Ok.....I'll give this blog thing a bit of a go to get today out of my system. After a couple weeks of really average weather in Brisbane I'm pretty sure every man, woman, child and their respective dogs were out on the road today. Basically, because today was an absolute cracker...... I met a couple mates on Pine Mountain rd on the way to Mt Glorious and other random stops. We had me on my Ninja 300 SE, a mate on a '97 Lams Monster, and another mate who is an older gentleman who collects bikes like underwear.....he was on this crazy assed 1500 Buell race bike. Seriously, that thing sounded meaner than my old V8 ute and went like a shower of shite the likes of which I've not seen. The morning was crisp, tanks were full and off we went.....bliss. I've been a little concerned about doing the twisties thing to be honest as I'm not known to have the best self control when it comes to doing stupid shit, and I was worried I'd have a few too many 'oh crap' moments. To my dismay, I didn't have any of 'those' moments and managed to keep a respectable pace throughout the ride. Awesome fun, awesome road, can't wait to go back for more. (Note: Stupid shit? I bought a cup of coffee during my ride that was roughly $1.65 if you catch my drift. New record for me on 2 wheels) Of course, however, not everything went smoothly. After pulling up for a leak and a drink a mate asks "what is that white line on your rear tyre I'm seeing when riding". Yeah, that white line was a massive screw jammed through my rear tyre. BUGGER!!! First time out doing some really fun stuff and this happens. BUGGER!! Not patch kit available...a long way from anywhere. Basically, the tyre was holding pressure so I jacked up the pressure to crown the tyre as much as possible, then I was escorted home with my pals on the limp/backroads trying not to corner (screw was on the side of the tyre) So to cut a long story short, was a fantastic day. Saw some really cool bikes, talked to complete strangers who obviously shared a love for all things 2 wheels, got some sunshine, and now have a reason to research tyres. Gotta love riding.....next time I'll remember to take the camera if for nothing else but to capture some of the cool bikes.