Monday, December 16, 2013

Chomp’n’Chat Captain’s Flat – 15 Dec 2013


Before I start – I apologise! I turned up at Caltex/Woolworths Hume with no notebook. Guess what? The list of riders was written onto a scrap of paper that has grown legs. So If I’ve left some names off, I’m sorry.

The weather was great, and as Hume is only a short distance to Captains Flat (comparatively), I advised the group we’ll be travelling through Queanbeyan, up Yass Road, turning onto Sutton Road then Norton’s road through to Bungendore Road. This route is quite picturesque & ‘different’ (we rarely take this road). From there it was out to Captain’s Flat via Trucking Yard Lane.

The ride out was great, but be warned the condition of the roads is average (like what seems to be every road in this part of NSW!).

 Can anyone guess where we had our Chomp’n’Chat? – The Outsider Cafe of course. Food is always delicious and plentiful here, and the proprietor (Gunther) is always up for some lively discussion. As we had booked ahead, he kept the doors closed to the public until our orders were placed, how very
thoughtful.

My much better half Maream had the stack of pancakes (again) – this is always a tasty and filling option. I went for Main course, others had Foccacia, and then some others something else again.
Note to self (and to the ride planners!) – Next time we do Captain’s Flat, bring cash! They don’t do EFTPOS/ATM at the Outsider. Poor Janelle had to beg for a few dollars so she can have a meal!

After a couple of hours of chat and a stroll through the (very amusing) garden, we said our farewells and made our way back via the main road into Kings Highway at the top of the hill above Queanbeyan.

A pleasant day with fellow riders, topped off with happy and full bellies.

List of Riders:
  • Chris (and Maream as pillion) Dietzel – GTR1400
  • Gary McCurley – VFR1200
  • Gary McDonald – BMW R100 S
  • Genelle Mills - Triumph Bonneville
  • Plus others (sorry, lost the paper with names & bikes)
Chris

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