Taking the Urban GS to the Country

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Taking the Urban GS to the Country

Postby Bozo » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:48 pm

A large roll up today with Peter back from the Trans-Siberian ride, Jeff back from his trans Australia sojourn, Karl with a new seat and Alex with his airhead rig.

A big day of motorsport with Ricciardo looking for another podium and the annual Ford v Holden v mountain race.

A lot of chat about the upcoming Safari rides before a small crew previewed the TS ride. The group included his Royal Griceness on an Urban GS, Swampy on a Japanese BMW, German Paul on a 1200GS, Bolton on an 1100GS and Bozo on a BMW Cruiser.

The group inspected prescribed burns from Lesmurdie to Albany Highway via Canning Dam before a dash down the highway to Jarrahdale. German Paul headed straight on whilst the balance headed to Serpentine Dam to strike the Peel Districts Cycling Club Hilly Time Trial. Probably the best cycling event to run into with cyclists sent off at intervals and no peletons. Some of the ride group wanted to wait until the cyclists numbered 20 plus were sent off but we left after cyclist 16 and were unhindered in our ride down the scarp. Taking Refinery Road we took North Spur to get to Dwellingup and a break at the Blue Wren.

Bolton bolted leaving three to head to the packed Nanga area. A 4WD smoked to a halt at the Murray River Crossing just realising in time that it was a single lane bridge. Nanga Brook Road was surprisingly clear for an enjoyable run to Waroona. Swampy headed straight back leaving the fuel challenged duo to hydrocarbonate.

His Royal Griceness and Bozo returned along the South West Highway to Pinjarra before deviating to Corio Road/Hopelands Road to get to Mundijong Road and the Freeway. Bozo got a bee in his bonnet that necessitated rapid deceleration and helmet removal. Fortunately the bee was swatted before it could effect a sting.

The Urban GS performed well on the trip possibly as it was a café to café journey and it had GS siblings for company.

The tail end Charlie role was shared with Swampy and His Royal Griceness.

Only a few spits of rain and a good country run. Still time to get the remote out to flick between races and see Ricciardo get a podium and Holden win Bathurst.

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