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We got up at about 8:30am. The weather was overcast, but
it didn't look like it would rain. We left my sister's place at about
11:40am, the BMW started without any fuss (Odometre reading 26516 kms).
We spent about 50 minutes at the local shops buying stuff for the trip
back, so at about 12:30pm we were on the road again.
I took my brother-in-law's advise and went through Greensborough and Whittlesea then had lunch at about 1:20pm at Wallan.
We got petrol then started on the Hume Highway at about 2:15pm. As I watched Junko in the mirrors I could see that she looked tired so we stopped on the side of the highway for a rest at about 2:45pm. We took some photos, then I put my camera back in the pannier. As I pushed on the pannier to close it, the back wheel lifted and to my surprise the bike flipped over on it's side stand.
Junko and I managed to pick the BMW up. I checked for damage assuming the worst. I was astounded to find that the only damage was some scratches on the fairing. I thought such a fall would have broken the clutch level at least! I was unaware of the camber on the Hume where we had stopped and having the preload higher than normal made it easier to tip the bike over with a good push. We continued on to Euroa then on to Glenrowan, Ned Kelly country, at about 5:00pm.
We arrived at Wangaratta at about 6:00pm and I persuaded Junko to ride on in the dark to Wodonga. We arrived at about 7:00pm and booked in at the Caravan Park. We had only travelled 320 kms, we would have to go further the next day.