Coolamon Scenic drive
Finally a fine day that I can get out for a ride. Seems many other people were thinking the same thing. I saw it was already 31 degrees at 8.00 on the digital sign at Ormeau - it was going to be a real hot day. There were many bikes on the M1 north bound, probably to Mt Glorious as I headed south and there were numerous groups riding either side of the border ranges.
I was glad to get onto the roads less traveled and away from them all, don't get me wrong very happy to see more people enjoying the southern ranges but today I was wanting some 'time out' away from everyone just me and my bike and some nice curves to try clear my head.
Hills over looking Byron bay
By the time I left Burringbah the bikes thinned out and I quite enjoyed the ride over the rest of the Tweed Valley way then Coolamon Scenic drive and the roads in the hills behind Mullumbimby before stopping for a rest and plenty of fluids at Federal. Took a look about some back roads there at some property for sale (I'm dreamin') then rode up the hill and turned onto Repentance creek road.
Nice block of land
I wasnt sure where I was going at first and decided I might as well see what the pub at The Channon is like for lunch. The road work is finished and no gravel left, its a good bit of road out there now and I noticed a few bikes already aware of it. The pub forgot my lunch order (this seems to happen to me more often than most people) I was already forming a few choice words to write about my experience here however they refunded my money and shouted me a drink and then insisted I stay while they make me lunch free of charge! While I really needed to get rolling how could I refuse - so here's to the Channon Hotel.
Rolling hills near The Channon
I was then further pleasantly surprised to find premium fuel was available at the general store so I could refuel there and make it my turn around point for todays ride.