Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Very "Hot"" first ride of the year

We were greeted with a hot and humid day for our first ride but this didn't deter some 25 bikes and nearly 30 riders who assemble for a 390km ride through some beautiful countryside from the lockyer valley, up the Toowoomba range and down through Ravensbourne National park to Eask and homeacross the Wivenhoe spillway.

Larry parking his Triumph sprint as bikers gathered

Crusty Cav looking forward to day 

Des was really excited....
We enjoyed the shade as we waited for all the band of bikers to arrives. It was great to welcome  5 riders from our "meet-up"group 

It was great to catch up after Christmas, rekindle some great times from our roadtrip and generally get excited about riding the great south east...Des showing the Way.

leaving Gateway

Some of the riders enjoying the run in the sun as we stretched out along the highway on the long, boring stretch out to the Amberley turn-off to Rosewood. 
We certainly were looking forward to a stop to quench our thirst at the "Eagle Rock Cafe" at Laidley. 
Gathering back together fro run to Laidley

 Now for a bit of selfie let do some handovers
what a view
the Ben & Bec Show

thx steve for the view
Eagle Rock Cafe at Laidley

all bikes lined up in laidley

some awesome Band of Bikers community with Elvis watching over our shoulder
From Laidley we headed through Gatton off through the Ma Ma creek and some beautiful country and  twisties ....then to Toowoomba Federal Hotel for a great lunch then home down the awesome Hampton-Esk road.

Peter & Flemming ready for home

Pete sharing some thoughts with Craig

great road home

check out Steves great movie