Sunday was another perfect day for a ride with friends – also two-up.
We again did the “run up the Old Road” for brekky at Road Warriors and then continued on.
At the Calga intersection we turned right and did the loop around through Somersby and Peats Ridge, then up to Mangrove Mountain.
This is such a gorgeous little corner of the world. So close to Sydney, yet it feels such a long way away. The tree-lined road meanders between fields of grazing sheep, cows, goats and the occasional alert alpaca. And then returns to impenetrable Aussie bushland.
I really want to return to this area in Autumn…
As we wound our way up the south-bound curves of the the Old Road back to Berowra, we spotted someone at the side of the road with a camera aimed at us.
No, not a speed camera, thankfully.
A photographer. Snap, snap.
The Old Road Photographer strikes
It’s not the first time we’d seen one there. So when we got home I asked Google about it.
Sure enough, there’s a guy named Eddie who calls himself the Old Road Photographer. He snaps all the bike riders on the bends, posts the best pics, and you can buy them from him (including a 20% charity donation).
So yes, there we were. Well, my bum at least… Famous already!
My bum was also pretty sore by the time we reached home. We’d been out for almost 4 hours, which is my longest ride so far.
(Update: The Old Road Photographer is out taking photos most Sundays and his skills have been improving with practice. We’re hoping he’ll catch us again one day.)