Midweek Ride, 1st May 2024

6 May

It was a cold and overcast Wednesday morning at Hawthorn Crescent, 19 bikes turn up for
the ride, including Miranda Howson on a Suzuki Boulevard, and Learner plates. Lyndoch for our
morning stop and Angaston for lunch, was the decided route for the ride. With Tony, our Captain leading, we set out. Half way up the hill on Greenhill Rd, we ran into mist, not heavy but sufficient to wet the roads and settle on our visors. Winding our way to Swamp Rd, Lobethal Rd, a turn at the Cold Store, past Cudlee Creek, Chain of Ponds, to Williamstown and Lyndoch, and our morning stop.


As always our stops are one of the most enjoyable aspect of our rides, in good company we solved the worlds problems and told many stories.


We set out for Angaston, via Rosedale Rd, and Gomersal Rd turning right onto Stuart Highway, which we then followed, except for a ride through Greenock, all the way to Truro, where Tony called a much needed Pit Stop. After this we turned right for Moculta, Angaston and lunch at the Sunrise Bakery, where we sat in the courtyard like lizards, absorbing the warm sunlight.

The ride started to break up after lunch with some turning for Tanunda, the rest for Birdwood, where again we split some going to Gumeracha, others to Mount Torrens all headed for home.

Another very enjoyable ride some twisty roads and also open roads, all of it fun!
Congratulations to Miranda, who kept up all the way to Truro, where she and Mark turned
for home, and to Tony for leading us on another great ride!


Next Ride: Tuesday 21st May
Allan Vaisham
Honda CB500T

Ride to Birdwood & Milang, 28th April

29 Apr

Has 2 wheels and and an engine – this electric BMW was at the start, but didn’t join us for the ride.

On this glorious warm sunny day, 12 motorcycles gathered at Hawthorn Crescent for our monthly Sunday ride. Tony Mitchell our Club Captain lead us up Greenhill Rd, stopping briefly at the Summertown CFS to make sure all our riders were with us, then through Uradla, a left turn onto Range Rd, after that it became complicated, with your reporter having the greatest trouble staying on the road and reading the road names at the same time! They were marvellous roads narrow and twisting with constantly changing scenery. We crossed Sixth Creek, several times, eventually coming out on Lobethal Rd. At the Coldstore a couple interlopers who had joined us, turned of taking half of our guys with them. At a quick meeting Ray Kill, pointed out that since there was no corner Marshall, we should continue straight on. At Lobethal we met up with a few others. Since the morning stop was to be Birdwood, we could only go on and hope that everyone would turn up. We all arrived at Lovell’s Bakery together!


During our morning stop Milang, was chosen for lunch. We headed towards Mt Pleasant, turned right at Randell Rd, on to Palmer, Right again towards Murray Bridge, right again towards Monarto, over the freeway and on till we reached the Langhorne Creek Rd, a right and a left at Lake Plains Rd, and on to the Rotunda in Milang, for lunch. It was a particularly pleasant lunch stop, sitting in a circle under the rotunda, made conversation easy and we stayed longer than usual enjoying the company.

We stopped briefly in Strath, for some of us to fill up. A couple turned towards Wistow, the rest for Meadows and home. Thanks to Tony, for a particularly enjoyable ride, his knowledge of our roads never ceases to amaze!


Next Ride: Wednesday 1st May 9.30 from Hawthorn Crescent.
Allan Vaisham
Honda CB500T

Ride to Balaklava, 7th April 2024

17 Apr

Thirty motorcycles and two cars gathered at the Ampol Service Station, at Bolivar, for a combined Sunday ride and special outing to visit a club member’s collection of classic motorbikes and to enjoy a lunch at the Royal Hotel, Balaclava. Ten past nine, we set out with Bob Finnie, with Evangeline as pillion, leading us up the Princess Highway, to Two Wells, Mallala and Owen, where we stopped for a rest and to admire the Silo Art.

After our break we set out for Balaclava, arriving at Les’s place about 10.45am. The collection consists of Kawasaki Z900’s and Yamaha SX650’s which were imported from The States and magnificently restored by Les, absolute concourse standard, also a Suzuki trail bike and a RE 650 twin.

We arrived at the Royal Hotel about 11.40 ordered drinks and our meals. As expected it took a while to get out orders, but the Hotel did very well coping with such a large group. The meals were excellent and the Club subsidised each member with a $10 voucher making it cheap meal! As always there were lots of interesting conversations during our meal, it was a very enjoyable social gathering.

The ride split up after lunch with some returning to Two Well’s and others turning off to Gawler. Heart felt thanks to Bob Finnie, who organised the ride, it was a great success!


Allan Vaisham.
Honda CB450

Midweek Ride, 3rd April 2024

6 Apr

Only six bikes turned up at Hawthorn Crescent, can’t blame riders for staying home, it wasgrey drizzly and cold for this time of year. Four riders indicated they would drop out after themorning stop, the remaining two were happy to … Read More »

Midweek Ride, Tuesday 19th March

21 Mar

The sky was overcast and the weather cool, as 10 bikes headed up Greenhill Rd, with Martin Blindell, leading us to Lobethal, for our morning stop. Before we set out Martin, warned us that our ride to Lobethal, would be … Read More »

Midweek Ride, Wednesday 6th March

19 Mar

It was a warm sunny day as 13 riders followed Tony, up Greenhill Rd, heading for a morningstop at Wistow. Stopping briefly at the Summertown CFS to gather our riders, we turned left atUraidla then followed the road to the … Read More »

Sunday Ride – 3rd March 2024

5 Mar

           Our Sunday ride was in competition with the All British Day at Echunga and the Fringe Festival, so there were only eight riders. Disappointing for the Club, but a very easy group to manage, it … Read More »

Midweek ride, 15th January 2024

23 Jan

At 10 o’clock, 10 bikes, including a brand new Royal Enfield cruiser, set out for Lobethal,with our President, Alan Kernich leading. The weather was quite warm but not really unpleasant, especially through the hills where the roads were well shaded … Read More »