September 2014. Gayndah

September 2014. Gayndah

Date:Sep 19, 2014 Time:8:30 am Type:Monthly Ride Location:Gayndah

Ride to Gayndah.

21/09/2014

By John Alexander

 

Twelve bikes and fourteen people gathered at Quay Street for the ride to Gayndah. We welcomed three visitors, Ken, Dale and Ann Marie and Charlie.

Peter H arrives

Peter H arrives

The weather was a bit iffy and remained do for the rest of the day. We just avoided the late afternoon showers tracking in from the west.

We proceeded to Childers via Goodwood Road, Mananos Road, Gary Owen Road and Knockroe Raod. That was the plan anyway.

There must have been some confusion turning onto Knockroe Road because when we regrouped at Childers, Tony, Peter and Trevor were missing.

We waited for a while and after leaving plenty of mobile phone messages for the missing riders left for Biggenden.

Just after Dallarnil we turned left onto the Woolwonga Road which does a fifteen Kilometre loop through pleasant hilly country and comes out on the South side of Biggenden.

Anyway, about half way we came across a farmer and his mob of cattle grazing the “long paddock.” As we threaded through them the cattle took off along the same way. Fortunately, we turned right and they went straight ahead, avoiding running the poor beasts to exhaustion. I don’t suppose the farmer was amused.

Biggenden Cafe

Biggenden Cafe

Peter W's new bike

Peter W’s new bike

Arriving at the recently rebuilt cafe in the main street of Biggenden we found the missing riders, so no harm done. We then carried onto Gayndah, had the obligatory trip up to Archers Lookout ( except one unnamed rider who said he was sick and tired of the lookout) and then a good lunch at the Grand Hotel.

We had a nice steady return ride through Wetheran, Byrnestown, Gooroolba and the Dam Road for a refreshment stop at the Cordalba Pub.

The storm clouds were rolling in from the West when we got home, so all in all a good days ride. Thanks to Trevor for being Tail End Charlie (mostly) and hopefully our visitors enjoyed themselves.

 

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