Looks like the skippy sacrifice worked to appease the weather gods, for the torrential rains which kept all Sydney & Wooloongong riders indoors, swept away the rain clouds!
Rejoice! Up an at em' early in the morning to take in one of the most scenic rides in the Eastern coast - The Grand Pacific Drive (contains Sea Cliff Bridge, Scarborough, Royal National Park). Riding into the sunrise with big white capped waves, running streams off the escarpment and towering rock cliffs.
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The sun poking out between left over, un-rained clouds from the weekend creating fingers of light touching strategic headland points and the sea. There was no need for speed today, for it would have made it impossible to soak in the grandeur of this route.
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Had breakfast at Bald Hill with a bunch of much-interested feathered friends & was lucky enough to see a pod of whales off in the distance. Once finished, into the Royal National park for some twisties to the bopping good tunes of the best of Queen - such as Bohemian rhapsody and Fat Bottom Girls (makes the world go round).... If there ever was a track that best described this area; the smooth voice of Freddy Mercury.
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The weekend storms made it impossible to get a little too happy on the throttle, but it did however give me a display of blanketed colour across the twists and turns. That coupled with mystifying mists and more sun rays made the picture perfect landscape. I got to see the most sing-song chookens (lyre birds) I've ever seen in my life, with one very lucky one escaping with all his majestic tail feathers intact...
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Next was the fight through Syd traffic to meet up with one of the most prominent Syd Netties 'gang' - chilliman64 , Sibi , 69SIM , Andrew West & Steve Vtec. It was beautiful to see the banter, the teasing, the idea swapping and the hospitality between this mega awesome bunch or rider nuts... Treated like royalty! No visit was complete without involving the 2 wheeled members of the family. Also was a 'short' lesson on how much a lack in height affects one's choice in motorcycle, but it was a hoot for peeps to try my lawnmower.
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Not being content with letting a perfectly un-rainy day go to waste, Steve Vtec came out for an afternoon amble southwards. It was a case of the blind leading the blind, were neither the Qlder and NSWer knew quite where to go or what directions to take. However, we still did manage to do some lookouts (Sublime Lookout - literally!), some twisties through Bulli Pass and Mt Kiera before some carpark racing .
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The daylight ended with the same pinks & purples that it begun with.... off home to pack panniers and start saying my goodbyes to pretty Wooloongong & Sydney areas....
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