Ten riders started off from Mercer Road. John McK wanted to go a different way to the planned route. He wanted to get “dirty” and meet us at Kendenup for lunch.
His route took him up Chester Pass to the Stirling Range Drive, then onto Red Gum Pass and finally to Kendenup.
The rest of us went via Millbrook Road to Narrikup for morning tea which we had on the veranda at the shop. They make a good coffee.
It was over coffee that we decided to head west on Spencer Road to the Mt Barker/Denmark Road, then north to Muir Highway going west for a few kms to Boyanup Road, then heading north again before turning east to come out on Albany Highway just short of the Kendenup turnoff. It was a nice ride through this patch.
Andrew was lucky. He had been on a mission all day. He was in “hurry mode”. He just missed out on a fine by turning right on Muir Highway to Mt Barker. If he had gone left the gendarmes were waiting.
Of course the rest of us being law-abiding citizens weren’t a problem. We all congregated in the rotunda at Kendenup Hall and did the usual social thing and told lots of lies. It was four seasons in one day - wind, rain and sunshine, but it was a pleasant ride with good company.