Bill Guthrie and myself jumped on the opportunity to join in, and we got asked the normal questions by big wheelers. “How fast can you go? What’s the furthest you’ve ridden in a day? What’s your experience?”. Needless to say we both surprised the organisers as they assumed we rode mopeds…. and so we were welcomed in to the 2015 Moto Giro.
It was a struggle, but Bill and I survived the day and Bill was clocked at 95kph going down a hill, and 85kph on the flat. This, by the way, was on some of the worst paved roads I have ever ridden in my life, but the scenery was fantastic!
Day 3 started at Woodford then on to Mt Mee, Clear mountain to Samford to fuel up, Mnt Nebo, Mnt Glorious around the Dam to Fernvale for lunch. Finally Back to Woodford. Getting a decent breakfast was a struggle as Woodford is not much of a town. I went off with the group, and Bill went to an old friends place to resolve the issues with the C racer. The ride that day was around the Glass House Mountains, and was simply stunning. There was also a motorcycle journalist, Motorbike Writer, covering the event, which was posted up on the web a few days later. Again the views were stunning, especially at Fernvale and by this time, I was in with a group of riders who were basically pottering along, and I was screwing the arse off my poor machine succeeding in keeping up with them. I was clocked by one Ducati at 110kph that day, whilst going up an incline, and I had her up to 120kph on the flat. This was a tough day though, as the breakdown vehicle was so busy that they had to return to centre and go back out to pick up more machines. One of the Motomorini’s had also come off. Whilst damaging the bike slightly, they had hurt themselves quite a bit and so they were out for the duration.
Day 5 was,a gain, quite short, so there was time for presentations and for people to leave and go home. Stopping first at Mary Cairn cross park then to Kenilworth for ice cream then to Lunch. Finally meeting up with the Ducati Club of Queensland. Fortunately, the day was event free with no breakdowns or off’s and just a lovely ride.