So after around three weeks of commuting and some pressure from the guy at work to go on a real ride, I decided to suit up today and head to Mt. Tamborine. This was basically my first real ride and I covered around 140km's, with a mix of mountain, highway and cruising. This was my route, starting from home and head down the M1 towards the Gold Coast. Turn off at Tambourine-Oxenford road and head up. The way up was a little average, roads weren't great and there was a lot of traffic. Some nice sweeping turns that I'm sure would be much better early in the morning without anyone else there. However once I got to the top and headed through town I guess I found the 'real' Mt. Tambo. Had an amazing ride down behind a Civic who was having as much fun as me; I nailed a few back to back corners and I don't think I've ever had a bigger smile on my face! I decided to turn around and ride back up, got stuck behind a Camry which ruined that All was saved on the way back though, literally no one in front of me and even got my photo snapped by some random photographer along the way. One 'moment' coming down, shifted from 3-2 and then from 2-1 at a tight left hand, except the bike hit a false netutral and when I noticed there was no power I stupidly decided to shift DOWN again.... Locked the rear, had a Marquez wobble, shit my pants and kept on my way. Of course I was only doing 40, not 120, but still impressed I managed not to crash! And topped it all off with a Yatla pie. Really makes me wish I had a GoPro, will be looking into one soon.