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  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    1 month
    a couple of pics from the west end of the tribute to the fallen
    Arch of Victory Memorial is at the other end, there was some road work happening so I could not get any pics
    the road has a tree for each of the fallen
    great tribute and only a straight (ish) road, I felt a fitting cruise purely for what it is there for

  • Old Fatty
    Old Fatty
    1 month
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 22 Jan 2021 09:54 AM

    a couple of pics from the west end of the tribute to the fallen
    Arch of Victory Memorial is at the other end, there was some road work happening so I could not get any pics
    the road has a tree for each of the fallen
    great tribute and only a straight (ish) road, I felt a fitting cruise purely for what it is there for

    The Avenue of Honour.👍
  • speedzter
    speedzter
    1 month
    Sunrise over the Arch of Victory.
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    1 month
    Ballarat before, bypass...
    Road down that road many times, but would reach the avenue, in the dark, with mist or fog normally after 8 hours in saddle from Adelaide, was always a poignant brief period, of my visits to Melbourne that gave me shivers down my spine, alone, and thinking how many trees of the fallen, and thinking how much they gave, so I could be blessed to ride at 3 or 4am  in the morning, to think of those heroes, quietly. I won't forget ever, and they were are still in my travelers log..mind, with respect in early 70's onward. Ya know after riding for hours then coming to the avenue of remembrance, gave me pause, and respect, to reflect. I do go on..

  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    1 month
    Quoting Baloffski on 23 Jan 2021 06:01 AM

    Ballarat before, bypass...

    Road down that road many times, but would reach the avenue, in the dark, with mist or fog normally after 8 hours in saddle from Adelaide, was always a poignant brief period, of my visits to Melbourne that gave me shivers down my spine, alone, and thinking how many trees of the fallen, and thinking how much they gave, so I could be blessed to ride at 3 or 4am  in the morning, to think of those heroes, quietly. I won't forget ever, and they were are still in my travelers log..mind, with respect in early 70's onward. Ya know after riding for hours then coming to the avenue of remembrance, gave me pause, and respect, to reflect. I do go on..

    Spot on Baloffski.
    My first experience of the Avenue was as a kid in the 60’s, yep drive from Adl to Melb. Dad explained it all. We tried to count the trees but always observed silence when driving the Avenue. 
    40 years later I was upset to see how it was falling into decay, plaques missing trees down. Now, and I’m thinking it’s because of the bypass, it been rejuvenated and we’ve continued to observe silence when passing through the Avenue in remembrance of those brave lads.
  • UltraPete
    UltraPete
    1 month
    A great tribute put together by a tired and war-torn community.
    We have a nice one here in town and another just down the road in Avoca. I love riding through there on a sunny day.
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    1 month
    Ride to Maryborough , Victoria, once a week, maybe we can  catchup for Cuppa , or chat one day..
  • UltraPete
    UltraPete
    1 month
    Quoting Baloffski on 26 Jan 2021 02:26 AM

    Ride to Maryborough , Victoria, once a week, maybe we can  catchup for Cuppa , or chat one day..

    Sounds good, I'm not too far away!