Mapleton Community Ride Summary – 05/02/2017
Mapleton was as lovely as ever as we all meet up near the Lilyponds just before 7am.
We had some new riders come along with us that day so welcome Sue and Leigh, we hope you had a good ride.
We took off towards Linda Garrett park and then followed the access roads into the Mapleton National Park. It’s always beautiful here even with it’s spoke devouring branches across the tracks. We made it to the carpark at the top of the Magic Mile (Turpentine) track the group got bigger as we met up with some hardcore riders who rode up from Yandina. It was here that Brad also found a black snake about to make a meal out of a hapless lizard.
We split up here with most of the riders continuing onto the Oakey Creek Lookout while 3 of us shot down Magic Mile and headed back to the cars.
Some ride highlights were:
- The 1st snake and the lizard
- Rod ran over another snake later on
- Rumour has it Chad was making motorbike noises
- Paul mentioned a “Full Moon” ride but Will thought he said “Full Nude” – we’ll get you a confirmation on this nude race idea later!
Hope everyone had a good day and we’ll see you all next week!
Michael (Da Piker) Johns
PS: Thanks for the photos and info Al, Brad and Shelly!
PPS: We can now confirm that it was a “Full MOON” ride mentioned and not a “Full NUDE” – Sorry Will.