Roy, a former Triumph Bonneville owner, says a lot of interstate riders come through the Victorian Alps region on their way to Phillip Island for the MotoGP and World Superbikes who don’t know the challenging mountainous area very well.
“You’ve got to know the road,” he says.
“If you don’t, riders need to ride within their capabilities. That’s the key.”
He acknowledged the good behaviour of motorists who cleared the road for the rescue vehicles.
The area was devastated by bushfires over summer, but riders are now returning to the scenic Victorian Alps.
While locals have welcomed the return of tourists, the down-side is that SES crews have been active again after a busy fire season.