Wayne had got his Ducati back from the shop after the 'incident' back in November. The bike was repaired and waiting to go for awhile, it was more his foot needed healing up and he was ready to get back into the swing of things. He wanted to go for a ride up the Putty Rd, as soon as I'd heard that I was in. Being one of my favourite rides and all.
There must have been at least 30 bikes at the servo at Wilberforce this morning for our fuel up before heading off. And there was a lot more on the road ahead. Luckily most of them either we passed, or they passed us or they pulled into the Grey Gums Cafe. We continued on without stopping until we got to the 10 Mile section of twisties. When we stopped to set up the camera's I found my 32Gb memory stick on the ground where I had dropped it on the last ride! Still there in the same spot 2 months later.
We stopped at the tav for an early lunch and cool drink, it was only 11:00am by the time we got here. I love sitting out the front of this place and just chillin out and watching all the bikes go by. And there were lots of bikes going by today.
This pub is at the bottom of the Hunter Valley which is renowned for it vineyards and great wines. I like how they have a grape vine growing over the front of the veranda at the pub for shade. There were still grapes on it but they looked a bit past there used by date. The leaves give off some pretty colours when in the right lighting
It was then back down the same way we had come, the run back down was not as good as the run up to lunch as on the way back we got stuck behind some cars for a little while. We then decided to pull into the Grey Gums cafe for a quick break. There were lots of bikes here when we went past about 2 hours before and there was still lots of bikes here.
The Colo heights section of road is another good piece of tarmac on this road. This is filmed from the northern end coming down towards the river.