After a day off family stuff on Saturday (building credits) headed out to Motorcycle Accessories in Auburn on Sunday to get some warmer winter gear. The ride through the city and on the M4 was the first time I got to hear my new Agostini pipes opened up on the Cali Custom - I reckon I grinned the whole way there. Rather than head straight home I couldn't help a last minute decision to blast up the OPH to the Old Road Café for lunch. Sitting drinking my coffee when a guy came over to ask about my bike. Introduces himself as John, president of the Moto Guzzi Owners Club and invites along to a members night on Tuesday - happy days. Monday was the Kangaroo Valley ride with a bunch of Netriders. Got my Dad along and he brought two of his mates he's been riding with for years who I've never met. We chatted about bikes, riding and they invited me to join them in this year's Snowy Mountains Ride. I realized I haven't been to Kangaroo Valley since doing family day trips as a kid - forgot how beautiful that whole area is and what a perfect bunch of riding roads. I've also never been away with just my dad on a boys trip - now I'll be doing it based around a shared love of motorcycling on the Snowies trip. At the pub I told Dad if my bonus comes in this year I'm going to tick a NZ motorcycle tour of the bucket list and he asked if he can come along which is bloody awesome . I haven't thought about the stresses of work or life all long weekend and now head into the short work week refreshed, relaxed and anxious to get to Saturday to do it all again.