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.