03
Oct
08

Busy weekend

Is there anything better than the wind in your fairing, (or for you humans, on your face….) the feeling of rubber on the road and the chance to get out in the sun and just GO………didn’t think so.  And last weekend was no exception. 

 

Saturday began early, 7:15 to be exact……the sound of the key in the garage door woke me as I dozed beneath my cover….And there was scooter boy, all geared up with a big smile on his face.  We were going out for a ride. But not just any ride, this was to be my first trip up the entire length of the M1, all the way to Bris-Vegas. 

 

So off came the cover, the helmet went on…..and off we went.  The weather was awesome….it was sunny, it was warm, the road at that time of day wasn’t busy and we put the throttle down and it was great fun.  

 

After a quick stop about ¾ into the trip (to let Anthony’s brother know were not too far away), we were back on the road and soon arrived at Southbank, outside the Mantra hotel, and then went inside to meet up with Gavin.  A few minutes later we were heading round the back of the hotel and I got to park in the staff car park (next to Gavin’s Daelim S5) while the boys headed down the street for coffee…..

 

After coffee (which seemed to take ages……) Gavin headed back to work, and Anthony headed over to the Southbank parklands for a wander around…..and then he returned, eager to get out on the road for more riding.   We headed out of the car park for a cruise around Southbank, followed by a trip over to the city, and then back onto the expressway for the trip south. 

 

It was an awesome day out, and a fun ride back down the highway, then we detoured down through Coomera, Hope Island, Labrador, Southport etc and then back out to the highway at Broadbeach.…..there were plenty of nodding bike and scooter riders which was great….there were a few issues with other motorists, and before I forget, Derbi’s “Organ Donor of the Day” award goes to the git on the bike that overtook us while we were overtaking a car……we were in the far right lane and this moron decides to over take us on our right hand side, between us and the concrete barrier, at about 130kmh…….mate, you are an idiot!!

 

And so once we returned, the great day out was over, I got my weekly bath and was all nice and shiny, and was then wheeled back into the garage and covered up for the night…..

 

 

And so what did Sunday bring?  More riding !!! WOO HOO!!! This time with Scooter Boy & Scooter Girl (who I must say was looking very fine in her Draggin Jeans and new bike Jacket)

 

We headed south this time, turning off the highway at Tumbulgum to take the back road into Murwillumbah, headed through town out onto the road to Burringbar, over the notorious Burringbar Range (where we saw a few other bikers) to Mooball, then back to the coast via Pottsville, Hastings Point, Cabarita Beach and finally back to Kingscliff…..but the fun didn’t end there, that wasn’t nearly long enough time to be out riding……so we headed north, up the Gold Coast Highway to The Spit, SB & SG enjoyed a walk around Marina Mirage, then we headed back down through Surfers Paradise to Broadbeach, where they stopped to hang out at in and around Broadbeach Mall, and then we made our way back home…..5 hours and 170 odd km later……

 

Both Scooter Boy & Girl were a bit tired (and so was I)….but I won’t forget this weekend for a long time, and am looking forward to my next trip….whether its around the block, up north or down south….I can’t wait to be out on the road, where a scooter belongs, ridden by a happy, smiling rider….life doesn’t get any better.

 

And so we conclude today’s post with Derbi’s Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the Week….and this week we feature someone who probably wouldn’t like to spend much time at all on the pillion seat of a bike…..primarily because she would prefer to be riding it.

 

She got her first 600cc bike at age 17, and her collection now includes bikes from Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda.  Her ultimate motorcycle fantasy includes owning a huge garage filled with bikes, tools and parts, with a four-acre lot of asphalt outside to ride on…..

 

She’s from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but currently resides in Los Angeles, she was born in 1985, is an Icon Motorsport sponsored Stunt Rider,  She is Jessica Maine.

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2 Responses to “Busy weekend”


  1. October 3, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Glad you enjoyed your big weekend out! I know I had a great fun day with Scooter Boy on Sunday.

  2. 2 anthony
    October 4, 2008 at 11:07 am

    And scooter boy certainly enjoyed the time with you!!!


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