The Second Sydney Netrider Ride. Riders present: Pete The Freak Orcus Hecko Player One Leftleg Exmenace Noodles Nicola - pillion(non netrider) Graham - pillion(non netrider) Brad (non netrider) The 10th of April, Suday, beautiful day, temps in the mid to high 20's, not a cloud in sight and fantastic day for a ride. Met at Hornsby Train Station at 10.30 for 11.00 am kick off. We had 8 bike's, 2 with pillions for a total of 10 peeps. Took off right on 11am and subesquently lost half the ride in about 2 minutes. Everyone caught up again 5 minutes later and then it was off to Berowra for a quick fuel stop before heading down the legendary "Old Highway". Full of twists and turns, the "Old Highway" seperated the men from the Learners as the big bikes disappeared into the distance and the learners took the twisties at a more sensible pace. I think that we were overtaken by every other bike in NSW on that stretch of road. Got to Calga and found the fast guys waiting for us. Turns out they were only a couple of minutes ahead. Embarassment decreasing. Turned off the Highway at Calga and went up the Peats Ridge Rd towards Wollombi. Going pretty smoothly, we managed to keep mostly together, even in the 100k zones. L Plates? What are L Plates? Got to Culnura (no, I've never heard of it either) and discovered that it was annual fair day. Jeers to the dickhead in the car who thought it would be funny to pull out in front of 8 motorbikes. Cheers to the girl in the red dress! Leftleg, remember that the bike follows your head. :wink: Down the big hill into Wollombi was certainly an experience. 'Lemmings Corner' is a bloody scary name for a stretch of road, and it turns out it was a pretty scary stretch of road, so I guess the name was appropriate. We all got through alright and zoomed off. Last bit of interesting before we got to Wollombi was the little bridge. When a sign says 25kph while you're in an 80 zone, pay attention to it or you might find your testicles stuck in your nostrils. Got to the Wollombi Tavern (can't remember the time, maybe 1, 1.30), bikes everywhere, all shapes and sizes. The place was packed. We ordered lunch, how long does it take to kill a Mexican? Sat around for a couple of hours chewing the fat and laughing at my expense. Discovered there is a down side to taking your GF on a ride. Bailed out of there at about 3pm. Half of us stopped at a servo in the middle of nowhere, then caught up with the others a bit further on. Nice easy ride home, half of us went back up the highway (what happen to you guys? Get home alright?) and the rest of us took the soft option and jumped on the F3 at Calga for a fast, straight ride home. 200km's in one day, my arse was sore. Fantastic day though. Not one off, not even a really close call. Let's do it again sometime.