June 09, 2015
Ride Report ---- Sunday 7th June 2015
Awoke to clear skies and nice morning only for it to deteriorate somewhat up until the time for departure at 1.30pm.
The ride was an afternoon/evening excursion to the Gold Coast for "High Tea" and return under the stars.
Nine riders/bikes and four pillion passengers gathered for departure and as per usual we waited ten minutes or so to see if late arrivals turned up. No more participants so under the magnificent leadership of President Ron and with grey sky we set off for Bangalow.
As the kilometres ticked by the skies cleared and the weather improved to the extent it was just magic.
Through Clunes and saw first Highway Patrol sitting checking speeds through the little village. No probs with Ulysses !!!
Motorway north then onto Tweed Valley Way and second Highway Patrol sitting doing same thing at Mooball --- most of our group did not even see them. Still no probs for us.
Regrouped at Murwillumbah and one of our group refuelled and then reported a problem getting the fuel cap on.
A great gathering of skills prodded, poked and generally interfered with the petrol cap until one ofthe group (me) took said cap in hand and proceeded to install the cap with no problem what-so-ever. They are an unbelieving lot our group though and wanted an encore performance to prove there was nothing wrong with the cap all along. Anyway it was good there was no problem and we could head of north once again.
Through Murwillumbah out onto Tomewin Road up through the foothills to Currumbin, Currumbin Beach and south to Coolangatta. There we joined the throng of people enjoying "Cooly Rocks" festival. We noted skydivers old cars & bikes all shiny and looking great. Lots of eye candy for all.
Coffee and delicious cake before setting off for Chinderah Service Centre to complete the dining.
After some refuelling both bike and body we all set off for home under a magnificent clear starry sky. Very little traffic to worry about but must say the journey between Bangalow and Lismore got "very cold" indeed. But that wasn't going to spoil what turned out to be a most enjoyable evenings ride and made even better with great company. I arrived home at just before 8pm, which was great.
We can now look forward to Jim's ride on Sunday 21st June to Tumbulgum.
In the mean time stay safe and healthy,