Welcome to the Random Rides Blog

Welcome to Random Rides. We are a group of avid motorcyclists of varying ages, varying bikes & varying skilss who just love to get amongst the great roads we have in our great state.

If you live in or surround the Illawarra, Macarthur or Sutherland areas, there is usually a ride organised that will suit your location.

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Random Ride #16 – Putty, NSW – Sun 26th Nov 2017

Our 16th ride had us heading north to Putty, NSW. Putty is located 96kms north of Windsor and 103kms due west of Newcastle.

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The group was made up of 10 bikes in all as follows:

Mick – Rocket | Stephen – CBR | Craig – Bandit | Marcelo – Tiger Explorer | Al – Ninja | Nas – CBR | Karin – Honda | Jarod – GSXR | Brad – MT07 | Paul – GTR

Illawarra riders set off at 7am from Fairymeadow and arrived at Picton (George IV) to meet Mick & Karin.

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Random Ride #15 – RNP to Burrawang (15 October 2017)

This ride was conventionally smaller than recent rides. We had 11 riders and a first time rider Dave on his pearl white Boulevarde C50-T and hi-vis jacket. Dave is a good mate of mine, like Mark, who I’ve known for just over 30 years.

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We had Mick, Lee, Paul, Marcelo, Anton, Brendan, Jarrod, Mark, Dave, Phillip and Vena. Vena rode with us on our last trip to Nerriga, back then on a Kawasaki Vulcan, this time on a Harley Sportster.

The Illawarra riders (Paul, Lee & Marcelo) met at Mt.Keira lookout. We headed up to Engadine where we met the rest of the group.

As you all know I like to keep to schedule, and so we headed off right on time. We headed towards the northern entrance of the Royal National Park at Loftus and enjoyed the ride right through to Bald Hill.

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Random Ride #14 – 3 Dams and a Brewery (Sunday 17 September 2017)

This ride was planned by Rocket Mick and what a ride it was. We met at the Mt Keira Lookout for a 9.30am departure and headed off right on time at 9.50am.

Based on feedback from the bookface page, we were looking at around a dozen people. However Mick and Nas brought friends and we ended up with 16 riders.

  1. Mick – Triumph Rocket III
  2. Anton – GayTM 1290 Adventurer
  3. Jarrod – Suzuki GSX600R
  4. Tony – Harley
  5. Paul – Harley
  6. Phillip – Honda CBR1000RR fireblade
  7. Lee – Triumph Sprint 1050ST
  8. Craig – Suzuki GSF 1250S Bandit (New bike for Craig)
  9. Tom – CBR1100XX Blackbird
  10. Stephen – CBR1100XX Blackbird
  11. Allan – Kawasaki Ninja 300
  12. Nasir – Honda CBR500R
  13. Greg – Yamaha MT09 (new bike for Greg)
  14. Darren – Yamaha 950 Bolt
  15. Paul – Kawasaki 1400GTR (New bike for Paul)
  16. Wayne – Harley

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Random Ride #13 – Huskisson

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.

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Random Ride #12 – Wiseman’s Ferry

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]).

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Random Ride #11 – Nerriga

Random Ride No.11 was the first ride for 2017 and what a turnout! 22 Bikes in all.

  1. Paul – Triumph Rocket III
  2. Mick – Triumph Rocket III
  3. Mark – Harley
  4. Marcelo – Triumph Tiger
  5. Greg – Kawasaki 300
  6. Al – Kawasaki 300
  7. Ray Kawasaki 300
  8. Nas – Honda CBR500R
  9. Wayne – Hyosung Aquila 650
  10. Adrian – Yamaha V-Star 650
  11. Anton – KTM 990
  12. Anton – Honda CBR1000RR
  13. Klaus – Suzuki Hyabusa
  14. Steve – Honda CBR1100XX
  15. Tom – Honda CBR1100XX
  16. Jake – Suzuki GSX600
  17. Roy – Suzuki GSX1000
  18. Paul – Yamaha VStar
  19. Vena – Kawasaki Vulcan
  20. Phillip – Honda
  21. Susan – Suzuki
  22. A Dude with a beard – Honda VF250

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Random Ride #10 – Pie in the Sky, Cowan.

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.

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