found Selover's Lookout for a view there.

The real fun started in the Yarra Ranges National Park. After a few kilometers, realized I was riding on the wrong side of the road. The curves were great. I can understand why like to ride there.

I was having a great time sweeping through the big U-turn just after Dom Dom Road when the boss showed up with a job for me. Maybe some day when she is at work I can finish your run.

2017 CB1100 EX
01-01-2018 01:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Cormanus Online
Moderator

Queensland, Australia
Posts: 10,732
Joined: Dec 2013
Post: #6
RE: Last blast for 2017
Glad to hear you're out and about AussieFlyer. Must mean the healing's pretty complete. Good. And on the Reefton Spur on a lovely day. Lucky, lucky man.

Did you know Pterodactyl calls his CB1100 Last Blast?

For other forum members, I have had the privilege of seeing AussieFlyer's bike in the metal and I can tell you that no photo does it justice. It's a lovely thing.
01-01-2018 03:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
EmptySea Offline
Been There

Chicagoland, USA
Posts: 4,411
Joined: Jun 2013
Post: #7
RE: Last blast for 2017
Great photos. Bike is beautiful

MTC


2013 CB1100 non-abs
2013 CB1100 abs
01-01-2018 10:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Aussieflyer Offline
1st Service Completed

Melbourne Australia
Posts: 236
Joined: Nov 2013
Post: #8
RE: Last blast for 2017
(01-01-2018 01:20 PM)Nortoon Wrote:  Started your ride with Google Maps street view on the Healesville-Kinglake Road C724 where the antique railway wagons are.

Left on the Maroondah Highway B360 in Healesville. Probably where I should have started.

Got lost on the Maroondah Reservoir Park looking for a view of the reservoir. Went back to the highway and found Selover's Lookout for a view there.

The real fun started in the Yarra Ranges National Park. After a few kilometers, realized I was riding on the wrong side of the road. The curves were great. I can understand why like to ride there.

I was having a great time sweeping through the big U-turn just after Dom Dom Road when the boss showed up with a job for me. Maybe some day when she is at work I can finish your run.

Nortoon some of the maps don't show all the curves but I can assure you that my 'real fun' started as soon as I left the driveway. Anyways, if you get a chance to continue with Google Maps here are the road details:

- Start in Greensborough using Hwy 46 to get onto C746.
- Follow C746 up the mountain then turn right onto C724. The last 7Km is really tight and twisty and a bit of challenge on the big 1100.
Cross B300 continue on C724 down the other side of the mountain. The last 15Km is just glorious!
-Turn left on B360 go through the township of Healesville with a quick stop at Selovers look out then continue on B360 through the Black Spur, which has some awesome corners but at this time of year is just full of traffic and heavily policed.
- Turn right onto C512 passing through the Marysville township followed by a right turn to continue on C512 going up the hill with some very tempting fast sweepers.
- Turn left onto the Lake Mountain Road (C512) and enjoy the magnificent road surface and great mix of mid and tight twisties all the way to the resort at the top of the mountain. Return back down the same road.
- Turn left onto C513 then right onto C511. These roads are motorcycling heaven!
- Turn left onto the Upper Yarra Dam Road stopping at the dam wall look out then return on the same road to continue South on C511.
- Stop McMahons Creek Road for a refreshment at the Reefton Hotel then continue South (ish) on C511 to Launching Place.
- Turn Right onto C506 then left onto Dalry Road then right onto C411.
- Turn right onto B360 then left onto C728. Now heading back home on the same roads.
- Turn left on C728 for refreshment at the St Andrews Hotel. Continue on C728 to Panton Hill.
- Turn right onto Cherry Tree Road then at the end turn left onto C746.
- Now home via the same roads, kiss the bike and clean Mrs Flyer ... ooops I mean kiss Mrs Flyer and clean the bike.

(01-01-2018 03:05 PM)Cormanus Wrote:  Glad to hear you're out and about AussieFlyer. Must mean the healing's pretty complete. Good. And on the Reefton Spur on a lovely day. Lucky, lucky man.

Did you know Pterodactyl calls his CB1100 Last Blast?

For other forum members, I have had the privilege of seeing AussieFlyer's bike in the metal and I can tell you that no photo does it justice. It's a lovely thing.

Thanks mate, the ribs and lung are feeling good again but I am carrying a few extra kilos given I haven't been on my bicycle for near 4 months ... it's gonna be a struggle to get fit again.

Now that you mention it I do recall Ptero named his bike - I read it in his recent post where I also read he may be buying a new Italian machine ... so his CB might get a name change to 'Second Last Blast'.
(This post was last modified: 01-03-2018 06:10 AM by Aussieflyer.)
01-03-2018 06:04 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


[-]
Forum Friends
Premium Exhausts & Unique Parts from Japan

[-]
Recent Posts
CB1100 Monthly Photo Challenge
Just about 10 days left on the River Cha . . .EmptySea — 09:00 PM
A little update (hip related)
:rofl: isn't that the truth Thanks of . . .The ferret — 08:29 PM
A little update (hip related)
Hope your symptoms are improving with yo . . .offroadfx4 — 07:59 PM
Sparky's New Ride
We drive to Tampa tomorrow to pick up Sp . . .redbirds — 07:59 PM
Sparky's New Ride
Your mission, Mr redbirds, should you ch . . .Cormanus — 07:57 PM
BMW R NineT Racer S - Test Ride
I haven't seen the R nineT Racer, but I' . . .Guth — 07:57 PM
Sparky's New Ride
...somebody said BBQ? :heart:: . . .redbirds — 07:55 PM
Wash me
Mad Cormanus just doesn't have the same . . .Guth — 07:45 PM

[-]
Statistics
» Members: 3,954
» Latest member: acro
» Forum threads: 10,183
» Forum posts: 183,954

Full Statistics

>
Forum Jump: