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Gold Coast ride

Near perfect riding weather yesterday and today, last day off so I went for a small ride.


I didn’t feel like doing many miles, just wanted to get out so headed off to a couple of my old favorites. Starting from Mudgeeraba I rode up Springbrook mountain and took in some views.


I have not been there for some time as I always ride south over Currumbin which is mostly car free early on and was not used to the traffic however I soon remembered you have to make you own place to pass cars and do so swiftly or end up at snails pace though some wonderful curves.


Next I rode over Hinze raceway and up to Binna Burra. Both are excellent riding, I always come back from NSW day ride over Hinze raceway but again I had not been on Beechmont mountain or further to Binna Burra for quite some time. The section past Lower Beechmont shop used to be rough but is now a quality bit of road, very nice.


Binna Burra café was closed. I arrived and parked next to this guy on a Harley Davidson Road King and we are the only people there but this guy, very obviously, turns his back to me as soon as I take off my helmet. That’s the stuff that makes people have an attitude towards Harley riders … mate it is a nice bike but that is no excuse to be such a tosser. 


I rode back and had lunch at the Laurel Cottage Garden Café, Lower Beechmont. I had noted previously this place often has a few motorcycles parked outside and today was the same. I love a good home style burger and todays was excellent, not the cheapest but very good. Coffee was a bit of a mild roast for me but good all the same and sitting in the shade of the trees on the nice Autumn day was very restful.


I usually would consider riding to Canungra and over Tamborine but the latter would be heavy with cars and between the two mountains I had enjoyed some excellent riding so decided to just ride back down Beechmont and home via Nerang. Was behind a convoy of motorcycles following slow cars for a bit mentally scratching my head what was stopping them from passing before I got bored and moved on.

This will be my last outing with this Micro four Thirds camera which I put on eBay, next stop will be a DSLR.