Wouldn’t it be great if there were free motorcycle specific touring guides complete with maps and places of interest dedicated to each region in Australia?
There are of course several websites around that identify great riding roads, but these don’t seem to mention other attractions that may be of interest to motorcyclists visiting the area.
I’ve mentioned previously that I really enjoy the ride up to, through and around the Mt. Tamborine area.
No mater which direction you come from, the ride is always enjoyable.
I’ve come good on a threat I made about three weeks ago.
I don’t normally make threats, but on this occasion I saw no other way to deal with the problem. A tune-up was required.
In last weeks post, Take The Long Way Home, I mentioned arguing with myself about why I don’t ride the scenic route home from work more often:
The days were too short during winter for this route (but there is a slightly shorter alternative I retorted, you’d be home before dark. Easy)
When I worked on the Gold Coast I was lucky enough to have an early knock off on a Friday, usually around 14:30.
This allowed me to take any one of a number of routes home through the Hinterland.
Have you ever noticed how you tend to take your local area for granted?
Its been years since I’ve been out to Lake Wivenhoe for anything recreational.
Years ago, when we lived in Browns Plains on the southern outskirts of Brisbane, we spend quite a bit of time out there just running amok with the kids during the school holidays.
Mum has come to pay a visit from Sydney this week, so this post will be light on words.
When you’re young, you can’t wait until you’re a teenager so you can do all the big kid stuff.
When you’re a teenager, you can’t wait to be 18 so you can experience night clubs, cars and all the other freedoms grown ups get.
I tried pretty hard to convince The Pillion to come out on a ride last weekend. Alas she wasn’t feeling so flash and no amount of begging was going to get her to come with me.
She did give her blessing to head out though, and even suggested that it might be a good idea to take Jaja out for the day.