2006 Ulverstone Ulysses AGM Ride - Day 8

 

 

Friday, 10 March 2006: Ulverstone - Leven Canyon - Cradle Mountain - Sheffield - Ulverstone

Larry’s OK so the plan was to head for Leven Canyon and Cradle Mountain to enjoy some scenery. I was getting used to this tourist thing. We were joined by Bill and Mary and as usual, regardless of where we rode, there were dozens of other bikes out and about. Here we go again, check the map, another wrong road and we needed to back track to get to Leven Canyon where those that didn’t like heights had to hold their breath while photos were taken.

On the way to Cradle Mountain we came across a shed on the side of the road advertising historical bikes. Two brothers had a collection of old machinery and took the opportunity to make some money by charging a small fee to have a look. Mainly Nortons and Vincents with an Indian Chief and a few other old bikes thrown in. Half the bikes were fitted with side cars which of course had my interest, especially when he had a model the same as my old one but incorrectly named. My good turn for the day was to correct his misinformation.

The day also included some more fantastic roads on the way to Cradle Mountain and the beautiful Dove Lake at its base. Fantastic scenery with us then heading toward Sheffield passing Mount Roland, Sheffield is well worth the visit as every second building has a mural painted on the front or side. Made the town quite colourful.

Tonight is meet and greet, the first of two official dinners of the AGM

 

 

  • Rolling hills and farmland on the way to Leven Canyon Rolling hills and farmland on the way to Leven Canyon
  • Rolling hills and farmland on the way to Leven Canyon Rolling hills and farmland on the way to Leven Canyon
  • Better check that map again! Better check that map again!
  • Not lost, just need to look casual Not lost, just need to look casual
  • Found the path, just need to walk there Found the path, just need to walk there
  • Up high over Leven Canyon Up high over Leven Canyon
  • Great view from up here Great view from up here
  • Leven Canyon and the River Leven Leven Canyon and the River Leven
  • Leven Canyon and the River Leven a long way down Leven Canyon and the River Leven a long way down
  • Some intersting old stuff but probably won't ever be restored Some intersting old stuff but probably won't ever be restored
  • A very rare Vincent HRD and with a sidecar fitted A very rare Vincent HRD and with a sidecar fitted
  • Indian Chief and sidecar Indian Chief and sidecar
  • View on the way to Cradle Mountain View on the way to Cradle Mountain
  • Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
  • OK, Smile OK, Smile
  • Rugged Mount Roland on the way to Sheffield Rugged Mount Roland on the way to Sheffield
  • Sheffield building painted with a mural Sheffield building painted with a mural
  • Sheffield building painted with a mural Sheffield building painted with a mural
  • Sheffield building painted with a mural Sheffield building painted with a mural
  • Sheffield building painted with a mural Sheffield building painted with a mural
  • Sheffield building painted with a mural Sheffield building painted with a mural
  • Friday night dinner Friday night dinner
     

 

 

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