Monthly Sunday Ride 27th August 23

11 Sep

Sunday morning was overcast and cool at Hawthorn Crescent, by 10 o’clock we had 14 diverse motorcycles ready for the ride. 

          Most impressive to my eye was an enormous 1890cc Indian, which the rider said “took concentration to keep the front wheel on the ground!” At the smaller end we had a Honda VTR250, along with a range of various sized vintage and modern bikes. We even had Mark Howson’s Royal Enfield, RAF outfit.

          With the sidecar outfit as rear end and Tony leading we headed up Green Hill Road to Balhanna, we turned onto the Woodside Rd for as short distance then turning right on Mappinga Rd, which took us onto the Nairn Rd, turning left on Military Rd and following that through Brukunga to Nairn, where we stopped at The Little Bird Bakery for our morning coffee break.

          I think half the fun of our Rides are the stops, the conversations are wide and varied …. but with a distinct lean towards motorcycles and rides and always interesting!

          It was getting on for midday when we mounted up again, four of the group split of for other destinations, the rest of us proceed through Nairn to turn right on Bartley St and Summit Rd then right on Spriggs Rd. Tony surprised us by turning left and taking us through some of the new developments of Mt Barker, coming out onto Peach Rd at Wistow. Proceeding down the Wellington Rd to Woodchester where we turned left over the freeway past Callington and left on the Old Princes Highway, through Kanmantoo, towards Nairn. Right at the Harrogate turn off rode through Harrogate and headed towards Woodside, shortly after Harrogate, Tony lead us on some great roads, that I did not recognise, we came out on Quarry Rd at the Woodside, Lobethal roundabout. From there through Lobethal and down the Cudlee Creek road to the Cudlee Creek Café and stopped for lunch, a little after one o’clock.

          We had a pleasant lunch and since several of us had over an hour ride to get home from there, it was decided to split up and head home.

          A very enjoyable ride with the sun appearing after our morning break and Tony   leading us on interesting roads. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday?

          More photo’s of the ride on our Classic Owner’s Facebook page:

Next Ride: Tuesday 6th September