Lorne Run was Great!
21st October 2001
What a day the Lorne run turned out to
be. It was too much fun and too paced to stop for many photos.
After getting held up on the way to Geelong by the Round the Bay Bicycle Ride I met with Roger Holding in Geelong and we made our way out to Waurn
There must have been 5000 plus cyclists and it really made the narrow lanes of the Roadwork infested Princess
Hwy frustrating. That combined with miles of 60k and 80k limits due to the roadwork found me running a little (a lot?) behind
Roger took me down to meet the others - it was about 25 minutes later
than planned and I felt really bad that all these strangers had been
patiently waiting for me as the traffic built up with each minute. But
not to be the last, a 911 came in just after we arrived. There seemed to
be a lot of cars and people.
The convoy pulled out and made its way down the Great Ocean Road to Wye River and did a U-Turn and went back to Lorne. Boy
was it quick. I was following towards the rear and could see 944s, 911s 928s and a few other sporty marques doing what they
were made for. I followed a C2 most of the way with Roger following me.
It had a bit more go than me, but the corner speeds seemed similar and it provided a good tow for me. Later
when it followed me I felt far less adventurous with no one showing the way - it was fun, but I'm no pace setter. It was a really
nice handling car and it was good to see someone enjoying it.
A great lunch was has at the Pier at Lorne and I met lots of fellow enthusiasts. Then before I knew it people were saying
goodbyes and heading back to Geelong. Not getting down that way often I made the most of the day and excellent weather and
continued on to Lavers Hill and then back via Colac through Geelong and on to Melbourne. Passing another few hundred cyclists,
my round trip was about 540 km - and all of it fun.
I'd really like to thank Roger for the invite and thank the group for their patience in waiting for me. They all made me feel very
welcome and I'd recommend that any Melbourne Sharksters join them on a run. It was great. I think there were 5 928s and most
of them listers - so we could probably say it was a Frenzy?
Thanks again Roger and everyone for a great day.
Jon '80 928 5speed (it's not pink - honest)