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Published February 11th 2017
Bikies favourite ride
I'm horrified of motorbikes but for good reason - when I was very little, my uncle had an extremely bad accident while riding his motorbike. Since then, none of us has touched a motorbike or we just don't say we have.
I really like the look of them and have always wondered what it would be like to ride one. So, after a bit of research and some Christmas savings, I booked a tour with Just Cruisin' Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Tours.
With so many choices I chose to do the Royal National Park Tour that starts at Bald Hill. Why did I choose this tour? Simply because it is close to home and I hadn't been to the National Park in years. I gave Steve Melchoir a call to book it in.
When I said that I was local the trip changed to Steve picking me up from my Balgownie home, driving along the Sea Cliff Bridge and through the National Park then back home all for $110.
The day came and thankfully it was only a late 20 something degree day. Steve called at 8am to make sure we were still good for the ride and confirmed the time. We left my place on his impressive Harley Davidson shortly after 9:30am.
We rode along the Northern Distributor through Thirroul and up the coast road. You could feel every bump in the road but the seats were padded and it was like you were still seated in your lounge chair at home. The view as always was amazing although overcast.
From the sea cliff bridge, you could see hanggliders and paragliders just off Bald Hill. That was where we were headed and I was excited.
Up at Bald Hill, the place was full there were at least 8 people floating in the air and another 3 getting suited up. We watched them glide for a bit as Steve told me his mate that was running the show today and was from Cairns and comes down here for four months of the year as they can't fly in Monsoon season up north.