Random Ride #12 has us heading north west to Wisemans Ferry. To get there, we will be crossing the Hawkesbury River three times using the public ferries (Sackville, Lower Portland and Wisemans Ferry. At Wisemans Ferry we’ll enjoy lunch at the Wisemans Inn before heading back home with stops at the PeachTree Hotel in Penrith and the last stop at Macca’s Narellan to say goodbye to the Macarthur riders.
For those in the Shellharbour/Wollongong area, the total distance equates to approx 360-390kms.
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 →