02
Feb
09

I’m Back!!!

Howdy all….I arrived back home Friday and all is now well.  The ride home wasn’t that great –  (I don’t like storms….and riding home in one wasn’t fun at all.)  We were doing well until we almost got to the border, then down came the rain and it continued till we arrived back at Kingscliff……Anthony decided not to stop and put on his wets…..so the draggins were a bit soggy by the time we arrived home.

The issue I had with the front end was a problem with the fork seal, but that’s all been rectified thanks to the boys at Scooter HQ and after a few days of Anthony being unable to come get me, he got a lift to Southport and we were able to head home……unfortunately for me, he then left me at home and took the car for the weekend, but I’ll survive, and am looking forward to his return tomorrow.

I think one of our first trips this week will have to be on one of my favourite bits of road….its a short twisty section of Cudgen Road that leads out onto Tweed Valley Way (the old highway…..and the place where you turn off the main road to go to “Advocado Land”)    The good bit is only about 1.6km long, but it’s a lot of fun. 

It has so slow speed sweeping corners like this….

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As you can see from the “recommended speed” sign, this is one of those double it and add 10 kind of corners….and when you get closer to it, this is what you’ll see…..

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Its a nice tight blind corner…and i’m sure if Anthony had the guts to try it he’d drop his knee down a bit, but i’m thankful that he doesn’t……

The good thing about this road, is that after you do the left hander, just up the road is this one…..

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yep, same kind of corner, but going the other way….and this one is downhill, and even tighter than the last one.

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After these corners, there are some more good lefts and rights and then once you get down to the bottom, it’s sometimes fun to turn around and go back up and do it all over again.  

The sign on the left in this next photo always makes us smile……Twisty bits ahead for next 1.6km!!!

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So that’s what i’ll be up to this week, and looking forward to some long rides too.  So I hope all is going well for the rest of you scooters (and riders) out there….Enjoy your riding, stay safe, and have fun.

Cheers,  Derbi.

This weeks winner of Derbi’s Celebrity Passenger of the Week is a repeat visitor.  She is an actress who gained fame from her role as Mikaela Banes in the 2007 hit film Transformers.  She is also set to repeat that role in the upcoming “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”   She is rumoured to be the replacement for Angelina Jolie to play Lara Croft in the next Tomb Raider film.   She has nine tattoos on her body, (including a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s face on her right arm, and also a line from Shakespeare’s King Lere.  She was born in Rockwood, Tennessee….She is Megan Fox.

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2 Responses to “I’m Back!!!”


  1. February 4, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Welcome back Derbi. Good to see that you are all fixed up. This is a good blog post, I enjoyed the photos you’ve included. You’ll have to get Anthony to get out there with his camera and take some photos of the roads and scenery you enjoy so much. Ride safe this afternoon. x

  2. 2 anthony
    February 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Thankyou Scooter Girl, I’ll make sure we take the camera today! Looking forward to riding with you soon! Miss You!! x


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