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    • I said to my Mrs, “I’ll only be two hours, are you sure you don’t want to come?”
      She said, “Off you go, I’ve got things I want to do this afternoon – have a nice time.”
      By the time I was three hours into the ride I thought I better ring her.

      The conditions were SE Queensland Autumn-perfect – 25c (77f), no wind and almost cloudless, the Tiger was absolutely purring and I ended up going about twice as far as I had planned.

      My usual riding buddies were setting off way too early for a night owl like me but by lunchtime on Sunday I was ready to hit the road – solo as it turned out. That’s not such a bad thing for a shutterbug anyways – you can stop and pfaff about with cameras any time you want - without messing others about.

      The original plan was to head up the Campbells Pocket road, take a few snaps and come back home
      through Dayboro, but I was having such a good time I ended up turning north instead - and looped around the twisty road by the Somerset dam and thence back to the city via the excellent climbs and descents over Mounts Glorious and Nebo – with a stop-off for a killer Iced Coffee at the Mountain Café.

      It was a 250km mix of Freeway, open road, back country, 10km of dirt, a heap of mountain twistiness – and the Tigger was simply magnificent in all of it.

      I got home to discover the Mrs’ to-do list had covered the preparation of sumptuous baked dinner. Glory days.

    • I want your life. It’s so good to see a man who rides motorcycles for a living love to ride motorcycles.

    • “I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me 
      I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good 
      I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro's hood.”
      - Vedder, E.

      You’ve kicked a few yourself, old bean.

    • Dave you have some great rides up that way you are very lucky.

      Over the Easter and Anzac weekends I took a group of 24 up that way from Sydney and on Anzac day did a few of those roads we left Coolum and went to Toowoomba.

      On the way north we did Mt Glorious and up through Kilcoy.

    • We do, I am.

      The Gold Coast Hinterland and the Border Ranges region of NSW are even better. The only problem with living where I am in Brizzy is it's an hour of Freeway to get to the good bits.

      But then I was a bit spoiled on it all by living in New Zealand for 10+ years. Every ride over there is epic.

    • Yep clearing Sydney is also a PITA.

      And NZ is just wonderful I've been 6 time and going again for a month at the end of the year 1 week on a bicycle in Otago and 3 weeks on both Islands on a motorcycle.