This was to be our first cold group ride for the year.
Five riders and one (Bronwyn on her first SABERS run) pillion braved the fresh morning at Prospect. Our first stop was an impromptu one to top up the clutch fluid on Mark's YZF. His son Mikey had cleverly commandeered the VTR for the day.
The takeaway in Freeling beckoned for some warm coffee and of course breakfast for Mark.
From Freeling we headed to Tarlee via Templers. The Grasshopper Café is still closed so no fuel nor more warm coffee to be had there. Trever lead us along the lovely road to Kapunda...good bitumen, nice sweepers and great views.
Lunch was at the nice old Wheatsheaf Hotel in Allendale North. Good tucker and a warm dining area.
After lunch we rode over to Eudunda for fuel and then through Dutton to Truro and around the back of Nuriootpa and Tanunda to Bethany. Then along Gomersal Road (another nice run) into Gawler for end of ride at the Café Nova. More hot coffee and sitting in the sun.
Thanks Trevor for the brisk day. Great company and some very nice open road riding.
Most of us made our way home along (the now crippled by limited speed) Gawler-One Tree Hill Road and through One Tree Hill.
It wasn't till home that I realised how cold I had become (Bronwyn's and my steed today was the naked Vmax)...rugged up and shivering in front of the gas heater.
Good day, Fred