The Barry Sheene Tribute Ride travelled through Mirboo North this Thursday on its way to Phillip Island, as a prelude to the MotoGP on the coming Sunday. Once again I thought I’d cover the ride as it travelled through town, but there’s not a lot that I can write about this event as it’s more of a fleeting glimpse of riders as they pass through Mirboo North. However, I tried to do something a little bit different than I’ve done previously and incorporated still images to supplement the video of the riders travelling through town, somewhat like I did at the Blessing of the Bikes. Of course the moment the ride was about to hit town, the sky opened up and it started a Victorian rendition of mild monsoon rain, thankfully for not too long and became just a regular drizzle shortly after.
Rather than embed this video in the Blessing of the Bikes story like I did last year, I thought I’d give it it’s own page. Also, this time I decided to give it a different angle and shot it when the riders were leaving Mirboo North and starting their run to Leongatha. The ride only took about 2 min 30 sec, but it’s a large file even when compressed significantly. YouTube also compresses things quite a bit.