I woke up and I was still freezing it was so cold. Im not liking this getting cold stuff, honestly it's only going to get worse. I had a bit of a lazy morning, had breakfast (Toast!) and sat at the front of the hostel reading my book. I was really looking forward to the Scooteroo this afternoon, everyone that has been to 1770 has said it was amazing! Just glad that sun was out meaning that it wouldn't be cancelled again. I had some lunch and used up some of the supplies I had brought! Nothing exciting, just a cheese sandwich. I had to get changed into trousers, I guess that was in case you fall off the bike, help protect your legs! Well,.. A Little bit. Got picked up on time. It really must be popular as 9 people from my hostel were going! It was only a short drive to the hub and bike training circuit. First I had to do the paper work, not actually showing them my licence, just confirming I have one if I was to have an accident!
Was given my leather jacket, with flames all up the back and my XXL helmet! I looked like the biker from the YMCA line up! I then put fake tattoos on my arms, to make me look like a hard biker crew member! They were cool. I only put them on my arms, while others were putting them on necks, faces, and chests! Lol, The tattoos looked cool, except you then put your leather jacket over the top so you can't see them.
Making our way over to the bikes they had high handled bikes, and standard bikes. The guy said if you have been on a scooter/bike before have the high. If not take the others as its more comfortable. I find a bike, with a cool Australian flag painted on the fuel tank! But a girl wanted to sit / be on a bike next to her friend so I moved (Such a gentlemen!). I ended up getting a high handled bike, it would look cooler in pictures but I started to brick it as I've never been on one before! I did the practise circuit ok. The foot brake was rubbish I had to pretty much stamp on it for it to work! We all lined up once we had passed, and headed for the open road of Agnes Water and 1770! The guides were really good, and at every corner to help if needed and hold us back if there is other traffic. In total there must have been 30 bikers! I bet to locals get so pissed off! Never mind. Everyone took it quite slow to begin with. 30/40 km per hour. We then stopped as it was time for our photo shoot. We stopped on the left hand side of the road, one by one driving around a roundabout in the opposit direction and a camera man was waiting for us. Depending how confident we were we could pull an amazing biker pose! This picture would be given to us for free when we got back! Of course I stuck my tounge out, and managed to take one hand off the handlebar and pull the rocking symbol.
Now everyone was a little more confident on their bikes, the pase started to pick up, our biker leader giving us the instruction that we can over take each other as long as we leave plenty of space! I was getting to 80 km per hour and got to the front of the pack! (behind our guide of course!). There was loads of kangaroos on the side of the road they would hear the bikes and bring their heads up to look got really close at one point. At the front it was a little boring as you couldn't over take anyone else, so I hung back, allowing people to over take me then once about 10 people were ahead, I did the lot of them... The lead biker said that if I had caught him up, and been right on his tail he would have gone faster... I said " I would have but travelling at 80 km per hour with no sunglasses my eyes were streaming!" as I wipe the tears away from my face. This was better than the flies that id already had to get out! I wish I had brought some!! We all then stopped for a little while to take pictures got some really good ones before heading to the coast of 1770. Once here we had some food, and watched as the sun settled over the water. Before the sun had gone completely we had to ride, because it would get dark quickly. When I retuned to my bike my helmet was missing. The team had changed my light bulb on the front of my bike, and placed it on a German's bike. He had it on his head with another sitting on the back of his bike where he must have left his. I looked at the size M'edium.., I was like mate that's my helmet, he just said it was on his bike! Lol. I told him that the one on the back was his, he didn't look convinced. Then I demonstrated putting on the medium. He then handed me my helmet back!
We had a 20 minute ride back, I was alway in the top 8 bikes, but the German guy that had my helmet wouldn't let anyone over take him at the front. Australian drive on the same side of the road as the UK, we were all told to keep left on the road, allowing people to over take on the right. The German stayed on the right of the lane. Twat. On a long clear stretch of road I rode on the opposite side of the road, as in towards oncoming traffic ( It was clear tho).. Over took him, and cut infront, you should have seen his pissed off face. Ha ha!! I really wasnt bothered about being at the front, just loved the fact it was annoying this guy! I then stayed dead centre of the lane. The next thing I see is him driving up the slip lane to undertake me. (He needs to learn to drive!). I let him under take me, when 2 other bikes went around us both and managed to get in front! Blocking him totally!!! It couldn't have been better if we'd planned it. Arriving back at the base we parked up and collected out photos! It was an amazing tour! A afternoon out on bikes, what better way to see the town of 1770.
Back at the hostel I made some dinner and chilled in the TV room with everyone else. They put on shaw shank ( A film I still haven't seen) but I was to gripped by my book to watch it. I then headed to bed, but I picked up a blanket on route as didn't want to be cold again. Tomorrow I'll be back on the Greyhound heading towards my next adventure!