Today there was sun, and I was home from work, so I did what anyone would do: Rode to Victor Harbor via Delamere. I got up early, gave the bike a quick clean, rugged up in my winter gear including neck warmer & headed south. Had to fill up at Darlington, so decided to pop into my mum's on the way for a cup of coffee to warm up with. Also gave me a chance to charge up my iPod (my battery is stuffed). Then I was back out into the cold. Here's some advice for you all: don't ride South on a cold day on a naked bike. it was 13 in the city, meaning it was 9 degrees at victor, making it around 7 degrees on the bike with wind chill. While my chest & legs were warm, my fingers were FROZEN! i had trouble turning the bike off & taking my gloves off to take some pics! I knew it was cold cause my bike runs a little hot normally, and by the time I got home from the ride the temp gague was only just starting to move off 'cold'. anyway, down south rd I went & instead of taking the turn off to Victor I continued on the way to Yankalilla. Took some happy snaps on the way: then kept going till I got to Delamere, where I turned left onto my fav road in SA. If you've never been here, you MUST do it. The road is 100kph limit with big sweeping corners posted at 70-95kph. i.e no need to slow down. last time I was here I was on the Cb250 & was ringing it's neck trying to get it to even do 100. This time on the hornet I could have some more fun & enjoy the view. I didn't go too nuts because this was only my 3rd ever time on this road, but the sweeping corners plus no traffic (being 12pm on a weekday) meant I could just enjoy myself more & get to know the bike better. i know my ability is well below that of the bike at this stage so this road is a good road to ride & learn on. I;d like to say I was an angel but...100kph is a 'suggested' speed right? after that spirited trip i got to the T junction & took a right to Victor. By the time I got there i was FREEZING so stopped for a hot cup of tea & some hot lunch. The bike had a nice rest: then we headed back home the boring way, along victor harbor rd. basicly I was just tired of the cold by then & wanted to get in front of my heater! lol. My bike expectedly hit reserve on the way home, after 187kph, so I pulled in at Morphett Vale for some fuel. Apart from some lunatic in a cage doing 150kph because he didn't want to be passed by a bike, it was a nice trip home. I highly recommend this route to anyone who hasn't been here before. it's a great place to ride, the road is in great condition & because you can see all the way around corners it's really enjoyable.