Riders: Paul, Mick (bringing out the Bavarian postie bike for it’s first Random Ride), Tony (onboard his New KTM1290 Adventurer), Marcelo, Al, Jason, Ray, Kenneth, Stephen, Jake, Roy, Craig, Jarrod & Brendan.
New to our ride was Craig (Honda CBR1000RR), Jarrod (GSXR-600) and Brendan (Ducati Panigale 848). Thanks for joining us on the day gents, you are most welcome to come along anytime on future rides.
After a quick phone call to Allan, he realised he was at the wrong meeting point and quickly made his way to us at KFC at Albion Park. Once all the fuel top-ups were complete, we set off with the sports bikes leading the way up the Pass and on to Robbo for a brief stop.
The group hadn’t ridden since February (Nerriga) and this planned ride was cancelled initially due to poor weather. Mother Nature was smiling on this day, and we enjoyed beautiful weather all day, albeit a bit chilly in places.
9 randoms (+1) participated in this ride (Tom and his daughter Christie [Honda], Steve [Honda], Al [Kawasaki], Nas [Honda], Greg [Kawasaki], Mick [Triumph], Wayne [Harley], Marcello [Triumph] and myself [Triumph]).
Five Randoms Riders made their way to Cowan between Christmas and New Year to cap off 2016. Those riders were Harley Mark, Harley Croppy (who joined us on the St.Albans ride), Kenneth, Allan and Paul.
The Wollongong lads met at Cholesterol Corner at Fairymeadow before meeting the Sutherland boys at Macca’s Engadine. In true form, Mark who lived the closest was the last to arrive.
We set of at around 9.30am and headed into the city via Taren Point, Brighton Le Sands and the Airport Tunnel. Traffic was quite heavy and I as we approached the tunnel, I didn’t get over to the left in time and we were bound to Botany. Mick would’ve been proud of me leading the group astray but we found an exit and safely joined the flow of traffic towards the city.
The July ride to Taralga hosted 15 randoms – Klaus, Lee, Anton, Paul, Greg, Ray, Kenneth, Alan, Nas, Marcelo, Marcello, Loris, Harry, Steve & Tom.
Loris arrived on a new bike, a white Yamaha V-Star 650 with lots of shiny bits (a nice upgrade from the Laro250). We were also joined by brothers Steve and Tom (introduced by Marcello) who both rode Honda CBX1100’s. Also joining us for the first time was Harry (introduced by Greg). Harry, along with a few of us, works at the IMB and he rides a Yamaha V-Star 250.
The Illawarra riders met at KFC Albion Park but left a little late after Ray’s bike was parked in and he couldn’t wake anyone to move their cars. Marcello volunteered to be the Sweep Rider for the day and after our safety briefing we hit the road.
Random Ride #7 took us along familar routes South of the Illawarra. This time the group met at the Mount Keira lookout. Planned stops included The Robertson Pie Shop, Kangaroo Valley (lunch), Berry and finally Jamberoo. Continue reading →