Archive for 2011

Nice local roads – Stokers Siding

I used to ride the back roads via Stokers Siding to connect from Uki to Burringbah or to skip the Tweed valley way from Burringbah into Murwillumbah. From Uki you take Smiths creek road and from Stokers siding you take Stokers road which leads onto Bakers road and you can […]

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Held RainStar gloves

Update 2019. This was posted quite some time ago and since then Held have expanded from a select range of gloves to so many it is confusing as well as full range of rider gear, but feedback I have on the new Held gear is not as positive as the […]

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Australias best motorcycle roads – Nymboida

The Grafton to Armidale road is one of the great rides in the New England tablelands region. Refereed to just as Nymboida on some bike forums, the rural village where actor Russell Crowe owns the pub is a interesting stop in route. Heading south you can obtain fuel at Courts […]

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Nice local roads – Bald Knob

I used to like riding this road just for the view, the surface originally was a bit bumpy in parts however at some point is was resurfaced and if you have ridden up to Maleny then seems a obvious choice for different route on the way back. I have removed […]

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New Zealand South Island Motorcycle tour

New Zealand is a wonderful place to ride a motorcycle. I just had a week and a half riding the south island and apart from some mixed weather it was some of the best riding I have ever experienced. (Update – photos fixed 2018) I flew to Christchurch to meet […]

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Nice local roads – Crows Nest

Another road I never got to ride too often as once arriving at Toowoomba I did not know any good roads to make a loop ride out of, back via Flagstone creek or you have to ride a long way south making it too big a day but this is […]

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Nice local roads – O’Reilly’s

There was another mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland but one I rarely went west to ride. O’Reilly’s was a one way dead end road and originally had a poor surface but later it was upgraded and on a clear day the views were really good from the lower lookout […]

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Nice local roads – Numinbah (and Tyalgum)

The Numinbah valley road is one of my all time favourite rides, and I think many bikers in the region would say the same. I moved to riding in Northern NSW for most of last years in the area. I liked the scenery and roads better and QLD had become […]

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Nice local roads – Maleny

The is a road called Booroobin Rd which then becomes Maleny-Stanley River Rd and bikers used to call it the hidden road, but anyway it is the popular route to Maleny after Woodford and was my favourite of all the north side roads. I used to enjoy the way the […]

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Nice local roads – Springbrook Mountain

I think this was the first road I went south looking for when I got my motorcycle licence. I seem to recall it was my friends favorite and for a long while I would have called it my favorite road as well. There is the more open section before a […]

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Nice local roads – Urbenville

South of Queen Mary Falls I used to ride on to Tooloom lookout and the back road into Urbenville for fuel and lunch at the pub or sometimes I would wind up here if I did a loop of Mount Lindsey and Lions road as Woodenbong back then had nothing […]

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Nice local roads – Boonah

There are a few scenic roads either side of Boonah, Lake Moogerah is covered elsewhere but riding over to Maroon is nice and the roads that skirt Mt Barney offer scenic vistas I used to enjoy visiting. Early on winters day is the best for the mountain view but other […]

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