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July 22, 2012
9 bikes and a trike left the usual meeting spot at Carseldine for the ride to oxen ford for morning tea. As it was decided that we give the Gateway Bridge a miss to save the toll, Russell, the ride leader, headed off towards the city.
Heading along Maundral Tce, through Kelvin Grove and onto the south east highway saw the usual Sun-day morning traffic. The south east high way to the gold coast highway was no better and had bikes weaving past the slow and ignorant drives to arrive safe in Oxenford.
Russell found a small Shopping Centre with a good bakery. Ray and Di couldn't complain as they got lucky with free Turkish Bread with their order.
We headed in land though the hinter land, through To Natural Bridge. There we left 3 bikes that were heading back. It was also where the weather started to turn from cool to possibly-bly wet as the clouds started to threaten. On crossing the border, Russell radioed back to Ray to see if wet weather gear was needed. Ray replied "it would be good, if he had his". It ended up that it wasn't needed.
We rode though Murwillumbah along Queensland Road to Brisbane Street, are they telling us something, and off through the Baringbar Range to Brunswick Heads.
We pulled into the Caltex for fuel before riding to the river side park for lunch.
Some headed for the fish shop, others headed straight to the park.
Russell, Paul and Smokie made friends with a small child who wanted to play soccer but they convinced him that they weren't up to it. He did settle firstly to a sit on Paul's rocket. But the size must have been daunting and brought a tear to his eye. It was either that or he really wanted to site on the Victory parked beside it......
After lunch we all headed back. Ray and Di headed up the high-way and the rest through Murwillumba hon the Currumbin road through so great mountain roads and spectacular views. Back on the highway, Russell, Keren, Pumba, Smokie, Daz and I stopped at BP Coomera for a bite to eat and a break.
All in all it was a great day.