|And lo there was a plan of going!|
We rode down Smiths Gap turning left onto the Tarago Rd to head to the Collector Rd, and then it started to spit - you know that annoying kind of rain that is just enough to annoy the crap out of you ? And that was pretty much how it stayed all the way to Goulburn. Fearless leader missed a turn after going under the little bridge to take the short cut, but got us to the warm confines of the Green Grocer without incident where we all took up a warm seat by the amazing pizza oven, operating at 272 degrees. As usual, the food was great and the pizza looked the goods - those that had it, loved it.
|The intrepid ones!|
After we ordered, Mick Beltrame appeared at the cafe fresh from riding through the rainy southern highlands.
Our numbers swelled to 9 and Gary led us to the servo on his F6B and out of town to the Gurrundah Rd. This fun detour is a mixture of goat track, potholes and smooth tarmac. Riding through Gunning and Gundaroo we noted a lot of new housing development, Gary saw a beautifully white sheep on the roadsid and a Sharpei that tried to attack as we passed it.
As we made our way into Sutton a HiLux driver tried to wipe Gary out at the intersection just before the Sutton Baker - full circle with bad Sunday drivers and left Gary believing he really is invisible on his massive motor.
|The return route.|
We regrouped at Sutton Baker for a warming beverage, following the cameraderie that Chomp and Chats should be known for - everyone riding back together and saying their goodbyes before heading north, south, east or west to home.
Top temp on this ride was about 8 Degrees, and the rain was a pain in the butt but the company and the riding were not.
- Ron Tito - BMW R1200GS
- Kim Tito - BMW F700GS
- Mark Mitchell - Triumph Tiger 800 XC
- Garry McCurley - Honda F6B
- Neil McRitchie - Kawasaki GTR 1400
- Doug Cawley - Honda VT750
- Les Robinson - Triumph Trophy
- Tony Henderson - Triumph Tiger 800
- Mick Beltrame - BMW R1250GSA