Took off around 8 this morning in bright blue perfect Queensland skies, however it was only 8 degrees C!!
Today's plan was to enjoy the many wiggly roads in the Di Aguilar National Park, just west of Brisbane, so I did the M1 utterly boring freeway for 60 or so kms to get there, stopping midway to put my winter gloves on, got rather cool!*
I'd wrote a linear Map with directions and street names so I could find a particular entrance in the suburbs of Brisbane, that went pair shaped when I got properly lost in the maze of the city streets, so I headed in the general direction and the KTM God's must've been looking as I accidentally stumbled into my exact route plan!
Mt Glorious road, what a ride! Seemingly endless bends! Hardly a car to be seen! Brilliant start.*
Winding my way thru the forests I landed in Samford village and stopped for brekky, coffee and warm up, by then the sun was high and the day was magic!*
Plenty of chat about my bike as it got quite a bit of attention, such a sexy beast haha
Continuing on thru various winding roads I stopped at Mount Mee, a favorite bike stop with a great view, many a rider went past during my brief stop.*
Onwards thru to Kilcoy and then down the side of Brisbane's huge water supply, Lake Wivenhoe.*
Long comfortable bends and straights, ended up back in the park on a rough section with some magic bends, almost coming to grief round one bend which had deep cuts with repaired road sections that didn't join very well, skidding the front end out causing quite a close call, dunno how I managed not to lose it.*
Stopping here n there for a cig, drink etc, can't help but enjoy the look of the R, I softened the suspension and had no harshness on bumps, very pleasing! Although on occasions the rear end would get a bit spongey on some rough bends, I might harden it a little.*
After not riding since January, today's fun did leave me a little worn out, on the way home along that freeway I decided to detour on the Tambourine road, ending the ride with more beautiful bends before arriving back home around 4.*
476 kms traveled, covering some of the best roads on the Duke!*
That was my Saturday! *Brilliant!*