Weekend ride to Mannum, Sunday 31st May

11 Jun

Our first official post COVID-19 Sunday run was a modest, but never-the-less successful and enjoyable day for the faithful few. Only five members braved the formidable obstacles of a pandemic and the weather. As it turned out, neither of these proved insurmountable.

In order of appearance were:-

  • Louis Peilschmidt – 2019 Yamaha Teneré 700
  • Kym Miller – 2013 Triumph T120 870
  • Charles Oliver – 2015 Triumph Street Triple 675
  • David Saint – 1973 BMW R60/5 600
  • Alan Kernich – 1976 Triumph T140V 750

After a brief consultation regarding the current and forecast weather, it was decided to change our destination from the south coast village of Middleton to the more inland Mount Pleasant for a morning coffee dose. Up through Norton Summit, Basket Range, Lenswood, Lobethal and then on to Mount Torrens and Tungkillo to Mount Pleasant. There were some wet roads initially, with the added thrill of a bit of diesel near Basket Range, but further on conditions were ideal.

Morning coffee turned into a leisurely brunch, and in view of still threatening weather we decided to head straight to the Mannum ferry, crossed the river and then headed downstream to Murray Bridge and back towards Adelaide along the old Princes Highway.  We finally encountered our only inclement conditions of the trip between Littlehampton and the city. Only a little light rainfall and by the time we reached the plains, the sun was out again in time to make bike cleaning not quite the chore it could be.

Thanks for your company to those who came on the run. Once again, a very enjoyable day out.

Alan Kernich, Club Captain