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    Near perfect riding weather yesterday and today so I went for a small ride.

    I didn鈥檛 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 caf茅 was closed. I arrived and parked next to this guy on a Harley Davidson Road King and said hello but typical Harley rider too elite to reply.

    I rode back and had lunch at the Laurel Cottage Garden Caf茅, 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.

    8 Comments

    1. Wow, some nice scenery there 馃檪
      Some people just have the wrong attitude, I just ignore them, life is too short.

    2. Your two wheeled travelogue is the highlight of my week IC! By coincidence I stopped at Laurel Cafe on Sunday on my way through Mt Lindsay, Kyogle, Murwillumbah, Banora Point, Beechmont, Canungra, Boonah. With the exception of the Kyogle-Murwillumbah section the roads are great.
      Need to watch for wildlife on the Boonah-Rathdowney section as usual.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtMaSA6Dx3s
      Tony

    3. Looks like you had a wonderful outing. Love the waterfall.

    4. Great photos IC, that burger looks fantastic! Sounds like it was a great ride. I did tomewin road and burringbar range yesterday on my way home from the coast, was great fun!

      Cheers.

    5. Brilliant post mate, we did the same on Sunday, was just a perfect day for it. Check out some pics here; http://jellyflicks.com/blog/rat-breakfast-run-may-1st-2011/

    6. Hey thanks and sorry your comments took so long to show up here. Blogger was holding them for review but didn't bother to tell me.

    7. Also being a photography fan i thought i'd offer some advice: get the dslr for sure but keep the small camera for those occasions you want to be able to slip it into your pocket.

      love the site, read it every week

    8. Love the reflection in your sidecover! Harley riders are the same everywhere…

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