Gold Coast road trip

Howdy everyone,

Today Anthony and I headed north to ScooterHQ on Gold Coast to get me serviced, and get a few other things checked out…

It was a big day that began at 7:00 when we hit the road.  It was the first time since March that we’d been for a ride further north than the Grafton turnoff at Harwood.

Thankfully the rain had stopped and the road was reasonably dry.    We headed through Ballina and had a quick break outside Seaside Motorcycles, the Harley Davidson/BMW dealership….and today even at just after 8:00 there were bikes everywhere as they were offering testrides of the new 2010 Harley models.

And there were tonnes of bikes (and scooters) on the road today….everyone was out for a ride. Especially in the Ballina area as everyone was heading into town for a ride of the new Harley’s

This first picture probably won’t mean much to most people…..anyone who has travelled over the border on the Tugan Bypass would have seen this thing…


To most people, this is simply an ugly monument that indicates the border crossing between NSW and QLD.

To Anthony’s family its a source of amusement as it indicates the moment when one of the kids indicates their fear and hatred of QLD….we still aren’t sure why, but it happens…..and on the way back, this monument indicates that we are once again back in NSW, and once again all is right with the world.


The trip was good and by just after 8:30 QLD time we arrived…..and here’s a selection of the view once inside the store.



Here’s the World Superbike edition Aprilia SR50




Where ever we go, corners are always found….and by taking the back way around Ballina and heading out through Teven we had a great time….and North Teven road has some great corners, it’s just a shame that the road surface isn’t that great…but it was still good fun.



And here I am enjoying the view on the way home…..


It was a great day out, thanks again to Brendon and Tim for their impressive service and stories lots of laughs and excel




This weeks winner of Derbi’s Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the week is from England, born in 1972.  She starred in Mission Impossible II with Tom Cruise, (which led to her having to pull out of the first Charlie’s Angels film – her role went to Lucy Liu), the Pursuit of Happiness with Will Smith, and she will soon be hitting the screens with John Cusack in the new Roland Emmerich film ‘2012’.  She’s the daughter of a Zimbabwean Shona Princess, she is Thandie Newton








2 Responses to “Gold Coast road trip”

  1. 1 Dozer
    November 7, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Great blog Anthony. How do you make it look so good on my iPhone?

  2. 2 anthony
    November 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I’ll thank vicki for that…glad you enjoy it mate, I love writing it.

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