Australian Wing Riders Association (Qld) Inc

A club for riders of Honda GoldWing and Valkyrie motorcycles

Ride to Logan Village

April 17 – been raining on & off for a couple of days.  My job had been washed out at 2pm.  God, what’s the weather going to be like tomorrow, I thought.

Ding ding bells ring in my head.

 “Telephone to Glory,

Oh what  joy divine,

I can hear the current moving down the line,

Made by God the Father for his very own.

You can talk to Jesus on the royal telephone.”

Ray Thomas can do it, why can’t I?  (We’re not religious, no really we’re not.)

Woke up at 2:34am – no rain.  The road outside dry.  Back to bed.  Woke up at 5am.  Road still dry.  Beauty it worked.  Sun was coming out!  What a lovely day for a ride.

Arrived at BP Morayfield South about 7am.  Gecko and Kay were waiting for us.  We grabbed Macca’s for breakfast.  Rusty and Marie and friends Ray and Linda turned up around 7:30am.  They’ve already ridden for an hour to get this far.

Shortly after a ride to a ride, we arrived at BP Stapleton around 8:35am.  A couple of bikes were waiting.

By 9am official starting time, we had 9 Wings and 18 people.  Everybody waited to go.  I gave them a quick rundown on the ride, advising conditions of roads, speeds etc.

9am+ we headed off for Jacobs Well.  I had to change the route here a little because I knew there were road works the other way.  I just had my bike professionally cleaned!

We wound our way down to Jacobs Well through Pimpama, Willowvale, Upper Coomera, Maudsland, Mount Nathan, Nerang, Advancetown to Lower Beechmont, then on to Beechmont for a smoko break and a chat.

On the way to Smoko


View from Smoko

After Smoko.
”9 little ‘wings went out one day
Over the hills and far away” - Jayne

Photos by Jayne Harriss

Back on the bikes again, we headed through the hills to Canungra.  Then on to Mt Tamborine, down to Tamborine Village, throwing a left and then left again towards Canungra, turned right into Biddaddaba Road and on to Beaudesert.  Turning left into Beaudesert we headed out on the Bromal Road, eventually coming out at Cedar Grove near Jimboomba.  We made our way down the Mt Lindsay Highway and turned right into Camp Cable Road going through to Logan Village Hotel where we had a very reasonably priced lunch and enjoyed ourselves to boot.  Nothing like good food and good company.

This was the end of the official ride.

The raffle was won by Bevan and Therese.  Second was won by Rob and Jayne.  This was the first time that Bevan has won a raffle that wasn’t his own, so he didn’t make us redraw it.  After much conversation, the majority of us headed north, peeling off at our relevant turnoffs, leaving in the end, Ray and Linda, Rusty and Marie to continue onto the Sunshine Coast.

Although only around 200km on the official ride it was in Annette’s words a “labour intensive” ride – slow speed limits and tight corners.

I enjoyed it immensely and from comments from all the other riders, I think they agreed.  (I hope so.)

‘til next time, take it easy.