Today was my first ride with the club as a guest and somehow, I got sucked in to writing the report on the ride, I must have not been listening when asking for a volunteer that will teach me my first lesson of the day.
We met at the Heathcote Ampol servo the weather wasn’t looking to good with overcast skies and possible rain not far away, so this was good time to put the wet weather gear on just in case of a dreaded down pour.
There where 10 riders willing to test weather out. A good mix of bikes being 2 BMW GS’s being mine and Smokey Bears, Seagulls Vstrom 650, Slowpee FJR1300, Dutchie Aprilla 650, Rick Calleja Harley, TT FJR1200, Colonel BMW 1250RS, Steve Styles Triumph Tiger 1200 and The Bus on his Suzuki Hayabusa 1300.
We headed out with Seagull leading the pack across Heathcote rd to Liverpool, the onto Bringelly via Greendale Road to Silverdale going past Warragamba Dam turn off on to Picton.
We had some light rain then sun and warm weather thrown in to top it off. The ride from Silverdale to Picton was great with little traffic and good winding country style roads. A lunch stop at the park in Picton, time for a pie and coffee and good chat with the guys in the park sheds.
Sun was out so wet weather gear come off and off we head to Appin via the gorge road then followed the Appin Road to the Old princes Highway towards waterfall. Once we got up the mountain thick fog set in so hazard lights on and speed dropped to about 70kph following the flashing lights on the bike ahead. This lasted for about 10kms once we reached Darks Forest the fog cleared and back to normal speed until stopping on the highway near Heathcote to say our goodbyes.
Overall, I thought it was great ride with everyone seeming to enjoy the day.
It was great way for me to have ride with the club and meet some fellow riders everyone was very friendly and helpful towards me.
I am looking forward to joining the club and enjoying the riding experience and its great that you have so many ride options every week.