What a glorious early Summer’s day! A minor hiccup at the designated Civic Park TTP meeting place which was roped off for a Christmas Carols night that evening. In fact the car park was almost full of portable toilets. We were directed by a toilet security guard to use the adjacent council car park.
After a minor wait for some late comers the final role call was:-
Wayne Lawson 1973 Triumph T140V
Ed Lowrey 1975 BMW R90S
Kym Miller 1977 Yamaha TT500
George Elovaris 1981 BMW R65
Charles Oliver 1967 Triumph T120R
Bob Cole 1983 Honda CB1100F
David Saint 1975 Suzuki GT750
Alan Kernich 1985 BMW R80
Geoff Pascol 2012 Bimota 3D
Louis Peilschmidt Honda VF750C
Campbell Blaney 2001 Yamaha FZR
Ron Ritter 2011 Kawasaki W800
Craig McDonald 2008 Yamaha TDM
Wayne Williams 2008 Yamaha XVS 650
In a first, for me anyhow, the historic bikes (8) outnumbered the modern classics (6)!
We set off on an uneventful cruise along North East Road to Mount Pleasant Bakery for morning tea. Soon after this, Bob and Ron had to curtail their fun and head home for other duties. The rest of us headed off around a large sweep taking in Springton, Eden Valley and Angaston. Here your leader had to resort to map reading to get the group to the Kapunda – Truro road WITHOUT VENTURING ON TO THE DIRT!
Continuing on through Kapunda, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Marananga and down the very crowded Tanunda main street to finally halt at the Lyndoch Bakery for a very pleasant and relaxed lunch.
From here most people found their own way home to wherever. My small group headed off through Williamstown, Chain of Ponds and down the Gorge Road back to the city. About 220km all up for the trip.
Alan Kernich, Club Captain