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Fred's General Store Run

Written by Fred.

The General Stores Run last year was popular.  Unfortunately our first go at it this year needed to be abandoned due to high temperature.  For take two the weather was perfect.

Four bikes and one pillion began the ride.  Again we took some lesser utilised and very twisty roads to our first stop the Upper Sturt General Store.  The two cruisers on the ride managed the tight and steep Pole Road ok.  A fifth bike met us here.  As last time the two ladies welcomed us to their unique shop…all sorts of quirky stuff with good food and coffee…a top spot to have a leg stretch.  No bikes needed to head home from here this time…!

A few more back way twisty scenic roads brought us out just south of Mylor onto the Strathalbyn Road.  On past Echunga to Meadows for a popular favourite…Bull Creek Road and then the also enjoyable Ashbourne Road to Strathalbyn.  Soon enough we were at the Finniss General Store for lunch.  A little hiccup with one of the orders…but no one went hungry…!

After a good long chat with lunch we headed on Cleland Gully Road (I love this one even though it is a bit stinky at times!) to Victor Harbour Road and into Willunga for our last General Store.  Some were all coffee’d out but were happy to wait and chat while a couple of us indulged.  This was end of ride so we made our farewells.

Some of us stayed together back through Kangarilla, Clarendon, Mount Lofty and down Greenhill Road to town.

Awesome shorter ride, great roads, excellent company and we were well fed.  A perfect SABERS ride day.

Good day, Fred