This run was also another chance for me to give my ‘Lot 28’ rat project a decent flogging, to make sure it was up to taking to Phillip Island later in the year.
To my surprise all were in for the ride up to Kalamunda, then the Mundaring Weir Rd, then through John Forrest National Park, and down Greenmount Hill to the Rose and Crown Hotel in Guildford.
Steve is very experienced at being left behind on his LD, and let us know that we were free to abandon him and he would catch up with us at the pub, so we were off. So it was that we had a great blast up through the hills, which some of you may remember from the 2011 National, and we all managed to avoid temptation at the Kalamunda and Mundaring Weir pubs, blasting through before a brief pit stop at the Mundaring town site for fuel, where we saw Steve quite oblivious to us noodle past.
An attendant from the petrol station came up to Simon and said something, which I didn’t quite catch…. Me ‘what did she say mate’, Simon ‘she said fuck off’ oh right.
The next bit was Park Rd through the John Forrest National Park, which was a route I have had my eye on for a while but haven’t tried, the scenery from the top of the scarp was spectacular, the surface of the road not so much, and there was a moment when I thought I’d led the club down a one way road the wrong way but we all survived to tell the tale, and to tear down Greenmount Hill through Midland into Guildford and the Rose and Crown for a pint at last, to be met by a few more members.
There was a really positive response from the ride, so happy to organize another, or if other WA members have any suggestions or want to organize something themselves all the better.