Nine riders and a backup sag wagon driver took part in a Kangaroo Island Bicycle User Group ride on Sunday, September 8.
As designated leader of the BUG ride, I drove the route the day before to check it out.
The Saturday was sunny and the tracks were in good condition. Unfortunately the next morning it was blowing strongly, rain was falling and low cloud covered the sky.
We thought we had picked the wrong day but once we left the start at the KI Brewery, it began to improve.
At first we battled into head winds but once around a few corners a breezy tail wind drove us back to the beers.
From the brewery the group crossed the main road, rode down Tinsmith, turned onto the road out of Kingscote past the golf course.
We ducked into the track that turns at the old wool buyer's shed and is actually still a surveyed part of the old road. A bit of grading would make that a fantastic bike track to the racecourse.
Milky's track reminded us of the Penneshaw cathedral and the wildflowers were a photographer's dream as Paull stopped to snap a few shots.
Crossing the Cygnet we then zigzagged back towards the KI Brewery and lunch.
A well-earned beer saw us forget any bumps or problems and only remember another good ride. The new sag wagon driver must have done a good job as no-one needed his services.
The next ride will be October 6 when we will visit the Drunken Drone and have a honey ice-cream at both the start and finish of the ride.
If you enjoy riding, socializing and checking out interesting places then please join us. - Jenni Harris