Despite the predicted cold front and rain forecast for late in the day, 4 riders made a show today.
Come time to make a move, Daine’s Ducati decided that it didn’t wish to attend today’s ride, with the battery refusing to comply with its orders to start. Daine made the decision to take his bike home, and teach that battery a lesson, by excluding it from further rides.
We left Dayne there, getting a jump start from a friendly motorist, which left Keith Gorilla Moyle, Gerry Bullfrog Bloemen, and myself to continue.
We headed out Heathcote Rd, out the M5 to Casula, took Camden Valley Way, Bringelly Rd and went right through to Penrith, which is where Bullfrog pulled of to return home due to an appointment.
That left Gorilla and I to continue to our destination. We were going well until we hit a few kilometres of contra flow road works about 10 kms from our destination, with our morning tea stop in the middle of the contra flow road works. After a satisfying tasty and hot meat pie and a refreshment, at the Pie in the Sky at Bilpin, we continued, but only when the contra flow allowed us to jump on the end.
On reaching our turn off, we made our way past The Walls Carpark, and on down the hill to the Pierces Pass Carpark, where we parked our bikes and started our walk. From here it was a shorter
600 m walk to The Walls lookout but involved a little more uphill walking, well at least the walk back would be easier. The view was as advertised, the best view and lookout in the Grose Valley. The only thing that could have made it better, would have been that morning sun on the walls making them glow.
After we rolled our way back down to the car park, we headed back to Sydney the way we came. The
cloud cover continued to grow on the trip back down, with the rains catching up to us at the same time as the traffic, at Casula.
Both Gorilla and I made it home safely, and probably a little fitter after that cardio workout, all we needed was some sun.