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Ride report for May 13 2017

Last post 05-18-2017 09:07 PM by martindemo. 1 replies.
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  • 05-15-2017 09:19 AM

    Ride report for May 13 2017

     

    Contary to weather predictions ,the weather was fine although at times some dark clouds did appear There were only 4 of usready to explore some of the lesser know roads of our Gosford area.

    Chris had ridden up from Ulladulla on his beautifully presented Aprillia 300 and his ability to ride extremely long distances on this wonderful scooter were a delight to hear

    Off into the traffic which seems to get heavier each weekend and out through East Gosford where we turned off into Springfield

    A soccer match was in progress on the East Gosford oval and soon we were amongst the magnificent tall stately gum trees that abound in the valley at the rear of this suburb .

    Onwards into busy Terrigal drive andthen into Portsmouth Rd and down past the so called winery which could be presented in a much more appealing way

    Absolutely amazing how you can find cows grazing and farmlife so closeto the biggest shopping centre on the NSW Central Coast

    Across the intersection into Holgate and this is wher mother nature really shows her glory

    If humans want to reduce carbon and carbon is what makes the trees and plants grow then I say we have got it very wrong Riding through Holgate into Matcham is like taking a trip into fairyland .

    One minute giant tall trees then the road is virtually encased by the growth and you come back out into rays of sunshine

    We detoured up Oak Rd which passes many magnificent homes but also has the most beautiful display of autumn colours

    Several places where the ground was completely covered with the Red Yellow Brown leaves off the liquid Amber trees

    Words could not describe the beauty of the scenery plus the children climbing on the farm fences and playing in the fallen leaves

    Onto Erina Heights then into Kings Rd which runs us down past the new land releases into the Terrigal Valley

    Taffic again as we rode up onto the Scenic Hghy which divides North Avoca from Terrigal and the a very sharp turn into Ash Rd for our ride down into Terrigal proper

    Chris who hadn't been to Terrigal for a long time was amazed at the development that is going on

    We found a parking space outside a couple of cafes .not on the beachfront but one street back and there we chatted for a period before setting off home

    Not a long ride and probably the most extended route you could get from Gosford to Terrigal but the chance to see streets etc you would normally not travel

    Hopefully Chris has a dry run back to the south and that maybe sometime in the future we will ride with him again

    Mothers day on the Sunday so a good time to stay off the roads .        

    riding for fun
  • 05-18-2017 09:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Ride report for May 13 2017

    Sounds good and top advice re Mother's Day

    Aprilia 200ie
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